The Numbers Game - April 4, 2009

Saturday, 04.04.2009 / 10:01 PM / News
Here’s a numerical look at the Canadiens-Maple Leafs match-up on Saturday night at the Air Canada Centre.

10-Different Habs players to have made it onto the scoresheet against the Leafs.

5-Habs to have registered at least two-points against Toronto on Saturday.

3-Number of Habs players to be currently riding six-game point streaks, including Alex
Kovalev, Saku Koivu, and Mathieu Schneider.

2-Times Kovalev has enjoyed a four-point night this season with his previous four-point explosion dating back to a 5-4 win over the Islanders on November 1.

65-Career points amassed against the Leafs by Kovalev, the second highest total he’s posted against any NHL team.

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- Game-time elapsed between the last two penalty shots awarded to the Canadiens, from Tom Kostopoulos’ attempt on Thursday versus the Islanders to Guillaume Latendresse’s opportunity on Saturday in Toronto.

54-Penalty minutes racked up by Mikhail Grabovski against the Canadiens alone this season, 46 more minutes than he’s amassed against any other NHL team.

2-Times Grabovski has been tossed from a game against his former team this season.

4-Consecutive seasons in which the Leafs have now missed the playoffs, with their last participation dating back to 2003-04 just prior to the lockout.


Manny Almela is a writer for canadiens.com