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The Numbers Game - Oct. 31, 2009

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
MONTREAL – Here's a numerical look at the Canadiens' 5-4 shootout win over the Leafs at the Bell Centre on Saturday night.

27 – Number of candles on Tomas Plekanec’s cake on Saturday night, ringing in his 27th birthday in style with two assists on Halloween night.

0 – Number of times former Hab Mike Komisarek set foot on Bell Centre ice without hearing a chorus of boos from the 21,273 fans in attendance for the Original 6 match-up.

272 – Number of days since the Canadiens last sported their vintage 1912-13 “barbershop” jerseys in a game, with 23 Habs players simultaneously dressing up as Waldo from the “Where’s Waldo” series for the Halloween tilt.

0 – Angle in degrees of the net open to Glen Metropolit when he beat Vesa Toskala in the second period to tie the game 1-1.

30 – Number of games needed by Metropolit to record his eighth point in the 2008-09 campaign, hitting that same mark in just eight games this season.

2 – Number of ovations given to Guillaume Latendresse on the same shift, with cheers of Gui! raining down on the 22-year-old power forward after a crushing hit on Komisarek just before finding the back of the net in the second period.

472 – Number of players who have scored at least one goal in Canadiens history, with Hal Gill adding his name to the list with a second period marker on Saturday night.

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