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Numbers Game: Blues @ Canadiens

A numerical look at Saturday night's game against the St. Louis Blues at the Bell Centre

by Montreal Canadiens @canadiensmtl /

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

900 - Number of games veteran centerman Tomas Plekanec has played in the NHL ranks - all with the Canadiens - after suiting up against the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night at the Bell Centre. Plekanec, who was drafted 71st overall in 2001, made his NHL debut all the way back in the 2003-04 campaign. He currently ranks 12th on the Canadiens' all-time games played list.

Tweet from @CanadiensMTL: F��licitations pour ton 900e match dans la LNH, Pleky! / Congrats on your 900th career NHL game, Pleky! #GoHabsGo

2 - The Blues and Canadiens met for the second and final time during the regular season on Saturday night and in both cases Al Montoya got the start between the pipes. It marked Montoya's third start of the season on Bell Centre ice.

6 - Shea Weber snapped a six-game point drought with his 13th goal of the season late in the first period on Saturday night. The tally tied things up 1-1. Weber beat Blues netminder Jake Allen with his trademark slap shot from the point that got the Canadiens on the board after Patrik Berglund lit the lamp for St. Louis early in the frame.

Video: STL@MTL: Weber hammers a slap shot past Allen

3 - Number of times Michael McCarron has dropped the gloves in 17 appearances so far this season after going toe-to-toe with Blues defenseman Joel Edmundson during the second period on Saturday night. The towering forward is now tied with Andrew Shaw for the most fights on the Canadiens' roster during the 2016-17 campaign.

50 - Captain Max Pacioretty hit the 50-point plateau this season when he re-directed a Nathan Beaulieu shot past Allen at the 12:55 mark of the second period to tie things up 2-2. It was Pacioretty's 28th goal of the season.

Video: STL@MTL: Pacioretty uses his skate to pot redirection

5 - Number of times Pacioretty has reached the 50-point mark in a single season over the course of his NHL career, accomplishing the feat for a fourth consecutive season on Saturday night.

20 - Beaulieu set a new single-season mark with his 20th point of the year on Saturday night, besting his previous mark of 19 set last season in 64 games. The 24-year-old rearguard hit the 20-point plateau in his 51st game of the season.

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