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The Numbers Game - Game #5 - May 27, 2014

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at Game 5 between the Habs and Rangers on Tuesday night at the Bell Centre.

21 – Years since the Habs last played a game this late into the year. The last time the Habs were still in contention by May 27, they went all the way and claimed the 1993 Stanley Cup.

58 – Career playoff games coached by Michel Therrien, who moves ahead of Bruce Boudreau and Jim Schoenfeld into the 47th position all-time for NHL coaches.

1:48 – Time elapsed before Alex Galchenyuk opened the scoring for the Habs on the man advantage. It is only the second times in the series that the Canadiens have scored first.

3 – 20 year-old Alex Galchenyuk scored his third career playoff goal in the opening minutes of Game 5. In franchise history, only Henri Richard and Stephane Richer have scored more postseason goals at a younger age than the American.

4 – By scoring his forth goal of the 2014 playoffs, Tomas Plekanec ties a career-high in postseason goal scoring. He is now only two points away from matching his 11 points notched in the 2010 Conference Final run.

13 – While Alex Galchenyuk is a prodigious young player, former roommate Brendan Gallagher is no slouch himself. By setting up Max Pacioretty for the Habs’ third goal, the right-winger now has 13 points his first two trips to the playoff, tied with a certain Guy Lafleur.

6 – Good things happen when you shoot the puck; it’s better still if you don’t let your opponents do the same. Already leading 12-10 on the shot clock, the Habs beat Henrik Lundqvist twice on six tries in the first half of the second frame. Meanwhile, the Rangers had zero shots on Dustin Tokarski.

15 – The Habs last scored five goals in a game against the Lighting on April 16, 15 games ago.

8 – 2014 playoff goals for Rene Bourque, who scored a hat trick against the Rangers on Tuesday night. He is now tied for 7th in franchise history for goals scored by a left winger in a single playoff year.

1501 – Days since a Habs player last scored a hat trick in the playoffs. Andrei Kostitsyn was the last to pull it off against Washington in the spring of 2010.


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