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Numbers Game: Canadiens @ Blue Jackets

A numerical look at Thursday night's game against the Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena

by Matt Cudzinowski @CanadiensMTL /

COLUMBUS - Here's a numerical look at Thursday night's game against the Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena.

24 - Jonathan Drouin celebrated his 24th birthday on Thursday in Columbus, capping the special occasion off by hitting the ice for the big showdown with the Blue Jackets. The speedy forward was born on March 28, 1995 in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, QC. 

300 - Max Domi suited up for his 300th career NHL game on Thursday night. Domi played the bulk of those games with the Arizona Coyotes (222), before being acquired by the Canadiens over the summer. This was his 78th tilt as a member of the Habs.

500 - For his part, Andrew Shaw skated in his 500th career NHL game on Thursday night. The two-time Stanley Cup champion played 322 games with the Chicago Blackhawks before joining the Canadiens in June 2016. Earlier in the day, the Montreal chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association (PHWA) named Shaw as the Canadiens' candidate for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. It is presented to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey.

15 - After watching the last 15 games from the press box, Nicolas Deslauriers returned to the Canadiens' lineup on Thursday night. He took Paul Byron's spot on a line with Nate Thompson and Jordal Weal. Byron didn't travel with the team to Ohio after suffering an upper-body injury earlier in the week against the Florida Panthers. It was Deslauriers' first outing since February 23.

75 - Number of seconds that elapsed in the first period before defenseman Brett Kulak lit the lamp to put the Canadiens up 1-0. It marked the second straight game in which Kulak found the back of the net after scoring the game-winning goal against Florida. Kulak now has six goals so far this season. The marker also snapped goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky's shutout streak at 160:40.

Video: MTL@CBJ: Kulak fires opening goal through traffic

15 - Defenseman Jeff Petry snapped a 15-game goal drought when he managed to sneak the puck past Bobrovsky at the 8:35 mark of the second period to put the Canadiens ahead 2-1. It was his 12th goal of the year, matching his single-season high which he set during the 2017-18 campaign.

Video: MTL@CBJ: Petry goes five-hole to beat Bobrovsky

5 - Number of consecutive goals the Canadiens would allow after the Petry tally to ultimately drop the all-important game in Columbus. The Habs were held off the scoresheet the rest of the way in a 6-2 defeat in the state capital.

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