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Numbers Game - Oct. 16 - 2010

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at the showdown between the Habs and the Sens at the Bell Centre on Saturday night.

1 – Number of shots needed by the Canadiens to open the scoring in the match-up, with captain Brian Gionta slipping a backhander past Brian Elliot 1:06 into the first period. 

99 – Number of points Sens captain Daniel Alfredsson has scored against the Habs in 76 games versus Montreal in his 15-year career, including a goal and an assist on Saturday night.

562 – Days since a Canadiens captain last scored a regular-season goal, dating back to Saku Koivu beating Yann Danis in a 5-1 win over the Islanders on April 2, 2009.

 70Tomas Plekanec’s faceoff efficiency in the contest, winning 21 of 30 draws on the night.

2 – Number of goals scored by Jeff Halpern in five games as a Hab after going scoreless in 32 games with the Lightning and Kings last year.

8 – Number of goals Andrei Kostitsyn has scored against the Sens in his career, the most he’s had against any single NHL team, with the winger going top shelf over Elliot in the second period.

11 – Number of shots fired by the Sens in the opening period, following up that effort with a combined 8 shots throughout periods two and three.

5 – Number of times the Canadiens won back-to-back games in 2009-10. The Habs won two games in as many days for the first time in the current campaign by dropping the Sens following a 2-1 win in Buffalo the night before.

100 – Percentage of Canadiens games so far this season that have been decided by just one goal.

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