The Numbers Game - March 20, 2008
383-Days since the Bruins last beat the Canadiens.
21-Candles on Sergei Kostitsyn’s birthday cake on Thursday.
19-Seasons since the Canadiens last defeated the Bruins seven times in one season back in 1988-89 when Pat Burns helped guide his troops to a 7-0-1 record against Boston.
4-Shifts played by Mike Komisarek before leaving the game and not returning.
196-Consecutive games played by Komisarek, the Canadiens’ reigning iron man.
4-Fights against the Bruins this season involving Tom Kostopoulos, who dropped the gloves with Jeremy Reich.
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7-Goals scored by Kovalev in as a many games against the Bruins this season.
11-Players to have reached the 1000-game mark in the NHL this season, with Glen Murray of the Bruins joining the Canadiens’ Kovalev, Roman Hamrlik, Bryan Smolinski who reached the milestone in October.
30-Combined points for Kovalev, Tomas Plekanec and Andrei Kostitsyn against the Bruins this season after piling up five more points on Thursday.
4-Wins in as many starts against the Bruins earned by Carey Price this season.
5-Canadiens with over 20 minutes of ice-time against the Bruins, including Josh Gorges who logged a season-high 22:55.
Manny Almela is a writer for canadiens.com