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Numbers Game: Rangers @ Canadiens

A numerical look at Saturday's exciting Original Six matchup at the Bell Centre

by Staff Writer @CanadiensMTL /

MONTREAL -- Here's a numerical look at Saturday's big 5-4 home win against the Rangers.

1 -- Number of times David Desharnais has hit the Bell Centre ice as a member of the visiting club. It happened for the first time early Saturday evening, as the former Hab was in the Rangers' starting lineup. It marked the 31-year-old's third game against the Canadiens since originally being traded to Edmonton in February 2017, but first back in his home province.

2 -- Number of first period shots the Habs limited the Rangers to on Saturday. Montreal in comparison tested New York netminder Ondrej Pavelec 19 times in the opening frame, beating the Rangers backup on three occasions to jump out to an early 3-0 lead.

Video: NYR@MTL: Byron buries wrister from the slot

2 -- Number of times the Habs have scored three goals in a single period this season. It also happened on Tuesday, during the second period against Florida.

3 -- Number of Habs who tallied their third goals of the current campaign on Saturday. Paul Byron, Alex Galchenyuk, Max Pacioretty, and Phillip Danault -- the night's four goalscorers -- all coincidentally made it three on the season against the Rangers.

Video: NYR@MTL: Gallagher feeds Galchenyuk for PPG

4 -- Number of points for Danault, who registered two goals and two assists opposite the Blueshirts. Danault was joined by Shea Weber (2A) and Andrew Shaw (2A) as the evening's multi-point getters.

80 -- Faceoff win percentage for Danault, who won 12 of his 15 draws on Saturday.

Video: NYR@MTL: Danault nets rebound to pad Canadiens' lead

43 -- Total number of Habs shots against the Rangers. Four different players fired five-plus shots on goal as the Canadiens continue to lead the NHL in Shots For.

100 -- Canadiens win percentage when facing backup goaltenders this season. The Habs shelled New York's Pavelec, and Florida's James Reimer with five goals apiece this week.

Video: NYR@MTL: Danault pots rebound for second of the night

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