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The Numbers Game - Jan. 8, 2011

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at the Habs-Bruins matchup at the Bell Centre on Saturday night.

660 – Combined number of games played by former Habs Michael Ryder and Mark Recchi with the Canadiens, both of whom were in the lineup for the Bruins on Saturday night.

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3 – Number of Habs who were perfect in the faceoff circle in the first 20 minutes of action, with Tom Pyatt, Jeff Halpern and David Desharnais winning all of their nine combined draws in the first period.

3 – Number of shots blocked by Roman Hamrlik in the outing, sacrificing his body for the team after missing the last game with an injury.

2 – Number of shifts enjoyed by Michael Cammalleri in the second period before leaving the game, playing just 7:23 against the Bruins.

26:27 – Team high ice time enjoyed by rookie blue-liner P.K. Subban in the game, filling in beside Hal Gill for injured teammate Josh Gorges.

49 – Number of points both the Habs and the Bruins now have in the standings to share the northeast division lead.

4 – Consecutive number of games the Habs have needed either overtime or a shootout to decide a winner.

33 – Number of points the Canadiens have earned against the Bruins of a possible 40 since the NHL lockout; Montreal now owns a 16-3-1 record at home against Boston since 2005-06, outscoring the B’s 69-43 in that span.

7 – Number of times the Habs have headed off after the first with a 0-0 tie on the board, usually a good sign for the Canadiens who are now 6-1 in those situations.

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