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The Numbers Game - April 5, 2011

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
MONTREAL -- Here's a numerical look at the Habs-Blackhawks matchup at the Bell Centre on Tuesday night.

735 – Number of days since the Blackhawks last visited the Canadiens at the Bell Centre, falling to the Habs by a score of 4-1 on Mar. 31, 2009.

11 – Number of times the ‘Hawks have visited the Bell Centre since the building opened its doors in 1996, with the home team winning eight of those outings.

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17:40 – Amount of time past before the first power play of the game was awarded, with P.K. Subban heading off for the Canadiens’ league-high 316th penalty of the season.

9 – Consecutive number of seasons in which the Habs have hit the .500 mark or better at home thanks to their 24-11-6 record at the Bell Centre in 2010-11; the last time the Canadiens posted a losing record at home was 2000-01 when the team went 15-20-4-2 in front of the Montreal faithful.

6 – Consecutive number of seasons in which the Canadiens have played all 41 home games in front of a sellout crowd of 21,273 fans at the Bell Centre.

4 – Consecutive number of games in which Michael Cammalleri has notched at least one point, adding a goal – his 18th of the season – to that streak against the Blackhawks.

2 – Number of players in the lineup on Tuesday night who hail from Kladno in the Czech Republic, with Tomas Plekanec and Chicago’s Michael Frolik facing off against each other for hometown bragging rights.

6 – Team-high number of times Cammalleri has gotten the Habs on the board in 2010-11, the same number of times the Richmond Hill, ON native also opened the scoring for the Canadiens last season.

6 – Game-high number of shots blocked by former Blackhawk Brent Sopel in the outing, turning the tables on the team he helped win a Stanley Cup for last spring.

80 – Number of games needed by the Canadiens to clinch a spot in the 2010-11 postseason, securing a berth for the fourth-straight year on Tuesday night.

The Numbers Game - April 5, 2011
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