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Kostopoulos by numbers

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
After waiting patiently for his first taste of NHL playoff action, veteran Tom Kostopoulos looked right at home in the postseason. Here’s a numerical look back at the season that was for the rugged winger.

3 - Shorthanded goals scored by Kostopoulos in 2007-08, to lead the Canadiens during the regular season.

113 - Penalty minutes racked up by Kostopoulos, to lead the team while setting a new career high for time spent in the box.

9 - Team-high number of times Kostopoulos dropped his gloves in 2007-08.

1 - Number of times Kostopoulos has managed to score a Gordie Howe hat trick this season, after scoring a goal, adding an assist and then picking up a five-minute major for fighting in a victory over the Bruins on Jan. 22 at the Bell Centre.

128 - Hits thrown by Kostopoulos, ranking second among Canadiens forwards this past season.

4 - Postseason points amassed over 12 games by Kostopoulos, who scored three goals, including the overtime winner in the Canadiens’ series-opening 4-3 victory over the Flyers in Round 2.

38 - Hits dished out by Kostopoulos through two playoff rounds to rank third on the team this spring.

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