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The Numbers Game - Nov. 11, 2008

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
MONTREAL -- Here’s a numerical look at the Canadiens' impressive 4-0 win over the Senators on Tuesday night at the Bell Centre.

7-Career shorthanded goals scored by Christopher Higgins following his first goal of the night when he beat Alex Auld in the opening period.  That allowed him to join Doug Jarvis at No. 13 on the club’s all-time list.

1,010-Games since a Canadiens player last notched a hat trick on home ice. Higgins’ good buddy Michael Ryder was the last one to do so, with a three-goal effort against the Flyers in a 5-0 win over Philadelphia at the Bell Centre on February 5, 2006.

4-Length in games of Higgins’ current point streak since joining the line of Saku Koivu and Alex Tanguay, with the left-winger amassing six points over his hot stretch.

6-Career goals scored by Guillaume Latendresse against his favorite victims - the Senators, with the big winger having scored more goals against Ottawa than any other NHL team to date.

8-Game-high hits thrown by Maxim Lapierre, to set a new career high for the scrappy centerman.

50-Percentage of Carey Price’s career shutouts to have come against the Senators.

3-Spots in the Eastern Conference standings gained by the Habs following their victory over Ottawa.  Montreal vaulted from No. 5 to No. 2 with 20 points, to trail only the Rangers.

178-Career games needed for Josh Gorges to record the first two-point night of his NHL career. His two-assist performance against Ottawa also earned him the game’s third star.

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