Inside the numbers

Thursday, 12.04.2007 / 12:00 AM / News
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Inside the numbers


The 2006-07 Canadiens did a number on the club record book this season.

MONTREAL - While the Habs would have gladly swapped all of these impressive numbers in exchange for a ticket to the playoffs, here's a look at some of the accomplishments by the 2006-07 Canadiens.

22.8 Canadiens' league-leading power-play percentage in 2006-07, marking the third time the Habs have led the NHL since the league began keeping track in 1967-68. This season was also the first time the Canadiens cracked the 20% mark since 1993-94.

9 Number of consecutive wins by the Canadiens at the Bell Centre to close out the season, marking the longest such stretch on home-ice for the Habs since winning 10 straight in 1980-81.

19 League-leading number of times the Canadiens came back to win after surrendering the first goal.

24 League-leading number of points amassed by the Canadiens when trailing after two periods. The Habs won 10 games despite being down after 40 minutes, falling only two victories shy of the NHL record set by the Dallas Stars in 2005-06.

17 Number of shorthanded goals scored by the Canadiens in 2006-07 to set a new NHL record. The Habs were 11-1-2 in games when they scored a man down this season.

245 Goals scored by the Canadiens this year, the most by the Habs since 1996-97.

2 Number of goals scored by the Habs on penalty shots in 2006-07. The goals by Guillaume Latendresse and Tomas Plekanec marked the first time in team history the Canadiens scored on a pair of penalty shots in one season.

Manny Almela is a writer for canadiens.com