MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at Sunday's game between the Canadiens and the Coyotes at the Bell Centre.
– Number of seconds it took for the Canadiens to score the game’s first goal opposite the Coyotes, as Alex Galchenyuk beat Louis Domingue with a precise shot from up front at 1:15 in the first. The Habs took the concept of an ‘early start’ quite literally on Sunday afternoon, after previously requiring 3,343 and 3,788 ticks of the clock to break the ice against New York and Washington, respectively.2
– Number of shots Domingue faced in his first NHL start before allowing the game’s first goal as Galchenyuk showed no pity on the rookie goaltender with a quick shot from the circle.100
– Percentage of Galchenyuk’s first two shots which found the back of the net, as the 20-year-old beat Domingue twice with a pair of shots over the span of just 3:40 in the first.37
– Number of career goals Galchenyuk has now scored – more than any other player from the 2012 NHL Draft Class – as the third-overall pick netted his 14th and 15th of the season on Sunday.5
– Number of teams against which Galchenyuk now counts an average of at least one point per game since making his NHL debut in 2012, adding the Coyotes to a group which already consisted of the Jets, Avalanche, Devils and Flyers prior to Sunday’s action.8:35
– Total ice time for Lars Eller on Sunday, who left the ice with the help of a team therapist following a Brendan Shinnimin hit in the second. Although the Danish forward later returned for an 18 second shift, he was not back again from the start of the third onwards.190:46
– Number of minutes over which the Canadiens had not allowed a goal before Lauri Korpikoski redirected a shot past Dustin Tokarski on the power play. The Habs’ streak of perfect periods began at 10:05 in the second against Dallas on Tuesday and continued until 17:43 of the middle frame against Arizona on Sunday.29
– Number of years which have elapsed since the Canadiens last dropped a decision in regulation time to the Coyotes/Jets franchise at home, racking up a record of 19 wins, one overtime loss, and two ties since January 15, 1986.
The Numbers Game - January 31, 2015
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