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The Numbers Game: Feb. 6, 2011

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at the Canadiens-Devils matchup at the Bell Centre on Super Bowl Sunday.

139 – Number of games played by Dainius Zubrus for the Canadiens, piling up 29 goals in that span and notching the opening goal against his former team on Sunday afternoon.
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5 – Number of shots fired by the Canadiens in a single power play, getting plenty of chances during Henrik Tallinder’s first period penalty for hooking.

7 – Number of points racked up by Max Pacioretty in as many games since leaving the January 18 game against Buffalo after being dinged by a James Wisniewski blast from the point.

20:00 – Number of minutes played by Martin Brodeur in the contest before Devils back-up netminder Johan Hedberg took over for him between the pipes.

3 – Number of shots blocked by Tomas Plekanec in the outing, also firing six shots on the opposing goal on Sunday afternoon.

10 – Percentage of success the Devils’ power-play has enjoyed under Jacques Lemaire, despite the team playing their best hockey of the season. The Devils have gone 6-58 with the man-advantage in that time, including 0 for 2 Sunday afternoon.

3 – Number of times since January 1 that the Canadiens have failed to pick up at least one point in a game, going 9-3-3 since New Years Day.

4 – Consecutive number of seasons in which the Canadiens have won the first of back-to-back games on Super Bowl weekend before dropping the second.

6 – Consecutive number of home games lost by the Canadiens against the Devils, dating back to December 6, 2008.


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