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Numbers Game: Bruins @ Canadiens

A numerical look at Saturday's game between the Canadiens and Boston Bruins at the Bell Centre

by Pierre-Antoine Mercier, translated by Dan Braverman @CanadiensMTL /

MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at Saturday's game between the Canadiens and Boston Bruins at the Bell Centre.

2 - This is the second time the Canadiens play back-to-back games this season. Last time, the Habs won their first game on November 5 4-3 in shootout against the Islanders in Brooklyn, but lost to the Rangers 5-3 the following night at Madison Square Garden.

2 - Saturday's game marked the second game between the archrival Canadiens and Bruins in 2018-19. The Canadiens came out on top 3-0 in the first meeting, which took place in Boston on October 27. In that win, Carey Price moved ahead of Patrick Roy for second place all-time on the Habs in wins. He made 33 saves to record his 290th career win in the NHL.

Video: MTL@BOS: Price blanks Bruins to make club history

5 - Number of games forward Kenny Agostino played for the Bruins last season, collecting one assist during that span.

2 - Number of changes head coach Claude Julien made from the lineup he used on Friday night against the Sabres in Buffalo. Forward Matthew Peca was scratched in favour of Charles Hudon, and Carey Price was in the crease after Antti Niemi started against the Sabres.

13 - Number of hits dished out by Charles Hudon - who returned to the lineup after being scratched in Buffalo - on Saturday against the Bruins, a career high. Hudon more than doubled his previous highest total of six, which came on October 10, 2017 against the Chicago Blackhawks.

51 - The Canadiens also reached a high in hits, dishing out 51 which is the most they've delivered in a game this season. Their previous high was 43, on October 30 against the Dallas Stars.

12 - Jonathan Drouin has been productive of late. His third-period goal, which got the Habs on the board, was his 12th point in his last 11 games. He has six goals and six assists in that span.

Video: BOS@MTL: Drouin jets past defenders for terrific goal

1 - Defenseman Karl Alzner, playing in his eighth game, got his first point of the season with an assist on Drouin's goal.

100 - Andrew Shaw earned an assist on Tomas Tatar's third-period equalizer. It was the winger's 100th career NHL helper, recorded in his 461st game. The Belleville native is also just one goal away from his 100th. Shaw now has seven goals and six assists in 20 games this season.

Video: BOS@MTL: Tatar buries Shaw's dish to knot the score

3 - With that third-period goal, Tatar became the third Habs player to hit double-digits in goals this season. Max Domi and Brendan Gallagher are the others, with 11 apiece.

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