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Numbers Game: Canadiens @ Wild

A numerical look at Thursday night's game between the Canadiens and the Wild at the Xcel Energy Center

by Staff Writer @CanadiensMTL /

ST. PAUL - Here's a numerical look at Thursday night's game between the Canadiens and the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night at the Xcel Energy Center.

20 - Number of times the Canadiens and the Minnesota Wild have met during the regular season over the years, including Thursday night's tilt at the Xcel Energy Center. Their first meeting came all the way back on October 24, 2000, when the two teams skated to a 2-2 tie in Montreal.

14 - Spot Claude Julien now occupies on the Canadiens' all-time games coached list - alongside Jacques Martin - after working behind the bench for his 196th career game with the Habs on Thursday night in Minnesota.

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17 - Number of points forward Torrey Mitchell amassed in 103 career games with the Minnesota Wild between the 2012 and 2014 campaigns. Mitchell put up five goals and 12 assists during his stint in the State of Hockey.

10 - Number of seconds that elapsed in between goals by Wild forwards Matt Cullen and Matt Dumba at the 4:46 and 4:56 mark of the opening frame, respectively, to give Bruce Boudreau's contingent an early 2-0 advantage.

6 - With two goals against the Wild, Brendan Gallagher now leads the Canadiens in the goal scoring department with six on the year.

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4 - Number of points Charles Hudon has put up in the last two games alone after feeding Gallagher for his second period snipe on Thursday night. Hudon also scored twice and collected an assist in the big win over Ottawa on Monday.

6 - Number of shots blocked by defenseman Shea Weber on Thursday night, leading the Canadiens in that category against the Wild. That represented 50 percent of the Canadiens' total blocked shots during the contest (6 of 12).

12 - Andrew Shaw became the 12th member of the Canadiens to light the lamp on the year when he beat Devan Dubnyk for his first goal of the season at the 9:14 mark of the third period. That cut Minnesota's lead to 5-2.

8 - Phillip Danault has registered eight points in his last seven games, adding an assist on Shaw's tally on Thursday night.

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