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The Numbers Game - March 24, 2014

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

BOSTON -- Here's a numerical look at the Habs-Bruins rivalry game at the TD Garden on Monday night.

14 – Number of Canadiens games Michael Bournival missed with a concussion prior to being recalled by the team from his conditioning assignment in Hamilton in time to make his return to the lineup on Monday night in Boston

3 – Number of times Peter Budaj has been assigned the starting role against the Bruins this season, one more than he’s played against the Panthers and Captials, making Boston his most frequent opponent this year.
66.6 – Percentage of Alexei Emelin’s goals in 2013-14 that have come against the Bruins – and Boston netminder Tuukka Rask in particular – after scoring his third goal of the season on Monday night to open the scoring for the Habs.
Budaj robs Lucic

1:20 – Combined ice time enjoyed by Dale Weise and Travis Moen in the evening, before both Habs forwards were forced to leave the game with injuries early in the first period.

75 – Number of assists accrued by Brian Gionta since joining the Canadiens in 2009-10, hitting the mark with a helper on Emelin’s opening marker.

4 – Number of shots blocked by Andrei Markov in the game, leading all Habs in that category against the Bruins and giving him 165 on the season – second only to Josh Gorges.

8 – Number of times the Canadiens have won the season series against Boston since the turn of the millennium, once again doing so in 2013-14 with a 3-1 record against their division rivals.

12 – Number of games the Bruins had won prior to Monday night, seeing that impressive streak snapped at the hands of the Canadiens five games shy of equaling the record 17-game winning streak set by the Penguins in 1992-93.

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