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Numbers Game: Stars @ Canadiens

A numerical look at Tuesday night's game between the Canadiens and the Stars at the Bell Centre

by Matt Cudzinowski @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at Tuesday night's game between the Canadiens and the Dallas Stars at the Bell Centre.

12 - Number of days that elapsed since the Canadiens last played in front of the Bell Centre faithful before taking on the Dallas Stars on home turf on Tuesday night. Prior to battling Ken Hitchcock's contingent, the Canadiens' previous home tilt was back on February 28 against the New York Islanders.

85 - Number of appearances Antti Niemi made with the Stars during the 2015-16 and 2016-17 campaigns. The 34-year-old goaltender went up against his former team on Tuesday night, making his 12th start of the year for the Canadiens.

Video: DAL@MTL: Niemi makes a strong pair of saves

7 - Number of hits Nicolas Deslauriers dished out during the first period alone on Tuesday night, throwing his weight around against the Stars at every opportunity. Montreal outhit Dallas by a 25-11 margin through 20 minutes of play. The Canadiens' forward finished the night with 11 hits - a new career-high.

3 - Number of goals Artturi Lehkonen has scored in his last three games after registering his third two-goal effort of the season on Tuesday night. After beating fellow Finn Kari Lehtonen with a perfect wrist shot for his seventh marker of the year at the 16:31 mark of the first period, he added his eighth - a power play strike - at 8:41 of the second.

Video: DAL@MTL: Lehkonen buries shot from the circle

24 - Jeff Petry picked up the secondary assist on Lehkonen's second goal of the night, setting a new single-season high in the process. Petry eclipsed his previous high of 23 assists that he set during the 2011-12 campaign with the Edmonton Oilers.

Video: DAL@MTL: Lehkonen nets second goal of the game

35 - Number of seconds that elapsed in between Lehkonen's goal and Brendan Gallagher's tally with the man advantage that put the Canadiens up 3-1 in the middle frame after the Stars found themselves in penalty trouble.

Video: DAL@MTL: Gallagher pots one-timer on power play

4 - Alex Galchenyuk and Jonathan Drouin picked up two assists each on Tuesday night and now lead the Canadiens with four multi-assist games so far this season.

3 - Number of power play goals the Canadiens scored on Tuesday night. Nikita Scherbak chipped in with his third goal of the season on the team's fifth opportunity with the man advantage, giving Claude Julien's troops a 4-2 lead in the third period.

Video: DAL@MTL: Scherbak nets PPG on great individual effort

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