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The Numbers Game – May 7, 2013

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

OTTAWA - Here's a numerical look at the Canadiens-Senators Game 4 matchup on Tuesday night at Scotiabank Place.

– Number of playoff games played by Josh Gorges so far in his NHL career, including 39 as a member of the Canadiens.

21 – Number of years since the Habs lost Games 3 and 4 on the road, dating back to back-to-back losses against the Hartford Whalers in April 1992.

2 – Number of major award candidates in the lineup for the Canadiens, the most of any team in the league so far, with P.K. Subban receiving a nod as a Norris Trophy finalist the day after Brendan Gallagher was named in the Top 3 for the Calder Trophy race.
Subban snaps it home

– Number of games this season in which Brandon Prust has worn an “A” on his jersey, with Michel Therrien opting to go with the “three assistants” formula during Brian Gionta’s absence in Games 2 and 4.

– Amount of time needed by the Sens to register their first shot in the game, failing to get a single shot on net during their first power play of the night.

– Combined number of penalty minutes racked up by the Canadiens and Senators in a relatively-tame Game 4, a far cry from the 236 PIMs they recorded in Game 3.

62 – Number of seconds separating the top corner wrister snapped by P.K. Subban to open the scoring and the top corner wrister fired by Alex Galchenyuk to give the Habs a two-goal lead midway through the second period.

– Number of Habs - including every skater on the ice - who registered at least one hit in Game 4, led by Brandon Prust’s team-high five body checks, tying him for third in the league with 19 hits so far in the postseason. 

24 – Number of years since the last time a player under 20 years old scored a playoff goal for the Canadiens, with Galchenyuk becoming the first to do so since Eric Desjardins scored against Philly on May 3, 1989.

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