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Numbers Game: Canadiens @ Blackhawks

A numerical look at Sunday night's game between the Canadiens and the Blackhawks at the United Center

by Staff Writer @CanadiensMTL /

CHICAGO - Here's a numerical look at Sunday night's game between the Canadiens and the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center.

2 - Both the Canadiens and the Blackhawks were playing their second game in as many nights when they met on Sunday in the Windy City. Claude Julien's troops were coming off a 5-4 overtime victory, while Joel Quenneville's contingent downed the Wild 2-0 in Saint Paul.

4 - Charlie Lindgren made his fourth career NHL start on Sunday night in Chicago as the Canadiens closed out a three-game road that also included stops in Minnesota and Winnipeg. Lindgren's previous start in the NHL ranks came back on April 8, 2017. The 23-year-old netminder was called up on Friday from the AHL's Laval Rocket.

Video: MTL@CHI: Lindgren makes lunging blocker save on Toews

6 - Number of games Jacob De La Rose sat out as a healthy scratch before being re-inserted into the Canadiens' lineup on Sunday night. De La Rose replaced Charles Hudon, who is sidelined with an upper-body injury. Prior to the game against Chicago, the Swedish forward hadn't seen game action since October 20 in Anaheim.

15 - Defenseman Karl Alzner tied Danny Grant for the 15th longest streak for consecutive games played in NHL history on Sunday night by suiting up for his 555th straight contest. Alzner currently boasts the fifth longest active games streak in the league. He last missed a game on March 3, 2010, while still a member of the Washington Capitals.

8 - Jonathan Drouin snapped an eight-game goal drought with his snipe at 1:54 of the third period to open the scoring on Sunday night. It was his third goal of the season.

Video: MTL@CHI: Drouin uses speed to open the scoring in 3rd

173:11 - Drouin snapped Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford's shutout streak at 173:11 with his tally. In addition to blanking the Wild on Saturday, Crawford had also shut out the Philadelphia Flyers, too.

1 - Joe Morrow netted his first goal of the season - and first goal in a Canadiens uniform - during the third period on Sunday night to give the Canadiens a 2-0 advantage.

3 - Number of consecutive games in which Andrew Shaw has registered his name on the scoresheet after picking up an assist on Drouin's marker and another on Morrow's goal as well. Shaw has three goals and five points during that span. 

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