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The Numbers Game - Dec. 29, 2011

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

TAMPA – Here’s a numerical look at the game between the Canadiens and the Lightning at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Thursday night.

6 – Number of Lightning players in the lineup on Thursday who have played at least one game for the Canadiens, including Mathieu Garon, Brett Clark, Dominic Moore, Marc-Andre Bergeron, Tom Pyatt and J.T. Wyman.

4 – Number of points racked up by Raphael Diaz in the past two games, chipping in with an assist on Thursday after a three-assist night in Ottawa on Tuesday.

2 – Consecutive number of games in which Michael Cammalleri has found the back of the net on his first shot of the night, rifling a perfect feed from David Desharnais past Garon in the first period.

29.4 – Percentage of Desharnais’ points that have come with the man advantage this season, including his assist on Cammalleri’s power play goal on Thursday night.

7 – Number of multi-point nights enjoyed by Desharnais so far this season, including a two-point performance against the Lightning.

23 – Number of points recorded by Desharnais so far in 2011-12, setting a new career high this year in just 38 games to date.

6 – Number of hits thrown by Alexei Emelin against the Bolts, bringing his season total to a team-high 98 so far this season.

5 – Game-high number of shots blocked by Josh Gorges, who is now tied for first in the league in that category with Chicago’s Niklas Hjalmarsson with 99.

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