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Canadiens vs Blue Jackets second period thread

The Habs trail the Blue Jackets 1-0 heading into the second period.

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I've recovered Michel Therrien's pre-game preparation playbook. The pages inside are blank, except the first page with what looks like a tiny scribble, "Carey Price".

How much longer can this team use the first period for it's "pre-game preparation"? It's like they have no idea coming into a game what their opponent is capable of. I'd expect a team battling for first in the East to come out and set the tempo on most given nights, alas, it's halfway through the season and they rarely do so. Halfway through the first period until there's some jump in their skating.

The reffing is horrid tonight. It's nice to see the zebra-shirts blow a play dead for a goal, and then call the goal back when the puck looked like it was on a trajectory to go the hairline of a mm beyond the goal line to call that an acceptable goal.

Wednesday night hockey. There's enough frustration in that first period to make the Habs explode out of the gate for the second period. They ended the period strong and doubled up on the Jackets in the shots department. They can do this.

Scoring Summary

03:31 CBJ Kevin Connauton (7) Slapshot - ASST: Jeremy Morin (2) 1 - 0 CBJ

Penalty Summary

09:41 MTL Tomas Plekanec Roughing  - 2 min against  Nick Foligno
09:41 CBJ Nick Foligno Roughing  - 2 min against  Tomas Plekanec
18:40 CBJ James Wisniewski Holding the stick  - 2 min against  Jiri Sekac
19:38 MTL Max Pacioretty Cross checking  - 2 min against  Matt Calvert


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