Numbers Game - Oct. 29, 2010
7 – Number of times Alex Auld has gotten his first start with a new team ahead of Friday’s game, posting a 6-1 record in those debut match-ups.
17 – Number of seconds Jon Sim had to spend in the box before Tomas Plekanec sprung him by scoring a power play goal less than three minutes into the opening frame.
50 – Percentage of Canadiens goals coming off the sticks of the Plekanec-Cammalleri-Kostitsyn line, including Pleky’s opening goal against the Islanders.
5 – Number of Friday nights in team history that the Habs have played at Nassau Coliseum, losing the first four before winning game No. 5 this Friday.
300 – Number of games played by Roman Hamrlik as an Islander earlier in his career, coming back to haunt his former team with an assist on the first goal of the game.
6 – Team-high number of hits dished out by Habs agitator Maxim Lapierre, tying Benoit Pouliot for the team lead with 23 so far this year.
27 – Number of times Hal Gill has fought in his NHL career, dropping the gloves for the first time in 2010-11 against Matt Martin to close out the second period.
61 – Percentage of draws won by the Canadiens on Friday night,.
1 – Number of games this season in which Jeff Halpern has not finished the night over 50% on his faceoffs, dominating in the faceoff circle by winning eight of his 11 draws on the night.
100 – Penalty killing efficiency enjoyed by the Canadiens on Friday night, snuffing out all six Islanders power plays in the match-up.
5 – Number of shots blocked by Josh Gorges in the affair, bringing his total to 30 already this season – good enough for second in the league in that category.
Canadiens 3, Islanders 1
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