Gomez leads the New York Rangers in assists and points with 8-22--30 totals and a +4 rating in 35 games entering Sunday's match against the visiting Ottawa Senators. He carries an eight-game points streak (3-8--11) into the game.
Birthday games haven't been especially wonderful for Gomez as a NHL skater -- his New Jersey Devils teams (he signed with the Rangers as a free agent in July) went 1-3-1 on his birthdays. (The tie came before the NHL instituted the shootout system and got rid of ties). And, no, the Alaska Aces didn't have a game on Scott's birthday (Dec. 23) when he played for them in 2004, during the NHL lockout.
In those five NHL games he has played on his birthday, Gomez accumulated 1-2--3 totals and two penalty minutes. (See, the blog occasionally gets off his can and provides exhaustive research for you puckheads).