WASHINGTON – Here’s a numerical look at the Habs - Caps match-up at the Verizon Center on Thursday night.
3 – Number of Canadiens on the ice who have had the chance to play with Roman Hamrlik and Mike Ribeiro during their time with the Habs. Those players are Anderi Markov, Tomas Plekanec and Francis Bouillon.
49 – Number of games played by Erik Cole against the Capitals – the highest of any current member of the Canadiens – scoring 35 points in the process.
3 – Number of hits thrown by Colby Armstrong in Thursday night’s first period, making his presence felt early by leading the game in that department.
938 – Distance in kilometres separating the Bell Centre in Montreal and the Verizon Center in Washington which the Canadiens had to travel for their first road game of the season.
3 – Number of power play goals scored by Andrei Markov since the start of the season, with the Russian veteran adding to his two goal night against the Panthers by scoring the Habs’ second goal against the Caps in Thursday night’s tilt.
5 – Andrei Markov’s ranking in scoring for defensemen in the Canadiens history, adding points number 372 and 373 to his tally Thursday night in Washington.
0 - Number of NHL defensemen who currently have more points than Raphael Diaz after the Swiss blue-liner padded his lead with another pair of assists on Thursday night to bring his season total to 5.
57 – Number of seconds that elapsed between power play goals scored by Tomas Plekanec and Andrei Markov in the middle of the second period.
Boxscore: Jan 24., 2013 vs. Washington
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