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The Numbers Game: March 26, 2009

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
Here’s a numerical look at the Habs-Lightning match-up at the Bell Centre on Thursday night.

12 Number of seasons throughout his 16-year NHL career in which Alex Kovalev has hit the 20 goal benchmark, notching his 20th of the campaign in the first period on Thursday night.

3 Number of penalties drawn by the speedy Metropolit-Dandenault-Higgins line in the first period alone. 

6:40 Elapsed time needed for the Lightning to fire their first shot in Carey Price's direction in the outing.

2 – Lightning records still held by former Tampa rearguard Roman Hamrlik, including most assists (49) and points (65) in a single season by a defenseman, set in 1995-96.

65.5 – Percentage of the game’s total shots taken by the Canadiens, with the Habs enjoying a lofty 36-19 shot advantage on Thursday night.

4 – Points amassed by Guillaume Latendresse in five games since returning to the Habs’ lineup on March 17.

5 – Number of games so far this season in which the Canadiens have held their opponents to 20 shots or less.

60– Points recorded by Andrei Markov so far this season, a new career-high for the All-Star blue-liner who continues to lead the team in that category.

0Combined points amassed by Vincent Lecavalier and Martin St. Louis on Thursday after having teamed up for nine total points in their first three games versus Montreal this season.

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