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Goals from two of Montreal's most prominent players have evened the score at two heading into the third.

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Aside from a two minute penalty kill spent almost entirely in the defensive zone, it was pretty much all Habs for most of the second period. Reto Berra stood tall against the Canadiens attack, until Max Pacioretty was able to fool him with an absolute bullet of a wrister to even the score at one apiece. A sad defensive breakdown permitted Gabriel Landeskog to retake the lead for the Avalanche shortly thereafter. This marked the end of Carey Price's night in goal, as he was subsequently replaced by Peter Budaj.

A late-period two man advantage for the Habs brought a familiar sight to the Bell Centre; the P.K. Subban one-timer. Subban absolutely crushed one past Berra to even the score at two apiece, much to the delight of the home crowd as they would begin chanting his name. Much like Tuesday night's tilt against the Bruins, this one will be decided in the third and final frame.

Scoring Summary:

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

08:07 MTL PPG - Max Pacioretty (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Nathan Beaulieu (1), P.K. Subban (1)

10:18 COL Gabriel Landeskog (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Jesse Winchester (1), Nathan MacKinnon (2)

17:42 MTL PPG - P.K. Subban (1) Slapshot - ASST: Greg Pateryn (1), David Desharnais (1)

Penalty Summary:

05:54 MTL Greg Pateryn Holding  - 2 min against  Matt Duchene
09:06 COL Dan Maggio Roughing  - 2 min against  Nikita Scherbak
03:18 MTL David Desharnais Tripping  - 2 min against  Nathan MacKinnon
06:24 COL Zach Redmond Hooking  - 2 min against  Alex Galchenyuk
16:00 COL Matt Duchene Hooking  - 2 min against  Alexei Emelin
17:20 COL Maxime Talbot Hooking  - 2 min against  David Desharnais


Power Plays 0/2 2/4
Hits 17 18
Faceoff Wins 21 17
Giveaways 8 10
Takeaways 4 3
Blocked Shots 17 8
Penalty Minutes 8 4


1st 8 9
2nd 5 12
Total 13 21