The Numbers Game - Jan. 2, 2011
17 – Number of days since the Canadiens last played at the Bell Centre, finally returning home following the team’s seven-game road swing over the past two weeks.
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5 – Consecutive number of goals in which Wisniewski has been on the ice for the Canadiens, including all three games with his new team to date.
20 – Number of seconds Plekanec needed to make Brent Sopel pay for his indiscretions, roofing a shot past Pavelec on the Habs’ first power play of the day.
16 – Number of Habs players who registered at least one shot on Sunday afternoon, firing a season-high total of 50 pucks in Pavelec’s direction in the matinee.
9 – Number of shots fired by captain Brian Gionta alone in the contest.
101 – Career number of assists racked up by Wisniewski, reaching - and then surpassing the century mark - with two helpers against the Thrashers.
3 – Number of times the Canadiens have notched at least two power-play goals in back-to-back games so far this season, following up a pair of PP markers against the Panthers with another set of goals with the man advantage on Sunday afternoon.
7 – Number of times the Canadiens have registered at least 40 shots so far this season, doing so for the second-straight game after peppering Florida netminder Tomas Vokoun with 48 shots on Friday night.
Best wishes from the Canadiens
The 2011 World Junior Championship
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