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Numbers Game: Canadiens @ Oilers

A numerical look at Sunday evening's game against the Oilers at Rogers Place in Edmonton

by Montreal Canadiens @canadiensmtl /

EDMONTON - Here's a numerical look at Sunday evening's game between the Canadiens and the Oilers at Rogers Place.

1 - Sunday evening's contest marked the Canadiens' first visit to Rogers Place, which was inaugurated on September 10, 2016. Edmonton previously called Rexall Place home for 32 seasons before making the move to the heart of the city.

6 - Spot veteran defenseman Andrei Markov now occupies on the Canadiens' all-time games played list alongside Hall-of-Famer Maurice Richard after suiting up for his 978th career game in a Habs uniform on Sunday evening in Edmonton. 

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3 - Number of games Alexander Radulov missed with a lower-body injury before returning to the Canadiens' lineup to face the Oilers. Prior to Sunday evening, the Russian winger hadn't seen game action since March 2 against the Nashville Predators in Montreal.

11 - Number of days that elapsed since centerman David Desharnais was traded to the Oilers in exchange for defenseman Brandon Davidson just prior to the trade deadline. On Sunday evening, Desharnais went up against his former team for the first time after playing 435 career games with the Canadiens. 

4 - Number of players involved in Sunday evening's contest who previously donned the colors of the opposition. Aside from Desharnais and Davidson, who swapped teams last week, Jeff Petry is a former Oilers defenseman and Benoit Pouliot used to play up front for the Canadiens.

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5 - Number of times Michael McCarron has dropped the gloves so far this season, adding to that tally on Sunday evening by going toe-to-toe with Oilers defenseman Darnell Nurse during the first period. McCarron now leads the Canadiens in that department, one scrap ahead of Andrew Shaw. 

15 - Number of shots the Canadiens generated during the first 20 minutes of play on Sunday evening, keeping Oilers netminder Cam Talbot busy between the pipes. Brendan Gallagher led the way with four shots during the opening frame alone. Edmonton, meanwhile, fired just six pucks on Carey Price, as the two teams skated to the locker room with no goals on the board.

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6 - Number of times so far this season that Gallagher has generated at least six shots on goal in a single contest, accomplishing that feat once again on Sunday evening with six-shot performance against Edmonton.

6 - Number of shots Jeff Petry blocked on Sunday evening, his second-highest total of the season. He blocked a season-high eight shots against Boston back on November 8.

4 - Number of goals Paul Byron has scored in the Canadiens' last five games after he tied things up 1-1 during the latter stages of the third period on Sunday evening, and then added an empty-netter.

6 - Number of points the Canadiens collected on their four-game road swing that included stops in New York, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton over the last 10 days.

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