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Numbers Game: Canadiens @ Maple Leafs

A numerical look at Saturday night's game against the Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena

by Matt Cudzinowski @CanadiensMTL /

TORONTO - Here's a numerical look at Saturday night's game against the Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena.

100 - Defenseman Victor Mete played his 100th career NHL game on Saturday night. Ironically, it just so happened that he reached the milestone in a game taking place essentially in his own backyard. The 20-year-old blueliner hails from nearby Woodbridge, ON and was lucky enough to have plenty of family and friends in attendance to mark the occasion. Mete was a fourth-round selection of the Canadiens, 100th overall, in the 2016 NHL Draft.

3 - Number of consecutive games Nicolas Deslauriers missed as a healthy scratch before being re-inserted into the lineup on Saturday night after it was revealed that Jonathan Drouin was unable to play because of the flu. Drouin participated in the pre-game warmup before a decision was made on his status for the tilt versus Toronto. It was Deslauriers' first game since February 16 in Tampa. 

1 - For his part, Drouin missed his very first game this season after dressing for all 61 contests the Canadiens had played prior to facing their Original Six rivals for the third time during the 2018-19 campaign. The 23-year-old forward has 17 goals and 46 points so far this year.

8:07 - Andrew Shaw broke the ice at the 8:07 mark of the first period, winning a puck battle down low in front of Maple Leafs starter Frederik Andersen and putting it home to give the Canadiens a 1-0 advantage. It was Shaw's 13th goal of the season, and it snapped a five-game goal drought. Brett Kulak and Max Domi collected the assists on the play.

Video: MTL@TOR: Shaw nets rebound to open the scoring

8 - Kulak's eighth point of the season matched his single-season high which was set last year while he was still a member of the Calgary Flames. Kulak collected eight points in 71 games with the Alberta-based franchise. He has that same total in just 37 games with Montreal this season.

4 - Number of consecutive games in which Domi has registered his name on the scoresheet after collecting that helper on Shaw's tally. It was his team-leading 34th assist on the year. The 23-year-old forward boasts three goals and five points during his current streak.

3 - Number of consecutive games in which Tomas Tatar has scored after putting the Canadiens up 2-0 during the opening frame on Saturday night. Tatar beat Andersen with a blast that left the veteran netminder helpless. It was his 21st goal of the year.

Video: MTL@TOR: Petry connects with Tatar for sweet goal

68 - Number of seconds that elapsed in between Tatar's strike and a power play goal by Jeff Petry that gave the Canadiens a 3-0 lead in the first period. It was Petry's 11th goal of the year, and it capped a sequence of three goals in just 5:45.

Video: MTL@TOR: Petry unleashes wrister for sweet PPG

40 - Petry reached the 40-point plateau for the second straight season on Saturday night with a multi-point effort against the Maple Leafs. He put up a career-high 42 points last year, so he's well on his way to surpassing that number and taking his point haul to a brand new level.

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