The Numbers Game - Jan. 20, 2010
778 – Number of players who have donned the bleu-blanc-rouge since the team’s foundation in 1909, with homegrown forward Mathieu Darche becoming the most recent to date, enjoying 9:55 minutes in his Habs debut against the Blues.
1 – NHL teams against whom Andrei Markov has failed to notch a point in his career, with the Russian rearguard having yet to ever make it onto the scoresheet in five games against St. Louis.
27:47 – Time spent on the ice by Markov, with the All-Star blue-liner also picking up some of the Habs’ best chances in OT.
5 – NHL teams Marc-Andre Bergeron has amassed 10 or more points against over his career, with the hard-shooting defenseman picking up his 10th point in 14 games against the Blues on Wednesday.
6 – Years since the Canadiens last defeated the Blues at the Bell Centre, dating back to a 5-2 win over St. Louis on January 13, 2004, the only other Montreal meeting between the Habs and Blues over that span prior to Wednesday night.
0 – Players that are still with the Habs who were in the lineup that night in 2004 when Michael Ryder scored the game-winner for Claude Julien’s squad.
0:08 – Time required by the Habs’ PP to make good on the team’s first chance with the man advantage on Wednesday night, with Benoit Pouliot converting a sweet Tomas Plekanec feed early in the second period.
12 – Wednesday night games needed for Pouliot to finally score on hump day at the NHL level.
2 – Number of times in his young career in which Pouliot has lit the lamp twice in the same night, doing so for the first time in just his 11th NHL game on March 22, 2008.
0:33 – Time remaining in the third period when Michael Cammalleri pulled the Habs even by tipping in his 23rd goal of the campaign to send the game to overtime.
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