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The Numbers Game - Dec. 13, 2011

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

MONTREAL – Here’s a numerical look at the game between the Canadiens and the Islanders at the Bell Centre, on Tuesday night.

128 – Number of consecutive games played by the Habs’s new Iron Man, Erik Cole, with Cole taking the title from long-reigning champ Brian Gionta whose steak ended at 153 games.

0 – Number of shots on goal allowed by the Canadiens on their first penalty kill of the night, with the Islanders’ Brian Rolston registering his team’s first shot on goal after Lars Eller penalty had already expired.

1:25 – Amount of time needed by Andrei Kostitsyn to even the score for the Habs after Matt Moulson put the Isles up by a goal at 7:50 of the first period. Tomas Plekanec and Tomas Kaberle would be awarded assists on the goal.

50 – Percentage of the Canadiens goals that Tomas Kaberle has received a point on since joining the Canadiens from Carolina, counting two against the Devils and another on Kostitsyn’s goal in Tuesday night’s game.

46 – Number of points accumulated by Andrei Kostitsyn in the month of December over the course of his career. December by far remains Kostitsyn’s most productive month of hockey, the Belarusian adding another goal to those stats against the Islanders.

16:34 – Chris Campoli’s ice-time over the course of Tuesday night’s game, with the defenseman playing his first complete game in a Canadiens uniform after logging only 11:05 in before getting injured in the Habs’ first game of the season.

7 – Number of points recorded by Tomas Kaberle over the course of his last four games, with four points coming before his trade to Montreal and three coming since.

6 – Number of hits thrown by Habs power-forward Erik Cole over the course of Tuesday night’s tilt – more than any other player in the game.

11 – Number of goals scored by Erik Cole so far this season. His 11th marker, scored 31 seconds into the game’s third frame tied Max Pacioretty as the Habs’ leading goal-scorer. The goal would come thanks to the impressive play-making of P.K. Subban and David Desharnais.


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