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Numbers Game: Canadiens @ Bruins

A numerical look at Wednesday night's game between the Canadiens and the Bruins at TD Garden

by Staff Writer @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

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

1 - Claude Julien returned to Boston for the first time since rejoining the Canadiens, coaching against his former team on Wednesday night at TD Garden. Julien spent 10 years behind the Bruins' bench, before being let go on February 7, 2017. He was hired by the Habs just one week later.

Video: MTL@BOS: Julien honored by Bruins in return to Boston

2 - Number of games the Canadiens and the Bruins have played over the last five days, including Wednesday night's tilt in Boston. The two clubs will square off again on Saturday night in Montreal, marking their third meeting over the course of an eight-day span.

60 - Wednesday marked the 60th anniversary of Bruins forward Willie O'Ree breaking the NHL's color barrier. O'Ree debuted on January 18, 1958 against the Canadiens at the Montreal Forum. He took part in a ceremonial puck drop before the two teams squared off in Beantown.

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31 - Number of seconds that elapsed in the opening frame when defenseman Jakub Jerabek scored his first career NHL goal, giving the Canadiens an early 1-0 lead over the Bruins. The tally came in Jerabek's 19th career outing for the Habs.

Video: MTL@BOS: Jerabek credited with first NHL goal

3 - Number of points Jerabek has put up in the last two games. He also collected two assists against the New York Islanders on Monday night.

6 - Charles Hudon went six straight games without picking up a point before collecting the primary assist on Jerabek's marker and getting back on the scoresheet in the process. It was Hudon's 12th assist of the 2017-18 campaign.

4 - Number of Canadiens players who dished out at least three hits on Wednesday night against the Bruins, including Max Pacioretty, Artturi Lehkonen, Nicolas Deslauriers and Tomas Plekanec.

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