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The Numbers Game - April 21, 2011

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
MONTREAL -- Here's a numerical look at Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal matchup between the Habs and the Bruins at the Bell Centre on Thursday night.

52 – Number of times out of a possible 70 games played in the regular season in which Jeff Halpern won at least 50% of his faceoffs, returning to the lineup in the postseason on Thursday night and winning 4 of his 6 draws.
4 – Number of playoff goals scored by Brent Sopel in his career to date, getting his first postseason marker as a Hab in the first period on Thursday night.

4 – Number of minutes needed by Patrice Bergeron to get the Bruins their first shot of the night in Game 4.

3 – Number of shots fired by Brian Gionta in a five-second span in the first period, peppering Tim Thomas between 13:12 and 13:17 before finishing his night with 7 shots.

– Number of playoff points amassed by Michael Cammalleri with the Canadiens, good enough to take the 59th spot in team history from former Hab and current Bruin Mark Recchi.

55 – Number of seconds needed by Andrei Kostitsyn to follow up Cammalleri’s second goal of the postseason with a huge marker of his own in the second period.

3 – Number of multi-point games registered by Cammalleri already this postseason, picking up a goal and two assists in Game 4 of the first round.

3 – Number of goals scored in 21 postseason appearances with the Canadiens by Michael Ryder, who got the Bruins on the board against his former team in the second period. 

1 – Number of playoff goals scored by Andrew Ference since 2002, coincidentally also the same number of fingers the Bruins defenseman flashed the Bell Centre crowd after scoring that goal.

14 – Number of Habs players who fired at least one shot on goal in Game 4, helping the Canadiens rack up 38 shots against the Bruins.

50 – Percentage of power plays the Canadiens turned into goals on Thursday night, with P.K. Subban taking advantage of one of the only two Bruins penalties in the game to score his first of the playoffs.


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