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Numbers Game: Predators @ Canadiens

A numerical look at the Canadiens' first and only game against the Predators at the Bell Centre this season

by Dan Braverman & Joanie Godin @CanadiensMTL /

MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at the Canadiens' first and only game against the Predators at the Bell Centre this season.

500 - Jeff Petry played in his 500th career NHL game on Saturday night. The 30-year-old Michigander played his first-ever game back on December 28, 2010 for the Edmonton Oilers, collecting an assist in a 4-2 loss to the Buffalo Sabres. He has 41 goals and 109 helpers for 150 career points so far.

Tweet from @CanadiensMTL: Et de 500, on t'en souhaite au moins 500 autres! / Five hundred games played and we wish you another 500 more! #GoHabsGo

1 - Alexei Emelin played his first game at the Bell Centre not in a Canadiens uniform. The Russian blue-liner - traded to the Predators by the Vegas Golden Knights after they had selected him in the Expansion Draft - had played 380 games for the Habs, collecting 72 points (14G, 58A) during that span. Two other former Habs were in the lineup for Nashville - P.K. Subban and Yannick Weber.

5 - The Habs held the Predators' high-powered offense to just five shots in the opening frame, while they recorded eight of their own. They also held Nashville to five hits in the first and more than doubled them with a tally of 14, four of which came from defenseman David Schlemko.

20 - Brendan Gallagher opened the scoring 8:35 into the second period, putting the Habs up 1-0 with a gritty second effort recovering his own blocked shot to bury it past Pekka Rinne. The goal was his 20th of the season, a mark he had previously reached in 2014-15 when he recorded a career-high 24.

Video: NSH@MTL: Gallagher beats Rinne from the slot

5 - Logan Shaw led all skaters on both sides with five shots in the second period. Right behind him was Nikita Scherbak, who registered four on Rinne.

2 - Two different sirens were used to signal the end of the period throughout the game. The first one, which is regularly used for Habs games, malfunctioned, and a backup had to be summoned in its stead.

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