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Numbers Game: Canadiens @ Panthers

A numerical look at Sunday night's game against the Panthers at the BB&T Center

by Matt Cudzinowski @CanadiensMTL /

SUNRISE - Here's a numerical look at Sunday night's game against the Panthers at the BB&T Center.

17 - Prior to puck drop, the Panthers paid tribute to the 17 victims killed in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, which took place on February 14, 2018. It was a touching ceremony that concluded with both teams visiting with the victims' families at center ice.

Video: MTL@FLA: Panthers, Habs stand along with MSD families

300 - Jonathan Drouin suited up for the 300th game of his NHL career on Sunday night in South Florida. The third-overall selection of the Tampa Bay Lightning back in 2013, Drouin played 164 games in the Sunshine State before being dealt to the Canadiens in June 2017. The tilt against the Panthers was his 136th outing with the Habs.

6 - Number of consecutive games Antti Niemi watched from the bench as Carey's Price's backup before being given the nod versus Florida on Sunday night. It was Niemi's 16th start of the 2018-19 campaign, and his first since February 2 against the New Jersey Devils at the Bell Centre. The Finnish netminder appeared in two games for the Panthers last season before being claimed off waivers by the Canadiens.

3 - Number of consecutive games Charles Hudon watched as a healthy scratch before returning to the lineup on Sunday night in place of Nicolas Deslauriers. Hudon hadn't seen game action since February 7 against the Winnipeg Jets at the Bell Centre.

50 - Max Domi reached the 50-point plateau on the season when he beat Panthers goaltender James Reimer on a breakaway at the 13:04 mark of the first period. The last time Domi put up 50 or more points in a single campaign was back in 2015-16 as a rookie in Arizona.

Video: MTL@FLA: Tatar, Domi team up for goal after turnover

3 - Number of goals Niemi surrendered on nine shots in the opening frame alone before being replaced by Carey Price between the pipes. Aleksander Barkov, Denis Malgin and Frank Vatrano all scored on Niemi in the first stanza.

3 - The Panthers became the third team against whom Brendan Gallagher has reached the double-digit mark in goals when the Canadiens' assistant captain put the puck past Reimer at the 16:46 mark of the period. Gallagher also boasts 12 goals against the Buffalo Sabres and the Detroit Red Wings.

Video: MTL@FLA: Gallagher beats Reimer off odd-man rush

19 - When Domi tied things up 3-3 just 5:18 into the middle frame, he also set a new single-season high with his 19th goal of the season. His previous high of 18 had stood since his rookie year with the Coyotes.

Video: MTL@FLA: Domi tips home his second of the game

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