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The Numbers Game - March 2, 2013

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

MONTREAL – Here's a numerical look at the Habs-Penguins matchup at the Bell Centre on Saturday night.

1,477 – Number of days since Michel Therrien coached his last game behind the Pens bench, facing his former team for the first time since leaving Pittsburgh on Saturday night.

300 – Number of games played by current Canadiens iron man Brandon Prust in his NHL career, having played in each of his team’s last 219 games.

9 – Number of teams against whom Tomas Kaberle has racked up 30 or more points, adding the Penguins to the list with an assist on Prust’s first period goal.

Prust opens the scoring

463 – Number of days since Sidney Crosby last set foot on Bell Centre ice, playing his 10th career NHL game in Montreal – and his first since Nov. 26, 2011 – on Saturday night.

12 – Number of points racked up by Max Pacioretty over his past eight games, picking up his team-high 17th and 18th points of the campaign against the Penguins with a second period goal.

7 – Number of times in as many games that Pacioretty has found the back of the net after going goalless through his first 10 games of the season.

9 – Consecutive number of games in which the Canadiens had given up less than 10 shots in the first period, with the streak coming to an end on Saturday night following Pittsburgh’s 14-shot opening frame.

0.7 – Number of seconds left on the clock when P.K. Subban slipped his fourth goal of the season past Tomas Vokoun to tie the game at four heading into the second intermission.

2 – Number of times the Canadiens have scored six goals in a game this year, potting a half-dozen against the Pens in addition to a 6-1 win over the Sabres on February 2.

10 – Consecutive number of games in which the Canadiens have picked up at least a point, the longest streak for the team since an 11-game point-grabbing stint between Feb. 23 and March 19, 1994.

Game Highlights: Canadiens-Penguins
Boxscore: Canadiens-Penguins

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