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Numbers Game: Blackhawks @ Canadiens

A numerical look at Saturday night's game against the Blackhawks at the Bell Centre

by Matt Cudzinowski @CanadiensMTL /

MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at Saturday night's game against the Blackhawks at the Bell Centre.

315 - Before the puck dropped, the Canadiens held a pre-game ceremony to honor goaltender Carey Price, who set a new franchise wins record by collecting his 315th career victory earlier in the week. Surrounded by his family, the seven-time All-Star received a rousing ovation from the crowd in celebration of his outstanding achievement.

Video: CHI@MTL: Price honored after reaching 315 wins

24 - Number of shots the Canadiens and Blackhawks combined to generate during a busy opening frame. Montreal peppered Corey Crawford with 13 shots, while Chicago put 11 shots on Price. Nobody managed to light the lamp, though, and the two teams remained scoreless through 20 minutes of play. 

17 - Number of shots the Canadiens registered during the second period alone on Saturday night, as Claude Julien's squad continued testing Crawford. Unfortunately, the two-time Stanley Cup champion didn't allow a single puck past him after 40 minutes. For their part, the Blackhawks did manage to solve Price, as defenseman Connor Murphy scored at the 3:04 mark of the period to put Chicago up 1-0.

7 - Andrew Shaw set a new season-high with seven hits versus the Blackhawks on Saturday night. The 27-year-old Belleville, ON was clearly engaged in the matchup against his former club. His previous high in the hits department during the 2018-19 campaign was six.

16 - Saturday night's tilt marked the 16th time so far this season that the Canadiens generated at least 40 shots on goal in a single game. The Habs finished the contest with 48 shots on Crawford in the loss.

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