MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at Saturday night's game between the Canadiens and the Devils at the Bell Centre.
2 -- Number of two-day home-and-home series the Canadiens will play this season. Having split their first back-to-back against the Devils on Friday and Saturday in Newark and Montreal, respectively, the Habs will next get the chance to get to know the Columbus Blue Jackets a little better under identical circumstances on January 25 and 26, 2016.
16 -- Total number of back-to-back games the Habs will play this season, irrespective of their opponents.
1 -- Number of games Christian Thomas has suited up for with the Canadiens this season, making his 2015-16 debut on Saturday night. The 23-year-old forward, who was called up from St. John’s on Thursday, scored one goal in 18 games last year with the Habs. Through 18 games with the IceCaps this season, Thomas has seven goals and seven assists.
13 -- Place in Canadiens history Andrei Markov now holds for the most games played in a Canadiens uniform. Montreal’s sixth-round pick from the 1998 NHL Draft tied Steve Shutt for the 13th spot in all-time franchise history with his 871st game as a Hab.
4 -- Number of consecutive games in which Alex Galchenyuk has scored at least one goal. Following a 10-game goalless span between October 30 and November 20, the 21-year-old forward has now scored one goal in each game since November 22, and twice on Saturday, bringing his season total to seven.
4 -- Number of career multi-goal games for Galchenyuk, who added a fourth with a pair of second- and third-period goals on Saturday. All three of Milwaukee, WI native’s previous multi-goal games came a season ago, against St-Louis, Arizona, and Carolina.
126:28 -- Minutes of ice time played by Mike Condon in the last 48 hours. Making rare consecutive starts in a back-to-back situation, the rookie netminder made 53 saves on 58 shots over that span.
Game Highlights: Canadiens vs Devils
What a weekend
The long game