The Numbers Game - Dec. 4, 2008
40 - Combined Stanley Cup rings won by the 11 legends involved in the pre-game ceremony celebrating the rivalry between the Habs and Rangers.
9 - Consecutive goals scored by the Canadiens against the Rangers from their historic comeback from a 5-0 deficit on February 19, 2008, until Markus Naslund beat Carey Price in the second period.
7 - Games Alex Tanguay was held pointless until he beat Henrik Lundqvist in the first period.
13 - Games in a Canadiens uniform needed by Georges Laraque to register his first points as a Hab. Laraque toasted the occasion by having his first two-point night since March 27, 2008, when he turned the trick as a Penguin against the Islanders.
6 - Points amassed by the line of Laraque, Steve Begin and Maxim Lapierre.
1 - Gordie Howe hat tricks now notched by Lapierre, who scored a goal to go along with an assist and a fight against the Rangers.
.721 - The Canadiens’ point percentage against the Rangers on home ice over the course of their 82-year rivalry with New York.