The Numbers Game - March 29, 2011
1,701 – Number of regular season NHL games officiated by Bill McCreary in his career, reffing his last game in Montreal on Tuesday night.
59 – Number of games played by Brent Sopel in a Thrashers uniform this season, making the Canadiens defenseman the only current Hab to have previously laced up the skates for Atlanta.
11 – Number of seconds between Roman Hamrlik’s opening goal and Mathieu Darche’s marker in the first period, scoring on back-to-back shifts to snap the team’s 199 minute, 1 second scoreless streak.
22 – Number of points racked up by Darche this season, needing just 53 games to equal his career high, set in 73 games with the Lightning in 2007-08.
200 – Number of assists piled up by Jeff Halpern in his career, hitting the milestone with a helper on Hamrlik’s first period goal.
8 – Number of times Travis Moen has dropped the gloves so far this season, adding Chris Thorburn to his list of 2010-11 dance partners with a tilt in the first period on Tuesday night.
131 – Number of hits thrown by Andrei Kostitsyn this year, leading the Canadiens in that category – in part thanks to the six hits the Belarusian dished out on Tuesday night.
65 – Percentage of faceoffs won by Tomas Plekanec in the Habs’ Tuesday night game against the Thrashers, finishing his night having won 15 of his game-high 23 faceoffs taken.
45 – Number of times the Canadiens have outshot their opponents so far in 2010-11, improving their record in such situations to 25-15-5 with Tuesday night’s win over the Thrashers.
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