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The Numbers Game - Game #2 - April 18, 2014

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

TAMPA - Here's a numerical look at Game 2 between the Habs and the Lightning on Friday night at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

32 – Number of playoff games played by Carey Price as a member of the Canadiens, taking over sole possession of the seventh spot all time in team history in that category ahead of George Hainsworth.

252 – Number of penalty minutes dished out to the Canadiens and Nordiques during the Good Friday Game on April 20, 1984, when tempers flared between the provincial rivals during the Adams division final game that saw the Habs clinch the series with a 5-3 win over Quebec.

11 – Number of shots fired by the Lightning in the first 13 minutes of Friday’s game, after having needed two periods to hit that shot total in Game 1.
Desharnais on the doorstep

100 – Percentage of faceoffs won by David Desharnais in the first period, coming out on top in all five of his draws in the opening frame.

35 – Number of Friday night playoff games the Habs have taken part in over the franchise’s history, now boasting a 22-13 record in Friday postseason tilts.

6 – Number of seconds needed by the Canadiens’ power play unit to make Richard Panik pay for his misbehavior, scoring just moments after the penalty box door had closed following Panik’s hooking minor. 

1 – Number of goals scored by David Desharnais in his NHL Playoff career to date, notching his first with a great tip on the power play.

105 – Number of times Brandon Prust has dropped the gloves since entering the NHL in 2005-06, squaring off for a rare postseason tilt against Radko Gudas in the second period.

9 – Consecutive number of games in which the Canadiens had failed to score with the man advantage prior to Friday night, snapping that streak with Desharnais’ first career postseason goal.

4 – Number of goals scored by Rene Bourque in just seven postseason games with the Canadiens, bullying his way into the Tampa zone to slide his first of the 2014 Playoffs past Anders Lindback in the second period, before netting his second of the night in the third frame.

2 – Number of multi-point games enjoyed by P.K. Subban in his NHL playoff career to date, chipping in with a two-assist effort in Game 2 against the Lightning.

52 – Number of times in franchise history that the Canadiens have taken a 2-0 lead in a best-of-seven series.

5 – Number of times the Canadiens have won their two first playoff games on the road in a best-of-seven series, doing so in 2014 for the first time since 2011.


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