BOSTON – Here's a numerical look at Saturday night's game between the Canadiens and the Boston Bruins.
– Number of times this season that the Canadiens will play back-to-back game series beginning with Saturday night’s tilt against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden. Michel Therrien’s troops will get right back at it on Sunday night in Ottawa against the Senators.
83 – Number of days remaining before the Winter Classic takes place at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA on January 1, 2016 featuring the Canadiens and the Bruins. The two teams sported the official Winter Classic tuques during the pre-game warmup on Saturday night.
6 – Number of seconds that David Desharnais needed to make the Bruins pay for getting into penalty trouble early in the first period. Desharnais found the back of the net just as Boston’s Matt Beleskey was making himself comfortable in the box.
0 – Numbers of draws Tomas Plekanec lost during the opening period on Saturday night in Boston, winning all nine faceoffs he took against Bruins centermen through 20 minutes of play.
23 – Number of points Alexander Semin registered against the Canadiens over the course of his NHL career, before picking up his first point in a Habs uniform on Saturday night – an assist on Lars Eller’s first goal of the season early in the second period. Semin assisted on Eller’s second goal of the night, too.
18 – Number of multi-point games Alex Galchenyuk has strung together during his young NHL career, adding to that tally by picking up three assists against the Bruins on Saturday night in Boston.
7 – Number of points the line of Lars Eller, Alex Galchenyuk and Alexander Semin combined to generate on Saturday night, torching the Bruins’ defenders all night long.
5 – Number of times over the course of his career that Alex Galchenyuk has produced a three-point effort, accomplishing that feat once again on Saturday night by picking up helpers on the Canadiens’ first three goals of the game.
5 – Number of times over the course of his career that Lars Eller has scored at least two goals in a single game. He previously did it against the Bruins on March 8, 2011, before doing it once again on Saturday night.
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Max Pacioretty... by the numbers