The Numbers Game - Jan. 9, 2010
4 – Hits thrown by scrappy forward Travis Moen against the Devils with his night’s work also including a tussle with Mark Fraser.
4 – Times Moen has dropped the gloves this season, tying him with Georges Laraque for the Habs’ lead in the fisticuffs department.
3 – All-time number of goals scored against New Jersey by former Devil Scott Gomez, who got his new team on the board in the opening period by beating buddy Martin Brodeur.
14 – Number of points accrued by Gomez in his past 12 games.
30 – Number of pucks fired at Brodeur by the Canadiens during the match-up, bettering the team’s season average of 27.8 shots per game.
83 – Percentage of face-offs won by the Canadiens in the opening period, with the Habs winning 10 of 12 draws.
2 – Number of Canadiens who honed their skills under the Devils’ coaching tandem of Jacques Lemaire and Mario Tremblay, including former Minnesota Wild stars Benoit Pouliot and Marc-Andre Bergeron.
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