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The Numbers Game: Nov. 1, 2008

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
UNIONDALE -- Here’s a look at the Canadiens’ come-from-behind win against the Islanders Saturday night on Long Island.

4 – Unanswered goals scored by the Canadiens in the third period.

1,072 – Days since Islanders goaltender Yann Danis last made an NHL start.  Danis’ previous NHL outing came back on November 25, 2005 as a member of the Habs, in a game against the Buffalo Sabres.

67 – Points piled up by Alex Kovalev in 74 career games against the Islanders, after adding four to his total on Saturday night.  The veteran winger has amassed more points against the Isles than any other NHL team.

4 – Times Tomas Plekanec’s name appeared on the scoresheet against the Islanders, once more than his total through the first nine games of the season.

0 – Shots on goal by the Islanders through the first 13 minutes of the third period.

6 – Consecutive wins the Canadiens have posted over the Isles since March 13, 2007, outscoring New York by a 24-10 margin.

5 – Goals that Christopher Higgins has now potted in six career games at Nassau Coliseum, just a stone’s throw from the winger’s homebase of Smithtown.

22:24 – Ice time logged by former Hab Mark Streit in his first game against his former teammates.

Heather Engel is a writer for
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