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The Numbers Game - Jan. 4, 2012

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

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

5821 – Number of days that have elapsed since the last time the Winnipeg Jets played a game in Montreal. The match, a 4-1 win for the Canadiens, took place on January 27, 1996 – the Habs last year in the Forum and the also the Jets last year as franchise.

534 – After Wednesday night’s tilt against the Jets, the number of games that remain on Josh Gorges freshly inked six-year contract that will see him wear a Canadiens uniform until the end of the 2017-18 season.

13:24 – Amount of time needed by Josh Gorges to prove that his new contract was money well spent for the Habs, scoring his second goal of the season and pulling the Canadiens even with the Jets early in Wednesday night’s game.

48 – Number of games played by Tomas Kaberle without scoring a goal before the Czech defenseman broke the streak nabbing the Canadiens’ third goal of the game in the second period. Kaberle’s last goal came against the Canadiens last March 24 while he was still wearing a Bruins jersey.

3 – Number of Canadiens on Wednesday night’s roster that logged four hits or more over the course of the game. Mike Blunden would reach the mark by the midway point of the first period, Alexei Emelin following suit by the same time in the second and Travis Moen would hit the mark shortly thereafter.

1:33 – Amount of time needed by the Canadiens to score five goals against the Jets in Wednesday night’s tilt, with the Habs’ first two goals coming 43 seconds apart in the opening frame and their fourth, fifth and sixth being scored in the span 50 seconds in the third period.

84 – Number of regular season games played at the Bell Centre since Canadiens fans were last treated to a hat trick, with Lars Eller following on the heels of Michael Cammalleri’s three goal night against the Bruins during the Habs’ centennial game on December 4, 2009.

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