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Numbers Game - Red Wings @ Canadiens

A numerical look at Saturday night's game against the Detroit Red Wings at the Bell Centre

by Montreal Canadiens @canadiensmtl / canadiens.com

MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at Saturday night's game between the Canadiens and Red Wings at the Bell Centre.

10 - Number of consecutive victories the Canadiens have strung together on Bell Centre ice to begin the 2016-17 season, including Saturday night's victory over the Detroit Red Wings. That establishes a brand new franchise mark for the most home wins to start a year, breaking the previous mark of nine that was set back in 1953-54 and matched on Thursday night in the win over Los Angeles.

13 - Number of victories the Canadiens have secured in 15 total games so far this season, including Saturday night's triumph. That represents a brand new franchise mark in the 99-year NHL history of the team.

3 - The Canadiens began their third set of back-to-back games so far this season on Saturday night, going up against the Detroit Red Wings at the Bell Centre before making the trip to Chicago to play the Blackhawks at the United Center on Sunday.

100 - Number of consecutive games Andrei Markov has suited up for, including Saturday night's contest against Detroit. The 37-year-old defenseman, who ranks ninth on the Canadiens' all-time games played list with 943 outings on his resume, continues to prove that age is meaningless when you're in such great physical shape. Markov last missed a game on April 3, 2015.

5 - Number of goals Phillip Danault has scored in 15 games so far this season, adding to that tally by lighting the lamp behind Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard just 4:17 into the opening frame on Saturday night. That represents a new single-season high for the Victoriaville native, who bested the mark of four total goals he scored in 51 games between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Canadiens last season.

Video: DET@MTL: Danault turns loose puck into a goal

1 - When Paul Byron beat Howard on a breakaway just shy of the eight-minute mark of the first period to put the Canadiens up 2-0, it marked the first time in his NHL career that he scored in three straight games dating back to his debut in 2010-11. Byron has simply been on fire since joining forces with Alex Galchenyuk and Alexander Radulov on the top line.

Video: DET@MTL: Byron lights the lamp with slick moves

3 - Number of seconds that elapsed between the time Red Wings forward Steve Ott began serving a holding penalty that gave the Canadiens a two-man advantage late in the opening period, and the time it took Shea Weber to blast one of his trademark slapshots past Howard to give the Canadiens a 3-0 advantage.

Video: DET@MTL: Weber beats Howard with huge slap shot

12 - Number of times so far this season - out of 15 total games - in which Alex Galchenyuk has registered his name on the scoresheet, keeping that strong start to the year going by picking up the secondary assist on Weber's tally with exactly 60 seconds remaining in the first period and then assisting on Andrew Shaw's goal with 4:47 to go in the second.

6 - Max Pacioretty snapped a six-game goalless drought with his third goal of the season at the 16:49 mark of the second period that gave his team a 4-0 lead. The Canadiens' captain hadn't found the back of the net since October 27 when he notched the game-winner against the Tampa Bay Lightning. 

Video: DET@MTL: Pacioretty nets goal after lucky bounce

2 - Number of Canadiens players who reached double digits in the assists department on Saturday night, as both Galchenyuk and Radulov continued their dominance against Detroit and put their playmaking skills on full display. Interestingly enough, five of Radulov's assists have come in the last four games. 

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