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The Numbers Game - Dec. 13, 2008

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
Here’s a numerical look at the Canadiens-Capitals matchup on Saturday night at the Bell Centre.

758-Players to have ever worn a Canadiens jersey since the franchise was born in 1909, following Ben Maxwell’s NHL debut against the Capitals.

11-Points amassed by the Habs out of a possible 14 points during their seven-game homestand, ending the longest such home ice stretch in franchise history.

2-Goals scored by Patrice Brisebois over the past two games, coinciding with when he started wearing the “A” in Christopher Higgins’ absence.

9-Games of the last 12 contests against the Capitals in which the Habs have picked up at least one point, with the Canadiens boasting an 7-3-2 mark over that stretch.

10-Total hits thrown by the line of Steve Begin, Maxim Lapierre and Tom Kostopoulos, who were all over the ice against the Caps.

15-Habs players who registered at least one shot on goal on Saturday night.

1-Losses in regulation incurred by the Canadiens in games in which the score was tied after two periods, with the Habs now 2-1-4 in those contests.

36-Combined percentage of faceoffs won by the Habs against the Capitals.

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