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The Numbers Game - Jan. 15, 2012

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

MONTREAL – Here’s a numerical look at the game between the Canadiens and the Rangers at the Bell Centre on Sunday night.

803 – Number of players who have donned the Canadiens uniform in team history following Rene Bouque’s Habs debut on Sunday night.

999 – Number of days since the last time a Canadiens player suited up wearing No.27, with Rene Bourque becoming the first to do so since Alex Kovalev on April 22, 2009.

73 – Number of times Travis Moen has dropped the gloves in his eight-year NHL career, adding his latest tilt to the record by going toe-to-toe with Stu Bickel in the first period.

2 – Number of multi-goal nights enjoyed by Max Pacioretty so far this season, slipping two past Henrik Lundqvist to give the Habs a 2-1 lead mid-way through the second period.

46 – Number of points racked up by Scott Gomez against the Rangers so far in his career, adding an assist to his total off a perfect feed to Mike Blunden for the Habs’ third goal of the night.

3 – Number of goals scored by the Cole-Desharnais-Pacioretty line on Sunday night, with the productive trio combining for nine points against the Rangers.

6 – Number of games out of a possible 44 in which the starting goaltender between the pipes for the Habs has not been Carey Price. Peter Budaj made the most of his third career start against the Rangers with a 29-save performance in the 4-1 win.

7 – Goal differential between the Canadiens and Rangers in games at the Bell Centre this season, thanks to the eight goals scored by the Habs on home ice in two games against the Blueshirts compared to just one by New York.

6 – Number of times Erik Cole has finished with three assists in 665 career games to date.

14 – Combined number of penalty minutes piled up by the Habs and Rangers, including five-minute fighting majors to Moen and Bickel and one minor penalty apiece to each team.

4 – Team-high number of hits dished out by Bourque in his inaugural game as a Hab.

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