The Numbers Game - Nov. 30, 2011
ANAHEIM – Here's a numerical look at the Habs-Ducks match-up on Wednesday night at the Honda Center.
800 – Number of players who have suited up for the Canadiens since 1909, with Louis Leblac becoming the latest name on the list after playing his first career NHL game against the Ducks.
4 – Number of players who have worn No.71 for the Habs over the years, including Leblanc, Patrice Brisebois, Mike Ribeiro and Sebastien Bordeleau – all Quebec natives.
100 – Number of games played by Lars Eller with the Canadiens, becoming the 248th player to hit the milestone in franchise history.
25 – Number of NHL teams against whom Andrei Kostitsyn has scored a goal, making the Ducks the latest victim on that list with his opening marker on Wednesday night.
3 – Number of former Habs in the lineup for the Ducks, including Saku Koivu, Ben Maxwell and Francois Beauchemin, who played just one game for the Canadiens in 2002-03.
5:46 – Consecutive number of minutes the Canadiens spent on the power play in the first period with the Ducks taking back-to-back-to-back penalties in the opening frame.
10 – Number of Habs players who have at least 10 points so far this season, including Kostitsyn who hit double digits with his sixth goal of the year.
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