RALEIGH – Here’s a numerical look at the game between the Canadiens and the Hurricanes at the PNC Arena on Thursday night.
100 – Percentage of players that were part of the Spacek-Kaberle trade that made a return to action Thursday night in North Carolinam with both Tomas Kaberle hitting the ice again after missing nine game and Jaroslav Spacek doing the same after being sidelined for eight.
21 – Number of days that elapsed since the Hurricane’s home, formerly known as the RBC Center switched its name to the PNC Arena on March 15.
10 – Number of Canadiens that dressed for the Canadiens in their Thursday tilt against the Hurricanes that weren’t part of the roster 80 ago when the Habs played their first game of the season against the Maple Leafs on October 6, 2011.
2 – Number of hits thrown by Gabriel Dumont in Thursday’s first period. The first one, however, was a big one, that sent Tim Brent flipping directly over the boards and landing in the space between the benches, usually reserved for photographers.
4 – Number of point accumulated by Mike Blunden over 38 games this season, with the big forward usually used to filling a defensive role, setting the table for Blake Geoffrion in the second period and tying the best point output of his career.
12 – Josh Gorges’ best single season plus/minus differential, which he’s currently surpassing with a plus-13 thanks to Blake Geoffrion’s Thursday night marker.
73 – Percentage of his face offs won by David Desharnais over the first two periods of action, with the Canadiens center coming out on top 11 out of 15 times. Desharnais would finish the night with a 61% success rate in the dot.