MONTREAL – Here’s a numerical look at the game between the Canadiens and the Canucks, Thursday night at the Bell Centre.
2 – Number of goalies in Thursday night’s game facing off against their hometown team, with the Canucks’ Roberto Luongo having grown up in Montreal, and the Habs’ Carey Price hailing originally from British Columbia.
231 – Number of games played by Carey Price in a Canadiens uniform, joining Michel “Bunny” Larocque in 10th place in the category of most games played by a Canadiens goaltender.
2 – Number of games played by Maxim Lapierre at the Bell Centre while wearing a jersey other than the Canadiens’. Thursday would mark his first doing so as a Canuck.
8 – Number of games needed by Frédéric St-Denis to notch his first career goal in the NHL, beating Roberto Luongo early in the game’s opening frame.
86 – Number of seconds that the Canadiens had to fight off a 5-on-3 in game’s first period. They would allow only two shots on goal against the best power play in the NHL.
5 – Number of times so far this season that Erik Cole finishes his night off having logged a goal and an assist.
Changing of the guard
Russian wrecking ball
Stiff lower lip