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Numbers Game: Blackhawks @ Canadiens

A numerical look at Tuesday night's game between the Canadiens and the Blackhawks at the Bell Centre

by Staff Writer @CanadiensMTL /

MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at Tuesday night's game between the Canadiens and the Chicago Blackhawks at the Bell Centre.

100 - Number of home openers the Canadiens have played since joining the NHL ranks as a founding team in 1917-18, including Tuesday night's tilt against the Chicago Blackhawks at the Bell Centre. It also marked the 108th home opener in franchise history.

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14 - Number of times the Canadiens and the Blackhawks have gone head-to-head in Montreal's home opener over the years. The Canadiens boast a record of 8-4-3 in these contests.

4 - Number of players on the Canadiens' roster with ties - in one way or another - to the Chicago area. While Andrew Shaw and Phillip Danault both played for the Blackhawks, Al Montoya hails from Glenview, IL, a Chicago suburb, and Alex Galchenyuk was a former standout with the local Chicago Young Americans in his mid-teens. 

75 - Number of seconds that elapsed in the opening frame before Tomas Plekanec beat Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford with a lightning quick snapper from the slot to put the Canadiens up 1-0. It marked the first time the Habs have held a lead of any kind over the opposition so far this year.

Video: CHI@MTL: Plekanec steals feed, rips one by Crawford

5:13 - Time it took the Canadiens to reach double digits in the shot department on Tuesday night, bombarding Crawford at every opportunity and giving the Blackhawks netminder a tough time early on.

4 - Number of players who took part in their first-ever regular season game in a Canadiens uniform at the Bell Centre on Tuesday night, including Jonathan Drouin, Ales Hemsky, Karl Alzner and rookie Victor Mete.

10 - Tuesday night's contest marked the 10th anniversary of Carey Price's first win in the NHL ranks. It came on October 10, 2007 when he helped the Canadiens down the Pittsburgh Penguins by a score of 3-2.

Video: CHI@MTL: Price get across to keep the puck out

42 - Number of shots the Canadiens registered on Tuesday night, a new season-high. Julien's contingent surpassed its previous season-high of 40 shots against the Buffalo Sabres on October 5 in the first game of the season.

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