The Numbers Game: March 21, 2009

Saturday, 21.03.2009 / 9:53 PM / News
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Here's a numerical look at the Leafs-Habs match-up at the Bell Centre on Saturday night.

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