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The Numbers Game - Feb. 12, 2011

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at the Habs-Leafs matchup at the Bell Centre on Saturday night.

23.3 – Average age of the Canadiens’ starting lineup against the Leafs, with youngsters Ryan White, Benoit Pouliot, David Desharnais, Yannick Weber, Alexandre Picard and Carey Price all on the ice for the opening puck drop.

11 – Number of years since CBC broadcast the inaugural Hockey Day in Canada, an annual event celebrating hockey north of the border, with the Leafs and Habs squaring off in the prime time game for the 2011 edition.

2 – Number of times Carey Price has played 50 games in an NHL season, hitting the milestone on Saturday night for the second time since his 52-game campaign in 2008-09.

75 – Percentage of Pouliot’s goals this season that have come in the second period, using the middle frame against the Leafs to notch his 12th of the year.

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4 – Number of times P.K. Subban has dropped the gloves so far in his rookie NHL season, going toe-to-toe with Joffrey Lupul in the first period on Saturday night. 

19 – Number of power play goals collected by Toronto on the road this season in 109+tonight opportunities to date, with the Canadiens snuffing out all five of the Leafs’ chances with the man advantage on Hockey Day in Canada.

63– Consecutive number of saves made by Price against the Leafs, dating back to a third period goal on October 7.

2 – Number of times Roman Hamrlik has fired five shots on goal in a game so far this season, a career high for the 36-year-old defenseman.

8 – Consecutive number of games in which Desharnais has won at least 50% of his faceoffs, going 11 for 15 in the faceoff circle against Toronto.

2 – Number of multi-point nights enjoyed by Desharnais so far in 24 career NHL games, picking up a goal and assist on Saturday night after collecting three points against the Bruins on February 9.

24 – Number of defensemen in NHL history who have posted at least 14 20-assist seasons, with Hamrlik joining the club after collecting two helpers on Saturday night.

Postgame comments: Martin | Pouliot | Gionta | Price | Desharnais
Notebook - Feb. 12, 2011 
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