Lapierre by numbers

Monday, 26.05.2008 / 12:11 PM / News
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Lapierre by numbers
Armed with his blend of grit, speed and tenacity, Maxim Lapierre was his usual antagonizing self in 2007-08. Here’s a numerical look back at the season that was for the feisty forward.

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- Regular season games played by Lapierre in 2007-08, setting a new career high for the young centerman.
 
7- Goals scored by Lapierre in 2007-08, surpassing his previous career-best of six set in 2006-07.
 
7-Points collected by Lapierre in 13 games in the month of March alone.

20 – Minutes of ice time logged by Lapierre on Dec. 30 in New York against the Rangers, to set a career high.

75 – Percentage of regular season games in which the 23-year-old registered a plus/minus rating of even or higher to finish the season at plus-5.

1.9 – Average number of hits per game dished out by Lapierre, third among Canadiens forwards behind Steve Bégin and Tom Kostopoulous.

7 – Times in 81:54 shorthanded minutes Lapierre was on the ice when the opposing team scored a power-play goal.  That averaged out to one goal every 11:42, third best among the Habs in 2007-08 behind Alex Kovalev and Christopher Higgins.

31– Hits Lapierre dished out in 12 playoff games, third among Canadiens forwards.

Manny Almela is a writer for canadiens.com