NEWARK – Here’s a numerical look at the game between the Canadiens and the Devils at the Prudential Center on Saturday afternoon.
153 – Consecutive number of games played by Brian Gionta prior to missing Saturday’s game, snapping his active Iron Man streak after injuring himself in Thursday’s game against the Canucks.
67 – Number of games played by Tomas Kaberle against the Canadiens over the course of his 13-year career, recording 15 goals and 50 points against the Habs in that span.
100 – Faceoff efficiency enjoyed by David Desharnais in the first period, winning all seven of his draws in the opening frame.
21:07 – Amount of time needed by Kaberle to get his first point as a Hab, picking up an assist on Max Pacioretty’s power play marker in the second period.
24 – Number of points racked up by Erik Cole in 53 career matinee games to date, chipping in with an assist on Pacioretty’s goal.
500 – Number of games played by Tomas Plekanec in his NHL career – all with the Canadiens – amassing 335 points in that span.
1,021 – Combined number of games played by Brian Gionta and Scott Gomez for the Devils during their respective careers, both of whom missed Saturday’s game with injuries.
Happy trails, Jaro
Canadiens acquire Tomas Kaberle from Carolina in return for Jaroslav Spacek
Frédéric St-Denis assigned to Hamilton