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The Numbers Game - Jan. 2, 2011

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
MONTREAL -- Here's a numerical look at the game between the Habs and the Thrashers at the Bell Centre on Sunday afternoon.

17 – Number of days since the Canadiens last played at the Bell Centre, finally returning home following the team’s seven-game road swing over the past two weeks.

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5 – Number of points collected by newcomer James Wisniewski in three games with the Habs to date, including an assist on Tomas Plekanec’s first period power-play goal against the Thrashers.

5 – Consecutive number of goals in which Wisniewski has been on the ice for the Canadiens, including all three games with his new team to date.

20 – Number of seconds Plekanec needed to make Brent Sopel pay for his indiscretions, roofing a shot past Pavelec on the Habs’ first power play of the day.

16 – Number of Habs players who registered at least one shot on Sunday afternoon, firing a season-high total of 50 pucks in Pavelec’s direction in the matinee.

9 – Number of shots fired by captain Brian Gionta alone in the contest.

101 – Career number of assists racked up by Wisniewski, reaching - and then surpassing the century mark - with two helpers against the Thrashers.

3 – Number of times the Canadiens have notched at least two power-play goals in back-to-back games so far this season, following up a pair of PP markers against the Panthers with another set of goals with the man advantage on Sunday afternoon.

7 – Number of times the Canadiens have registered at least 40 shots so far this season, doing so for the second-straight game after peppering Florida netminder Tomas Vokoun with 48 shots on Friday night.


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