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Numbers Game: Jets @ Canadiens

A numerical look at Saturday's 3-1 loss against Winnipeg

by Montreal Canadiens @CanadiensMTL /

MONTREAL -- Here's a numerical look at some of the stats, facts and figures from Saturday's Hockey Day in Canada matinee against the Jets.

4,056 -- Number of days which had passed since Claude Julien's last term behind the Canadiens bench. On Saturday, Julien coached his first game with the Habs since January 11, 2006.

1 -- Number of world leaders who underlined Julien's return with a tweet, as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomed the Habs coach back via social media.

Tweet from @JustinTrudeau: Nice to see Claude Julien behind the bench again for the @CanadiensMTL. Welcome back. #GoHabsGo
11:04 -- Number of minutes it took the Canadiens to open the scoring under Julien, as his former protégé from his original stint in Montreal -- Andrei Markov -- got the the Habs on the board midway through the first period.

968 -- Number of NHL games Markov has suited up for -- all with Montreal -- tying him for seventh overall in team history with Yvan Cournoyer in that category.

Video: WPG@MTL: Markov finishes off slick passing play

9 -- Number of hits dished out by Alexei Emelin, who led both sides in that category against a robust Jets squad.

5 -- Number of matinees the Canadiens have been a part of this season, playing their fifth and final afternoon game of the current campaign on Saturday.

7:49 -- Ice time for Michael McCarron, who was eased into his Habs return after spending the bye week in the AHL with the St. John's IceCaps.

1,000 -- Number of NHL games referee Eric Furlatt has presided over. The Trois-Rivières, QC native was honored prior to puck drop for reaching the milestone on Saturday.

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