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The Numbers Game - Oct. 28, 2008

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
MONTREAL -- Here is a numerical look at the Canadiens-Hurricanes showdown on Tuesday night at the Bell Centre.

2-Career goals scored by Alex Tanguay on penalty shots following his successful attempt against Cam Ward. His last attempt came back on November 12, 2005, when he beat Miika Kiprusoff of the Flames.

11:23 - Time needed for the Canadiens to register their first shot on Ward on Tuesday night.

0- Points amassed so far this season by former Habs winger Sergei Samsonov, who was signed to a three-year deal by the Hurricanes this summer.

6- Games since the Canadiens last defeated the Hurricanes at the Bell Centre back on February 28, 2004, with Carolina having outgunned the Habs 28-9 during that span.

2-Carey Price’s age when Hurricanes veteran Rod Brind’Amour played his first career NHL regular season game with the St. Louis Blues back in 1989.

66.7-Percentage of the Canadiens’ league-leading number of 24 Stanley Cups won to have come courtesy of Dick Irvin, Scotty Bowman and Toe Blake. The three coaching legends, honored in a pre-game ceremony, amassed three, five and eight championships from behind the Habs’ bench, respectively.

1-Career losses at the Bell Centre now suffered by Ward, who began the night with a perfect 7-0 mark in Montreal, including his three playoff victories over the Habs in the spring of 2006.
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