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Numbers Game: Senators @ Canadiens

A numerical look at Sunday night's game against the Senators at the Bell Centre

by Montreal Canadiens @canadiensmtl /

MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at Sunday night's game between the Canadiens and the Ottawa Senators at the Bell Centre.

600 - Number of games Torrey Mitchell has suited up for over the course of his NHL career, including Sunday night's game against the Ottawa Senators at the Bell Centre. The 32-year-old forward, who previously played for the San Jose Sharks, Minnesota Wild and the Buffalo Sabres, joined the Canadiens at the trade deadline in March 2015. 

11 - Spot veteran centerman Tomas Plekanec now occupies on the Canadiens' all-time games played list - alongside Hall-of-Famer Guy Lafleur - after suiting up for his 912th career NHL game on Sunday night. Next up on the list is Hall-of-Famer Serge Savard, who ranks 10th after playing 917 games in a Canadiens uniform.

28 - Number of seconds elapsed in the first period before Plekanec lit the lamp behind Senators goaltender Craig Anderson on Sunday night to give the Canadiens an early 1-0 advantage. His eighth goal of the season was also his first since January 24, snapping a 19-game goal drought.

Video: OTT@MTL: Plekanec buries rebound to open the scoring

2 - Number of NHL teams against whom Plekanec has scored a career-high 18 goals, adding the Senators to that list on Sunday night. The Canadiens' No. 14 has also torched New York Islanders netminders for 18 markers over the years.

2 - While Jordie Benn has said time and again that he isn't a goal-scorer, the veteran defenseman scored his second goal in a Canadiens uniform on Sunday night with 2:15 remaining in the first period. Benn's slapshot from the point deflected off Senators forward Viktor Stalberg before finding the back of the net to give the Habs a 2-1 lead.

Video: OTT@MTL: Benn's one-timer finds twine off defenseman

65 - Defenseman Nathan Beaulieu set a new career-high for the most games played in a single campaign on Sunday night by patrolling the Canadiens' blue line for the 65th time this season. Beaulieu made 64 regular-season appearances in both 2014-15 and 2015-16, before besting that mark against the Senators. He picked up an assist on Benn's tally to celebrate the occasion.

20 - Paul Byron became the second player on the Canadiens' roster to reach the 20-goal plateau on Sunday night, beating Anderson five-hole just 3:30 into the third period to give Claude Julien's squad a 3-1 lead. Byron joins captain Max Pacioretty, who leads the Habs with 33 markers during the 2016-17 campaign.

Video: OTT@MTL: Byron converts on odd-man rush early in 3rd

3 - Number of Canadiens players who didn't manage to generate a shot on goal on Sunday night, including defensemen Alexei Emelin and Jeff Petry, and forward Alexander Radulov. Fifteen skaters managed to test Anderson during the contest. 

Video: OTT@MTL: Price sprawls across for a fantastic save

1 - Number of times Torrey Mitchell has dropped the gloves more than once in a single season over the course of his NHL career, accomplishing that feat by going toe-to-toe with Senators forward Chris Kelly during the third period on Sunday night. Back on January 4, Mitchell squared off with Patrick Sharp of the Dallas Stars.

31 - Number of games Nathan Beaulieu went without a goal before scoring his third goal of the season on Sunday night to give the Canadiens a 4-1 lead. Beaulieu's previous tally came back on January 4.

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