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Plekanec by numbers

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
In 2007-08, Tomas Plekanec continued to make a name for himself as one of the top young centermen in the NHL. Here's a numerical look back at the season that was for the Czech speed demon.

69-Points amassed by Plekanec in 2007-08, the second-highest total on the team during the regular season and the most points ever put up by a Czech-born Habs player, surpassing previous record holder Martin Rucinsky, who notched 60 points in 1995-96.

3-Czech players to have notched more points than Plekanec this past NHL season, including Vaclav Prospal, Jaromir Jagr, and Ales Hemsky, who finished a mere two points ahead of the Habs' centerman.

41-Team-high points racked up by Pleky at even strength in 2007-08.

42-Points collected by Plekanec on the road to the lead the NHL in that department.

21-Goals scored by Plekanec away from the Bell Centre during the regular season, tops on the Canadiens and fifth-best in the NHL behind Alexander Ovechkin, Jarome Iginla, Ilya Kovalchuk and Patrick Sharp.

6-Team-high two-goal games enjoyed by Plekanec in 2007-08, including his first career NHL hat trick in Buffalo on February 29.

6-Team-high game-winning goals scored by the 25-year-old, including consecutive games on Nov. 5 against the Sabres and on Nov. 8 versus the Bruins.

51-Takeaways credited to Plekanec in 2007-08 to lead all Canadiens forwards.

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