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The Numbers Game - Jan. 18, 2012

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

MONTREAL – Here’s a numerical look at the game between the Canadiens and the Capitals at the Bell Centre on Wednesday night.

1:15 – Amount of time taken by the Capitals’ Matt Hendricks to pick a fight with Rene Bourque in Wednesday night’s tilt. Bourque more than held his own in his first fight as a Canadiens, getting the upper hand on Hendricks before dropping him to the ice.

43 – Percentage of the Canadiens first period shots on net that came courtesy of Max Pacioretty, with the Habs’ sophomore power forward continuing his strong play, firing three shots in the game’s opening frame.

23 – Percentage of games played by Roman Hamrlik as a member of the Canadiens over the course of his career. The Czech defenseman played for the Habs for the last four seasons before joining the Washington Capitals over the summer.

0 – Number of teams in Wednesday night’s game that hit the 10-shots-on-goal mark by the middle of the match, with the Caps putting up nine and the Habs eight.

9:16 – Amount of time that elapsed in the game’s second period where zero shots were put on Carey Price, between Alex Ovechkin’s goal and the siren to sound the end of the frame.

156:32 – Time elapsed in Canadiens-Capitals games since a Habs player last scored on a Washington goalie, when Andrei Kostitsyn beat Braden Holtby on March 15, 2011.

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