NEW YORK - Here's a numerical look at Wednesday night's game between the Canadiens and the Rangers at Madison Square Garden.
– Number of games Alexei Emelin was forced to miss with a lower body injury before making his return to action against New York, enjoying his first taste of game action on Wednesday night since a Nov. 11 tilt in Pittsburgh. 3
– Number of goals scored by Sven Andrighetto in his NHL career after picking up his first of the 2015-16 campaign to open the scoring for the visitors with a backhand over Henrik Lundqvist in the first period. 3
– Number of Lars Eller’s eight points this season that have come on road ice, with the Dane chipping in with a helper on Andrighetto’s opening goal to get the Habs on the board first for a 14th time this season. 0
– Number of times his team has lost a game in regulation when Devante Smith-Pelly has scored a goal since 2013, playoffs included, with the Habs and Ducks counting 12 wins and one shootout loss when the bruising winger has gotten on the scoresheet in that span.
1 – Number of multi-goal games enjoyed by Smith-Pelly in the regular season in his career to date, potting a pair for the first time as an NHLer against the Rangers on Wednesday night.
2 – Number of times Lundqvist has allowed four or more goals in a game this season, with the Habs becoming just the second team to do so with a five-goal effort against the league’s save percentage, goals-against average and wins leader at MSG.
2 – Consecutive number of games in which Alex Galchenyuk has found the back of the net, lighting the lamp for a second-straight outing with his third-period goal against New York.
4 – Consecutive number of games in which Tomas Plekanec has picked up at least one assist, chipping in with three helpers against the Rangers on Wednesday to give him six points in that span.
6 – Number of days since Mike Condon last spent time between the pipes for the Canadiens, taking over for Carey Price in the third period after the All-Star netminder went down with an injury mid-way through the game against the Rangers.
10 – Number of the Canadiens’ game-winning goals in 2015-16 that have come off the sticks of players who were acquired by Marc Bergevin, who signed a multi-year contract extension with the team on Wednesday afternoon. Smith-Pelly became the latest Hab to add his name to that list, making his boss proud by chipping in with the eventual winner in the first period at MSG.
309 – Number of times the Canadiens have faced the Rangers at Madison Square Garden over the years, bringing the franchise’s lifetime record at MSG to 127-126-54-2 following Wednesday’s blowout win over their hosts in New York.
0 – Number of NHL teams with more points than the Canadiens through the first quarter of the season, with the Habs taking sole possession of the top spot in the league following their win over the Metropolitan division-leading Rangers on Wednesday night.
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