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Numbers Game: Rangers @ Canadiens - Game 5

A numerical look at Game 5 of the Canadiens-Rangers series on Thursday night at the Bell Centre

by Montreal Canadiens @canadiensmtl /

MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at Game 5 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series between the Canadiens and the New York Rangers at the Bell Centre.

6 - Number of games Alexei Emelin missed with a lower-body injury before returning to the Canadiens' lineup for Game 5 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series on Thursday night at the Bell Centre. In addition to being sidelined for the first four games of the series, the Russian defenseman was also out for the final two games of the regular season.

2 - Number of times Andrew Shaw has dropped the gloves during the postseason after going toe-to-toe with Rangers defenseman Brendan Smith during the first period on Thursday night. It marked Shaw's first playoff tussle since June 2013 when he took on Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand in the Stanley Cup Final while still a member of the Chicago Blackhawks.

2 - Number of goals young gun Artturi Lehkonen has scored so far during the postseason after opening the scoring on Thursday night. The Finnish forward beat Henrik Lundqvist on a slick wraparound to get the Canadiens on the board in front of the Bell Centre faithful 12:07 into Game 5. That tied him with Alexander Radulov for the team lead in goals.

Video: NYR@MTL, Gm5: Lehkonen pots wraparound off rebound

25 - Number of seconds that elapsed between Jesper Fast's short-handed goal at the 15:56 mark of the first period that tied things up 1-1, and Brendan Gallagher's go-ahead goal - a laser beam of a shot from the slot that beat Lundqvist upstairs at 16:20 - that gave the Canadiens a 2-1 lead through 20 minutes of play. It was Gallagher's first goal of the playoffs, and the 10th postseason marker of his career.

Video: NYR@MTL, Gm 5: Gallagher pots a PPG from the slot

8 - By picking up an assist on Gallagher's tally, defenseman Andrei Markov moved into eighth spot in a pair of key categories in Canadiens playoff history. In addition to tying P.K. Subban with the 27th helper of his postseason career, he also tied Emile Bouchard for the most points among Habs defensemen with 32.

15 - Number of Canadiens players who chipped in with hits on Thursday night in another physical affair between the two Original Six rivals as Claude Julien's troops amassed 51 hits in Game 5. Steve Ott led the way in the physicality department with eight hits.

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