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The Numbers Game: Game #1 - April 15, 2015

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
MONTREAL – Here's a numerical look at Game 1 between the Habs and Sens at the Bell Centre on Wednesday night.

– Number of players in the lineup for Game 1 between the Habs and Sens who were also in uniform for the final game of the last series played between the two teams, dating back to May 9, 2013, including six Canadiens and eight Senators.

257 – Combined number of playoff games played by the Canadiens’ starting six, made up of Tomas Plekanec (69), Brendan Gallagher (22), Alex Galchenyuk (10), P.K. Subban (43), Andrei Markov (71) and Carey Price (42). The Sens, meanwhile, started the game with just 65 combined games of NHL postseason experience on the ice, including goaltender Andrew Hammond who suited up for his first playoff game on Wednesday.
Mitchell gets his first as a Hab

845 – Number of players who have suited up for at least one playoff game in Canadiens history, a list that now includes newcomers Jeff Petry, Devante Smith-Pelly, P-A Parenteau, Torrey Mitchell, Jacob De La Rose, Brian Flynn and Tom Gilbert.

82 – Number of times the Canadiens have participated in the postseason since their founding on December 4, 1909, including a third-straight appearance in the springtime dance for Michel Therrien’s troops.

3 – Number of hits dished out by Devante Smith-Pelly in his first three playoff shifts as a Hab, bringing the physical play early in Game 1 against the Sens.

9:05 – Amount of time Subban spent on the ice in Game 1, the lowest of his career and first time he’s failed to hit double digits in ice time after receiving a slashing major and game misconduct in the second period.

7 – Number of times Subban has registered two or more points in a single playoff game, picking up two assists despite his limited minutes in Game 1.

– Number of playoff goals scored by Torrey Mitchell in 61 career postseason games, choosing an opportune time to score his first as a Hab by opening the scoring for the home team in the second period.

15 – Number of seconds needed by Tomas Plekanec to follow up Mitchell’s wraparound goal with a playoff marker of his own, snapping one by Hammond to give the Habs their first lead of the night.  

4:43 – Amount of time needed for the Sens and Habs to combine for five goals and 19 penalty minutes in a wild stretch midway through the second period.

3 – Number of points amassed by Flynn in his NHL playoff debut, exploding out of the gate with a goal and a pair of helpers to kick of the postseason in style.


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