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The Numbers Game - Nov. 24, 2008

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
Here’s a numerical look at the Canadiens-Islanders matchup on Monday night at the Bell Centre.

8-Games that the Canadiens have seen go to a shootout this season, including four of their last five contests.

4-Shootout wins notched by the Canadiens in 2008-09, with the Habs going 4-4 so far this season.

2-Career goals now scored by Josh Gorges, who prior to beating Islanders goalie Joey MacDonald hadn’t lit the lamp since back in 2006-07 while he was still with the San Jose Sharks.

7-Games Tomas Plekanec had gone without a point before he helped set up Gorges’ first period goal.

5-Combined goals scored this season by Gorges, Steve Begin and Maxim Lapierre, the Habs’ three goal scorers against the Isles on Monday night.

- Ice time logged by former Habs defenseman Mark Streit in his first game back at the Bell Centre since signing with the Islanders during the offseason.

5-Game-high hits thrown by both Francis Bouillon and Christopher Higgins against New York.

16-Consecutive games since the beginning of the season in which Patrice Brisebois has posted either a positive or even plus-minus rating.

-Overall pick used to select shootout clinching-goal scorer Bill Guerin and his victim Carey Price, with the 38-year-old Guerin being selected fifth overall by the Devils in 1989 and the Canadiens nabbing 21-year-old Price at No. 5 in 2005.

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