MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at Thursday night's game between the Canadiens and the Capitals at the Bell Centre.
2,518 – Number of days that have elapsed since the Canadiens last managed to register a win over the Capitals at the Bell Centre in regulation time. That happened back on January 10, 2009, as the Canadiens posted a 5-4 victory.
283 – Number of games Tomas Fleischmann played with the Washington Capitals between the 2005-06 and 2010-11 campaigns, before moving on to play for the Colorado Avalanche, Florida Panthers, Anaheim Ducks, and now the Canadiens. The Czech forward amassed 60 goals and 138 points during his time in the District of Columbia.
8 – Number of points Alex Galchenyuk has managed to put up over his last seven games, adding to that tally by picking up an assist on Thursday night. He had five goals and two helpers in the Canadiens' seven previous outings before going up against the Capitals at the Bell Centre.
20 – Shooting percentage Lars Eller has compiled in his last two games against the Washington Capitals, finding the back of the net twice on five shots. The Dane scored back on April 2, 2015, then lit the lamp again during the second period on Thursday night.
51 – Number of shot attempts Michel Therrien’s troops generated over the course of the first two periods alone on Thursday night, only to have the Capitals block 24 of them. The other 27 made their way through to goaltender Braden Holtby, who was in fine form at the Bell Centre.
1 – Number of times during the 2015-16 campaign in which Max Pacioretty has been held off the scoresheet in a game in which he’s registered five shots or more. The Canadiens’ power forward hit that shot plateau nine times on the year, but couldn’t find a way to pick up a point on Thursday night despite collecting eight shots on goal.
3 – Number of NHL teams against which Brian Flynn has managed to score a short-handed goal, including the Canadiens on April 11, 2012, the Bruins on December 19, 2013, and finally the Capitals on December 3, 2015 after beating Braden Holtby with a slick breakaway move to tie things up 2-2 early in the final frame.
5 – Number of seasons in which defenseman Jeff Petry has hit double digits in points over the course of his NHL career, reaching that mark once again on Thursday night by picking up his 10th point of the year – an assist on Brian Flynn’s short-handed tally in the third period.
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