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Numbers Game: Canadiens @ Capitals

A numerical look at Saturday's game in D.C.

by Staff Writer @CanadiensMTL /

WASHINGTON -- Here's a numerical look at Saturday's 6-1 road loss against the Capitals.

591 - Number of games Karl Alzner played in a Capitals uniform between 2008 and 2017, including a streak of 540 in a row dating back October 8, 2010. On Saturday, Alzner returned to Capital One Arena as a Hab for the first time, and was honored on the scoreboard during a TV timeout in the first.

Video: Capitals fans share messages for Karl Alzner

2:51 - Number of minutes it took the Capitals to pull ahead 3-0 in the first, dealing the Canadiens a difficult setback early on.

1 - Number of games for Al Montoya this season, as the 32-year-old made his 2017-18 debut in relief of Carey Price on Saturday.

2 - Number of consecutive games with a shorthanded goal for the Habs, as Brendan Gallagher followed up on Phillip Danault's effort while down a man from the season opener in Buffalo.

Video: MTL@WSH: Gallagher buries feed for shorthanded goal

20 - Number of second-period shots the Habs fired at Braden Holtby on Saturday. The Capitals in comparison tested Montoya just six times, but the Canadiens were unable to tighten the lead.

21 - Number of hours until the Habs are back at it again, taking on the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Sunday at 7:00 p.m.

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