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The Numbers Game - Game #6 - May 12, 2014

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at Game 6 between the Habs and the Bruins on Monday night at the Bell Centre.

5 – Number of Canadiens players suiting up on Monday night who took part in the last Game 6 tilt against the Bruins back in April 2011, including Tomas Plekanec, Brian Gionta, Lars Eller, P.K. Subban and Carey Price. The Habs earned a 2-1 victory in Montreal to force a seventh and deciding game in Boston for the right to move on to the second round of the playoffs.

– Number of days that have elapsed since Nathan Beaulieu suited up in a tilt with the Canadiens, the last time coming on April 9 against the Blackhawks in Chicago. Prior to Monday night, Beaulieu last took part in a game on  April 19 as a member of the Hamilton Bulldogs.

2:11 – Amount of time that elapsed in the opening frame before Lars Eller struck with the game’s opening tally to put the Canadiens up 1-0 on Monday night. The Dane capitalized on a turnover deep in Bruins territory before sliding the puck past netminder Tuukka Rask.

5 – Number of goals Thomas Vanek has scored thus far during the postseason after tallying two markers on Thursday night against the Bruins. By lighting the lamp twice in Game 6, Vanek assumed the lead on the Canadiens in that category, one goal clear of Rene Bourque, Brendan Gallagher, Lars Eller and P.K. Subban.

20 – Number of hits dished out by the Canadiens during the opening frame alone on Monday night as Michel Therrien’s troops set the tone during the opening 20 minutes of play at the Bell Centre. Brandon Prust and Alexei Emelin led the way for the Habs, chipping in with four hits each in the first period.

1 – Number of playoff points Nathan Beaulieu has racked up during his NHL career after picking up an assist on Max Pacioretty’s snipe during the second period on Monday night. It was also Beaulieu’s first career playoff game with the Canadiens.

3:00 – Time, in minutes, that Josh Gorges’ 14th shift and Mike Weaver’s 11th shift of the game lasted during the second period, as both rearguards spent exactly 180 seconds in their own end before being able to complete a line change to bring on new troops.

77.7 – Percentage of Canadiens skaters who made their presence felt in the physicality department in  Game 6 on Monday night, amassing at least one hit on the scoresheet against the Bruins. Fourteen of 18 skaters dished out a world of hurt on B’s players, with Brandon Prust leading both teams with seven hits.


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