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Numbers Game - Nov. 20, 2010

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
MONTREAL -- Here’s a numerical look at the Habs-Leafs match-up at the Bell Centre on Saturday night.

50,000 – Number of NHL games that have been played since the league’s inaugural puck-drop on December 19, 1917, a 7-4 Habs win over the Ottawa Senators.

601 – Total number of games that the late-great Pat Burns coached between the Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs, piling up 320 games with the Habs and 281 with the Leafs.

0 – Number of players able to make the claim that playing under Pat Burns didn't make them a better hockey player.

0 – Animosity between Canadiens fans and Leafs fans during the Burns pre-game tribute. 

Highlights from the Canadiens-Maple Leafs game
9 – Number of NHL head coaches who have been behind the bench for at least 1,200 games, including Jacques Martin, who added his name to that list on Saturday night.

389 – Combined number of games played by former Habs Mike Komisarek, Mikhail Grabovski and Francois Beauchemin for Montreal, including Komisarek’s 361, Grabovski’s 27 and Beauchemin’s single appearance in bleu-blanc-rouge in 2002-03.

8 – Combined penalty minutes racked up by the Leafs and Habs on Saturday night, with both teams on their best behavior for the majority of outing.

10 – Career number of short-handed markers scored by Jeff Halpern, reaching double-digits with a nifty tip-in during Maxim Lapierre’s second-period penalty.

1,000 – Weight in kilograms of the gorilla now off Tom Pyatt's back following his assist on Jeff Halpern's goal, securing the young forward's first point since enjoying a two-assist night in Boston on March 2, 2010.

45:58 – Amount of time needed for the Habs to receive their first power play of the game, with John Mitchell finally going off for a high stick in the third period.

9 – Number of years since Michael Cammalleri last got an assist from Komisarek while the two were at the University of Michigan, with Komisarek accidentally finding his old Wolverine teammate to feed him a perfect power-play goal in the third period.

4 – Number of shutouts posted by Carey Price so far this season, the same number he had previously racked-up in the first three years of his career combined.


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