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The Numbers Game - Oct. 25, 2008

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
Here is a numerical look at the Canadiens-Ducks game on Saturday night at the Bell Centre.

1-Games this season in which Saku Koivu has failed to pick up at least one point. The Habs' captain is currently riding a six-game point streak since being held off the scoresheet on opening night in Buffalo.

5-Shifts needed for Christopher Higgins to pick up his first point of the season in his first taste of regular season action, after sitting out the Canadiens’ opening six games with a groin injury.

500-Career games played by Andrei Markov, who marked the occasion by picking up an assist on Alex Tanguay’s goal. The 29-year-old continues to sit among the top three NHL defensemen in both assists (10) and points (10) this season.

7-Games needed by Tom Kostopoulos to score his first goal of 2008-09 after patiently waiting until the Canadiens’ 12th game of last season to light the lamp for the first time.

71-Games since the Canadiens last hit the 50-shot mark during the regular season, last doing so on November 17, 2007.

0-NHL penalty shots previously faced by Carey Price before he stoned Corey Perry’s second period attempt on Saturday.

13-Game-high shots fired by Tomas Plekanec against the Ducks, obliterating his previous career best of seven set against the Bruins back on March 6, 2006 in Boston.

84-Months since the Canadiens last defeated the Ducks on home-ice, dating back to a 3-1 win on October 9, 2001.

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