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The Numbers Game - Game 7

Monday, 21.04.2008 / 9:10 PM / News
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The Numbers Game - Game 7
Mike Komisarek’s first NHL playoff goal proved to be worth the wait.
Here is a numerical look at the Canadiens’ series-clinching victory over the Bruins on Tuesday night at the Bell Centre.

24-Series victories by the Canadiens over the Bruins over their 31 all-time postseason encounters.

6-Years since the top seed in the Eastern Conference was upset by the bottom seed in the opening round, dating back to the 2002 Playoffs when the No. 8 Canadiens toppled the No. 1 Bruins in six games.

6-Career Game 7 victories in as many tries notched by Alex Kovalev, who is a now a perfect 6-0 in do-or-die seventh games.  

20-Career postseason games needed for Mike Komisarek to score his first NHL playoff goal.

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14-Years since the Bruins last eliminated the Canadiens from the playoffs back when Boston edged out Montreal in seven games in the opening round of the 1994 Playoffs. That year, Habs teammates Guy Carbonneau, Kirk Muller and Patrice Brisebois were bounced by a young Bryan Smolinski and the Bruins.

3-Current playoff series winning streak enjoyed by the Habs over the Bruins, including previous series victories in 2002 and 2004.

5-Times the Canadiens have now needed seven games to oust the Bruins from the playoffs, including previous triumphs in 1952, 1971, 1979, and 2004.

0-Times the Bruins have managed to eliminate the Canadiens from the playoffs over the past 65 years without Cam Neely and Ray Bourque on their roster, dating back to Boston’s five-game series win over Montreal in 1942-43.

Manny Almela is a writer for canadiens.com