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The Numbers Game - Feb. 28, 2012

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

TAMPA BAY - Here’s a numerical look at the game between the Canadiens and the Lightning in Tampa, Florida on Tuesday night.

4 – Number of players in Tuesday night’s game that will be lacing up with their respective teams for the first time, with the Lightning welcoming trade deadline acquisitions Brian Lee and Mike Commodore and the Habs, Brad Staubitz and Blake Geoffrion.

10 – Percentage of players on the Lightning’s Tuesday night roster who wear a number higher than 50, with only Victor Hedman and NHL-leading goal-scorer Steven Stamkos getting into the upper digits. Comparatively, the Canadiens have over 56% of their team sporting numbers above 50.

27 – Combined number of seasons in the Canadiens’ organization played by Blake Geoffrion’s family, with 12 coming courtesy of great-grandfather Howie Morenz, 14 for grandfather Bernard “Boom-Boom” Geoffrion and one for his father Daniel.

23.4% -- Percentage of points accumulated by David Desharnais this season that have come over the course of his last 10 games

Game highlights
Welcome to the team
Deadline dealings
Geoffrion called-up ; Leblanc reassigned 

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