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The Numbers Game - March 14

Saturday, 14.03.2009 / 10:31 PM / News
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The Numbers Game - March 14
MONTREAL – Here is a numerical look at the Canadiens-Devils showdown at the Bell Centre on Saturday night.

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