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The Numbers Game - Mar. 8, 2012

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

EDMONTON - Here’s a numerical look at the game between the Canadiens and the Oilers at  Rexall Place on Thursday night.

900 – Career number of games Scott Gomez now has under his belt, racking up 169 goals, 516 assists and two Stanley Cups in that span.

4,541 – Number of days since Gomez first suited up for an NHL game, dating back to a 4-1 Devils win over the Thrashers in Atlanta on October 2, 1999.

102 – Extra number of man-games the Canadiens have lost to injury in 68 games in 2011-12 compared to the same time last year, seeing their total climb to 338 games this season with six injured Habs missing the Oilers game.

24 – Number of times Peter Budaj has been between the pipes against the Oilers in his career, the most games he’s played against any NHL team along with the 24 times he’s faced the Minnesota Wild.

4,117 – Number of days since the Canadiens last won at Rexall place, dating back to November 29, 2000; the most recent Habs win in Edmonton came at the original Heritage Classic at Commonwealth Stadium in 2003.

3 – Number of goals scored by P.K. Subban in his last six games, the same number scored by the 22-year-old blue-liner in his first 60 games this season.

8 – Number of points piled up by Max Pacioretty in his last four games, bringing his team-high point total to 54 points in 65 games this season.

1 – Number of shifts played by David Desharnais in the second and third periods combined after leaving with a lower-body injury.

9 – Number of Habs-Oilers games that have taken place since the last time the Canadiens won in regulation at the outdoor game in 2003, with the team’s three last wins coming in extra time since then.

25 – Number of times this season that Subban has enjoyed over 25 minutes of ice time, doing so in each of his last six games.

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