MONTREAL -- Here's a numerical look at the Habs-Devils matchup at the Prudential Center, in Newark, New Jersey, on Friday night.
-Career points amassed in New Jersey by Brian Gionta
who on Friday picked up his first point as an opponent in the swamp. 657
-Days between NHL goals for Mathieu Darche
who scored his first goal as a Hab against Martin Brodeur no less.
-Years since the Canadiens last victory in New Jersey on a Friday night, snapping a 14-game stretch dating back to a 5-2 win on January 12, 1990. 100
-The Habs winning percentage when holding the leading after two periods, with the Canadiens holding a 15-0 this season when up heading in the third. 5
-Times this season where the Canadiens have opened a pair of back-to-back games this season, with this weekend marking the 10th such situation. 6
-Losing streak against the Devils snapped by the Canadiens who had dropped all four games against New Jersey in 2008-09 and both games to start this season. 57
-Percentage of games as a Hab in which Benoit Pouliot has scored a goal, with the big winger having scored nine goals in 14 games since arriving in Montreal. See also:Game summaryThe Voice of the Fans