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Numbers Game - Canadiens vs. Penguins

A numerical look at the Canadiens' home opener against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night

by Montreal Canadiens @canadiensmtl /

MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at the Canadiens' home opener against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night at the Bell Centre.

10 - Number of Canadiens players who experienced a regular-season home opener at the Bell Centre for the very first time on Tuesday night, including Shea Weber, Mikhail Sergachev, Phillip Danault, Alexander Radulov, Artturi Lehkonen, Andrew Shaw, Al Montoya and Charlie Lindgren. For their part, Zach Redmond and Daniel Carr were also experiencing it for the first time, but weren't in uniform. 

23 - Number of seconds that elapsed in the opening period on Tuesday night before Max Pacioretty found the back of the net, beating Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury with a snap shot to give the Canadiens a 1-0 lead.

Video: PIT@MTL: Pacioretty nets quick wrister 23 seconds in

2 - According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the number of seconds Pacioretty shaved off the previous mark for the fastest goal in a Canadiens' home opener, which came courtesy of Bobby Rousseau who lit the lamp 25 seconds into the first game of the year on home turf during the 1964-65 campaign.

100 - Number of points Jeff Petry has amassed over the course of his NHL career, accomplishing that feat by picking up the lone assist on Pacioretty's first goal of the season.

7,664 - Number of kilometers Mikhail Sergachev's parents Aleksandr and Liudmila, and his 12-year-old sister, Anna, travelled to attend the Canadiens' home opener on Tuesday night, making the long trek from Nizhnekamsk, Russia to Montreal for the occasion.

Tweet from @CanadiensMTL: The Sergachev family made the trek all the way from Russia to watch Mikhail play tonight. Welcome to Montreal! #GoHabsGo

17 - Number of shots the Penguins fired on Canadiens goaltender Al Montoya during the opening 20 minutes of play on Tuesday night, which is just under half the total number of shots (38) he faced in his previous outing in Ottawa over the weekend. That contest was ultimately decided in a shootout. 

13 - Number of points David Desharnais has amassed in 22 career outings against the Penguins after scoring the Canadiens' second goal on Tuesday night courtesy of a perfect backhand feed from Pacioretty, before lighting the lamp again in the final frame on another tape-to-tape feed from Jeff Petry to give Michel Therrien's troops a 4-0 advantage. The goals were Desharnais' first and second of the season.

Video: PIT@MTL: Pacioretty sets up Desharnais on nifty feed

5 - On Tuesday night, the referees dished out five penalties in a span of 2:27 to start the third period. One after another, Justin Schultz, Eric Fehr, Shea Weber, Max Pacioretty and Kristopher Letang were all called for minor infractions.

April 7, 2012 - Before scoring the Canadiens' third goal of the night, the last time Alexander Radulov factored in on the scoresheet during the NHL's regular season was back on April 7, 2012 as a member of the Nashville Predators. The Russian forward picked up an assist in a 6-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche before returning home the following year and plying his trade in the KHL for the next four seasons.

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