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Numbers Game: Stars @ Canadiens

Andrei Markov ties Guy Lapointe for second place on the Canadiens' all-time points list among defensemen

by Montreal Canadiens @canadiensmtl / canadiens.com

MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at Tuesday night's game between the Canadiens and the Dallas Stars at the Bell Centre.

1 - Tuesday night's contest marked the first time that brothers Jordie and Jamie Benn went up against one another in the NHL ranks after the Canadiens acquired Jordie's services from the Dallas Stars back in late February just ahead of the trade deadline.

18 - Number of teams against whom Carey Price has made double-digit appearances over the course of his NHL career, adding the Stars to that list on Tuesday night. Al Montoya was supposed to get the call between the pipes, but he suffered a lower-body injury during the morning and was unable to dress.

Video: DAL@MTL: Price turns aside Benn on a breakaway

4 - After being recalled from the ECHL's Brampton Beast on an emergency basis, Zachary Fucale suited up for his fourth career game as a backup at the NHL level. He previously enjoyed a brief stint with the Canadiens in December 2015.

8 - Number of times defenseman Nathan Beaulieu has dropped the gloves over the course of his NHL career, doing so for the second time this season during the second period on Tuesday night. Beaulieu went head-to-head with Stars rearguard Stephen Johns, sticking up for teammate Dwight King, who took a questionable hit from Johns seconds before the tussle.

0 - Number of games the Canadiens have remaining against teams from outside of the Atlantic Division following Tuesday night's game against the Stars. Claude Julien's troops will battle the Florida Panthers twice, the Tampa Bay Lightning twice, and the Buffalo Sabres and Detroit Red Wings one time each during their final six games of the regular season.

6 - Captain Max Pacioretty snapped a six-game goal drought on Tuesday night, tying things up 1-1 with his 34th goal of the season in the middle frame. It marked the first time that the Canadiens' captain lit the lamp since scoring twice in Edmonton on March 12. 

Video: DAL@MTL: Pacioretty squeezes backhand past Lehtonen

3 - Number of goals Brendan Gallagher has scored in six career games against the Dallas Stars, adding to that tally by putting the Canadiens up 2-1 just 3:21 into the third period with his ninth goal of the season. The 24-year-old forward beat Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen with a wicked wrister to give his squad a one-goal advantage.

Video: DAL@MTL: Gallagher nets wicked snipe from the circle

2 - Spot defenseman Andrei Markov now occupies on the Canadiens' all-time points list among defenseman alongside Hall-of-Famer Guy Lapointe after picking up the 572nd point of his NHL career on Tuesday night against the Stars. He accomplished the feat by picking up the lone assist on Arturri Lehkonen's 14th goal of the season at the 13:02 mark of the third period.

550 - Number of wins Claude Julien has amassed behind an NHL bench after the Canadiens downed the Stars on Tuesday night in Montreal.

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