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The Numbers Game - January 20, 2015

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at Tuesday's game between the Canadiens and Predators in Montreal.

458 – Number of days that have elapsed since the Nashville Predators last paid a visit to the Bell Centre, with their most recent trek to Montreal dating back to October 19, 2013 when they registered a 2-1 win over the Canadiens. On that night, defenseman Seth Jones snapped a tie game with just under two minutes remaining in regulation time to give Nashville the victory.

1:05 – Time that elapsed in the first period before the Predators put Carey Price to work in his return to the Canadiens’ lineup after missing one game with an upper-body injury. Price made a highlight-reel stop on a Mike Fisher breakaway attempt, letting the Bell Centre faithful know he was feeling just fine.

14 – Number of shots Carey Price turned aside during the opening frame on Tuesday night at the Bell Centre, keeping the contest scoreless through 20 minutes of play as the Predators outshot the Canadiens by 14-4 margin. The 27-year-old netminder went on to finish the night with 36 saves.

15 – Number of times Carey Price has made at least 30 stops in a single start this season, adding to that tally with another stellar performance on Tuesday night.

12 – Number of points Predators forward Mike Ribeiro has amassed against his former club since departing Montreal after the 2005-06 campaign. Ribeiro scored a goal in the second period. It was the 10th time the Montreal native had gone up against the Habs.

22:16 – Time that elapsed between the Canadiens’ fourth and fifth shots of the night on Predators netminder Carter Hutton, as Michel Therrien’s troops didn’t register a shot between the 8:28 mark of first period and the 9:16 mark of the second.

12 – Number of goals Alex Galchenyuk has scored thus far during the 2014-15 campaign, adding to that total on Tuesday night with a power play tally that tied the score at one early in the third period. Galchenyuk is now just one goal shy of matching his career-high of 13 goals in a single campaign. He set that mark last season.


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