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The Numbers Game - Oct. 7, 2010

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
TORONTO - Here's a numerical look at the season-opening showdown between the Habs and the Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Center on Thursday night.

10-Consecutive years the Habs have now kicked of a season on enemy ice.
2-Number of captains to have played their first regular season game as captain on Thursday night at the ACC, with Brian Gionta and Dion Phaneuf each making their debuts wearing the “C” for their respective teams.
12:19-Time into his career with the Canadiens needed for Dustin Boyd to score his first goal as a Hab, with the free agent pick-up getting Montreal on the board in the first period.

479-Number of players to have ever scored a goal with the Canadiens following goals by newcomers Jeff Halpern and Boyd.

-Jersey numbers hanging from the rafters in Toronto.
2-Number of said jersey numbers that are actually retired by the Leafs, as opposed to honoured.

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