The Numbers Game 16.10.09
Numbers of note from Friday's Flames - Canucks game
1 - Shorthanded goal on the year for the Flames thanks to Curtis Glencross.
1 - Gordie Howe Hat-trick for Brian McGrattan, who managed a one goal, one assist, and one butt-whupping on the night.
1 - In league scoring among defensemen is Dion Phaneuf, both for goals (4) and he's tied for points (7).
2 - Fights for Brandon Prust on the evening, Tanner Glass and Rick Rypien were both on Prusty's dance card.
3 - Minutes hadn't even passed in the first period before Brian McGrattan and Brandon Prust both handed out respective beatings.
4 - More games left in the Flames' longest homestand of the season.
5 - More shots for the Canucks than Flames (29-24)
6 - Face-off wins for Olli Jokinen, to only 2 losses.
7 - More hits by the Flames than Canucks in a rough, physical game (20-13).
8 - Total penalties for the Flames in the game.
9 - Total penalties for the Canucks.
25 - And almost 1/2 minutes for team leader Jay Bouwmeester
30 - Goals on the season so far for the Flames through eight games.
45 -Games over .500 for the Flames in their all-time series with the Canucks (117-72-40).
350 - Consecutive games for Jay Bouwmeester, the NHL's current ironman. The Canucks' Henrik Sedin isn't far behind him with 341.