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The Numbers Game - March 8, 2011

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

– Number of regular season games played by Tomas Kaberle against the Habs, enjoying his first as a member of the Bruins on Tuesday night after being traded from Toronto on February 18.

3:11 – Time needed for the Canadiens and Bruins to pick up right where they left off in their heated tilt in Boston on February 9, with Ryan White dropping the gloves with Johnny Boychuk less than five minutes into the game.

31.58  – Percentage of goals in the Canadiens’ last five games scored by the Lars Eller-Andrei Kostitsyn-Travis Moen line after Eller opened the scoring and added another for the Habs in the first period against Boston.

1 – Number of times in the 2010-11 season that Eller has scored multiple goals in the same game, potting the only two markers of the first period to send the Habs to the dressing room with a 2-0 lead.

2 – Number of times in his last three games in which Moen has finished his night with two assists, having never done so in his previous 506 NHL games.

12 – Number of shots blocked by the Habs in the first period alone – including three by Paul Mara – compared to three combined blocks by the Bruins.

7 – Number of games fewer needed by the Canadiens to hit the 80-point plateau in 2010-11 than in 2009-10; the Habs hit the mark in 67 games this year compared with 74 last season.

17 – Consecutive number of periods in which the Habs have scored at least one goal, with the streak ending at 17 after the second period on Tuesday night.

13 – Number of wins registered by Carey Price against the Bruins, the most the 23-year-old netminder has won against any other NHL team, owning a 13-3-2 record against Boston in his career.

7  – Number of power play goals scored by James Wisniewski this season (between the Islanders and the Habs), tying Max Pacioretty for the team lead.

5 – Season-high win streak now posted by the Canadiens, dating back to a 4-3 win over the Hurricanes on February 26.

See also:
Game highlights
Bad Blood
2011 Playoff race 

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