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The Numbers Game - February 16, 2013

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

MONTREAL – Here's a numerical look at the 4-1 Habs win over the Flyers on Saturday night at the Bell Centre.

54 – Number of seconds needed by the Bell Centre faithful to begin raining “BOOO-Shay” chants down on Flyers netminder Brian Boucher.

5 – Number of goals scored by Brendan Gallagher so far this year solving Boucher early in the outing to bring himself within a goal of Tomas Plekanec for the team lead, only to have Plekanec score his seventh of the year in the third period.

3 – Number of shifts needed by the newly formed trio of Gallagher, Max Pacioretty and David Desharnais to get on the board against the Flyers, adding a second goal of the night when Desharnais potted his fourth of the year in the second period.

P.K. saves the day

2 – Number of mutli-point games enjoyed by Gallagher so far in his young career, finishing Saturday night with a goal, an assist and a plus-2 differential.

2 – Number of hits dished out by Alexei Emelin on Saturday night, not shying away from his usual rugged style in his first game back after ditching his full cage.

57 – Percentage of faceoffs won by the Canadiens in the outing, going 38-for-67 in the faceoff circle against the Flyers.

100 – Percentage of Flyers power play opportunities snuffed out by the Canadiens’ penalty killers in the contest, going a perfect 4-for-4 on the night.

19 – Number of shots allowed by the Canadiens in the evening, the fewest number of shots against so far this season.

2 – The Canadiens’ current rank in the Eastern Conference, taking over the division lead from the Bruins after picking up two points against Philly.

Game highlights: Habs vs. Flyers
Boxscore: Habs vs. Flyers

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