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The Numbers Game - March 13, 2008

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
MONTREAL - Here’s a numerical look at the Canadiens’ tilt against the Senators on Thursday night at the Bell Centre.

8-Canadiens players in the lineup against the Senators born after Boy George and Culture Club ruled the charts with their hit Karma Chameleon in 1984.

1-Senators players in uniform on Thursday night born after 1984. (Andrej Mezsaros)

7-Days the Canadiens spent as Northeast Division leaders before seeing the Senators regain top spot with a 3-0 win over Montreal.

10-Seasons since the Canadiens last finished ahead of the Senators in the standings in 1997-98.

4512-Length in seconds of Carey Price’s 75:12 minute shutout string prior to surrendering a first period goal to Jason Spezza and dating back to the Ducks’ Sami Pahlsson’s goal on March 9 in Anaheim.

42-Consecutive games played by Josh Gorges since last being a healthy scratch on Dec. 11 against the Lightning.

14-Percentage edge in the face-off circle enjoyed by the Canadiens over the Senators.

7-Faceoffs won by Maxim Lapierre, who came out on top in 78% of his draws on the night.

5-Team-high number of blocked shots and hits registered by Mike Komisarek, who continues to lead the Canadiens in both categories.

34-Games in which Alex Kovalev has now logged more than 20 minutes of ice time in a game this season, after totaling 21:42 against the Senators.

36-Combined points piled up by the Alfredsson-Heatley-Spezza line against the Canadiens this season, including three more on Thursday.

5-Times the Canadiens have now been shutout this season, after being blanked by Ottawa.

8-Wins registered by Martin Gerber in 10 career regular season appearances against the Habs.

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