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Numbers Game: Canadiens @ Bruins

A numerical look at Monday's game between the Canadiens and Boston Bruins at TD Garden

by Dan Braverman and Pierre-Antoine Mercier @CanadiensMTL /

BOSTON - Here's a numerical look at Monday's game between the Canadiens and Boston Bruins at TD Garden.

7 - Monday's game marked the start of the Canadiens' seventh set of back-to-back games. Heading into the game, the Habs had a 3-2-1 record in the first game of back-to-back series this season. The Habs are back at it on Tuesday night when they will welcome the Florida Panthers to the Bell Centre.
4 - This was the Habs' final game of the season against the archrival Bruins. Montreal won the first game 3-0 in Boston, a win which propelled Carey Price past Patrick Roy for second all-time on the team in wins. The Bruins won the next two, by scores of 3-2 and 4-0.
7 - Number of games the Canadiens have played on a Monday this season. Claude Julien's troops headed into the game with a 3-2-1 record on the first day of the work week. The Habs only have one Monday game remaining on their schedule - on February 25 against the New Jersey Devils.
25 - Number of career fights in the NHL for Nicolas Deslauriers. The Habs tough guy dropped the gloves with Kevan Miller in the first period. It was Deslauriers' second career fight against Miller, with their last duel dating back to October 18, 2014, while Deslaurier was a member of the Buffalo Sabres. It was his second fight of the season.

3 - With his equalizing goal late in the first period, Brendan Gallagher scored a third goal in as many road games. The Habs forward has eight goals in enemy territory so far this season and leads his team with 18 markers.

Video: MTL@BOS: Gallagher tips in equalizer at the doorstep

4 - Paul Byron scored the team's fourth shorthanded goal of the season when he zipped by the Bruins shorthanded and got it past Tuukka Rask. It was the Habs' second shorthanded goal in as many games after Brett Kulak scored while Montreal was down a man against the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday at the Bell Centre. Forwards Nicolas Deslauriers and Joel Armia are the other two Canadiens players to have scored shorthanded this season.

Video: MTL@BOS: Byron nets amazing backhander for SHG

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