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The Numbers Game - April 2, 2009

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
Here’s a numerical look at the Canadiens-Islanders match-up at the Nassau Coliseum in New York on Thursday night.

38– Number of seasons in the 100 year history of the franchise that the Habs have recorded at least 40 wins in the regular season, hitting the benchmark for a fifth straight campaign with a 5-1 victory in Long Island on Thursday night.

15 – Number of times the Canadiens have lit the lamp at least twice with the man advantage, posting a 12-1-2 record in those outings.

3 – Number of Habs who extended their current point streaks to five on Thursday night, including Alex Kovalev, Mathieu Schneider and Saku Koivu.

15 – Goals scored by the Kovalev-Tanguay-Koivu line since the trio first hit the ice together five games ago, including four markers against the Islanders.

9 – Number of times Habs policeman Georges Laraque has dropped the gloves so far this season, making his giant presence felt after a four-game absence in a lopsided tilt with Doug Weight.

17 – Career NHL games in which Alex Kovalev has chipped in with at least three assists in a single outing.

33 – Days passed since Jaroslav Halak last picked up a win for the Canadiens, with the Slovak netminder most recently posting a 46-save victory over the San Jose Sharks on February 28.

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