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The Numbers Game: February 18, 2015

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

OTTAWA – Here's a numerical look at Wednesday's game between the Habs and Senators in Ottawa.

0 – Number of combined NHL starts shared between Ottawa’s two netminders on Wednesday night. Andrew Hammond made his first career start at the Canadian Tire Centre against the Habs, counting on just two periods of previous experience with the Sens. Backup Chris Driedger likewise has yet to make his big league debut, having spent the majority of the season with the ECHL’s Evansville Icemen.

50 – Percentage of Greg Pateryn’s four career NHL games which have been played against the Senators. The 24-year-old defenseman got his first taste of NHL action on Wednesday since a 3-4 win on March 13, 2013, notably also opposite the Sens.

0:20 – Number of seconds of ice time for Alexei Emelin in Ottawa. The 28-year-old defenseman left Wednesday’s tilt with an upper body injury after taking an awkard hit into the boards during the game’s first sequence.

7 – Number of times P.K. Subban has racked up 30-plus minutes of ice time over the course of his career.

0:08 – Number of seconds it took Max Pacioretty to respond with a second period equalizer after Milan Michalek gave the Senators an initial short-lived lead following an opening 25:57 of scoreless play.

76 – Number of sparring partners Brandon Prust has dropped the gloves with over the course of his career, adding to that total during the second period in Ottawa after duking it out with Mark Borowiecki for the first time on Wednesday.

33 – Number of times the Canadiens have fired less than 30 shots on goal this season. That wasn’t the case on Wednesday however, as the Habs hit the 30-plus marker after just 40 minutes of play.

4 – Number of points Max Pacioretty has picked up at Ottawa’s expense through three games this season, adding a second goal to go with his two assists against the Sens so far this season on Wednesday.


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