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Numbers Game - September 26

A numerical look at Monday night's game between the Canadiens and the Devils

by Montreal Canadiens @canadiensmtl /

Here's a numerical look at Monday night's preseason game between the Canadiens and the Devils at the Bell Centre.

170 - Number of days that have elapsed since the Canadiens last went up against an opponent at the Bell Centre dating back to the 2015-16 regular season finale against the Tampa Bay Lightning on April 9th, before taking on the New Jersey Devils in their preseason opener on Monday night.

5 - Number of preseason games the Canadiens are scheduled to play over a seven-day period, including Monday night's matchup against New Jersey. Montreal will be back in action on Tuesday night against Washington, before taking on Ottawa on Thursday night and Saturday afternoon, and squaring off against Toronto on Sunday night.

4:48 - Time that elapsed in the first period before forward Markus Eisenschmid opened the scoring for the Canadiens, taking a tape-to-tape feed from Daniel Audette from behind the net and beating New Jersey Devils goaltender Scott Wedgewood to give the Bell Centre faithful something to cheer about early.

Video: Daniel Audette and Markus Eisenschmid connect

16 - Number of shots the Canadiens fired on Wedgewood during the first period alone on Monday night, with Brendan Gallagher leading the way with three of his own. For their part, the Devils managed to generate just seven shots during the opening 20 minutes of play.

17 - Numbers of Canadiens players who generated at least one shot on goal during Monday night's tilt, with Artturi Lehkonen leading the way with nine shots for Michel Therrien's troops.

43 - Number of hits the Canadiens dished out against New Jersey in the preseason opener, with 17 different players throwing their weight around at some point during the evening. Jacob De La Rose and Joel Hanley led the way with five hits apiece.

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