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The Numbers Game - March 20, 2008

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
Here’s a numerical look at the Canadiens-Bruins matchup at TD Banknorth Garden in Boston on Thursday night.

383-Days since the Bruins last beat the Canadiens.

21-Candles on Sergei Kostitsyn’s birthday cake on Thursday.

19-Seasons since the Canadiens last defeated the Bruins seven times in one season back in 1988-89 when Pat Burns helped guide his troops to a 7-0-1 record against Boston.

4-Shifts played by Mike Komisarek before leaving the game and not returning.

196-Consecutive games played by Komisarek, the Canadiens’ reigning iron man.

4-Fights against the Bruins this season involving Tom Kostopoulos, who dropped the gloves with Jeremy Reich.

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33-Goals scored by Alex Kovalev this season, the highest total by a Hab since Mark Recchi notched 34 goals in 1996-97.

7-Goals scored by Kovalev in as a many games against the Bruins this season.

11-Players to have reached the 1000-game mark in the NHL this season, with Glen Murray of the Bruins joining the Canadiens’ Kovalev, Roman Hamrlik, Bryan Smolinski who reached the milestone in October.

30-Combined points for Kovalev, Tomas Plekanec and Andrei Kostitsyn against the Bruins this season after piling up five more points on Thursday.

4-Wins in as many starts against the Bruins earned by Carey Price this season.

5-Canadiens with over 20 minutes of ice-time against the Bruins, including Josh Gorges who logged a season-high 22:55.

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