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Canadiens vs Lightning - Second Period Thread

Was that the kind of period the team can rally around?

SCORING SUMMARY

1ST PERIOD

NONE

PENALTY SUMMARY

1ST PERIOD

NONE

For the first time since they clinched a playoff spot, the Canadiens got through the first 5 minutes without giving up a goal. For the first time since they clinched a playoff spot, the Canadiens weren't down by 2 after 10 minutes.

Did they play great? Well, no. They're +2 Fenwick and -1 Corsi, but Tampa Bay had by far the better chances, including ringing the post 3 times.

Carey Price was much sharper than he has been the last three games, but he also narrowly escaped giving up 3 goals on golden chances due to horrible defensive breakdowns.

Price's save on Richard Panik with his blocker was fantastic, but there's still a problem with defensive coverage. A big problem.

Scoring first may give this team the confidence it needs.