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Roy by numbers

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
MONTREAL- Words rarely do Patrick Roy's amazing career justice. Here are a few numbers that could do the trick.

0-Other goalie tandems in NHL history to have won three straight Jennings Trophies besides Roy and Brian Hayward, who did so with the Habs from 1986-87 through 1988-89.

2-Times Roy raised the Stanley Cup with the Canadiens.

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3-League-record number of times Roy earned the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP, including twice with the Canadiens in 1986 and 1993.

4-Times "Saint Patrick" led the NHL in save percentage while with the Habs.

5-Consecutive seasons Roy earned a year-end NHL All-Star Team nod as a Hab from 1987-88 through 1991-92.

20-Number of birthday cakes he cut before becoming the youngest player to ever earn the Conn Smythe Trophy as postseason MVP in the spring of 1986.

23- Playoff overtime wins notched by Roy for the Canadiens on his way to a 23-6 mark, including his amazing 10-1 record during the Habs’ Stanley Cup run in 1993.

29-Length in games of Roy’s home undefeated streak in 1988-89, the longest such stretch in franchise history.

114-Playoff games played by Roy with Montreal, the most of any goalie in Canadiens history.

289-Regular-season wins piled up by Roy with the Habs, including his first victory on February 23, 1985 against the Winnipeg Jets, notched when he was only 19 years old.

551-Regular-season games played by Roy with the Canadiens over his 12-year career with the Habs, second behind only Jacques Plante in club history.

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