What a period!
Ottawa set the pace early, bombarding Carey Price with shots, but a Tomas Plekanec shorthanded goal and a Max Pacioretty power play snipe means Montreal leads 2-0.
David Desharnais put the cherry on the 1st period sundae by scoring an even strength goal late in the frame.
But hold the phone! A fluke goal by MacArthur and an ensuing goal by Karlsson trimmed the lead to 1.
Hold on tight, it's going to be a wild one.
|02:04||MTL||SHG - Tomas Plekanec (15) Wrist shot - ASST: Moen (9), Gorges (8)|
|14:05||MTL||PPG - Max Pacioretty (21) Wrist shot - ASST: Desharnais (16), Markov (20)|
|15:36||MTL||David Desharnais (7) Wrist shot - ASST:Gallagher (11), Alexei Emelin (6)|
|17:13||OTT||Clarke MacArthur (17) Tip-in - ASST: Karlsson (34), Cowen (6)|
|18:25||OTT||Erik Karlsson (11) Wrist shot - ASST: Spezza (20), Cowen (7)|
|01:35||MTL||Raphael Diaz Cross checking - 2 min against Cory Conacher|
|12:58||OTT||Mark Stone Tripping - 2 min against Raphael Diaz|
Plekanec's shorthanded goal:
Pacioretty's power play goal:
Desharnais' undresses Anderson: