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Numbers Game: Capitals @ Canadiens

A numerical look at Monday night's game between the Caps and Habs in Montreal

by Montreal Canadiens @CanadiensMTL /

MONTREAL -- Here's a numerical look at Monday night's game between the Capitals and Canadiens at the Bell Centre.

435 -- Number of career games Lars Eller had played in Montreal, prior to being traded to Washington over the summer. The 27-year-old forward returned to his former home for the first time on Monday, hitting the ice as part of the Capitals' starting lineup against the Habs.

19 -- Percentage of the NHL's Russian contingent which was in action at the Bell Centre on Monday night. Six (Nikita Scherbak, Alexander Radulov, Alexei Emelin, Alex Ovechkin, Dmitry Orlov, Evgeny Kuznetsov) of the league's 32 Russians who have played at least one game this season went head-to-head in Montreal -- just shy of one fifth due to the absence of Andrei Markov.

1 -- Number of career games Scherbak has played in front of the Habs home crowd. After making his NHL debut on Saturday, the 21-year-old made his Bell Centre debut on Monday opposite the Caps.

0 -- Number of penalties served during the first period, as the Canadiens and Capitals played a particularly disciplined brand of hockey against one another through 20. The game's first penalty didn't come until 8:03 in the second, when Bobby Farnham was called for interference.

19:28 -- Number of minutes of ice time Nathan Beaulieu played through two periods against Washington, leading even Shea Weber in that category after spending practically half the game on the ice until that point.

47:18 -- Number of minutes it took the Habs to get on the board, before Tomas Plekanec tallied a power play marker 7:18 into the third, while Eller was in the box for interference. It was the Czech forward's first goal in eight games.

544 -- Number of career goals Alex Ovechkin has scored since making his NHL debut in 2005 -- tying Maurice Richard's mark set between 1942 and 1960 with his third-period goal on Monday.

1 -- Number of losses the Habs have now suffered in 2017, after starting the year perfect with three wins on the road.

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