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Numbers Game - Canadiens @ Bruins

A numerical look at the Canadiens' contest in Boston on Saturday night

by Montreal Canadiens @canadiensmtl /

BOSTON - Here's a numerical look at the Canadiens-Bruins matchup at TD Garden on Saturday night.

1,746 - Number of days that elapsed since the Canadiens dropped a game against the Bruins in Boston, with their last defeat coming on January 12, 2012 - a 2-1 loss in front of the Boston faithful. That's a span of nine straight games.

3 - Number of Canadiens players who suited up for their first-ever game against the Boston Bruins on Saturday night at TD Garden, including Greg Pateryn, Phillip Danault and young gun Artturi Lehkonen. All three of Michel Therrien's troops were getting their first taste of an Original Six rivalry that includes an NHL record 735 meetings over the years.

35 - Number of career appearances Carey Price has made against the Bruins, including Saturday night's start in Boston - the most appearances the All-World netminder has made against any other NHL team. Price, meanwhile, has gone up against the Maple Leafs on 33 occasions. They rank second on his list. 

32:15 - Number of minutes it took the Bruins to record their 10th shot on goal and reach double digits in that particular category on Saturday night as the Canadiens held their opponents in check defensively in front of Price with a solid effort.

80 - Number of goals Brendan Gallagher has scored over the course of his NHL career, reaching that mark by breaking a scoreless deadlock at the 11:41 mark of the second period on Saturday night. The Canadiens' No. 11 converted a perfect one-time feed from Max Pacioretty that beat Bruins goaltender Anton Khudobin on the blocker side.

Video: MTL@BOS: Gallagher hammers one-timer to open scoring

27 - Number of points Pacioretty has amassed in 32 career outings against the Bruins - the most points he's put up against any team since making his NHL debut in 2008-09. The Canadiens' captain added another point against Boston to his resume with the primary assist on Gallagher's third goal of the season.

5 - Number of consecutive games in which Alex Galchenyuk has factored in on the scoresheet, as the Canadiens' No. 27 extended his point-streak with an assist on Gallagher's second-period marker as well. Galchenyuk has one goal and five points during that span.

17:44 - Mark of the second period on Saturday night when Alexander Radulov picked up his first career assist with the Canadiens, making an outstanding saucer pass to Phillip Danault to send him in on a breakaway. Danault went on to put the Canadiens up 2-0 with his first goal of the season.

Video: MTL@BOS: Danault, Radulov combine for great goal

5 - Number of short-handed goals Paul Byron has scored over the course of his NHL career, adding to that tally by scoring while the Canadiens were down a man at the 7:32 mark of the third period. Byron's tally gave the Habs a 3-1 advantage at the time.

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