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The Numbers Game - April 9, 2011

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
TORONTO -- Here's a numerical look at the season-closing matchup between the Habs and the Leafs at Air Canada Center on Saturday night.

8 – Number of games Ryan White had to wait to notch his second-career NHL goal after needing 35 games in the big leagues to get his first against the Minnesota Wild on March 20, 2011.

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1 – Number of Gordie Howe hat-tricks the eponymous Hall-of-Famer racked up in his illustrious 26-year NHL career, with White coming within an assist of beating Howe’s total after his first-period goal and fight on Saturday night.

3:43 – Amount of time needed by Brian Gionta to give the Habs a two-goal lead after White opening the scoring, slipping his 28th of the season past James Reimer in the first period.

1 – Number of Habs who have been in the lineup for all 82 games this season, namely Brian Gionta who extended his 124-game Iron Man streak against the Leafs.
235 – Number of games missed by Canadiens players this season due to injuries, including 75 and 46 respectively for defensive pillars Andrei Markov and Josh Gorges.

3 – Number of times this season Gionta has finished a game with two goals, scoring his 28th and 29th of the season against the Leafs.

4 – Number of multi-point games enjoyed by Tom Pyatt in his career, including one in the playoffs last season and one against the Leafs on Saturday night.
5 – Consecutive number of seasons in which Tomas Plekanec has scored at least one shorthanded goal, waiting until Game 82 to keep the streak alive in 2010-11.
43– Number of times in franchise history in which the Canadiens have finished the regular season with a record of .500 or better on the road, going 20-19-2 on enemy ice in 2010-11.

600 – Number of head coaching wins piled up by Habs bench boss Jacques Martin over the years, reaching the milestone in his last game of the 2010-11 campaign in Toronto.

See also:
Postgame comments: Martin | Cammalleri | Gionta | Price | Spacek
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