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Numbers Game: Panthers @ Canadiens

A numerical look at Friday's penultimate preseason game of 2017-18

by Staff Writer @CanadiensMTL /

MONTREAL -- Here's a numerical look at Friday's 3-1 preseason win against Florida at the Bell Centre.

7 -- Number of games the Canadiens have played so far this preseason, tied for tops in the NHL alongside New Jersey, Columbus, St. Louis, Brooklyn, Toronto, Detroit, and Carolina.

6 -- Number of preseason games forward Byron Froese has taken part in so far this year, having missed just one against New Jersey on September 21.

Video: FLA@MTL: Lindgren stones Trocheck with great pad save

1 -- Number of preseason starts for Charlie Lindgren, who made his 2017-18 debut on Friday. He was supposed to be between the pipes on Monday in Toronto, until an injury suffered during warmups delayed his plans.

2 -- Number of preseason goals for Paul Byron, who potted a pair against the Panthers on Friday night. With the double, the 28-year-old also tied the club's preseason points lead at three (2G-1A).

Video: FLA@MTL: Byron tips home Shaw's feed

3 -- Number of Habs who picked up their first preseason points during the exhibition schedule's penultimate game. Phillip Danault and Andreas Martinsen each picked up an assist on Byron's first and second goals, respectively, while Danault and Jordie Benn also added helpers on Andrew Shaw's third period tally.

Video: FLA@MTL: Byron slips home backhand for SHG

2 -- Number of consecutive games with a goal for Shaw, who also scored against Toronto in Quebec City on Wednesday.

1 -- Number of preseason wins for the Habs, who improved their exhibition record to 1-6-0 on Friday.

Video: FLA@MTL: Shaw goes backhand for nifty breakaway goal

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