Maybe Torts had a point? That was pretty damn boring.
19:00 NYR MARC STAAL : INTERFERENCE - 2 MIN (TOMAS PLEKANEC)
Maybe Therrien wanted to stick it to Tortorella by purposely playing a boring game? Whatever the reason, the Montreal Canadiens, who are a near 70% Fenwick tied team at the Bell Center, the most dominant home team in the NHL, were outpossessed massively in the first frame, getting just 41.4% of the Fenwick events overall, even fewer at even strength.
Price looks sharp though, so maybe they'll come out in the second and rally for a goal. The Habs start the period with a minute of powerplay time.