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Numbers Game: Senators @ Canadiens

A numerical look at Saturday's 3-1 win against Ottawa

by Montreal Canadiens @CanadiensMTL /

MONTREAL -- Here's a numerical look at some of the stats, facts and figures from Saturday night's battle for first place in the Atlantic.

3 -- Number of times Montreal and Ottawa have met in the last eight days.

500 -- Number of career games for Ottawa netminder Craig Anderson, who hit the milestone in unfriendly territory on Saturday.

12 -- Number of power play goals for Shea Weber this season, who got Montreal on the board with his trademark blast in the opening frame. The tally gave Weber the lead among NHL defensemen in the category.

Video: OTT@MTL: Weber hammers home PPG with big slapper

2 -- Number of three-point games Andrei Markov has enjoyed against Ottawa this season, following Saturday night, and a November 22 contest earlier in the campaign. On Saturday, the Russian rearguard set up Weber's opening marker, then added two of his own in the second period.

1,169 -- Number of days since Markov's last two-goal outing, dating back to a 2-1 overtime win at home against Chicago on January 11, 2014.

Video: OTT@MTL: Markov drills hard strike past Anderson

550 -- Number of career wins for Claude Julien, who hit the milestone at home against Ottawa.

3 -- Number of points now separating Montreal and Ottawa in the standings, following the Habs' third consecutive win against the Sens.

ON THIS DAY IN 1924...

Montreal beat Calgary 3-0 in game two of the Finals (played in Ottawa), to become the 1924 Stanley Cup Champions… Georges Vézina got the shutout as the Canadiens won their first Cup since the foundation of the NHL in 1917-18.

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