TORONTO – Here's a numerical look at the Habs-Leafs game Thursday night at Toronto's Air Canada Centre.
7:20 p.m. – Exact time that the 2011-12 season kicked off for the Canadiens and the Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre.
10 – Number by which the Canadiens out-shot the Maple Leafs in the first period of action in Thursday night’s game, ending the first frame with 14 shots on goal to the Leafs four.
1:27 – Time elapsed in Thursday night’s game before Raphael Diaz broke the ice, registering his first-ever shot on goal in the NHL. It would also count as the Habs’ first shot of 2011-12.
1:18 – Amount of time the Canadiens spent killing off a 5-on-3 at the end of the second period, with Tomas Plekanec, Josh Gorges and Hal Gill holding down the fort for the Habs.
181 – Number of days since the Canadiens last scored a goal against the Maple Leafs with Tomas Plekanec beat James Reimer to pot the last goal of the Habs 2010-11 regular season.
9:18 – Amount of time spent by Tomas Plekanec on special teams for the Habs over the course of Thursday’s game, with the the Czech forward showing off his versatility once more, logging 5:20 on the powerplay and 3:58 on the penalty-kill.
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