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Numbers Game: Lightning @ Canadiens

A numerical look at Friday night's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Bell Centre

by Montreal Canadiens @canadiensmtl / canadiens.com

MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at Friday night's game between the Canadiens and the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Bell Centre.

15 - The Canadiens began their 15th and final set of back-to-back games this season on Friday night when they took on the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Bell Centre. Claude Julien's troops will play their second game in as many nights on Saturday when they take on the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena to close out the regular season.

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500 - Number of career NHL starts Carey Price now has on his resume after getting the call against the Lightning on Friday night. The Anahim Lake, BC native, whose first start with the Canadiens came all the way back on October 10, 2007, is one of just three goaltenders in franchise history with 500-plus appearances in Habs colors, along with Jacques Plante (556) and Patrick Roy (551). Price boasts 509 appearances of his own.

Video: TBL@MTL: Price robs Kucherov with a quick glove

100 - Number of games defenseman Brandon Davidson has played at the NHL level after suiting for the Canadiens' regular-season home finale on Friday night. The 25-year-old Lethbridge, AB native debuted with the Edmonton Oilers during the 2014-15 campaign.

370 - Number of days that elapsed in between NHL starts for defenseman Brett Lernout, who suited up with the big club for the first time since April 4, 2016 on Friday night. Lernout, who was recalled from the AHL's St. John's IceCaps on Thursday, played in place of Alexei Emelin, who is out for the remainder of the regular season with a lower-body injury.

14 - Number of different Canadiens players who dished out at least one hit during the opening 20 minutes of play on Friday night as head coach Claude Julien's charges tried their best to set the tone early with 17 total bodychecks, matching their opponents in that department. Unfortunately, the Habs headed to the locker room down 2-0 on goals by Yanni Gourde and Nikita Kucherov.

1 - Dwight King scored his first career goal with the Canadiens midway through the second period on Friday night, cutting the Lightning lead to 2-1 when he beat goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy five-hole on a breakaway at 9:59. Artturi Lehkonen and Nikita Nesterov collected the assists on the play.

Video: TBL@MTL: King records first goal as a Canadien

3 - Number of multi-point games Lehkonen has registered so far this season after scoring his 17th goal of the year on Friday night early in the third period, in addition to picking up the helper on King's tally. It's the Finnish forward's second multi-point effort in three games. He also had two goals and one assist on April 3 in Florida. 

Video: TBL@MTL: Lehkonen notches a superb shorthanded goal

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