NEW YORK - Here's a numerical look at Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series between the Canadiens and the Rangers on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden.
2 - Number of Canadiens players who entered the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series for the first time on Saturday night, as head coach Claude Julien inserted Brian Flynn and Michael McCarron into the lineup for Game 6 at Madison Square Garden. Flynn replaced an injured Andrew Shaw, while McCarron made his NHL playoff debut in place of Torrey Mitchell.
1,128 - Number of days that elapsed since captain Max Pacioretty last dropped the gloves, before going toe-to-toe with Rangers forward Jimmy Vesey just under five minutes into the opening frame on Saturday night. Pacioretty's previous scrap came back on March 20, 2014 when he took on then Columbus Blue Jackets forward Ryan Johansen.
1 - Alexei Emelin got the Canadiens on the board with his first career playoff tally on Saturday night, lighting the lamp at the 6:19 mark of the first period. The Russian defenseman beat Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist with a top-shelf snipe from the slot to give Julien's squad an early 1-0 advantage.
Video: MTL@NYR, Gm6: Emelin buries first career playoff goal
14 - Number of consecutive power play opportunties the Canadiens successfully killed off in the series before the Rangers finally found the back of the net with the man advantage early in the second period on Saturday night. Forward Mats Zuccarello beat Carey Price just 2:26 into the frame to tie things up 1-1 as Jordie Benn sat in the penalty box on a holding call.
60 - Speaking of Price, the newly minted 2016-17 Vezina Trophy finalist was making his 60th postseason appearance on Saturday night at MSG since debuting with the Canadiens back in 2007-08.
Video: MTL@NYR, Gm6: Price makes stop on tricky redirect
15 - Number of Habs who registered at least a shot on Lundqvist during Game 6. Only Alexander Radulov, Michael McCarron and Steve Ott didn't manage to put the Swedish netminder to the test.