The Numbers Game: March 26, 2009

Thursday, 26.03.2009 / 10:41 PM / News
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Here’s a numerical look at the Habs-Lightning match-up at the Bell Centre on Thursday night.

12 Number of seasons throughout his 16-year NHL career in which Alex Kovalev has hit the 20 goal benchmark, notching his 20th of the campaign in the first period on Thursday night.

3 Number of penalties drawn by the speedy Metropolit-Dandenault-Higgins line in the first period alone. 

6:40 Elapsed time needed for the Lightning to fire their first shot in Carey Price's direction in the outing.

2 – Lightning records still held by former Tampa rearguard Roman Hamrlik, including most assists (49) and points (65) in a single season by a defenseman, set in 1995-96.

65.5 – Percentage of the game’s total shots taken by the Canadiens, with the Habs enjoying a lofty 36-19 shot advantage on Thursday night.

4 – Points amassed by Guillaume Latendresse in five games since returning to the Habs’ lineup on March 17.

5 – Number of games so far this season in which the Canadiens have held their opponents to 20 shots or less.

60– Points recorded by Andrei Markov so far this season, a new career-high for the All-Star blue-liner who continues to lead the team in that category.

0 Combined points amassed by Vincent Lecavalier and Martin St. Louis on Thursday after having teamed up for nine total points in their first three games versus Montreal this season.

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