The Numbers Game - March 21, 2013

Thursday, 21.03.2013 / 9:30 PM canadiens.com

UNIONDALE – Here's a numerical look at the matchup between the Habs and Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Thursday night.

29 – Number of season that have elapsed since the last time the Islanders managed to sweep the Canadiens in a season series, with the Habs extending that streak by another year with a big win at the Nassau Coliseum on Thursday night during the teams’ third and final meeting of 2012-13.

1 – Number of times over the course of his young career in which Montreal native Kevin Poulin got the chance to go up against his hometown team, with the Islanders’ number 60 getting to face off against the Canadiens for his second start of the season.

10 – Number of times over the course of his career in which Andrei Markov has hit the 20 point mark in a season, with the Russian defenseman notching his 20th point of the campaign in his 30th game with an assist on Michael Ryder’s first period goal. The only seasons when Markov hasn’t cracked 20 points were the last two when he only played a total of 20 games.

3 – Numbers of Canadiens players that have racked up more points against the New York Islanders than Colby Armstrong, with Tomas Kaberle (31), Tomas Plekanec (29) and Brian Gionta (25) all edging out Armstrong’s impressive 21 points in 32 games against the New York team.

4 – Number of times this season in which Tomas Plekanec has enjoyed a multi-point game, logging his second assist on the Canadiens second goal of the night for his seventh point in his last six games.

100 – Percentage of points accumulated by Michael Ryder since his arrival with the Canadiens that have come on the road, with the sniper adding a tenth point to his record his a first period marker.

19 – Number of wins logged by the Canadiens against the Islanders since the 2004-05 lockout, with the Montreal franchise losing on only six occasions in regulation time and another six in overtime of shootout.

5 - Number of times in which the Habs have scored five or more goals in a game this season.

-canadiens.com

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