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Gorges by numbers

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
What a difference a year can make. From odd man out on the blue line to integral part of the Habs’ defensive corps, Josh Gorges is now reaping the benefits of his commitment and hard work. Here’s a numerical look back at the season that was for the emerging rearguard.

74-Consecutive games played by Gorges, including the playoffs, after being a healthy scratch for 10 of the Canadiens’ first 20 games of 2007-08.

9-Points collected on the season by Gorges to establish a new career high.

8-Times Gorges logged over 20 minutes during the regular season, including on six occasions over the final month of the season.

7-Number of current NHL defensemen younger than 23-year-old Gorges to have seen more action than his 165 career games.

1.63 -Average shots blocked per game by Gorges, placing him third on the team in that category.

37-Blocked shots by Gorges in 12 playoff games, the second highest total in the NHL after two rounds behind teammate Mike Komisarek.

5-Times Gorges was on the ice for a power-play goal scored against the Habs over the course of the 80:23 he spent killing penalties in 2007-08. His average of allowing one goal for every 16:05 played shorthanded was tops among Canadiens blue-liners.

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