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Numbers Game: Devils @ Canadiens

A numerical look at Thursday's second preseason game in as many days

by Montreal Canadiens @CanadiensMTL /

MONTREAL -- Here's a numerical look at Thursday's 4-1 preseason loss against New Jersey at the Bell Centre.

2 -- Number of preseason games in as many days for the Habs, as the team was back on the ice Thursday night, less than 24 hours after dropping a 4-2 decision to Washington on Wednesday.

4 -- Number of Habs -- namely Carey Price, Jakub Jerabek, Daniel Carr, and Nikita Scherbak -- who suited up for both back-to-back contests.

3 -- Number of Habs who made their Bell Centre debuts on Thursday, as Antoine Waked, Joe Morrow, and Eric Gelinas all suited up on home ice for the first time. The three did not take part in Wednesday's game against Washington, but were on the ice previously for Monday's exhibition opener in Quebec City.

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1 -- Number of goals for Eric Gelinas, who potted his first of the preseason on Wednesday. The 26-year-old ripped a slapshot past Keith Kinkaid on the power play to get the Habs on the board in the second.

6 -- Number of shots fired on goal by Jeff Petry, who led both teams on the ice in that category.

10 -- Number of different players who took at least one face-off for the Habs.

58:18 -- Time on ice for Price, who made his first full start of the preseason against the Devils on Thursday after playing just 29:21 opposite the Capitals on Wednesday.

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