The Numbers Game - Dec. 17, 2009

Thursday, 12.17.2009 / 9:27 PM ET / News
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The Numbers Game - Dec. 17, 2009
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MONTREAL – Here's a numerical look at the game between the Canadiens and the Wild at the Bell Centre on Thursday night.

400 – Number of games Michael Cammalleri has played in his seven year NHL career, enjoying No. 400 in the friendly confines of the Bell Centre on Thursday night.

9 – Times in his young career that Carey Price has made starts on consecutive nights, with the Habs goalie posting a 6-2-1 mark in the front end and a 3-4-1 record the following night.
2 – Shots needed by both the Canadiens and Wild in order to get on the scoreboard on Thursday night, with the two goals coming only 3:26 into the first period.
7 – Goals scored by Andrei Kostitsyn over his last six games, with the slick winger being blanked for the only time over that stretch in New Jersey on Wednesday night.

5 – Hits thrown by Guillaume Latendresse in his return to the Bell Centre, with the big winger receiving a mixed reception from the Montreal crowd each time he touched the puck.

31.1 – Percentage of Andrei Kostitsyn’s career goals coming in the month of December, notching 19 of his 61 goals in the month before the New Year.

21:34 – Time on ice for Paul Mara in the outing, enjoying plenty of playing time in his return to action after sitting out five games with an injury. The blue-liner also fired two shots on goal while blocking another two at the other end, finishing with a plus-1 differential overall.

42:08 – Minutes of play that elapsed before the Canadiens earned their first power play of the night just over two minutes into the third period.

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