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Numbers Game - Canadiens @ Islanders

A numerical look at Wednesday night's contest against the New York Islanders in Brooklyn

by Montreal Canadiens @canadiensmtl /

BROOKLYN - Here's a numerical look at Wednesday night's Canadiens-Islanders matchup at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

51 - Number of games Canadiens goaltender Al Montoya played during his two seasons as a member of the New York Islanders between 2010 and 2012. Montoya got the start in goal against his former team on Wednesday night at the Barclays Center

30 - Number of goals Paul Byron has scored over the course of his NHL career after notching the first goal of the game on Wednesday night. Byron reached the mark in his 207th career outing, putting a loose puck past Islanders netminder Thomas Greiss at the 3:10 mark of the second period.

Video: MTL@NYI: Byron bangs home rebound to open the scoring

16 - Number of teams against whom Byron has lit the lamp since debuting with the Buffalo Sabres in 2010-11, adding the Islanders to that list with the tally in the middle frame that gave Michel Therrien's troops a 1-0 advantage. It was the Ottawa native's ninth career game against New York.

4 - Number of teams against whom Brendan Gallagher has hit double digits in terms of points, accomplishing that feat against the Islanders on Wednesday night by picking up the primary assist on Byron's second goal of the 2016-17 campaign. Gallagher has also put up 10 points or more against the Toronto Maple Leafs (10 points), Buffalo Sabres (11 points) and the Boston Bruins (18 points).

6 - Number of times - out of seven total games - that Alexei Emelin has dished out at least four hits in a single contest this season, doing just that once again on Wednesday night.

34:42 - Time that expired in Wednesday night's contest before the first penalty of the night was assessed as Canadiens young gun Artturi Lehkonen headed to the box on a high-sticking call at the 14:42 mark of the middle period. Unfortunately, Islanders captain John Tavares found the back of the net on the ensuing power play to tie things up 1-1.

1:42:50 - By giving up the goal to Tavares at 15:17 of the second period on Wednesday night, Montoya saw his shutout streak of 1:42:50 come to a end. That sequence began during the third period on October 15 against the Ottawa Senators and continued three days later when he blanked the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Canadiens' home opener.

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