QUEBEC CITY - Here's a numerical look at Monday's night preseason opener between the Canadiens and the Boston Bruins at the Videotron Centre.
8 - Number of games the Canadiens will play during their pre-season schedule over a 13-day stretch before getting the regular season underway on October 5th in Buffalo. Claude Julien's troops opened against the Bruins on Monday night, before taking on the Washington Capitals and New Jersey Devils on Wednesday and Thursday night, respectively, at the Bell Centre.
8 - Number of former QMJHL players taking part in Monday night's tilt in Quebec City, home of the Quebec Remparts. Seven suited up for the Canadiens, including Zachary Fucale, Phillip Danault, Paul Byron, Daniel Audette, Eric Gelinas, Jeremy Gregoire and Antoine Waked. Jeremy Lauzon played for the Bruins.
1:28 - Time that elapsed in between goals by Brendan Gallagher and Jeremy Gregoire early in the second period on Monday night. After Gallagher re-directed a Joe Morrow shot past Bruins starter Malcolm Subban for the game's opening tally at the 50-second mark of the middle frame, Gregoire responded with another re-direct in tight at 2:18.
17 - Number of saves Canadiens starter Al Montoya made during his time between the pipes against the Bruins, before Zachary Fucale took over midway through the second period. Montoya gave up a pair of goals, with Jesse Gabrielle and Anders Bjork both finding the back of the net.
2 - Number of members of the Gelinas family who took part in a professional sporting event in Quebec City this summer. While Eric is currently auditioning with the Canadiens on a professional tryout and was in the lineup on Monday night, his brother, Karl, has been shining bright for years with the local Quebec Capitales. The veteran pitcher helped the Capitales claim their seventh Can-Am League title last week.
65 - Number of games Joe Morrow played with the Boston Bruins before joining the Canadiens as a free agent over the summer. Morrow spent the last three seasons in the Bruins organization and was going up against his former team for the first time on Monday night, picking up an assist. During his time with the Canadiens' Original Six rivals, the defenseman amassed two goals and nine points.