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The Numbers Game - Oct. 24, 2009

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
MONTREAL – Here's a numerical look at the Canadiens 5-4 OT win over the Rangers at the Bell Centre on Saturday night.

186 – Number of days since former Hab Christopher Higgins last suited up for a game at the Bell Centre, before being traded to New York in the deal that brought Scott Gomez to Montreal on June 30.

2 – Number of points amassed by Higgins since his start with the Rangers this season. His counterpart in the multi-player deal this summer, Scott Gomez, has eight points in that same span, including two assists on Saturday night.

0 – Number of minutes in which Higgins saw the ice during the third period, playing just 12:44 and posting a minus-2 overall in the contest.

4:16 – Time required by Gomez to pick up a point against his former team, assisting on Michael Cammalleri’s opening goal in the first period against the Rangers.

4 – Number of points coming courtesy of Michael Cammalleri on Saturday night, with the speedy winger notching three goals and adding a helper in the Habs’ 5-4 win over the Rangers.

3 – Number of hat tricks recorded by Cammalleri in his career, adding the most recent on Saturday night by notching his third goal of the game to seal the deal for the Habs in OT. 

5 – Number of points recorded by Paul Mara since the beginning of the year, already owning nearly a quarter of his last season’s total just 10 games into the new campaign.

10 – Consecutive number of games in which Matt D’Agostini had been looking to snap his scoreless streak, busting out of his slump in the second period on Saturday off a great feed from Maxim Lapierre.

4 – Number of wins coming after regulation in 10 games so far this season for the clutch Canadiens.

20 – Number of months gone by since February 20, 2008, when the Canadiens recorded their greatest comeback of all-time against the Rangers, erasing a 5-0 deficit in a 6-5 shootout win.

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