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The Numbers Game - May 10, 2010

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
MONTREAL -- Here's a numerical look at Game 6 between the Habs and Pens at the Bell Centre on Monday night.

73 – Seconds needed for the Canadiens to open the scoring, with Michael Cammalleri beating Marc-Andre Fleury on the game’s first shot.

3 –Times in this series Fleury has let in a goal with less than five minutes gone in the first period to allow the Habs to score first, including Games 1, 4 and 6.

4 – Number of times since the start of the postseason in which Cammalleri has gotten the Habs off to a flying start by scoring the first goal of the game.

6 – Number of times the Habs have gone on to win after scoring first in a game so far in these playoffs, failing to pick up the victory just once after opening the scoring.

19 – Number of Canadiens players in the history of the franchise to record at least 10 goals in a playoff run, with Cammalleri becoming the latest name on that list with his 10th and 11th of the postseason since Vincent Damphousse and Kirk Muller in 1993.

31 – Number of shifts enjoyed by Josh Gorges in the outing, with the young veteran sporting an “A” on his jersey and blocking six shots in the absence of Hal Gill.

1,588 – Number of days since Sidney Crosby last lit the lamp at the Bell Centre, doing so for the first time on Monday night since his first game in Montreal as a rookie on January 3, 2006.
13 – Times the Canadiens have ever faced elimination in a Game 6 on home ice.

6– Times the Habs have lived to see another day by winning a Game 6 at home, including Montreal’s big wins over the Capitals (2010), Bruins (2004,1991,1971) and Blackhawks (1971).
1 – Times the Canadiens have ever failed to then win Game 7 after staving off elimination in a Game 6 at home, with the 1991 Bruins being the only team to have still gone on to eliminate the Habs.

6 – Goals scored by Penguins defensemen in this series, with the Habs’ blue line countering by potting two of their own.

4 – Years since Jaroslav Spacek last scored a playoff goal, dating back to the spring of 2006 when he helped lead the eighth-seeded Oilers all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals.

29:11 – Ice time enjoyed by rookie blue-liner P.K. Subban in 33 shifts, with the 20-year-old finding himself on the ice for almost half of Game 6.

19 – Age difference in years between Subban and Pens veteran Bill Guerin, who tussled with each other after the final buzzer in the 4-3 Habs win.

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The general public invited to watch the decisive game in HD at the Bell Centre 
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