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The Numbers Game - April 30

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
PITTSBURGH-- Here’s a numerical look at Game 1 between the Canadiens and Penguins at Mellon Arena on Friday night.

4,380 – Number of days since the Habs and Pens last met up for a postseason game, a 3-0 Canadiens win in Game 6 in 1998 that sent Jaromir Jagr and Co. to the golf course earlier than expected.

2 – Number of shots needed by Montreal to foil Marc-Andre Fleury’s bid for a shutout in Game 1.

3 – Number of playoff games needed by rookie defenseman P.K. Subban to wire his first career NHL postseason goal, with the 20-year-old opening the scoring in Round 2 early in the first period.

18 – Number of goals scored by P.K. Subban in his first pro season with the Hamilton Bulldogs this year, with the rookie blue-liner carrying that offense with him to the Habs and notching his first career NHL playoff goal in just his third postseason game.

6 – Number of Habs players who were in uniform for all four games against the Penguins in the regular season, including Josh Gorges, Glen Metropolit, Maxim Lapierre, Roman Hamrlik, Travis Moen and Tomas Plekanec.

5 – Number of shifts played by Andrei Markov before leaving the game in the first period after being checked into the boards by Matt Cooke.

7 – Game-high number of shots fired at Fleury by Scott Gomez, who also chipped in with an assist on Michael Cammalleri’s sixth goal of the postseason in the second period.

11 – Points amassed by Cammalleri already in the 2009-10 playoffs, nearly quadrupling his three point output from last year’s postseason with the Flames.

14 – Number of Canadiens who doled out at least one hit during Game 1.

1 – Number of Cups won together by Gomez and Mike Rupp, who got re-acquainted in the third period drawing coincidental roughing penalties.

55 – Percentage of faceoffs won by the Habs in the series opener, the first time the Canadiens have gone more than 50% in the circle in the playoffs this year.

3 – Number of shots blocked by Hal Gill in the game, giving the towering blue-liner sole possession of the No. 1 spot in the league in that category with 34 blocks so far in the playoffs.

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