The Numbers Game - Dec. 19, 2009
4-Shifts needed by Andrei Markov to make impact in his return to action, with the Habs defenseman scoring his first goal of the season in the opening period.
35-Games missed by Markov who notched a pair of goals to toast his comeback.
30-Power play points piled up by Marc-Andre Bergeron since playing his last game with the Islanders in February 2003, with the Habs' triggerman assisting on one of Markov's goals.
5-Shots blocked by Hal Gill, the most of any player on either team.
8-Points amassed over his last eight games by Bergeron, who suited up as a forward alongside Georges Laraque and Maxim Lapierre on Saturday night while also moonlighting at the point on the power play.
12-Multi-point games enjoyed by this season by Tomas Plekanec who now finds himself only three points shy of the 39 points he amassed all of last season.
5-Shutouts posted by Jaroslav Halak over his career following the Slovak netminder's kicking aside of all 39 shots the Islanders threw his way.
4-Power-play goals scored by Glen Metropolit this season, only one short of his career-high notched in 2006-07.
Welcome back Andrei
Canadiens assign Tom Pyatt and Yannick Weber to the Hamilton Bulldogs