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Andrei Kostitsyn by numbers

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
With his little brother Sergei joining him in the Habs' dressing room, Andrei Kostitsyn broke out in a major way in 2007-08. Here's a numerical look back at the season that was for the elder Kostitsyn.

42-Points piled up by Kostitsyn in 52 games following younger brother Sergei's call-up from the minors, with Andrei having managed only 11 points in his previous 26 games.

16.7-Shooting percentage posted by Kostitsyn, the highest of any Habs player with at least 100 shots in 2007-08, and the 17th best such ratio in the NHL.

15-Plus-minus differential put up by Kostitsyn to place him second among all Habs this past season thanks in large part to his +11 rating in March alone.

24-Of Kostitsyn's 26 goals on the season scored on nights the Canadiens came away with at least one point in the standings, with the Habs going 17-2-4 in games he lit the lamp.

-Power-play goals scored by Kostitsyn, tying him with Tomas Plekanec and Christopher Higgins for second on the Habs, behind only team leader Alex Kovalev’s 18 goals with the extra man in 2007-08.

5-Playoff goals scored by Kostitsyn in 12 games in his first taste of postseason action this spring, with the young winger tying Kovalev for the team lead during the 2008 playoffs. 

16-Seasons since a 23-year-old last scored 26 or more goals for the Canadiens, dating back to Stephan Lebeau, who notched 27 goals for the Habs in 1991-92.

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