|Alex Kovalev had a busy night against the Blues, logging a season-high in ice time. |
Here’s a numerical look at the Canadiens’ matchup with the Blues Tuesday night at the Bell Centre.
- Games played on March 18 since Guy Carbonneau was born on this day back in 1960. The Canadiens are now 13-9-4 on those nights. 63
- Years since Maurice Richard became the first player to score 50 goals in 50 games on March 18, 1945. 6
- Combined points amassed by the line of Christopher Higgins, Mikhail Grabovski and Sergei Kostitsyn against the Blues on Tuesday. 10
- Habs players to have now reached the 25-point mark following Sergei Kostitsyn’s pair of assists. 13
- Ranking co-held by Saku Koivu on the Canadiens’ all-time points list, tying the Habs captain with Claude Provost with 589. 1527
- Days since the Blues last visited the Bell Centre back in 2003-04.
- Habs games this season that have required overtime or a shootout. 4
- Wins recorded by the Blues against the Northeast Division in as many tries this season.
- Losses on home-ice suffered by Jaroslav Halak, who had won his eight previous career starts at the Bell Centre.
- Ice-time logged by Alex Kovalev against the Blues, a season-high for the Canadiens’ leading scorer this season.
- Games needed for the Canadiens to reach the 90-point mark this season, the fewest number of games since 1992-93, when Montreal reached the plateau after only 71 games.Manny Almela is a writer for canadiens.com