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The Numbers Game: Game #1 - May 1, 2015

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

MONTREAL – Here's a numerical look at Game 1 between the Habs and Lightning at the Bell Centre on Friday night.

23 – Number of players participating in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Friday night, of a possible 40, who were also in action when the two teams met in Game 4 of the 2014 Conference quarterfinals, on April 22, 2014, a series the Canadiens swept in four games.

3 – Number of Friday night games played by the Habs in as many weeks since the playoffs began, two fewer than the team played throughout the entire regular season.

2 – Number of Habs shots that struck iron in the first period, with both David Desharnais ad Max Pacioretty hitting posts on great opportunities in the opening frame.

0 – Number of shifts Jeff Petry missed after leaving the ice in pain following a blocked shot to close out the first period

9 – Number of shots fired by Brendan Gallagher in Game 1 against Tampa, giving him a team-leading 31 through seven games so far in the 2015 postseason.

6 – Number of times the Canadiens have allowed their opponents to score first in a game in the 2015 Playoffs, having opening the scoring just once in the first round against Ottawa before seeing Tyler Johnson break the deadlock for Tampa in the third period of Game 1 in Round 2.

4 – Combined number of power play goals scored by the Habs and Lightning in the playoffs to date, with Montreal now going 1-for-23 through seven games and Tampa scoring just three on 34 opportunities with the man advantage, including one on Friday night.

3 – Team-leading number of goals scored by Max Pacioretty in seven playoff games this year, getting his first of the series with just over five minutes to go in the third to tie it up at one.

43 –  Number of hits dished out by the Habs in the outing, led by Devante Smith-Pelly's eight body checks on the night.
3 – Number of times the Habs have needed extra time to determine a winner in the 2015 Playoffs, now going 2-1 in overtime games this spring. 


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