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Canadiens vs Avalanche second period thread

The Canadiens played a good first period, but head into the second down 1-0

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The Canadiens are icing a decidedly more experienced preseason lineup against the Avalanche than that used against the Bruins on Tuesday. Colorado also iced a good number of regulars, resulting in a fast paced first period of action. Aside from a few minor misqueues and a Greg Pateryn penalty, it was a strong frame of hockey from the Tricolore.

Carey Price looked quite comfortable in his return to the Habs crease, and had no chance on a goal beautifully set up by Nathan MacKinnon. The aforementioned MacKinnon is very good at hockey by the way. Christian Thomas was perhaps the most impressive player on the ice, and P.A. Parenteau looked quite comfortable with Max Pacioretty and David Desharnais. Lots to be happy about in the first period in spite of the score.

Scoring Summary:

1ST PERIOD
12:59 COL Tyson Barrie (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Nathan MacKinnon (1), Ryan Wilson (1)


Penalty Summary:

1ST PERIOD
05:54 MTL Greg Pateryn Holding  - 2 min against  Matt Duchene
09:06 COL Dan Maggio Roughing  - 2 min against  Nikita Scherbak


Stats:

CATEGORY COL MTL
Power Plays 0/1 0/1
Hits 9 6
Faceoff Wins 9 9
Giveaways 3 5
Takeaways 2 1
Blocked Shots 11 3
Penalty Minutes 2 2

Shots:

PERIOD COL MTL
1st 8 9
Total 8 9