The Numbers Game - March 14
8-Game-high number of blocked shots racked up by a likely sore Roman Hamrlik.
17-Number of Devils to have began their careers with New Jersey, the exact number of current Habs to have done the same.
179-Number of teammates to have suited up alongside Patrice Brisebois with the Canadiens over the course of his career.
9 – Goals netted by Tomas Plekanec throughout his recent 13-game surge including his late first period marker on Saturday night, the most of any Habs player during that span.
0-Power-play goals scored by the Canadiens in past two games in the absence of a flu-ridden Alex Kovalev.
2-Weeks since Halak’s last start for the Habs, a 3-2 win over the Sharks on Feb. 28 at the Bell Centre.
42-Average number of shots faced by Jaroslav Halak over his last eight starts, with the Slovak netminder staring down a career-high 48 shots on Saturday night.
35-Career wins by Martin Brodeur over the Canadiens, with the future Hall-of-Famer going 35-15-5 against his boyhood idols.
0-Fans not on their feet cheering for Brodeur when he matched Patrick Roy’s league record of 551 regular season victories.
Manny Almela is a writer for canadiens.com