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The Numbers Game - October 1, 2009

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at the Habs' season-opening 4-3 OT win over the Maple Leafs in Toronto on Thursday night.

11 - Number of times the Habs have kicked off the regular season against their Original Six rival from Toronto.

4 - Number of seconds needed by Brian Gionta to make new Maple Leaf Mike Komisarek pay for his errant high stick on Scott Gomez, potting his first of the season with the penalty box door barely closed on Komisarek's double minor in the first period.

5 - Game-high number of shots blocked by blue-liner Josh Gorges, who later capped his night's work by notching the overtime winner.

2 - Number of goals scored with Komisarek looking on at his former teammates from the box.

636-  Jacques Martin's all-time win percentage against the Leafs in the regular season, posting a combined 37-19-7-3 dossier with St. Louis, Ottawa, Florida and Montreal.

769 – Number of players to play at least one game for the Canadiens in the team's 100 year history, with Gomez, Gionta, Mike Cammalleri, Travis Moen, Jaroslav Spacek, Hal Gill and Paul Mara all making their Habs debuts in Toronto.

2 - Number of points amassed by Toronto native Glen Metropolit on Thursday, including the tying goal late in the third period, recording his first multi-point game as a Hab.

17 - Number of different Habs to register at least one hit against the Leafs, out-hitting their cross-province rivals 37-22 in the contest.

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