MONTREAL -- Here’s a numerical look at the game between the Canadiens and the Devils at the Bell Centre on Sunday night.
1440 – Number of days that have elapsed since the Canadiens’ last win against the Devils at home, with the New Jersey squad coming out on top the past seven consecutive times in Montreal before winning another/losing Sunday evening.
21,273 – Number of fans on hand to warmly applaud Gary Carter memorial tribute following the warm-up to the Canadiens-Devils tilt.
33 – Total number of games officiated by referee Frederick L’Ecuyer, one of the refs in Sunday’s game, who along with Tim Peel, has a quiet night to say the least, sending only 3 to the penalty box over the course of the entire game.
7 – Number of hits thrown by Ryan White over the course of Sunday night’s game, with the Habs forward continuing to pick up where he left off last year, finding his form again after only three games back in the lineup.
7:54 – Time needed by the Canadiens’ Alexei Emelin to lay down a big check for a 26th consecutive game, with Jacob Josefson being the first of his 4 victims of the night.
46 – Percentage of the Canadiens’ 13 shots in the first two periods of action that came from defensemen P.K. Subban and Raphael Diaz, with the two rearguards chipping in three shots apiece.
17 – Number of players in the NHL that have cracked the 25 goal mark so far in 2011-12, with Max Pacioretty being the latest to join that club after beating Martin Brodeur early in the third period.
6 – Sequence of games in which Max Pacioretty and David Desharnais have scored at least one point, with the dynamic duo, showcasing their scoring touch again on Pacioretty’s third period goal, assisted by Desharnais.
Gary Carter tribute