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Numbers Game: Canadiens @ Flyers

A numerical look at Thursday night's game against the Flyers in Philadelphia

by Montreal Canadiens @canadiensmtl /

PHILADELPHIA - Here's a numerical look at Thursday night's game between the Canadiens and the Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center.

8 - Spot veteran defenseman Andrei Markov now occupies on the Canadiens' all-time games played list alongside Hall-of-Famer Guy Lafleur after suiting up for his 961st career NHL game on Thursday night at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The Russian rearguard is now just seven games back of matching Hall-of-Famer Yvan Cournoyer's mark of 968 games in a Habs uniform, which has him in sole possession of seventh place all-time.

56 - Number of regular-season games defenseman Mark Barberio played for the Canadiens after coming on board as a free-agent in July 2015, before being claimed off waivers by the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday. The 26-year-old rearguard amassed two goals, 12 assists and 14 points while patrolling the Habs' blueline.

1 - Nikita Nesterov scored his first goal in a Canadiens uniform on Thursday night at the 4:51 mark of the opening frame - the fourth goal of the year for the former Tampa Bay Lightning rearguard. The tally was set up by Alex Galchenyuk, who returned to the lineup after a three-game absence, as well as Andrew Shaw.

Video: MTL@PHI: Nesterov buries blistering slap shot

8 - Eight French-speaking players took part in Thursday night's tilt, four on each side of the ice. Torrey Mitchell, David Desharnais, Phillip Danault and Paul Byron represented the Canadiens in that department, while the Flyers featured the likes of Claude Giroux, Sean Couturier, Mark Streit and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare. 

Video: MTL@PHI: Price stops a one-timer, denies rebound try

11 - Number of times defenseman Shea Weber has blocked at least four shots in a single game so far this season, doing just that once again on Thursday night. The Canadiens' No. 6 kept four shots from reaching Carey Price by using his frame as a shield to protect the All-World netminder.

1 - The Canadiens made their lone regular-season visit to the City of Brotherly Love on Thursday night after previously going up against the Flyers on two occasions at the Bell Centre in Montreal. 

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