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The Numbers Game: Feb. 24, 2009

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
Here’s a numerical look at the Canadiens-Canucks matchup on Tuesday night at the Bell Centre.

10-Points piled up by red-hot Tomas Plekanec over his last six games, with the Czech centerman scoring six goals and adding four assists over that span.

4-Career points amassed by Alex Kovalev on February 24, with the All-Star winger celebrating his 36th birthday by assisting on Andrei Markov’s power-play goal in the second period. 

0-Times Mats Sundin touched the puck without being showered with a chorus of boos.

0-Shots taken by the Habs in the first nine minutes of the second period.

120-Length in seconds of the Canadiens’ 5-on-3 disadvantage killed off in the first period.

267-Draft pick differential between Roberto Luongo and Jaroslav Halak, with the Canucks’ goalie being drafted fourth overall in 1997 and Halak being chosen all the way down at 271 in 2003.

9-Years since the Canadiens last defeated the Canucks in Montreal, dating back to a 2-1 victory over Vancouver on November 27, 1999. Alain Vigneault was behind the Habs bench for that win.

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