UNIONDALE - Here’s a numerical look at the game between the Canadiens and the Islanders at the Nassau Coliseum on Thursday night.
22 – Number of goals scored by Max Pacioretty so far this season, potting a hat-trick to become the first Hab to hit the 20-goal benchmark this season.
10 – Number of times this season that an Islanders goaltender has given up a goal on the game’s opening shot.
3 – Number of times Pacioretty has finished his night with at least two goals, scoring on his first two shots of the game on Thursday night.
9 – Number of points racked up by Pacioretty in nine career match ups with the Islanders to date, now including six goals and three assists.
509 – Combined number of man games missed by the Canadiens and Islanders this season, second and third in the league, respectively with 256 and 253 games lost to injury.
19:29 – Ice time enjoyed by new dad Travis Moen, ranking third in Habs forwards in that category one day after the birth of his daughter, Blayke.
4 – Number of shots blocked by league leader Josh Gorges on Thursday night, bringing his season total to an NHL-high 154.
A big one