Unpopular as ever in opposing dressing rooms across the NHL, it was business as usual for feisty Steve Bégin in 2007-08. Here's a numerical look back at the season that was for the Canadiens’ spark plug.
2.7-Average hits per game dished out by Bégin in 2007-08, to lead the Canadiens.
3-Games in which Bégin delivered eight hits this season, including on Feb. 19 against the Rangers, the night the Habs made history by roaring back from a 5-0 deficit to beat New York 6-5 in a shootout.
57-Team-high number of hits thrown by Bégin in 12 playoff games.
134-Average ice time in seconds spent killing penalties per game by Bégin, tops on the Habs for the second time over the past three seasons.
28-Games missed by Bégin during the regular season, including 17 due to a nagging shoulder injury.
10-Combined postseason points amassed by the line of Bégin, Bryan Smolinski and Tom Kostopoulos, with the gritty trio giving both the Bruins and Flyers all they could handle during the 2008 playoffs.