Thursday, February 10, 2011
Numbers game: Canadiens-Bruins rivalry
By ESPN Stats & Info
- The Canadiens and Bruins combined for 14 total goals and 187 penalty minutes.
- The last NHL game that had at least 14 goals and at least 180 penalty minutes came on Feb. 22, 1981, when the Quebec Nordiques won 11-7 over the Washington Capitals in a game that featured 182 penalty minutes, according to Elias.
- The teams each scored four goals in the second period. It's the first time in the 709-game history of the Bruins-Canadiens rivalry in which both teams scored at least four goals in a period.
- It was just the fourth time in the rivalry's history in which the teams combined to score eight goals in a period and the first time since 1992.
- Tim Thomas allowed six goals, the most goals he's ever given up in a win in his career.
- Carey Price gave up eight goals on Wednesday in a loss to the Bruins. That's the most goals allowed by a Canadiens goalie since Patrick Roy gave up nine on Dec. 2, 1995, against the Red Wings.
That game is famous because when Roy was finally pulled, he stormed past his then coach Mario Tremblay and went to Canadiens president Ronald Corey, sitting in the first row behind the bench, stating that he had played his last game for the Canadiens.
Roy was suspended the next day and was traded to the Colorado Avalanche on Dec. 7, 1995.
- Nathan Horton set a career high with five points. Milan Lucic scored two goals for his fourth multi-goal game of the season, the most multi-goal games he's had in one season in his career.