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The Numbers Game - Game #2 - May 3, 2014

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

BOSTON - Here's a numerical look at Game 2 between the Habs and the Bruins on Saturday afternoon at the TD Garden.

5 – Numbers of times, including Saturday’s tilt, in which the Bruins have contested a game at 12 :30 p.m. during the 2013-14 campaign. For their part, the matinee affair marked the earliest game the Habs have played all season. Michel Therrien’s troops previously suited up for a 1 p.m. game back on Feb. 1 against the Lightning.

8 – Number of minor penalties handed out by the referees during the first period on Saturday afternoon alone, one more than the total number of minors assessed during all of Game 1 at TD Garden.

83.3 – Percentage of games played by Tomas Plekanec during the 2014 playoffs in which the veteran ceterman has registered at least a point. Plekanec upped his points streak to four games on Saturday afternoon by picking up an assist on Mike Weaver’s goal early in the second period.

13 – Number of Canadiens players who’s managed to light the lamp since the start of the 2014 playoffs. Mike Weaver was added to the last on Saturday afternoon when he beat Tuukka Rask with a seeing-eye slap shot through traffic.

3 – Number of Canadiens players who’ve racked up at least a point per game average thus far during the 2014 playoffs, including P.K. Subban, Lars Eller and Brendan Gallagher, who picked up his sixth assist in as many games by registering an assist on Weaver’s tally.

5 – Number of points Thomas Vanek has registred in five career playoff games against the Bruins, including four goals. The Austrian added to that tally by coming up with a perfect tip on a P.K. Subban shot that beat Tuukka Rask in the second period before adding another goal in a similar fashion in the third. Vanek also boasts 62 points in 55 regular season games against Boston.

25:31 – Ice time logged by P.K. Subban during Saturday afternoon’s tilt. The four-year NHL veteran returned to action after missing a few shifts in the first period. Subban sustained a cut from the skate of Bruins forward Brad Marchand during the opening frame.

4 – Number of multi-point games P.K. Subban has amassed since the start of the 2014 playoffs, joining Paul Martin and Brent Seabrook atop that category in the NHL. Subban amassed assists on both of Vanek’s markers.


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