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The Numbers Game - March 10, 2011

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
ST. LOUIS - Here's a numerical look at the Canadiens-Blues matchup on Thursday night in St. Louis.

215 – Number of games in which Carey Price and Jaroslav Halak made up the goaltending tandem for the Canadiens in just over two years together in Montreal, facing each other for the first time on Thursday night.

Highlights Canadiens - Blues
10 – Number of assists piled up by Paul Mara in 48 games as a Hab over the past two years, although the 31-year-old blue-liner is still searching for his first goal in a Canadiens uniform.

6 –Number of points Andy McDonald has registered against the Canadiens in his career - including two on Thursday night, more than any other Blues player.

10  –  Number of goalies in Canadiens history who have been between the pipes for at least 60 games in a single season; with his start against the Blues, Carey Price joined the exclusive club that also includes Hall-of-Famers Patrick Roy, Jacques Plante and Ken Dryden.

13 – Number of times this season in which Jeff Halpern has enjoyed at least 15 minutes of ice time in a game, doing so for the sixth time in eight games on Thursday night.

5 – Number of times the Canadiens have faced the Blues at the Scottrade Center over the past 10 years, splitting the first four games before the Blues took the rubber match in St. Louis on Thursday night.

0  – Number of games lost by the Canadiens with Brent Sopel in the lineup, with the newly-acquired Habs defenseman missing Thursday night’s game with an upper body injury.

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