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The Numbers Game - September 23, 2014

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

MONTREAL - Here's a numerical look at tonight's exhibition game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Boston Bruins.

7 – Number of games the Canadiens will take part in during the preseason in 2014-15, including Tuesday night’s tilt against the Boston Bruins in Montreal. The Habs will also play two games each against the Colorado Avalanche and Washington Capitals, in addition to taking on the Chicago Blackhawks before the regular season gets underway on October 8th.

8 – Number of players donning the CH on Tuesday night against the Bruins who’ve yet to play a regular-season NHL game, including Magnus Nygren, Sven Andrighetto, Jacob De La Rose, Charles Hudon, Michael McCarron, Nikita Scherbak, Jiri Sekac and Nick Sorkin.

119 – Number of days that have elapsed since the Canadiens last contested an NHL game of any type at the Bell Centre back on May 27. That night, Michel Therrien’s troops registered a 7-4 win over the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference Finals to narrow the Blueshirts’ lead in the series to 3-2 before falling two nights later at Madison Square Garden.

7:33 – Ice time logged by Canadiens defensemen Jarred Tinordi and Andrei Markov in the first period on Tuesday night, tops amongst all players on both clubs. Tom Gilbert (7:28) and Greg Pateryn (7:19) were next in that particular category. Only Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk eclipsed the seven-minute mark for Boston (7:18).

24 – Number of hits the Canadiens amassed after two periods on Tuesday night, two times as many as the Bruins who only racked up 12. Jarred Tinordi, Michael McCarron and Jake Dowell led the Habs in the hit department with three hits apiece through 40 minutes.

0 – Number of points Jiri Sekac managed to register during the intra-squad scrimmages at training camp. The Czech forward, however, wasted little time getting on the board during the preseason, picking up his first goal in a Canadiens uniform with a shot that beat Bruins netminder Niklas Svedberg at the end of the first period.


Game highlights
Strong start
Vincent Riendeau named assistant general manager of the Hamilton Bulldogs
Fever pitch

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