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The Numbers Game - Feb. 7, 2008

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
Tomas Plekanec matched his career-high by scoring his 20th goal of the season against the Leafs on Thursday night.
Here’s a numerical look at the Canadiens’ showdown with the Maple Leafs on Thursday night at the Bell Centre.

20 - Number of goals scored by Tomas Plekanec in only 55 games this season, tying his career high set in 2006-07.

3 - Consecutive 40-point seasons now posted by Markov after assisting on Plekanec’s first period goal.

6 - Consecutive number of Habs goals and counting involving a member of the Plekanec, Kovalev and Andrei Kostitsyn line.

7 - Number of periods since a Habs goal was scored without the help of Plekanec, Kovalev or Kostitsyn.

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1 - Number of times Andrei Markov has been held pointless in his last nine games.

5 - Game-high number of shots fired by Plekanec, Kovalev and Christopher Higgins.

15 - Game-high faceoffs won by Plekanec for a 75 percent winning percentage.  

29:20 - Game-high ice time logged by Markov, setting a new season-high for a game that did not require overtime.  

0 - Number of goals scored by the Canadiens without Mike Komisarek on the ice on Thursday night, with the Habs’ defenseman posting a game-high +2 rating in a losing effort.   

3 - Senators current point-lead over the Canadiens following Ottawa’s 5-4 win over the Panthers at the Corel Centre on Thursday night.

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