The Numbers Game - Jan. 10, 2009
3-Team-high number of shorthanded goals scored by Tomas Plekanec this season, one shy of NHL leader Jeff Carter of the Flyers.
16-Years since Capitals tough guy Donald Brashear began his NHL career with the Canadiens in 1993-94.
145-Games played for the Capitals by Robert Lang, who spent parts of two seasons in Washington from 2002 to 2004.
7-Points amassed by Lang over the course of his current four-game point streak (4-3-7).
10-Shots blocked by the NHL’s defending champion in that department Mike Komisarek, who has now eaten 90 pucks on the season.
8-Number of shots on goal registered by Alex Ovechkin, who continues to lead the league in shots.
43-Seconds needed for the Canadiens to score two play power-play goals in the third period by Lang and Andrei Kostitsyn.
4-Team-high number of hits thrown by Tom Kostopoulos despite being doubtful for Saturday night’s game due to injury.
Manny Almela is a writer for canadiens.com