The Numbers Game - Game 3

Monday, 28.04.2008 / 11:01 PM / News
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Maxim Lapierre was tough to beat on the draw, winning a team-high 80% of his faceoffs.
Here’s a numerical look at Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series between the Canadiens and Flyers at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia.

989- Weeks since the Canadiens last played a playoff game in Philadephia, dating back to Game 6 of the 1989 Wales Conference Final on May 11 when the Habs notched a 4-2 win to eliminate the Flyers and advance to the Stanley Cup Finals.

5-Hits thrown by Guillaume Latendresse in his return to the lineup after being a healthy scratch the last four games, his last appearance coming in Game 5 against the Bruins.

2-Goals scored by the Canadiens’ power play during Derian Hatcher’s five-minute major in the third period.
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7-Points amassed by Saku Koivu over his current five-game point streak, with the Habs captain ending up on the scoresheet in every game since returning from his foot injury in Game 6 against the Bruins.

80-Team-high faceoff winning percentage posted by Maxim Lapierre in Game 3.

784-Days since the Canadiens' last loss at the Wachovia Center, dating back to a Habs 5-4 shootout loss to the Flyers on March 6, 2006.

2-Saves made by Jaroslav Halak in his only period of work in his playoff debut, after seeing his first action in 12 games since facing the Leafs on March 29 in Toronto.

20-Shot advantage in favor of the Habs over the Flyers in Game 3, their second-largest margin in 2007-08 against Philadelphia, with Montreal having out-blasted them 41-19 on November 1 at the Bell Centre.

Manny Almela is a writer for canadiens.com