The Numbers Game - Dec. 18, 2007
|The Panthers continued their inexplicable mastery of the Canadiens on Tuesday night at the Bell Centre.|
3 - Number of times Andrei Markov has now scored two goals in a game over the course of his seven-year NHL career.
8 - Number of goals scored by Markov this season to co-lead all defenseman along with Mike Green of the Capitals.
7 - Game-high number of hits thrown by Mike Komisarek, who continues to lead all NHL defensemen in that department.
226 - Overall pick used by the Canadiens to draft Tomas Vokoun in the ninth round of the 1994 NHL Entry Draft in Hartford.
0 - Number of victories over the Canadiens by Vokoun prior to 2007-08. He is now 2-0 with a 1.45 goals against average and .952 save percentage so far this season against Montreal.
5 - Game-high number of shots fired by Tomas Plekanec, including his last-ditch backhand that almost tied the game with less than 10 seconds to go in regulation.
11 - Number of games the Canadiens’ top-ranked power-play has now failed to score at least one goal in a game this season. The Habs are now 3-6-2 when they don’t score with the man advantage in 2007-08.
.443 - The Canadiens' all-time winning percentage in 53 games against the Panthers since Florida joined the NHL in 1993-94. The Panthers remain the only team in the league to hold the Habs below the .500 mark.
Manny Almela is a writer for canadiens.com