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CHRIS STEVENSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:26 AM ET

123.5

The number, in millions, of the total salaries for the 2009-10 season of the 23 players selected for Canada’s Olympic team. Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks makes the least ($850,000) while Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins makes the most ($9 million). The only other player to make less than a million is L.A. defenceman Drew Doughty ($875,000). And they get free McDonald’s in the Athletes’ Village?

21

The number of years since Mario Lemieux hit for hockey’s version of the cycle. On New Year’s Eve 1988, in an 8-6 win against the New Jersey Devils, Lemieux scored goals even-strength, short-handed, on the power play, on a penalty shot and and into an empty net. The Edmonton Oilers, as a team, can’t even say they’ve done that on the season and here we are half way through the schedule.

6

The number of wins the Montreal Canadiens racked up in seven-straight road games which wrapped up Thursday night in Florida with a 5-4 win against the Panthers. The Canadiens went 6-1 on the trip with the only loss coming against the Ottawa Senators. The last time the Canadiens played seven-straight away from the Bell Centre was Dec. 23, 2002-Jan. 7, 2003 and they went 0-6-1.

3

The number of teams New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur has not shut out during his career. Brodeur ran his record-setting career shutout mark to 105 this week when he blanked the Pittsburgh Penguins, but he has yet to blank the Nashville Predators, San Jose Sharks or the Edmonton Oilers. His favourite victims have been the New York Islanders, whom he has whitewashed 10 times.


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