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Numbers Game: Canadiens @ Rangers

A numerical look at Tuesday night's game against the Rangers at Madison Square Garden in New York

by Montreal Canadiens @canadiensmtl /

NEW YORK - Here's a numerical look at Tuesday night's game against the Rangers at Madison Square Garden.

999 - Head coach Claude Julien was behind the bench for his 999th career game on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden. Julien, whose NHL coaching career began in 2002-03 with Montreal, will reach the 1,000-game mark on Thursday night when the Canadiens host the New York Islanders at the Bell Centre.

7 - Spot defenseman Andrei Markov now occupies on the Canadiens' all-time games played list all by his lonesome after suiting up for his 969th career game in a Habs uniform on Tuesday night. The 38-year-old jumped ahead of Hall-of-Famer Yvan Cournoyer, and is now nine games back of tying Hall-of-Famer Maurice Richard, who played 978 career games with the CH.

11 - Number of players on the Canadiens' roster who've reached the 20-point plateau on the year, with forward Andrew Shaw becoming the latest player to accomplish the feat when he opened the scoring at the 3:55 mark of the first period on Tuesday night. Shaw buried a wraparound on Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist to get the Canadiens on the scoreboard first against their Eastern Conference rivals.

Video: MTL@NYR: Shaw beats Lundqvist with a wraparound

10 - Number of consecutive games defenseman Shea Weber went without registering an assist, before chipping in with a helper on Shaw's tally that gave the Canadiens an early lead. Weber, whose previous helper dated back to January 24, currently sits tied for fourth on the roster with 20 assists so far this season.

9 - Number of multi-point games Weber has managed to string together thus far during the 2016-17 campaign after scoring his 14th goal of the season on Tuesday night, a power play marker that put the Canadiens up 2-1 early in the second period. It was Weber's 11th goal with the man advantage on the year. Only Max Pacioretty and Alexander Radulov have produced more multi-point efforts with 12 apiece through 60 contests.

Video: MTL@NYR: Weber unleashes big blast for PPG

5 - Number of hits defenseman Greg Pateryn dished out in his return to the Canadiens' lineup on Tuesday night after spending the last two games watching from the sidelines as a healthy scratch. Prior to suiting up in Manhattan, Pateryn's previous outing came back on February 11 against the St. Louis Blues.

- Spot Carey Price now occupies on the Canadiens' all-time wins list among goaltenders alongside Hall-of-Famer Ken Dryden after picking up his 258th career victory on Tuesday night.

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