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Numbers Game: Canadiens @ Kings

A numerical look at Wednesday night's game between the Canadiens and the Kings in Los Angeles

by Staff Writer @CanadiensMTL /

LOS ANGELES - Here's a numerical look at Wednesday night's game between the Canadiens and the Kings at STAPLES Center.

211 - In getting the call between the pipes on Wednesday night, goaltender Al Montoya was making his first start in 211 days. His previous start came back on March 21, 2017.

Video: MTL@LAK: Montoya doubles down on the rebound attempt

2 - Head coach Claude Julien made a pair of lineup switches on Wednesday night from the Canadiens' previous game in San Jose: Jordie Benn took Brandon Davidson's spot on the back end, while Jacob De La Rose replaced Torrey Mitchell up front.

1 - After scoring a career-high 22 goals during the 2016-17 campaign, Paul Byron got the Canadiens on the board first on Wednesday night when he put a loose puck past Kings starter Jonathan Quick at the 10:31 mark of the opening frame. It was his first goal of the season.

Video: MTL@LAK: Byron jams home rebound at the doorstep

31 - Number of shots the two teams combined to trade during an action-packed first period in the City of Angels. The Canadiens fired 17 shots on Quick, while John Stevens' club amassed 14 shots on Montoya. Former Habs forward Michael Cammalleri was the lone Kings player to put one past the Canadiens' netminder through 20 minutes of play.

37 - Number of saves Montoya registered during Wednesday night's tilt, putting up a strong performance in his first apperance between the pipes since coming on in relief of Carey Price on October 7 in Washington.

16 - Number of Canadiens players who generated at least one shot on Quick over the course of Wednesday night's contest. Only two Habs didn't test the Kings' starter - Ales Hemsky and Victor Mete.

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