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Numbers Game: Penguins @ Canadiens

A numerical look at Saturday night's game between the Canadiens and the Penguins at the Bell Centre

by Dan Braverman, Pierre-Antoine Mercier, and Olivier Beauregard @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at Saturday night's game between the Canadiens and the Penguins at the Bell Centre.

999 - Saturday night's tilt was the 999th career game for longtime Hab Tomas Plekanec. The Czech centerman has spent all but 17 of those games with the Canadiens, and has 232 goals and 375 assists for 607 career points since first suiting up in late December 2003. Plekanec was the Canadiens' third-round pick (71st overall) at the 2001 Draft.

1 - The contest against the Penguins marked the 2018-19 season debuts for two veterans on the Habs, Plekanec and goaltender Antti Niemi. Niemi, who played 19 games for the Canadiens last year, manned the crease after it was announced that Carey Price was out with the flu.

11 - Number of seconds into the second period it took for the Canadiens to score, thanks to Tomas Tatar. The goal was the Slovak's first in a Habs uniform, and was also the team's first goal on home ice in 2018-19.

Video: PIT@MTL: Tatar sneaks a quick shot in from the slot

2 - Tatar scored two goals on Penguins goalie Casey DeSmith, his first two of the season. He also added an assist on Brendan Gallagher's second-period goal.

100 - Jonathan Drouin got his 100th career assist on Tatar's second goal of the night. Now in his fifth season, Drouin has 42 goals for 142 points in 245 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning and Montreal.

19 - The Habs took 19 shots in the second period, and scored three goals to show for it. They outshot the Penguins 19-4 in the middle frame.

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