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Numbers Game: Canadiens @ Senators

A numerical look at Monday night's game between the Canadiens and the Senators at the Canadian Tire Centre

by Staff Writer @CanadiensMTL /

OTTAWA - Here's a numerical look at Monday night's 8-3 Canadiens win over the Senators on Monday night at the Canadian Tire Centre.

135 - Monday night's contest marked the 135th regular-season meeting between the Canadiens and Senators. The Habs held a 66-52-5-11 record going into the game.

2 - Al Montoya started his second game of the season. In his first start, he stopped 37 of 42 shots in a 5-1 loss to the Kings in Los Angeles on October 18. He also came in in relief of Carey Price on October 7 on the road against Washington.

1 - Charles Hudon scored his first NHL goal in the first period. The goal came on the power play and tied the game at 1. He scored his second one just 11:33 later, which padded the Canadiens' lead at 4-2 to close out the opening frame.

Video: MTL@OTT: Hudon rips home PPG for first NHL goal

4 - Al Montoya earned an assist on Hudon's goal, his fourth career NHL point. It was the netminder's first helper of the season.

4 - In a high-scoring start to the game, the teams combined for four goals in the first 9 minutes of play. Both Ottawa and Montreal traded turns with the lead - Ottawa striking first, the Canadiens scoring the next two, followed by Ryan Dzingel's equalizer at the 8:15 mark. The Habs then added two more goals to close out the period ahead 4-2.

3 - Max Pacioretty's first-period go-ahead goal was the Canadiens' third shorthanded marker of the season, all of them coming on the road. They had scored one in their season opener against Buffalo (Phillip Danault) and again two nights later in Washington (Brendan Gallagher).

1 - Charles Hudon wasn't the only Hab to get his first goal of the season. Artturi Lehkonen rewarded Jonathan Drouin's patience by converting on his return pass just past the 13-minute mark of the first. Mimicking Hudon, Lehkonen added a second goal of his own at 13:24 of the third.

8 - The Canadiens had their strongest offensive output of the season, putting eight goals past Craig Anderson. They last scored eight or more goals in a 10-1 rout of Colorado on December 10, 2016.

15 - With two points on the night, Tomas Plekanec tied Mario Tremblay for 15th overall in all-time team scoring with 584 points, including 228 goals and 356 assists.

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