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The Numbers Game: September 26, 2015

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

TORONTO – Here's a numerical look at Saturday night's preseason game between the Habs and the Maple Leafs in Toronto.

7 – Number of times the Habs and Leafs are scheduled to face off against each other in 2015-16, including two exhibition tilts: the preseason-opening game on September 22 in Montreal and the Canadiens’ first road game of the year, on Saturday night in Toronto.

2 – Number of players suiting up for their first preseason games of the campaign on Saturday night, with Bud Holloway and Joel Hanley making their 2015-16 Habs debuts at the Air Canada Centre against the Leafs.

59:53 – Amount of time spent between the pipes by Mike Condon on Saturday night, the heaviest workload for any Habs netminder in a 2015-16 preseason game to date.

– Number of times Condon was run into by a Leafs player resulting in a goaltender interference penalty, with both Leo Komarov and James van Riemsdyk getting caught heading to the net a little too hard on Saturday night.

1 – Number of times Zack Kassian has dropped the gloves in a preseason game in his career, squaring off against 6-foot-4 forward, Mark Fraser, in the opening period on Saturday night. 

44 – Number of seconds needed by Dale Weise to get the Habs on the board coming out of the first intermission, finishing a pretty feed by David Desharnais to pick up his first goal of the preseason.

– Number of times the Canadiens have tested the NHL’s new 3-on-3 overtime format so far in 2015-16. The first two games of the preseason needed extra time to decide a winner, and the fourth game of the exhibition calendar went to overtime despite not being tied after regulation as a pre-determined plan to give the Habs and Leafs more time to practice the new sudden-death format.


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