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Numbers Game: Canadiens @ Rangers

A numerical look at Saturday night's game against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden

by Montreal Canadiens @canadiensmtl /

NEW YORK - Here's a numerical look at Saturday night's game between the Canadiens and the Rangers at Madison Square Garden.

2 - Number of players making their Canadiens debuts on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden as new acquisitions Steve Ott and Andreas Martinsen both suited up for Claude Julien's squad against the New York Rangers. Both Ott and Martinsen were dealt to the CH leading up to the trade deadline earlier in the week.

7 - The first jersey numbers that both the Canadiens and Rangers retired was No. 7. With respect to the Habs, it will forever belong to Howie Morenz, while the Blueshirts bestowed the same honour on Rod Gilbert.

4 - Number of players on the Canadiens' roster who've scored exactly 15 goals on the year, with Shea Weber adding his name to that list on Saturday night - joining Alex Galchenyuk, Paul Byron and Alexander Radulov - when he lit the lamp at the 12:51 mark of the opening frame. Weber's point shot found its way through traffic before deflecting off a Rangers defender and beating goaltender Henrik Lundqvist.

Video: MTL@NYR: Weber banks the puck past Lundqvist

1 - Ott registered his first career point with the Canadiens when he picked up the secondary assist on Weber's tally. Captain Max Pacioretty collected the primary helper on the play.

17 - Number of consecutive games Artturi Lehkonen went without a goal before lighting the lamp at the 8:48 mark of the middle frame to give the Canadiens a 2-0 lead. The Finnish forward capped a three-way passing play involving both Phillip Danault and Pacioretty to score for the first time since January 21.

Video: MTL@NYR: Lehkonen buries Danault's slick dish

14 - Number of multi-point games Pacioretty has registered so far this season, adding to that tally on Saturday night. He now leads the Canadiens in that department, after previously being tied with Alexander Radulov who missed the game with a lower-body injury.

8 - Number of players on the Canadiens' roster who've reached the double-digit mark in goals on the year, as Andrew Shaw scored for the 10th time this season with 1:23 remaining in the middle frame on Saturday night. The goal gave Julien's squad a 3-0 advantage through 40 minutes of play.

Video: MTL@NYR: Shaw grabs rebound, nets wraparound goal

3 - Jordie Benn lit the lamp in just his third game for the Canadiens on Saturday night, putting his new club up 4-1 only 5:14 after Chris Kreider got the Rangers on the board early in the third period. 

56:45 - Time expired in Saturday night's contest before a penalty of any kind was finally assessed. Brendan Gallagher and Marc Staal both received minors on the same play.

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