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The Numbers Game – May 5, 2013

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

OTTAWA - Here's a numerical look at the Canadiens-Senators Game 3 matchup on Sunday night at Scotiabank Place.

71 – Number of players who have suited up for at least 50 playoff games as a member of the Canadiens, a list that now includes Tomas Plekanec following Sunday’s tilt.

– Number of days since the Habs last played a playoff game in Canada outside Montreal, dating back to a road game in Quebec City on April 26, 1993.
Bourque slides it home

3 – Consecutive number of games in which Rene Bourque has registered at least one point, adding to the longest playoff point streak of his career with a first period goal on Sunday night.

– Ice time enjoyed by Canadiens captain Brian Gionta in his return to the lineup after missing Game 2 with what some rumored to be a season-ending upper body injury.

– Number of hits distributed by Brandon Prust in three games so far, adding six on Sunday night to tie him for fifth overall in the NHL in that category in the postseason. 

– Total hits dished out by the Habs and Sens so far in the first round, combining for over 50 hits in each of the first three games of the series, including 90 on Sunday night.

– Number of shots blocked by Raphael Diaz in Game 3, bringing his total to 12 so far in the playoffs, tying him for second in the NHL in that category.

236– Number of penalty minutes racked up by the two teams in the heated contest, including 10 fighting majors on the same shift, still coming in 16 penalty minutes shy of the Canadiens’ franchise record for combined PIMs by both teams in a single game, set on April 20, 1984 in the Good Friday Brawl between the Habs and Nordiques.

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