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The Numbers Game - Game #5 - May 10, 2014

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

BOSTON - Here's a numerical look at Game 5 between the Habs and the Bruins on Saturday night at TD Garden.

35 – Number of years, to the day, since the Canadiens beat Boston in the infamous Too Many Men Game, in which the Bruins were penalized for having a sixth skater on the ice to help the Habs mount a comeback and defeat their longtime rivals in Game 7 of the Conference semifinals, on May 10, 1979.

39 – Number of playoff games played by Carey Price so far in his career, tying him with Gump Worsley for the fifth-most games played by a Habs netminder all-time in the postseason.

5 – Number of penalties handed out to the Habs and Bruins in Games 3 and 4 combined, with the two teams equaling that total less than eight minutes into Saturday’s game.
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96:01 – Amount of time needed by the Habs to solve Tuukka Rask following Lars Eller’s empty net goal with three seconds remaining in Game 3, with Brendan Gallagher finally solving the Bruins netminder with a power play marker in the second period on Saturday night.

6 – Number of minutes Tomas Plekanec was forced to spend in the penalty box in Game 5, tying his single-game high for PIMs in 2013-14 set on Feb. 4, against the Flames.
4 – Number of goals scored by Gallagher so far in the 2014 postseason, tying him with Rene Bourque for the team lead in that category.

8 – Number of Habs who have picked up at least one power play point through nine playoff games in 2014, with Gallagher becoming the latest to add his name to that list on Saturday night.

1 – Number of shots blocked by Alexei Emelin in the outing, bringing his playoff total to 34 through nine games this spring, one shy of Niklas Hjalmarsson’s league-leading 35.


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