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Numbers Game: Islanders @ Canadiens

A numerical look at Thursday's 3-0 loss against New York

by Montreal Canadiens @CanadiensMTL /

MONTREAL -- Here's a numerical look at some of the stats, facts and figures from Thursday's final Habs-Isles matchup of the season.

1,000 -- Number of career NHL games head coach Claude Julien has coached. More than a decade after coaching his first NHL game behind the Habs bench on January 18, 2003, the 56-year-old was back where it all started to coach his 1,000th, on Thursday.

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16.2 -- Percentage of his 1,000 career games Julien has coached with Montreal. Over his 162 games with the Habs -- from his original stint with the Habs from 2003 to 2006 until now -- the Canadiens bench boss has racked up 73 wins and 171 standings points.

1 -- Number of times the Canadiens have ceded the game's first goal this season under Julien. It happened for the first time in three outings on Thursday, as Anthony Beauvillier opened the scoring for the Islanders, 5:28 into the opening frame.

2 -- Number of goals the Habs saw waived off during the third period against New York -- one for a high stick, the other for being batted in off of Artturi Lehkonen's hand.

4 -- Number of shots on goal for Lehkonen, who led both teams in that category at the Bell Centre.

4 -- Number of years since the Habs had last dropped a season series against the Islanders -- on March 5, 2013, when New York won its second of three against Montreal. On Thursday, the Canadiens and Isles met for a third and final time during the current campaign, with New York having taken the last two.

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