The Numbers Game - Dec. 16, 2008
1 – Ton lifted off Alex Kovalev’s shoulders after he snapped his 19-game goal drought with a shorthanded marker in the second period.
40.5 – Percentage of the first two frames the Canadiens spent on the penalty kill, serving 11 consecutive minors.
2 – Players in Canadiens history to have netted a pair of goals on penalty shots. Guillaume Latendresse joined Mats Naslund with his second in the middle stanza.
9 – Games Latendresse had gone without finding the scoresheet before his goal against the Hurricanes.
75 – Percent success rate for Maxim Lapierre in the faceoff circle, winning 12 of his 16 draws.
16 – Goals the Canadiens have scored in Jaroslav Halak’s last nine starts after potting six against Toronto in his first outing of the regular season.
5 – Shots on goal recorded by Matt D’Agostini, the most of any Hab.
Heather Engel is a writer for canadiens.com