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The Numbers Game: Dec. 21, 2010

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
DALLAS -- Here's a numerical look at the game between the Habs and the Stars at the American Airlines Center on Tuesday night.

3 – Number of current NHL coaches with over 1,100 games under their belts, including Toronto bench boss Ron Wilson (1,288), Dallas coach Marc Crawford (1,103) and Habs head coach Jacques Martin (1,214).

653 – Number of days since the Habs last visited the Lone Star State to take on the Stars, a 3-1 Canadiens win with Guy Carbonneau behind the bench for Montreal.

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2 – Number of shorthanded goals allowed by the Canadiens so far this season, including one by Stars forward Jamie Benn on Tuesday night.
3  – Number of NHL teams Tomas Plekanec has yet to record a point against during his NHL career, failing to break the ice against the Stars and now counting five pointless outings against Dallas to date.
18 – Number of wins recorded by the Stars in 25 games since 2002-03 when Steve Ott registers at least a point; Dallas owns an 18-3-4 record with Ott on the scoresheet.
6 – Game-high number of shots fired by Max Pacioretty in the outing, including four in the first period alone.

19  – Consecutive number of games in which Travis Moen was held off the scoresheet before chipping in with an assist on Mathieu Darche’s second-period marker. 

7 – Number of goals scored by Darche so far this season, topping his 2009-10 total of five goals following his call-up from Hamilton last January.

3 – Number of shorthanded goals scored by the Canadiens so far this year, with Brian Gionta finding the back of the net with a shorty in the third period.

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