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The Numbers Game: Feb. 1, 2009

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
Here is a numerical look at the Canadiens-Bruins showdown at the Bell Centre on Super Bowl Sunday.

40-Players to have worn No. 24 in Canadiens history, following Alex Henry’s debut with the Habs on Sunday against the Bruins.

26-Seconds needed by Henry before dropping the gloves with Shawn Thornton on the Habs' defenseman’s very first shift.

0.6-Seconds remaining in the opening period when Dennis Wideman scored for the Bruins to make it 1-1.

7-Hits thrown by Mike Komisarek in the first period alone, on his way to throwing a game-high nine body checks on the afternoon.

5-Consecutive games the Canadiens had failed to get on the scoreboard first prior to Robert Lang opening the scoring against the Bruins.

28-Number of stripes on the 1912-13 retro jersey worn for the first time by the Canadiens on Sunday.

4-Consecutive seasons Andrei Markov has now reached the 40-point mark, a feat accomplished by only four other defenseman in franchise history: Larry Robinson, Serge Savard, Guy Lapointe and Doug Harvey.

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