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Numbers Game: Blues @ Canadiens

A numerical look at Wednesday night's game between the Canadiens and the Blues at the Bell Centre

by Matt Cudzinowski @CanadiensMTL /

MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at Wednesday night's game between the Canadiens and the St. Louis Blues at the Bell Centre.

5 - Number of games defenseman Karl Alzner sat and watched as a healthy scratch before finally suiting up for his first game of the season on Wednesday night at the Bell Centre. The veteran rearguard took Victor Mete's spot in the lineup against the Blues.

48 - Number of seconds the Bell Centre faithful stood up and applauded Tomas Plekanec as the Habs celebrated his reaching 1,000 NHL games prior to puck drop on Wednesday night. Plekanec was joined on the ice by his mother Kveta and sons Matyas and Adam before being presented with a silver stick to celebrate the accomplishment.

Video: STL@MTL: Plekanec honored for playing in 1,000th game

39 - Number of seconds elapsed in the first period when Max Domi opened the scoring for the Canadiens on Wednesday night. It was his first goal in a Habs uniform - and it came on the first shot of the game on Blues goaltender Jake Allen.

Video: STL@MTL: Domi scores first goal with Canadiens

4 - Number of times Jordie Benn has dropped the gloves over the course of his NHL career, adding another scrap to his resume on Wednesday night. Benn went toe-to-toe with Blues left-winger Pat Maroon during the opening frame.

1 - Like Domi, Mike Reilly registered his first career goal with the Habs on Wednesday night, beating Allen with a power play snipe at the 7:42 mark of the second period to put the Canadiens up 2-1. After collecting an assist on Domi's goal earlier in the game, this marked the fourth multi-point game of Reilly's career, and his third since joining the Habs last season.

Video: STL@MTL: Reilly makes move at blue line, scores PPG

288 - Number of wins Carey Price boasts on his resume following Wednesday night's tilt. The 31-year-old netminder is just one win away from tying Patrick Roy (289) for second spot on the franchise's all-time wins list among goaltenders.

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