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Numbers Game: Canadiens @ Maple Leafs

A numerical look at Wednesday night's game between the Canadiens and the Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena

by Matt Cudzinowski @CanadiensMTL /

TORONTO - Here's a numerical look at Wednesday night's game between the Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena.

5 - Number of consecutive seasons in which the Canadiens have begun their regular season schedule on the road, kicking things off with a date with their Atlantic Division rivals on Wednesday night at Scotiabank Arena. This contest marked the 18th season-opener between the two clubs.

6 - Number of players who made their Habs debuts on Wednesday night in Toronto, including forwards Joel Armia, Max Domi, Jesperi Kotkaniemi, Matthew Peca and Tomas Tatar, as well as defenseman Xavier Ouellet. In Kotkaniemi's case, it marked his NHL debut as well. The 18-year-old Finn tied Claude Lemieux as the second-youngest player to ever skate for the Canadiens (18 years, 89 days). It also marked the first time in NHL history - according to the NHL's Public Relations Department - that a player born in the 2000s skated in a regular season game.

622 - Defenseman Karl Alzner's iron man streak ended at 622 consecutive regular season games on Wednesday night after head coach Claude Julien made him a healthy scratch against the Maple Leafs. Alzner boasted the fourth longest active streak in the NHL and the 12th longest in NHL history. Prior to the tilt against Toronto, Alzner last missed a game on March 3, 2010. Fellow veteran Tomas Plekanec was also a healthy scratch.

8 - Spot Julien now occupies on the Canadiens' all-time games coached list - alongside Alain Vigneault - after being behind the Habs' bench for his 266th game on Wednesday night. Claude Ruel occupies the No. 7 spot. He was at the helm of the Habs for 305 games.

9:34 - Time elapsed in the first period when Artturi Lehkonen scored the first goal of the 2018-19 NHL season, beating Maple Leafs starter Frederik Anderson on a wraparound to give the Canadiens a 1-0 lead. Earlier in the frame, Lehkonen also registred the first shot of the year, too.

Video: MTL@TOR: Lehkonen nets first goal of 2018-19 season

100 - Max Domi picked up the 100th assist of his NHL career by collecting the primary helper on Lehkonen's tally. It was also Domi's first point with the Habs after joining the fold over the summer. 

12.3 - Number of seconds remaining in the second period when Andrew Shaw lit the lamp on the power play, making a triumphant return to the Canadiens' lineup after recovering from offseason knee surgery and a concussion. Shaw's goal tied the contest 2-2, just 99 seconds after John Tavares had given the Maple Leafs the lead.

Video: MTL@TOR: Kotkaniemi earns first point on Shaw's PPG

1 - Kotkaniemi picked up the first point of his NHL career on Shaw's goal, collecting the secondary assist on the play. Domi earned his second assist of the contest on the play as well.

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