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Numbers Game: Canadiens @ Penguins

A numerical look at Saturday night's game against the Penguins at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh

by Montreal Canadiens @canadiensmtl /

PITTSBURGH - Here's a numerical look at Saturday night's game between the Canadiens and Penguins at PPG Paints Arena.

800 - Number of games Shea Weber has suited up for over the course of his NHL career, reaching that mark on Saturday night. Before joining the Canadiens over the summer, Weber had spent the previous 11 seasons with the Nashville Predators where he served as team captain between 2010 and 2016 and made five NHL All-Star appearances.

23 - Number of points Paul Byron has amassed so far this season - a new single-season high for the 27-year-old Ottawa native. Byron established the mark after setting up Alexander Radulov for the game's opening goal on Saturday night, before adding a goal of his own in the second period. He now has 12 goals and 11 assists during the 2016-17 campaign. Byron had previously put up 21 points in 47 games with Calgary in 2013-14.

6 - Number of multi-point games Byron has registered so far this season, adding to that tally on Saturday night. That ties him with captain Max Pacioretty for the team lead in that department on the year.

18 - Number of points Jeff Petry has registered so far this season after picking up the lone assist on Byron's game-tying goal in the middle frame, which represents his highest point total in a single campaign since 2011-12 when he amassed a 25 points (2g - 23a) - a personal best - in 73 games with the Edmonton Oilers.

6 - Number of games Brian Flynn went without scoring a goal before registering the go-ahead marker just 1:55 into the third period. Flynn's fourth goal of the season came courtesy of a shot that hit the post and then took a bounce off Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury's back before crossing the goal line. 

6 - Number of Canadiens players who registered at least three hits apiece on Saturday night in Western Pennsylvania, as the Canadiens brought a physical brand of hockey to the rink on New Year's Eve. Weber, Petry, Phillip Danault, Nathan Beaulieu, Michael McCarron and Alexei Emelin all hit that mark.

3 - Number of times Brendan Gallagher has registered at least six shots in a single game so far this season, doing just that once again on Saturday night with a six-shot effort against the Penguins. Gallagher had a season-high nine shots on October 20 against Arizona.

1 - Number of days the Canadiens will now have back at home in Montreal before hitting the road again on Monday for a three-game trip that includes stops in Nashville, Dallas and Toronto. Michel Therrien's troops will enjoy New Year's Day back in Quebec to recharge their collective batteries ahead of another big week of games.

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