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The Numbers Game: September 25, 2015

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

MONTREAL – Here's a numerical look at Friday night's preseason game between the Habs and the Blackhawks at the Bell Centre.

11 – Number of seasons in which Francis Bouillon patrolled the Canadiens’ blue line over the course of a 15-year NHL career, which also included two stints with the Nashville Predators. Bouillon officially announced his retirement as an active NHL player on Friday.

581 – Number of games Francis Bouillon played with the CH which ranks him 14th all-time among Habs defensemen. During that span, the father of two amassed 24 goals and 117 points, which ranks him 28th among Canadiens rearguards.

4 – Number of shots Brendan Gallagher managed to fire on Chicago Blackhawks starter Scott Darling during the opening 20 minutes of Friday night’s tilt at the Bell Centre. Gallagher finished the contest with five shots on goal.

6 – Number of hits dished out by defenseman Alexei Emelin during the first period alone on Friday night. The Russian rearguard amassed nine hits by the time the final whistle blew in Montreal.

25 – Number of seconds that elapsed in the second period before Zack Kassian managed to light the lamp for the Canadiens, cutting the Blackhawks’ lead to 3-1 at the time.

15 – Number of players who chipped in with at least one hit against the Blackhawks on Friday night. Only Zack Kassian, Torrey Mitchell and Ryan Johnston didn’t manage to throw their weight into a Chicago player.

65 – Percentage of draws the Canadiens managed to win on Friday night, dominating the Blackhawks in that department all game long. Tomas Plekanec led the way for the CH, coming out on top 75 percent of the time in the faceoff circle.


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