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The Numbers Game: September 28, 2015

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

QUEBEC CITY – Here's a numerical look at Monday night's preseason game between the Habs and the Penguins in Quebec City.

5 – Number of consecutive appearances the Canadiens made at the Colisée Pepsi over the last half decade, before preseason action shifted just next door to the brand new Videotron Centre for Monday night’s tilt in Quebec City.

45 – Number of games defenseman Sergei Gonchar played with the Canadiens last season. The 20-year NHL veteran is currently on a professional tryout contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins and was in uniform on Monday night.

15 – Number of seconds that elapsed in the opening period before the Canadiens registered their first good scoring chance of the game. David Desharnais broke in on a partial breakaway on Marc-Andre Fleury, only to be denied by the Penguins netminder. It also just happened to be the first shot ever registered by an NHL player at the Videotron Centre.

8:44 – Time that elapsed in Monday night’s contest before the Penguins managed to register their first shot on Canadiens netminder Carey Price. The reigning Vezina Trophy, Hart Trophy, William M. Jennings Trophy and Ted Lindsay Award winner denied a point shot that hit him square in the logo.

3 – Number of goals Kris Letang has scored against the Canadiens over the course of his NHL career. The smooth-skating rearguard helped the opposition, however, on Monday night, tipping an Alexander Semin shot past Fleury during the opening frame.

15 – Number of multi-point games Lars Eller has strung together during his NHL career, as the Canadiens’ No. 81 chipped in with a similar effort on Monday night at the Videotron Centre by tallying once and adding an assist.

4 – Number of points the defensive pairing of Andrei Markov and P.K. Subban combined to generate on Monday night as they picked up two assists each at the Videotron Centre, factoring in on goals by Eller and Brian Flynn.

- canadiens.com

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