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The Numbers Game - May 22, 2010

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
MONTREAL -- Here's a numerical look at Game 4 between the Habs and the Flyers at the Bell Centre on Saturday afternoon.

100 – Games played by the 2009-10 Canadiens so far this year, seeing more action this season than in any other since the 105-game, Stanley Cup winning squad in 1992-93.

2 – Flyers who made their return to the lineup from injury on Saturday afternoon, with Jeff Carter suiting up for the first time in 11 games and Ian Laperriere in unifrom for the first time in 10 games.
0 – Canadiens players or fans who missed seeing mustachioed bruiser Dan Carcillo in the Flyers’ lineup for Game 4.

13:24 – Time needed by the Canadiens to register their first shot of the second period on Michael Leighton, getting outshot 15-1 by the Flyers in the middle frame.

4 – Number of times in as many games in which the Canadiens have edged out the Flyers in shots in the first period, a feat the Habs accomplished just five times in 14 games in Rounds 1 and 2.

3 – Number of times in team history in which the Habs have fired just a single shot in a period, doing so for the first time on Saturday afternoon since April 23, 1994 against Boston in the third period.

8 – Number of times in as many games at the Bell Centre this playoffs in which the team that scored first skated away with a win.

15 – Number of matinee games played by the Flyers in 2009-10, playoffs included, prior to Saturday afternoon’s tilt, which includes Philly’s crucial 2-1 shootout win over the Rangers in their last game of the season to clinch a berth in the postseason. Before Game 4, the Habs had just five afternoon games under their belts.

46:35 –Time needed for the Habs to finally earn their first power play of Game 4, with Philly’s Matt Carle getting the call for delay of game when he flipped the puck into the stands in the third period.

6 – Game-high number of hits thrown by Maxim Lapierre in Game 4, with the feisty center also pacing the Habs with five shots on the day. 

32 – Montreal’s combined faceoff efficiency in Game 4, with the Habs winning just 18 of a possible 55 draws on the afternoon.

15 – Number of faceoffs of a possible 18 won by Glen Metropolit in the past two games against the Flyers, going 83% in the faceoff circle in the past 120 minutes.

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A familiar script 
Game summary
Playoff central
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