Friday, November 19, 2010

Weird math

Any chance that she could have turned 5 goals into 6 wins?

In what universe does 2 + 0 + 1 + 0 + 2 + 0 = 6?

In one populated by your 2010-11 Montreal Canadiens, of course. So far this season, the Habs have suffered six losses in regulation time, the latest being at the hands of the Nashville Predators Thursday night at the Bell Centre. In those six losses, the Habs have managed to score a mere five goals. Yes, the same as the number of fingers on either one of your hands (hopefully).

If a Hab is chosen as the game's first star in Montreal, he gets to toss three pucks into the crowd. Add up all of their regulation losses, and those three pucks would represent 60% of their goal scoring output in those six games. Those three pucks would also represent the number of times that they've been shut out.

Speaking of the number three, that's the number of Habs that have yet to scorea goal: Hal Gill, Lars Eller, and Tom Pyatt. Even Jaroslav Halak has more goals then they do. (snicker snicker)

Seven Habs have just one goal: Hamrlik, Subban, Spacek, Gorges, Markov, Picard and Boyd. To be fair, Markov gets a gimme on that one. You'll note that in that group, only Boyd isn't a defenseman.

Three Canadiens have two goals: Gomez, Moed and Lapierre. Of their 49 goals just six players account for 33 of them, or 67% of their goal scoring output.

Carey Price has an assist, which means that he's tied in the team scoring race with Picard, Boyd, Gill and Eller... and leads Pyatt by one.

Now here's some good news: The Canadiens are also the only team in the NHL to have yet allowed more than three goals in regulation time in any game this season. In short, their goaltending (and for the most part, with some notable exceptions) their defense have given them a chance to win every one of their nineteen games. 

Now if they could just find the back of the net with some regularity...

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