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The Numbers Game: All-Star Weekend

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
Here’s a numerical look at NHL All-Star Weekend in Montreal.

15-Players who made their first career All-Star appearance this weekend, including Mike Komisarek and Carey Price.

2 – All-Stars who finished behind Komisarek in the hardest shot competition, with the Habs’ blue-liner clocking in at 98.5 mph to beat out Mark Streit and Vincent Lecavalier for fourth place in the event.

6 – Props needed by Alexander Ovechkin – including a fisherman’s hat, miniature Canadian flag, white sunglasses, a second stick, a bottle of Gatorade and Pittsburgh Penguins All-Star Evgeni Malkin –  to edge out hometown favorite Alex Kovalev in the 2009 Fan Fav Breakaway Challenge at the SuperSkills competition on Saturday night.

725 – Children in attendance at the Youppi! and Friends All-Star Mascot Breakfast at the jam-packed Bell Sports Complex on Sunday morning.

– Combined number of votes cast by fans to place four Montreal Canadiens players on the starting lineup for the Eastern Conference, including Alex Kovalev, Mike Komisarek, Andrei Markov and Carey Price.

19-Years since the Habs had four or more players at an NHL All-Star Game, with Chris Chelios, Shayne Corson, Stephane Richer and Patrick Roy having all gone to the midseason classic in 1990 in Pittsburgh.

1990-The last time a Habs player drew a penalty in the All-Star Game, when Patrick Roy was called for delay of game.

102-Combined total shots fired in the 57th All-Star Game, tying the record set in 1994 at Madison Square Garden.

6-Goals allowed by Henrik Lundqvist in the second period over his 20 minutes of action.

2-Goals allowed by Price in his All-Star debut, the least of any goalie in this year’s All-Star Game.

0-NHL All-Star Games in which Markov has failed to score a goal, with Markov having also scored last year in Atlanta.

22-Goals scored by both teams in regulation, matching the second-highest total ever set back in 1993 at the Forum, the last time Montreal played host to the All-Star Game.

Manny Almela is a writer for
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