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Halak by numbers

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
Patient and committed as ever, Jaroslav Halak was rock solid whenever duty called with the Canadiens in 2007-08. Here’s a numerical look back at the season that was for the Slovak netminder.

2-No. 1 stars earned by Halak in each of his first two starts of 2007-08, with the Canadiens, including on March 8 in Los Angeles and March 15 against the Islanders in Montreal.

8-Consecutive wins on home ice notched by Halak to start his NHL career, dating back to last season and continuing into 2007-08 when he blanked the Islanders 3-0 in his first home start of the season.

0-Other rookie goalies in Canadiens history to have won their first eight home starts to launch their careers.

.934-Save percentage posted by Halak in six appearances with the Canadiens this past season.

6-NHL rookie goalies, including Halak, to have registered at least one shutout in 2007-08.

18-Saves made by Halak on the first 19 shots he faced in 2007-08 in a pair of third-period relief appearances for the Habs, including on Dec. 8 versus Carolina and Jan. 12 against the Rangers.
1-Playoff starts made by Halak, who was between the pipes for the Canadiens in Game 4 in Philadelphia on April 30. By doing so, Halak and Carey Price made the Canadiens the first NHL team since the Sharks in 2001 to start two rookies in the same playoff series. 

Manny Almela is a writer for
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