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The Numbers Game - February 18, 2013

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

MONTREAL – Here's a numerical look at the Habs-Hurricanes matchup on Monday night at the Bell Centre.

1 - Number of letters that stand between Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Michal Jordan being able to call himself the greatest basketball player of all-time - six-time NBA champion, Michael Jordan.

21 273 - Number of fans who likely felt Carolina Hurricanes forward Patrick Dwyer's pain when he found himself on the receiving end of a bone-crunching first period hit from defenseman P.K. Subban at the Canadiens blue-line.

7 - Number of shots directed by the Canadiens at Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Cam Ward during the opening period of Monday night's contest - their lowest first-period shot-total thus far this season.

4 - Number of career goals by Brandon Prust against the Carolina Hurricanes, the most goals the London, Ont. native has scored against any NHL team in his career. Prust broke a scoreless draw early in the third period.

11 - Number of games out of the 15 contested thus far this season by the Canadiens in which Tomas Plekanec has registered a point. Plekanec scored his eighth goal of the season in the third period on Monday night.

6 - Number of wins recorded by the Canadiens, in as many games, against Southeast Division opponents thus far this season, marking one less win than in 20 games against the division last year.

7 - Number of games fewer than last season it took the Canadiens to hit the 10-win mark this year. The Canadiens hit double-digits in wins during the 2011-12 campaign in their 22nd contest of the season.

15 - Number of shifts for Canadiens forward Ryan White, who returned to the line-up after missing the last four games.

11 - Number of consecutive games in which Carolina's Eric Staal had recorded a point, until the Canadiens halted the power forward's streak Monday night.

Game highlights: Habs vs. Hurricanes
Boxscore: Habs vs. Hurricanes

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