The Numbers Game: Feb. 28, 2009
3,000-Games played by the Canadiens on home ice since being founded in 1909. The Habs boast a 1836-756-382-26 all-time record before a home crowd.
468-Combined weight in pounds of Georges Laraque and Jody Shelley who dropped the gloves in the first period, with Laraque scoring a quick knockdown.
96-Games played as a Shark to begin his NHL career by Josh Gorges, who scored against his former team on Saturday.
6-Points amassed by Mathieu Schneider in as many games since joining the Canadiens 12 days ago (3-3-6).
4-Length in games of Saku Koivu’s current point streak, with the Habs’ captain picking up a goal and four assists over that span.
2,639-Number of days since 43-year-old Claude Lemieux last played a game at the Bell Centre when the former Habs agitator logged over 21 minutes as a member of the Phoenix Coyotes on December 8, 2001.
8-Number of Habs players who were not even born when Claude Lemieux made his NHL debut with the Canadiens in 1983-84.
Manny Almela is a writer for canadiens.com