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The Numbers Game - Feb. 15, 2012

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

MONTREAL -- Here’s a numerical look at the game between the Canadiens and the Bruins at the Bell Centre on Wednesday night.

4 – Number of shifts played by Ryan White before the gritty winger dropped the gloves for the first time this season, marking his return to action with a scrap in the first period.

4 – Team-high number of shorthanded points accumulated by Mathieu Darche so far this season, tipping home a great feed by P.K. Subban while killing a penalty in the second period.

4 – Number of goaltender interference penalties doled out by referees Dean Morton and Steve Kozari in the outing, including three to the Canadiens in the first 40 minutes.

4 – Consecutive number of games in which Max Pacioretty, Erik Cole and David Desharnais have each recorded at least one point, racking up nine goals and eight assists in that span, including four points against the Bruins.

3 – Number of shots fired by Pacioretty in the outing, bringing his season total to a career-high 201 in 2011-12.

6 – Team-high number of hits dished out by Darche in the game, finishing his night with a shorthanded goal in his 19:41 of ice time.

3 – Number of times Cole has now found the back of the net against Boston in six games this season, tying the game at three with a great individual effort in the third period.

14 – Number of Habs games that have required overtime or a shootout to determine a winner this season, including the 4-3 shootout loss to the Bruins on Wednesday night.

Postgame comments: Plekanec, Gorges, Gill, Cunneyworth, White
Crunch time
Boxscore: Canadiens-Bruins
Game highlights
Rapid fire

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