Here’s a numerical look at Game 1 of the first round matchup between the Canadiens and Bruins, Thursday night at TD Banknorth Garden.
– Canadiens players who made their Habs postseason debuts on Thursday night, in Matt D'Agostini, Georges Laraque, Alex Tanguay and Glen Metropolit.26
– Times Montreal and Boston have squared off in a best-of-seven series, tops in North American professional sports. The Red Wings and Maple Leafs are the closest pursuers with 18 matchups.15
– Years since Mathieu Schneider last suited up for playoff game with the Canadiens, with his last outing coming in the 1994 quarterfinal series against the same Bruins.21
– Points amassed by Saku Koivu in just 16 career postseason games against Boston.8
– Goals scored by Alex Kovalev in 14 appearances versus the Bruins in the NHL’s second season.1
– Point recorded by former Bruin Glen Metropolit. It’s a good start for the veteran, who had the same output last season in the seven-game set against Montreal.16
– Hits dished out by the Canadiens in the first period, doubling the punishment served up by the Bruins.Read also: