The numbers game 12.10.09

Numbers of note from the Flames-Blackhawks game

Monday, 12.10.2009 / 10:23 PM / News
By Peter Zuurbier
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The numbers game 12.10.09
CHICAGO — A look at the numbers from the Calgary Flames- Chicago Blackhawks game at the United Center on Monday.
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Power play points for either team in the high scoring match.

1 - Games for F Brian McGrattan and D Cory Sarich, who came off the injured list to make their first appearances of the season

3 - All-time game differential between the Flames and Blackhawks 57-54-30

4 -  Is both the number of goals Rene Bourque has tallied on the season, and his line in the Flames goal-scoring cue Monday night.

6 - Game point streak for  Dion Phaneuf to start the season.

8 - Was the amount of minutes Cristobal Huet almost lasted, going out after letting in three goals by the 12 minute mark of the first period.

9 - Number of consecutive trips to Chicago for the Flames without a win.

16 - Blocked shots by the Flames, compared to only one by the Blackhawks

19 - Shots less than the Hawks by the Flames (39-20)

28 -  And almost 1/2 minutes for Jay Bouwmeester, who led all players in minutes.

50 -  Percentage of last year's goals scored already by Eric Nystrom (6 last season, 3 so far in '09/'10)

53 -  Seconds was all it took for the Flames to score their first three goals, as Boyd Nystrom and Iginla chased Cristobal Huet.

2008 - March 16 to be precise, was the last time the Flames won at the United Center in Chicago.