DALLAS – This is a numerical look at the match between Canadien and Dallas Star at the American Airlines Center on Monday night.
2 – Votac Antti Niemi faced two of his former team on this trip to Canadiens. On Friday night, Niemi and Habs won the Florida Panthers 5-3 at the BB & T Center in Sunrise before confronting the stars in Dallas. Finnish netminder spent two seasons in Lone Star State, compiling a record of 37-25-11, an average of 2.92, and a score of 0.900 in 85 games.
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9 – Phillip Danault picked up eighth and ninth points (5G, 4A) in the last five games. Danault opened a hit by filling a feed from Bretta Kulaka in front of the net to win Ben Bishop's star for the sixth season, and he was in the third period tied to Habs. He has been in tears lately – during this five-game game, he has two games in three points, including his first trick against his career in gold bracelets in Vegas before the Christmas break.
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3 – Number of consecutive games in which Brett Kulak earned a point. Kulak scored his first goal as Canadien on Saturday night against Lightning and earned the first goal of Danault. It is the first three points of a 24-year career career of the last defender.
4 – Jordie Benn It may not drive points but has four points in the last four games. He deserved help in Vegas, had two points on Saturday in Tampa – including his second hit in the season – and awarded the assistant to Danault's first round against his former team, Stars, on Monday. , Benn has seven points (2G, 5A) in 39 games this season.
6 – With the goal of Danault, the Canadians have now reached the first point in each of the last six games. Before the contest on Monday in Dallas, Habs have won three of these games – against Arizona, Vegas and Florida – and dropped two.
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45 – Niemi on Monday was simply spectacular in his former terrain. He has made 45 seasonal rescue against the stars, many of them exceptionally rich. The last time he stopped 45 or more bets on March 3, when he made 48 savings in the 2-1 defeat of Bruinsa in Boston.
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