The Numbers Game - Jan. 21, 2011
3 – Number of points racked up by Habs forward Benoit Pouliot in his last four games, including the opening marker in Ottawa on Friday night.
1:52 – Amount of time needed by Tomas Plekanec to follow up Pouliot’s goal with another of his own, putting the Habs up 2-0 before the first commercial break of the night.
758 – Number of games played by the Canadiens since the last time a No. 63 was in the lineup for the Habs; Andreas Engqvist became the first player to sport the number for Montreal since Craig Darby on December 5, 2001.
16 – Team-high number of goals scored by Brian Gionta and Tomas Plekanec so far this season, including one by Gionta and two by Plekanec on Friday night.
6– Number of hits thrown by newcomer Ryan White in his first game as a Hab this year, finishing with a fight and a plus-1 rating to show for his night’s work.
2 – Number of points picked up by Max Pacioretty on Friday night after being carter out of his last game in an ambulance.
39:10 – Number of well-behaved minutes played by the Canadiens, with Yannick Weber and Hal Gill taking the team’s first penalties of the game within 30 seconds of each other at the end of the second period.
3 – Number of goals scored by Andrei Kostitsyn in the team’s last four games, breaking out of his nine-game slump and exploding onto the scoresheet.
2 – Number of times the Habs have scored seven goals in a game, including Friday night and a 7-2 win over the Hurricanes on November 13, 2010.
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