The Numbers Game - Dec.26, 2009

Saturday, 26.12.2009 / 10:19 PM / News
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TORONTO - Here's a numerical look at the Canadiens big 3-2 overtime win over the archrival Maple Leafs on Saturday night in Toronto.

3-Number of players on the ice in Toronto chosen to the Belarusian Olympic team, including the Kostitsyn brothers and their old "pal" and former Habs teammate Mikhail Grabovski.

5-Goals scored in the opening period by the Habs in their last two games combined.
 
4:28-Time needed for the Canadiens to jump out to a 2-0 lead on Saturday night at the Air Canada Centre.

4-Team-high number of hits thrown by Benoit Pouliot in his second game with the Habs, with the big winger also accounting for four Montreal's shots on the night.

3-Habs players who extended their ongoing point streaks, including Marc-Andre Bergeron, Andrei Markov and Tomas Plekanec, who all now boast four-game point strings.

24:27-Ice-time logged by Markov who has quickly returned to being a horse on the Habs' blue line.

186-Pucks fired on Jaroslav Halak over his last four games, with the Slovak-born netminder having kicked aside all but two of the Leafs' 49 shots on the night.

4-Times Halak has led the Canadiens to four straight wins over the course of his career.

6-Power play goals scored by the Canadiens over their last three games, with the Habs converting on 60% of their ten opportunities with the extra man in that span.

See also
Game recap
Olympics rosters unveiling
Mining for gold