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Numbers Game: Canadiens @ Flames

A numerical look at Thursday night's game against the Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary

by Montreal Canadiens @canadiensmtl / canadiens.com

CALGARY - Here's a numerical look at Thursday night's game between the Canadiens and the Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

25 - Spot head coach Claude Julien now occupies on the NHL's all-time games coached list alongside former Habs bench boss Jacques Demers, after coaching his 1,007th game on Thursday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary. Julien's head coaching career at hockey's highest level began in 2002-03 with his first stint with the Canadiens, before moving on to New Jersey and Boston, and ultimately returning to Montreal last month.

150 - Number of consecutive games captain Max Pacioretty has suited up for, including Thursday night's tilt against the Flames. Pacioretty is the Canadiens' current iron man after veteran centerman Tomas Plekanec's streak of 236 straight starts was snapped when he had to miss Tuesday night's contest in Vancouver with an upper-body injury. Plekanec was also forced to sit out the game in Calgary as he continues his recovery.

9 - Number of days that elapsed between starts for Al Montoya, who was forced into action on Thursday night when a flu virus prevented Carey Price from starting between the pipes. Montoya's previous start came back on February 27 when he helped the Canadiens best the Devils in New Jersey.

15 - Number of saves Montoya made during the first period alone on Thursday night. Only Flames captain Mark Giordano managed to put one past the 32-year-old netminder as Glen Gulutzan's club took a 1-0 lead to the locker room through 20 minutes of play.

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2 - Number of times Paul Byron has dropped the gloves over the course of his NHL career after going toe-to-toe with Flames forward Kris Versteeg early in the second period on Thursday night. It was Byron's first tussle since April 9, 2016 when he took on Tampa Bay's Vladislav Namestnikov.

3 - Number of games it took Steve Ott to put his fighting skills on display in a Habs uniform after taking on Flames defenseman Matt Bartkowski at the 11:09 mark of the middle frame on Thursday night. It marked the eighth time that Ott had dropped the gloves during the 2016-17 campaign, with his previous seven scraps coming while he was still a member of the Detroit Red Wings.

26 - Number of seconds that elapsed between the Flames' third and fourth goals of the night at the 15:28 and 15:54 marks of the second period, respectively, that gave Calgary a 4-0 advantage through 40 minutes of play. The Canadiens were being outshot by a 27-16 margin at that point in time.

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