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The Numbers Game - October 21, 2014

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at Tuesday's game between the Canadiens and the Red Wings at the Bell Centre.

600 – Number of career games Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall has suited up for in the NHL, including Tuesday night’s tilt against the Canadiens. Kronwall debuted with the Red Wings back in 2003-04, and has played his entire career in the Motor City. The Swedish rearguard was selected 29th overall by the Red Wings in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.

2 – Number of shots Manny Malhotra generated during a single sequence in the first period on Tuesday night, matching the number of shots the Canadiens forward had previously generated in six regular season games combined to date.

11 – Number of blocked shots the Canadiens amassed during the opening period on Tuesday night at the Bell Centre, eight more than their counterparts from Detroit. Eight Habs chipped in with at least one blocked shot, with defenseman Mike Weaver leading the way with three of his own.

13:14 – Ice time logged by Dale Weise in his return to the Canadiens’ lineup on Tuesday night after sitting out the team’s previous two games as a healthy scratch. Weise was a force to be reckoned with on a line with Lars Eller and Rene Bourque, dishing out six hits during the tilt.

15 – Number of Canadiens that registered at least one shot on Red Wings netminder Jimmy Howard on Tuesday night. Forwards Brandon Prust and Travis Moen, and defenseman Mike Weaver were the only Habs that didn’t register a shot on goal.

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– Number of goals scored by Alex Galchenyuk thus far this season, tying him for second place on the team in that category alongside P.K. Subban and Brendan Gallagher. Galchenyuk scored the game-tying goal with 3:09 remaining in the third period on Tuesday night.

- canadiens.com

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