TAMPA – Here's a numerical look at Game 3 between the Habs and Lightning on Wednesday night.
23 – Number of candles that appeared on Brendan Gallagher’s birthday cake on Wednesday as the Canadiens forward celebrated his 23rd birthday by contesting Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals series against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena.
383 – Number of days that have elapsed since the Canadiens last played a playoff game in Tampa, with their last postseason matchup in the Sunshine State coming on April 18, 2014 when they battled the Lightning in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.
15:04 – Ice time logged by David Desharnais in his return to the Canadiens’ lineup on Wednesday night after missing Game 2 with the flu. Desharnais did not take the team charter to Tampa on Monday for precautionary reasons and arrived in the Sunshine State late Tuesday afternoon.
3 – Number of times the Canadiens connected with goal posts behind Lightning netminder Ben Bishon on Wednesday night as P.K. Subban, Max Pacioretty and Jeff Petry all had shots ring off the iron in Game 3.
15:54 – Time elapsed in the second period before the Lightning managed to register a shot on Carey Price, as the Canadiens pressed for the equalizer following Alex Killorn’s goal in the opening frame. For their part, the Habs had registered six shots on goal in the period up to that point in time.
60 – Faceoff percentage amassed by Lars Eller during Game 3 on Wednesday night. The Dane won 9 of 15 draws against Lightning centermen, continuing his stellar work in that department.
2 – Number of goals Brendan Gallagher has scored during the playoffs in 2015, tallying the game-tying marker in the third period on Wednesday night. That goal tied Gallagher with Tom Gilbert and Dale Weise for second spot on the team in goals during the postseason.
3 – Number of points that Greg Pateryn has amassed over the course of the first six playoff games of his NHL career. Prior to making his playoff debut on April 22, Pateryn hadn't registered a single point in 20 career regular season games with the Canadiens.
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