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The Numbers Game - Game #7 - May 14, 2014

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

BOSTON - Here's a numerical look at Game 7 between the Habs and the Bruins on Wednesday night at the TD Garden.

5 – Number of Game 7s played so far in the 2014 Playoffs, already equaling the number of rubber matches played in the entire 2013 postseason in just the first two rounds this year. 

8 – Number of Habs skating in their first career NHL Game 7s on Wednesday night, including Brendan Gallagher, Nathan Beaulieu, Alexei Emelin, Max Pacioretty, David Desharnais, Michael Bournival, Rene Bourque and Dale Weise.

1 – Number of shifts needed by Dale Weise to get the Habs on the board, opening the scoring just 2:18 into Wednesday’s Game 7 to get his third goal of the 2014 Playoffs.
Dale Weise gets the Habs on the board

1 – Number of shots needed by Montreal to get one past Tuukka Rask, scoring on their first shot of the night.

115 –  Number of points racked up by Daniel Briere in his NHL postseason career following his assist on Weise’s opening goa and his goal on Wednesday night, sitting at No. 5 on the league’s active playoff scoring leaderboard. .
6 – Number of points racked up by Briere in five career Game 7s, the most of any player in the Habs’ dressing room.

3 – Consecutive number of games in which Pacioretty has registered at least one point, racking up two goals and two assists in that span following his picture-perfect one-timer in Game 7.

– Amount of time needed by the Bruins to finally solve Carey Price, with Jarome Iginla tipping a power play marker past the Olympic gold medalist late in the second period following a shutout performance in Game 6.

7 – Number of hits dished out by Emelin in the outing, widening his lead in that category among all Habs players with his team-high 41st hit this postseason.

100 – Percentage of games in the second round series between the Habs and the Bruins in which the team that scored first ended up winning at the end of the night, with Weise keeping that streak alive in Game 7 to help send the Canadiens into the Eastern Conference final.

14 – Number of Game 7s won by the Montreal Canadiens over the years, tied with the Detroit Red Wings for the most Game 7 wins in NHL history following Wednesday’s win in Boston.


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