The Numbers Game - Dec. 2, 2008
3-Games needed for Matt D’Agostini to score his first NHL goal, with the 22-year-old having suited up for one game with the Habs in 2007-08 before being called up last week.
189-Players chosen before D’Agostini at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, with Montreal selcting the scrappy winger in the sixth round that year.
34-Career points piled up by Robert Lang in 21 games against the Thrashers.
9-Consecutive games against Atlanta and counting in which Lang has picked up a point, with the veteran center piling up 19 points over that span.
10-Years since the Habs last lost on December 2. It was on this day in 1998 that they dropped a decision to the Hurricanes. Montreal is 3-0-1 since that loss to Carolina.
5-Consecutive games the Canadiens have picked up at least a point in the standings against Atlanta.
5-Points amassed by Andrei Kostitsyn over his last two games, with the Belarusian winger also earning the No. 1 star on each of those nights.
8-Times in his career that Andrei Markov has scored a goal in consecutive games.
8-Canadiens wins this season that have come by a one-goal margin.
Manny Almela is a writer for canadiens.com