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The Numbers Game - Oct. 13

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

MONTREAL – Here's a numerical look at the home opening Habs-Flames tilt at the Bell Centre on Thursday  night.

1:47 – Amount of time needed by Andrei Kostitsyn to score the first goal of 2011-12 on Bell Centre ice, slamming home a Max Pacioretty rebound to open the scoring against the Flames.

5 – Consecutive number of seasons in which the Canadiens have scored the first goal in their home opener thanks to Kostitsyn's first-period marker.

1,497 – Combined number of NHL games played by the Canadiens defensemen in the lineup on Thursday night, compared with 2,744 games for the Flames D corps.

– Game-high number of shots blocked by Josh Gorges on Thursday night, bringing his season total to a team-leading 12 to date.

6 – Game-high number of hits dished out by Travis Moen and Erik Cole in the outing, bringing their 2011-12 totals to a team-leading eight apiece.

10:57 – Ice time enjoyed by Lars Eller against the Flames, seeing action for the first time since undergoing offseason shoulder surgery.


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