The Numbers Game - Jan. 10, 2009

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The Numbers Game - Jan. 10, 2009
Here is a numerical look at the Canadiens-Capitals battle on Saturday night at the Bell Centre.

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