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The Numbers Game - Nov. 28, 2008

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
WASHINGTON – Here’s a numerical look at the Canadiens-Capitals showdown on Friday night at Verizon Center.

1 – Times the Canadiens have been held off the scoresheet this season after being shut out for the first time in 2008-09 Friday night.

3 – Players from both the Canadiens and Capitals playing against their former teams, including former Habs Jose Theodore and Donald Brashear and one-time Capital Robert Lang.

0 – Goals the Canadiens have allowed this season when down by two men.

143 – Points amassed by Robert Lang over his two seasons (145 games) in the American capital from 2002-2004.

10 – Total players from both sides missing from action Friday night due to injury – three for the Canadiens and seven for Washington.

9 – Age of Habs’ starting netminder Jaroslav Halak when Jose Theodore was selected 44th overall by Montreal at the 1994 draft.

20 – Washington shots blocked by Montreal, including four by Josh Gorges alone, bringing his season total to 47.

Heather Engel is a writer for
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