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The Numbers Game – September 16, 2013

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at the Canadiens-Bruins matchup on Monday night at the Bell Centre.

– Number of players enjoying their first taste of game action as members of the Canadiens on Monday night, including Douglas Murray, Daniel Briere, Christian Thomas, Nick Tarnasky, Charles Hudon, Darren Dietz and Stefan Fournier.

12:06 – Amount of time needed for the Habs to register their first shot of the game, with Louis Leblanc rifling a shot off Chad Johnson’s far pad, Francis Bouillon picking up the rebound and feeding it to Travis Moen for his first goal of the preseason.

Pacioretty scores
– Number of assists racked up by Bouillon in his first preseason game of the year, setting up P.K. Subban’s second period power play marker for his second helper of the night.  

– Amount of time needed by Briere to record his first (unofficial) point as a Hab, setting up a perfect tic-tac-toe goal with linemates Max Pacioretty and David Desharnais in the second period.

30:51 – Amount of time needed for the Subban brother rivalry to kick off at the NHL level. After being drafted in the first round by Boston in 2012, Malcolm Subban made his Bruins debut against his big brother in Montreal on Monday night.

2 – Number of fighting majors recorded in the tilt, with Stefan Fournier and Adam McQuaid dropping the gloves midway through the third period.

2 – Number of goals scored by Jarome Iginla in his first game as a Bruin, opening the scoring in the first period before giving Boston a 4-3 lead late in the third.

Game Highlights: Canadiens-Bruins
Boxscore: Canadiens-Bruins

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