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The Numbers Game - Feb. 10, 2010

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
MONTREAL -- Here's a numerical look at the match-up between the Habs and Capitals at the Bell Centre on Wednesday night.

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36 – Seconds newly-minted GM Pierre Gauthier had to wait to see his team welcome him to his new gig with a goal as Scott Gomez opened the scoring while the ice was still wet in the first period.

95 – Number of games needed for Phoenix Coyotes star Taylor Pyatt to record his first multi-point game in the NHL, while baby brother Tom needed just 20 games in a Habs uniform to accomplish the same feat. The younger Pyatt scored his first career goal in the second period against the Caps after assisting on Gomez’s opening marker.

41 – Number of seconds needed by the Gionta-Gomez-Pyatt line to open the scoring in the second period, slowing down from their previous pace of 36 seconds they needed in the first.

1,208 – Days since Jose Theodore last appeared in a game at the Bell Centre prior to taking over the goaltending duties for the Caps in the second period. The last time Theo played in Montreal dated back to his tough return to his hometown with the Avalanche in an 8-5 loss on October 21, 2006.

0 – Fans in attendance at the Bell Centre who were uncomfortable welcoming him back with a chorus of “Theo, Theo, Theo” on Wednesday night.

101 – Games played for the Capitals by Glen Metropolit who made the score 3-2 in the second period.

2 – Players remaining on the Habs roster that had Theodore as a teammate before he was dealt to Colorado in 2005-06, namely Andrei Markov and Tomas Plekanec, who put the good guys up 5-2 late in the second period.
6 – Years since a player last wore the No. 94 for the Habs, with Pyatt being the first to do so since Yanic Perreault in 2003-04.

2 – Number of Habs players who picked up their first NHL point against the Capitals on Wednesday, with David Desharnais notching an assist and Pyatt chipping in a goal and a helper.

12 – Number of different Canadiens who got in on the action against the Caps, sharing the love and the scoresheet in the 6-5 OT win.

8 – Game-high number of shots – including the overtime winner – fired by Plekanec in the outing.

See also
Tommy on the spot
Game summary
Voice of the fans
Bulldogs report - Feb.10, 2010
Habs notebook - Feb. 9, 2010 
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