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The Numbers Game – April 3, 2013

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

PHILADELPHIA -- Here's a numerical look at the Canadiens-Flyers matchup on Wednesday night at the Wells Fargo Center.

12 – Number of defensemen who have patrolled the Habs blue line so far this season, with newly acquired rearguard Davis Drewiske making it an even dozen following his debut on Wednesday night.

137 – Combined games of NHL experience racked up by Francis Bouillon’s four latest defense partners, with Drewiske accounting for 126 of those games.

14 – Number of teams against whom Alexei Emelin has recorded at least one point so far in the NHL, scratching the Flyers off his list with a first-period goal.
Prust replies for the Habs

2 – Number of seconds elapsed between the time Travis Moen and Wayne Simmonds had collected their gear and made their way to box following their fight before Brandon Prust and Zac Rinaldo dropped the gloves for a fight of their own.

5 – Number of penalties doled out in the span of five seconds in the second period, between two fights and a tripping penalty to Mike Blunden.

– Time needed by the Canadiens to move their shot total from 11 to 12, with Blunden firing the last shot of the first period with one second left before intermission before Michael Ryder got the first shot of the middle frame 11:44 into the second.

– Number of shifts played by Tomas Plekanec in the outing, leaving the game midway through the second period with a lower body injury.

– Number of seconds the Flyers got to enjoy a lead in the second period following Simon Gagne’s goal, before Prust and David Desharnais replied 20 seconds apart to regain the lead for the Habs.

2 – Number of multi-point nights enjoyed by Emelin so far in his young career, getting a goal and an assist against the Flyers on Wednesday night.

– Number of times the Canadiens have opened the scoring in a game this season, going 18-4-3 when getting on the board first.

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