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Numbers Game: Capitals @ Canadiens

A numerical look at the Canadiens' Saturday-night tilt against the Capitals at the Bell Centre

by Dan Braverman & Vincent Regis @CanadiensMTL /

MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at the Canadiens' Saturday-night tilt against the Capitals at the Bell Centre.

400 - Brendan Gallagher took part in his 400th career NHL contest. The sparkplug right winger was the Canadiens' fifth-round pick (147th overall) in 2010 and suited up for his first game with the big club on January 22, 2013, collecting an assist. He scored his first career NHL goal just two games later.

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7 - Number of points (2G, 5A) recorded by Alex Galchenyuk in his last nine games. The American-born forward scored his 17th goal of the season thanks to some patient, well-timed deking and a nifty backhander to open the scoring in the game.

Video: WSH@MTL: Galchenyuk dekes and scores on the backhand

4 - After Galchenyuk opened the scoring for Montreal, Gallagher thought he had padded the Habs' lead after Jonathan Drouin found him open in the slot, but the Capitals got the goal overturned on a coach's challenge on account of offsides. It was the fourth time there had been a coach's challenge on a goal in the last five Habs games. In Toronto, the Maple Leafs had their goal overturned after review, while the Penguins saw their goal stand following a Canadiens challenge. The Habs, meanwhile, had goals overturned both on Monday against the Panthers and on Saturday vs. Washington.

3 - The Bell Centre faithful were treated to a series of three highlight-reel plays in close succession. First, Nikita Scherbak wowed the crowd with a beautiful solo effort to skate through the Caps and get the puck on Washington netminder Philipp Grubauer, then Carey Price flashed the leather on Jakub Vrana on the ensuing play, and Gallagher's overturned goal followed shortly thereafter.

Video: Scherbak's scoring chance wows the crowd

10 - Charles Hudon scored his ninth and tenth goals of the season on Saturday against the Capitals. The 23-year-old became the second Habs player to reach the plateau after Artturi Lehkonen entered double digits the night before in Buffalo. It was Hudon's third two-goal game of the season.

Video: WSH@MTL: Hudon fires home his second of the night

7 - Michael McCarron led the way for the Canadiens in the physical department. The Michigan native drew back into the lineup in place of Byron Froese and dished out seven hits on the night.

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