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Numbers Game: Oilers @ Canadiens

A numerical look at Sunday afternoon's game against the Edmonton Oilers at the Bell Centre

by Montreal Canadiens @canadiensmtl /

MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at Sunday afternoon's game between the Canadiens and the Oilers at the Bell Centre.

2 - Al Montoya made just his second start of the season at the Bell Centre on Sunday afternoon, marking the first time he'd been between the pipes in a starting role on home turf since the Canadiens' home opener back on October 18 when he registered a 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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365 - Number of days that have elapsed since the Oilers last paid a visit to Montreal to play the Canadiens. Edmonton was also in town to mark Family Weekend back on February 6, 2016, falling 5-1 to the Canadiens in front of the Bell Centre faithful. 

12 - Spot Tomas Plekanec now occupies on the Canadiens' all-time games played list all by his lonesome after suiting up for his 897th career game in a Habs uniform on Sunday afternoon against the Oilers at the Bell Centre. The veteran centerman had previously been tied with Patrice Brisebois, and is now just 15 games back of tying Guy Carbonneau, who played 912 games with the CH.

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15 - Number of saves Montoya made during the first period alone on Sunday afternoon, including four saves while the Canadiens found themselves in short-handed situatons. The Canadiens' No. 35 kept the Oilers off the scoresheet, as the two teams skated to the dressing room scoreless through 20 minutes of play.

21 - The Canadiens blocked 21 shots during Sunday afternoon's tilt. Nearly every single player helped out in that department, as only four Habs skaters finished the day without blocking a shot during the matinee affair.

0 - Number of goals that were scored through 65 minutes of play on Sunday as Montoya and Oilers netminder Cam Talbot engaged in quite the goaltending duel all afternoon long. They both collected a shutout.

121 - Montoya hasn't given up a goal in 121 straight minutes of work. The last puck that got past him was back on January 20 in the first period against the New Jersey Devils.

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