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The Numbers Game - March 31, 2012

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

WASHINGTON – Here’s a numerical look at the game between the Canadiens and the Capitals at the Verizon Center on Saturday night.

17 – Number of years since the Canadiens last paid a visit to Washington on a Saturday night, dating back to a 5-1 loss to the Caps on March 4, 1995.

10 – Number of goals scored by Erik Cole this March, tying him with Marian Gaborik and Alex Ovechkin as the second most productive goal scorers in the NHL this month behind Steven Stamkos and Evgeni Malkin’s 11.

5 – Number of Habs players who have thrown at least 100 hits so far this season, with Max Pacioretty joining the likes of Alexei Emelin, Cole, Josh Gorges and P.K. Subban in that group.

303:56 – Amount of short-handed ice time enjoyed by Josh Gorges this season, becoming the second player in the NHL to break the 300-minute mark this season behind Francois Beauchemin.

60 – Number of points recorded by Max Pacioretty this season, becoming the first forward since Michael Ryder in 2003-04 to hit that benchmark as a 23-year-old.

4 – Number of times Tomas Plekanec has reached the 50-point plateau in his NHL career, including each of his last three seasons.

5 – Number of shots taken by P.K. Subban in the outing, bringing his total to 201, edging out Chris Chelios for the ninth most shots fired by a Habs blue-liner in a single season.

7 – Number of shifts enjoyed by Petteri Nokelainen in the game before leaving with an upper body injury in the second period.

12 – Number of games played between the Habs and Caps since the last time Montreal won in regulation, dating back to November 20, 2009.

Postgame comments: Cunneyworth | Plekanec | Budaj | Markov | Pacioretty
Boxscore: Canadiens-Capitals
Support system
End of an era
Business as usual
Serge Savard to act as advisor

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