The Numbers Game – January 14, 2014
100 – Number of games Rene Bourque has contested in a Canadiens uniform since arriving in Montreal in January 2012, including Tuesday night’s contest against New Jersey.
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1.85 – Goals-against average amassed by Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur in 69 appearances against the Canadiens prior to Tuesday night, tops among any team the three-time Stanley Cup champ has battled over the course of his NHL career. Entering the game, Brodeur boasted a 44-19-6 record and a .929 save percentage against Montreal.
2 – Number of goals Max Pacioretty has scored this season on Bell Centre ice against the Devils, notching a goal in the first period on a wicked wrister that beat Brodeur upstairs. With that tally, the Canadiens sniper reached the 20-goal plateau for the second time in his NHL career.
6 – Number of shots Rene Bourque fired in Martin Brodeur’s direction on Tuesday night, a new season-high for the 32-year-old forward.
899 – Number of shots that Canadiens players have managed to block since the start of the 2013-14 campaign, including Tuesday night, upping their league-leading tally in that category by blocking 15 shots against the Devils.