The Numbers Game - Dec. 16, 2008

Tuesday, 16.12.2008 / 9:54 PM / News
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The Numbers Game - Dec. 16, 2008
Here’s a numerical look at the Canadiens-Hurricanes tilt on Tuesday night in Raleigh.

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