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The Numbers Game - Jan. 7, 2010

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at the Canadiens - Panthers showdown at the Bell Centre on Thursday night.

7:49 – Time needed for the Panthers to register their first shot on Jaroslav Halak in the second period.
– Points amassed by Andrei Markov on the road this season before picking up his first point on home ice when he helped set up Pouliot’s goal against Florida on Thursday.
0 – Combined points amassed by linemates Tomas Plekanec and Michael Cammalleri in three games since seeing their comrade Andrei Kostitsyn sidelined with an injury.

– Number of wins picked up by Montreal in six outings this year with Kostitsyn out of the lineup, posting a ‘W’ without the Belarusian sniper in uniform for the first time on Thursday night.

100 – Percentage of games played by Benoit Pouliot against the Panthers in which the big winger has managed to pick up at least a point. The Habs newcomer opened the scoring with only 13 seconds remaining in the first period to give him four points in three games versus Florida in his young career.

– Number of times in which the Habs have been down a man just once in an entire game so far this season, with Hal Gill serving the team’s only two minute minor of the contest in the second period.

– Number minutes between the Canadiens’ last penalty, picked up in Tuesday night’s game against the Caps, and their sole penalty of the game against the Panthers.

– Number of pucks fired at Tomas Vokoun by Michael Cammalleri, equaling his career-high number of shots in a single match-up, set on March 12, 2007 with the Kings.
6 – Number of shutouts amassed by Halak in 75 career games, stopping all 38 shots he faced on Thursday night to record his second whitewash of the season.

See also
New Year, same Halak
Midseason report: the results are in!
Bulldogs report - Jan. 6, 2010
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