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The Numbers Game - Game 1

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
Carey Price was victorious in his NHL playoff debut.
Here is a numerical look at Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals between the Canadiens and Bruins.

34 - Seconds rookie Sergei Kostitsyn needed to score his first playoff goal in his first NHL postseason game.

122 - Seconds Sergei’s big brother Andrei required to notch his first playoff goal, with the elder Kostitsyn also suiting up for his first NHL playoff contest.

1,454 - Days since the Canadiens posted their last playoff win at the Bell Centre back when they beat the Bruins 5-2 in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on April 17, 2004.

6 - Habs players who got their first taste of NHL postseason action on Thursday night.

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16:54 - Mike Komisarek’s ice-time in his return to action after sitting out the Canadiens’ final seven games of the regular season with a hip injury, well below his regular season average of 21:09.  

6 - Number of different teams for whom Bryan Smolinski has now scored at least one postseason goal, including the Bruins, Penguins, Senators, Kings, Canucks and Canadiens.

14 - Edge in shots held by the Canadiens over the Bruins on Thursday night.

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