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Numbers Game: Capitals @ Canadiens

A numerical look at Wednesday's home preseason opener

by Montreal Canadiens @canadiensmtl /

MONTREAL -- Here's a numerical look at the Canadiens' first home preseason game, a 4-2 loss against the Washington Capitals on Wednesday.

1 -- Number of games played by a handful of new Habs on Wednesday, as Jonathan Drouin and Ales Hemsky made their preseason debuts after missing Monday's action against the Bruins. The two offseason acquisitions notably combined to set up Max Pacioretty's second-period equalizer, each earning an assist on the play.

Video: WSH@MTL: Pacioretty taps in Hemsky's nice feed

1 -- Number of Habs who haven taken part in both games so far this preseason, as forward Byron Froese became the only Montreal player to hold that distinction.

1 -- Number of former Habs on the ice for the Capitals, as Devante Smith-Pelly was in the Washington lineup after signing a 2-year deal with the team in July. In 66 games with Montreal, the 25-year-old registered seven goals and eight assists, but on Wednesday he scored the game-winner.

7,483 -- Number of days separating the birth of veteran defenseman Mark Streit and his rookie counterpart Victor Mete -- the oldest and youngest players in Wednesday's lineup.

29:21 -- Number of minutes Carey Price spent on the ice on Wednesday, as he was eased into his preseason debut with a partial start against the Capitals. The All-Star netminder was replaced by Charlie Lindgren at 10:38 in the 2nd, as planned, after making eight saves on 10 shots.

Video: WSH@MTL: Price snags Bowey's wrister from the slot

67 -- Percentage of Wednesday's goals that were scored with the man advantage, as Washington and Montreal each exchanged a pair of power play markers, before Smith-Pelly potted the go-ahead tally during 5-on-5 action late in the third, and Tom Wilson added an empty netter.

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