Woah! Who expected that kind of a start?
Game Summary so far:
02:25 MTL R. WHITE (1) BACKHAND - ASST: T. MOEN (1) AND A. EMELIN (1) 1 - 0 MTL
13:35 MTL B. GALLAGHER (1) WRIST - ASST: A. GALCHENYUK (1) 2 - 0 MTL
08:47 MTL BRANDON PRUST : ELBOWING - 2 MIN (ANTON VOLCHENKOV)
14:37 NJD ANTON VOLCHENKOV : HOLDING - 2 MIN (BRIAN GIONTA)
17:47 NJD BRYCE SALVADOR : TRIPPING - 2 MIN (BRIAN GIONTA)
19:09 MTL RAPHAEL DIAZ : HOLDING - 2 MIN (DAINIUS ZUBRUS)
19:51 NJD ILYA KOVALCHUK : HOLDING - 2 MIN (ERIK COLE)
Half a period later, Gally and Gally combined to give young Brendan Gallagher his first career NHL goal.
It was pretty clear domination of an undefeated team, without the Canadiens two best possession players out of the lineup.
What a period! Shot attempts were 26-14 for the Canadiens in the first period, a great start against a supposedly strong opponent!