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Numbers Game - Lightning @ Canadiens

A numerical look at Thursday night's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Bell Centre

by Montreal Canadiens @canadiensmtl /

MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at Thursday night's game between the Canadiens and Lightning at the Bell Centre.

14 - Number of back-to-back sets of games that remain on the Canadiens' regular-season schedule after wrapping up the first of them against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night at the Bell Centre. The next time the Canadiens will be playing two games in as many nights will come on Friday, November 4 on the road against Columbus, before returning to Montreal to battle the Philadelphia Flyers the following night.

12:14 - Time expired in the opening period before the Lightning finally managed to generate their first shot on goal of the game, giving Carey Price plenty of time to get settled in on Thursday night. The shot came courtesy of Tampa Bay centerman Alex Killorn. 

Video: TBL@MTL: Prices denies Point with blocker save in 1st

7 - Number of times defenseman Nathan Beaulieu has dropped the gloves over the course of his career, adding to that tally by fighting Lightning forward Cedric Paquette during the second period on Thursday night. It was Beaulieu's first fight of the year and the second time the two have squared off, having previously gone toe-to-toe on February 9, 2016.

2 - Number of times - through eight outings so far this season - that the Canadiens have surrendered the opening goal of the game. Killorn was the man responsible for making that happen on Thursday night with his tally at the 16:08 mark of the second period. The last time Michel Therrien's troops surrendered the first goal of a contest this year came back on October 15 against Ottawa.

3 - Number of consecutive games in which the Canadiens have managed to find the back of the net with the man advantage as Alex Galchenyuk lit the lamp on the power play to tie things up 1-1 at the 6:12 mark of the third period. The Canadiens' No. 27 converted on a perfect tic-tac-toe play that also included Jeff Petry and Andrei Markov.

Video: TBL@MTL: Galchenyuk puts home Markov's feed for PPG

3 - Number of teams Galchenyuk has scored at least five goals against over the course of his NHL career, adding the Lightning to that list on Thursday night. He's scored against the Buffalo Sabres on eight occasions, and the Florida Panthers five times, too.

7 - The Canadiens have scored at least two third-period goals in seven of their eight games so far this season, with Galchenyuk, captain Max Pacioretty and Torrey Mitchell lighting the lamp during the final frame on Thursday night.

Video: MTL@TBL: Pacioretty beats Bishop to put Habs on top

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