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The Numbers Game: Feb. 19, 2009

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
PITTSBURGH – Here’s a numerical look at the Canadiens’ road trip finale against the Penguins on Thursday night.

4 – Times that Mathieu Schneider has now been on the ice for a Canadiens’ power play marker in his first two games with his new old team.

25 – Points amassed by Andrei Kostitsyn since his Dec. 27 hat trick in Pittsburgh, adding a goal and an assist to his totals on Thursday night.

7 – Times that Georges Laraque has dropped the mitts this season after a dance with Eric Godard in the opening period.
3 – Goals in two games for Tomas Plekanec since returning from his suspension.

78 – Percent success rate for Saku Koivu in the faceoff circle against Pittsburgh, with the Habs captain winning 14 of his 18 draws.

– Faceoffs won by Plekanec in 2008-09 so far after taking another nine Thursday to lead the Canadiens in that category.

6 – Mike Komisarek’s rank among NHL defenseman in hits with 140 under his belt, despite a 17-game absence.

Heather Engel is a writer for
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