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The Numbers Game - Dec. 29, 2008

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
Here's a numerical look at the Canadiens-Panthers matchup in Florida on Monday night.

3,000 - All-time wins piled up by the Canadiens since joining the NHL in 1917-18, topping the Boston Bruins - their next closest rival - by 304 victories.
3-Consecutive seasons in which Tomas Plekanec has now potted at least a pair of shorthanded goals.
6-Goals assisted by Tom Kostopoulos in 2008-09, matching the rugged winger's total in 67 games last season.
52-Pounds given up to Anthony Stewart by Steve Begin in his tussle with the Panthers center in the second period.
132-Career NHL games needed by Maxim Lapierre to notch his first NHL hat trick, with Lapierre never having even scored two goals in a game entering Monday night's battle with the Panthers.
13-Games this season in which the Canadiens have scored four or more goals. The Habs are now 12-1 on those nights.
56-Team-high faceoff percentage posted by rookie Ben Mawell against Florida.

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