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The Numbers Game: Dec 18, 2008

Thursday, 18.12.2008 / 9:47 PM / News
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The Numbers Game: Dec 18, 2008
Here’s a numerical look at the Canadiens' goal-fest against the Flyers at the Bell Centre on Thursday night.

28 – Shifts completed by defenseman Mike Komisarek after a 16 game absence from the lineup, dishing out three body checks in his return.

87 – Percentage of Flyers-Habs match-ups in the regular season since 2005-06 in which the Canadiens have picked up at least one point from Philly, going 12-2-1 in that span.

8 – Losses accrued by Flyers goalie Antero Niitymaki in nine career starts against the Canadiens.

16 – Outings in which Sergei Kostitsyn was held goalless, before beating Niitymaki with a nifty power play marker in the first period.

90 – Players in league history to record over 900 career points; Alex Kovalev was the latest member to join the exclusive club during his 1,104th NHL game on Thursday night.

8 – Points already amassed by Steve Begin in just 22 games this season, equaling his total from last year when he recorded three goals and five assists in 44 games overall.

8 – Consecutive games in which Philly forward Mike Richards had registered at least one point, until Jaroslav Halak and his trusty defensive corps put a sudden end to the streak.

Shauna Denis is a writer for canadiens.com