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Numbers Game: Canadiens @ Predators

A numerical look at Wednesday's game in Nashville

by Staff Writer @CanadiensMTL /

NASHVILLE -- Here's a numerical look at Wednesday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Predators.

1 -- Number of teams not in action on Wednesday night. The St. Louis Blues were the only club to hold that distinction on the eve of American Thanksgiving, as all 30 other teams were in action across the NHL.

2 -- Number of former Habs in Nashville's starting lineup on Wednesday. Defensemen P.K. Subban and Alexei Emelin were both on the ice for the anthems and opening puck drop against their former club at Bridgestone Arena. It was Subban's first home game against Montreal in Music City, and Emelin's first game against the Habs overall.

2 -- Number of consecutive games now missed by Shea Weber. The All-Star defenseman was not in uniform on either night of the Canadiens' two-game road swing as he continues to be bothered by a nagging lower-body injury.

1 -- Number of career NHL games missed by Victor Mete. The 19-year-old rookie was out of the lineup as a healthy scratch for the first time since sticking on with the big club at training camp for the first 22 games.

2 -- Number of goals this season for Jordie Benn, who opened the scoring at 12:47 in the first with assists from Charles Hudon and Phillip Danault.

Video: MTL@NSH: Benn wires a strong wrister past Rinne

100 -- Percentage face-off efficiency for Danault in the opening frame. The Victoriaville, QC native went a perfect 6-0 in the circle through the game's first 20, before finishing the night with a 59% efficiency overall.

18:16 -- Number of minutes of ice time for Jakub Jerabek in his NHL debut. The Czech rearguard was called up from Laval on Wednesday morning and filled in for Mete on the blue line.

56 -- Number of seconds remaining in regulation when Joe Morrow tied things up with his third of the campaign.

31 -- Number of saves made by Antti Niemi in his first Canadiens start on Wednesday.

Video: MTL@NSH: Niemi makes great save to keep game tied

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