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Numbers Game: Rangers @ Canadiens

A numerical look at Saturday night's game against the New York Rangers at the Bell Centre

by Montreal Canadiens @canadiensmtl / canadiens.com

MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at Saturday night's game between the Canadiens and the New York Rangers at the Bell Centre.

18 - Number of games Alex Galchenyuk missed before returning to active duty on Saturday night after going down with a knee injury on December 4 in Los Angeles. The Canadiens' No. 27 was back at work against the New York Rangers, skating on a line with captain Max Pacioretty and Alexander Radulov.

14 - Number of games Andrew Shaw was forced to watch from the sidelines with concussion-like symptoms before returning to the Canadiens' lineup on Saturday night. Shaw hadn't seen game action since December 12, when he was injured against the Boston Bruins.

22 - Speking of Shaw, he amassed 22 penalty minutes in his return in front of the Bell Centre faithful, including a two-minute minor for interference, along with a five-minute major for interference, a five-minute fighting major, and a game misconduct (10 minutes). He logged just 5:06 of playing time before being given the gate in the opening frame.

6 - Galchenyuk, meanwhile, got his goal-scoring mojo back quickly on Saturday night, becoming the sixth Canadiens player so far this season to hit double-digits in that department, joining Pacioretty (20), Paul Byron (13), Shea Weber (10), Alexander Radulov (10) and Artturi Lehkonen (10).

Video: NYR@MTL: Galchenyuk nets redirect on Barberio's shot

2 - The two clubs both challenged goal calls on Saturday night, citing goaltender interference in each case. First, Alain Vigneault's squad won their challenge in the opening frame, denying Phillip Danault his 10th goal of the season. Then, in the second period, Therrien contested a goal scored by Rangers forward Rick Nash, but it was ultimately deemed acceptable.

6 - Number of goals Brian Flynn has scored so far during the 2016-17 campaign, matching the single-season high he established back in 2012-13 with the Buffalo Sabres and matched the following year. Flynn corralled a rebound in front of Rangers netminder Henrik Lundqvist - who came on to start the second period in place of starter Antti Raanta - and buried it to tie things up 2-2 at the time.

Video: NYR@MTL: Flynn hacks loose puck past Lundqvist in 2nd

62 - Number of seconds it took the Canadiens to score three straight goals on Lundqvist in the latter stages of the third period on Saturday night to take a 5-3 lead over their Eastern Conference counterparts. Alexei Emelin started things off with his second goal of the year to tie things up at three at 10:53, before Pacioretty (11:29) and Byron (11:55) got in on the action, too.

800 - Number of games Therrien has helmed over the course of his NHL career, reaching that impressive milestone on Saturday night against the Rangers. Therrien started out as a bench boss at hockey's highest level back in 2000-01 with the Canadiens - with whom he's coached 528 games over the years - while the other 272 were with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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