The Numbers Game - Feb. 2, 2010
15 – Habs players to have been sidelined due to injury this season, with Michael Cammalleri being the latest to join that list after suffering a knee injury against the Senators on Saturday afternoon.
7 – Length in games of the scoring drought snapped by Sergei Kostitsyn when he beat Roberto Luongo to open the scoring, with the Belarusian winger’s only other goal this season coming back on December 23 against the Hurricanes in Carolina.
2 – Home games in which Benoit Pouliot has failed to pick up at least a point on home ice since being acquired by the Habs, following his assist on Kostitsyn’s goal in the opening period.
3 – Players still currently in the NHL who were in uniform for Alain Vigneault’s final game behind the Habs’ bench back on November 18, 2000, a short list that includes Andrei Markov, Craig Rivet and Stephane Robidas.
10 – Number of periods between even strength goals by the Canadiens, dating back to the second frame against the Rangers on January 23. The Habs snapped the streak by potting two 5-on-5 markers in the first period against the Canucks.
3 – Number of times Canucks center Ryan Kesler got a healthy helping of Ryan O’Byrne in the tilt, receiving the brunt of the bruising blue-liner’s four hits in the game.
100 – Career games played by O’Byrne in the NHL, all with the Canadiens.
6 – Number of games in which Jaroslav Halak has faced more than 40 shots, coming out with wins on each of those occasions.
543 – Career number of wins behind an NHL bench by head coach Jacques Martin, who pushed past Billy Reay for sole custody of the No. 9 spot on the all-time list.
1 – Number of times the Canadiens have bettered the Canucks in the current decade, putting them just one back of their 2-10-1-1 record against Vancouver in the ‘00s.
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