WASHINGTON - Here's a numerical look at Saturday night's game between the Habs and the Capitals.
– Number of games Lars Eller has played over the course of his NHL career, including Saturday night’s tilt at the Verizon Center in Washington. Eller made his NHL debut back in 2009-10 with the St. Louis Blues.
5:30 – Time that elapsed on Saturday – in hours and minutes – between the time the Canadiens departed on their charter flight to Washington early in the afternoon and puck drop at 7 p.m. EST to mark the start of their game against the Capitals at the Verizon Center.
42 – Number of kilometers that stand between Jarred Tinordi’s hometown of Millersville, MD and the Verizon Center, meaning that the young rearguard likely had more than a few friends and family members in attendance on Saturday night in the District of Columbia.
8 – Number of fights Tinordi has engaged in during his time in the NHL ranks, adding to that tally by dropping the gloves with Capitals winger Tom Wilson during the first period on Saturday night. It marked the towering defenseman’s first fight of the year.
24 – Number of seconds that elapsed early in the second period between Jay Beagle’s goal (1:30) and Daniel Carr’s marker (1:54) that cut the Capitals’ lead to 2-1.
4 – Number of goals Carr has scored since the start of December. With his tally on Saturday night, the Canadiens’ young gun pulled ahead of Paul Byron as the team’s top scorer so far this month.
18 – Number of shots that goaltender Mike Condon faced – and turned aside – during the second period alone on Saturday night, keeping the Canadiens in the game as the Capitals tested the rookie netminder time and again in a fast-paced middle frame.
Game Highlights: Canadiens vs Capitals
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