The Numbers Game - Jan. 21, 2009
8 – Consecutive games in which Andrei Markov has earned at least one assist to set a new team record among defensemen.
18 – Shifts for Saku Koivu in his return after missing 17 games. The captain marked his return with an assist on Josh Gorges’ goal.
4 – Habs that had yet to blow out a first birthday candle when Brendan Shanahan made his NHL debut in October 1987.
12 – Straight starts for Carey Price in which the Canadiens had earned at least point before Wednesday’s loss.
0 – Teams that have successfully mounted a third-period comeback when trailing the Devils after 40 minutes.
7 – Straight Wednesday wins notched by the Habs before the streak was snapped against the Devils. The last time the Canadiens dropped a midweek tilt: Feb. 14, 2007 against – who else? – New Jersey.
10 – Of 12 faceoffs won by Robert Lang.
2 – Games in which Matt D’Agostini has had gotten on the scoresheet twice on the same night. The first came shortly after his call-up, in early December.
Heather Engel is a writer for canadiens.com