The numbers game 12.10.09
Numbers of note from the Flames-Blackhawks game
0 - 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.