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Numbers Game: Blackhawks @ Canadiens

A numerical look at Tuesday's 4-2 loss against Chicago

by Montreal Canadiens @CanadiensMTL /

MONTREAL -- Here's a numerical look at some of the stats, facts and figures from Tuesday's 4-2 loss against the Blackhawks.

3 -- Number of Canadiens netminders who have hit the 500 games played milestone in franchise history. Carey Price became the third on Tuesday, following in the footsteps of Jacques Plante and Patrick Roy.

46 -- Number of years ago on this day, that Ken Dryden made his NHL debut with the Canadiens -- a 5-1 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Earlier this year, on February 25 in Toronto, Price surpassed Dryden with his 259th career win.

4 -- Number of Clarkson Cup championships -- a CWHL record -- won by Les Canadiennes de Montréal. Led onto the ice by captain Marie-Philip Poulin, the women's hockey champs were honored at the Bell Centre just nine days after defeating the Calgary Inferno 3-1 in the final.

Video: CHI@MTL: Les Canadiennes honored for Clarkson Cup win

3 -- Number of games Tomas Plekanec had missed prior to making his return against the visiting Blackhawks. Prior to suffering an upper body injury on March 4 in New York, Plekanec had been the Canadiens reigning iron man, with 236 consecutive games played.

2 -- Number of Habs newcomers who made their Bell Centre debuts on Tuesday. Brandon Davidson and Steve Ott both took their first strides in Montreal as members of the home team against Chicago.

6 -- Number of shots for Alexander Radulov and Brendan Gallagher, who led both teams in that category. Overall, the Habs outshot the Blackhawks 41-24, but solved goaltender Corey Crawford just twice on the night.

Video: CHI@MTL: Byron chips rebound over Crawford

5 -- Number of goals for Paul Byron in the last six games. Byron got the Habs on the board for a second consecutive outing, with 7:18 to go in the third.

200 -- Number of career NHL points for Alex Galchenyuk, who reached the milestone with an assist on Weber's third period tally.

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