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The Numbers Game - Nov. 7, 2009

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
MONTREAL – Here's a numerical look at the match-up between the Canadiens and the Lightning at the Bell Centre on Saturay night.

2 – Former Lightning players in the Habs’ lineup on Saturday night, with Roman Hamrlik and Paul Mara each having begun their careers with the Bolts.

1 – Former Habs players in the Lightning’s lineup, as Alex Tanguay marked his return to the Bell Centre by scoring his third goal of the season.

79 – Percentage of faceoffs won by shifty pivot Tomas Plekanec in the contest, winning 11 of his 14 draws on the night.

0 – Times this season that one of either Scott Gomez, Michael Cammalleri or Brian Gionta has failed to reach the scoresheet thanks to Gionta’s goal set up by Gomez against the Lightning on the heels of the trio being blanked in Boston on Thursday night.

17 Number of shots on goal for the Gomez, Cammalleri, Gionta line, a season-high for the explosive trio this year.

9 – Number of teams Jaroslav Spacek has now recorded at least 10 assists against, following the Czech defenseman's helper on Gionta’s second period goal.

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