The Numbers Game: March 24, 2009
11 – Number of points collected by the newly-formed Koivu-Kovalev-Tanguay line, with the three superstars combining for five of the team’s six goals on Tuesday night.
10 – Number of seasons in which Alex Kovalev has hit the 50 point plateau, with the talented Russian winger hitting the mark for his tenth time after his second period goal against the Thrashers
8 – Number of consecutive games in which the Canadiens have picked up at least one point from the Thrashers at the Bell Centre, posting a 6-0-2 mark in that span.
18 – Number of games so far this season in which a Canadiens player has finished the night with at least two goals.
5 – Career points amassed against Atlanta by former Thrasher Glen Metropolit, who scored the go-ahead goal in the second period to make it 2-1..
2 – Consecutive seasons in which Andrei Markov has recorded 58 points, with the 30 year old defenseman equaling his career-high with three-assist night on Tuesday.
0.69 – Points-per game for Mathieu Schneider since the veteran blue-liner arrived in Montreal, doubling his per game average since parting ways with the Thrashers earlier this season.
16 – Seconds into the Habs' first power-play of the night needed for Kovalev to beat Kari Lehtonen.
Shauna Denis is a writer for canadiens.com
Fly on the Wall: March 24, 2009