MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at Wednesday night's game between the Canadiens and the Bruins at the Bell Centre.
33,238 – Number of days since the Canadiens and Bruins first faced each other in an NHL game, a tilt that ended in a 4-3 win for the Habs 91 years and one day ago, on December 8, 1924.
23 – Number of days remaining until the Bruins and Habs will have a chance to face off in the open air at Gillette Stadium, with the Winter Classic between the two clubs now just a few weeks away.
44 – Number of points picked up by Tomas Plekanec in his career against the Bruins – the most he’s amassed against any other NHL team – after chipping in with an assist on Paul Byron’s opening goal.
14 – Number of NHL teams against whom Byron has now scored at least one goal, crossing the Bruins off that list with his fourth of the season on Wednesday night.
75 – Percentage of Byron’s goals this season that have come at the Bell Centre, having scored three on home ice and one on the road, on October 30 in Calgary against his former team.
77 – Percentage of draws won by Brian Flynn on the night, with the speedy center going 10-for-13 in the faceoff circle against Boston.
16 – Number of times the Habs have registered at least 30 shots in a game this season, hitting the plateau against Boston late in the third period on Wednesday.
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