The Numbers Game: March 21, 2009
2:32 – Time needed by Maxim Lapierre to score back-to-back markers for the Canadiens, the feisty center finding the back of the net twice in the second frame against Toronto, adding to his career-high 14 markers so far this season.
25– Percentage of Canadiens’ shots that came off Lapierre's stick during the contest, with the gritty forward firing a game-high seven pucks towards Martin Gerber.
8 – Consecutive games in which the Canadiens have been outshot by their opponents, including a 37-28 Leafs shot advantage on Saturday night.
5– Game-high number of hits delivered by Alex Tanguay on Saturday night, the 6-foot-1, 189-pound playmaker throwing his weight around after being sidelined for 29 games with a shoulder injury earlier this season.
25 – Percentage of Ryan O'Byrne's career points that have come against Toronto. The Leaf-killer picked up his third career point against the Buds when he assisted on Lapierre's second goal of the game in the second period.
9 – Number of victories amassed by Martin Gerber in 12 lifetime outings against the Canadiens.
71 – Percentage of faceoffs won by Saku Koivu in the contest, with the Habs' captain successfully scooping up 10 of his 14 draws.
13 – Bodychecks thrown by Andrei Kostitsyn during his last four games, including two hits against the Leafs on Saturday night.
Shauna Denis is a writer for Canadiens.com