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Canadiens vs Senators third period thread

The Habs trail 3-1 heading into the third period.

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Why would the Ottawa Senators ever trade Craig Anderson? In a game that means something, and one where the Senators lead, he's kept them ahead with some very good saves and overall strong presence in the blue ice backstopping his team to four straight penalty kills in the second period. Assets for the future, all of that "building stuff" a team on the brink of a rebuild likes to collect - it seems like the Senators have a good piece in net already.

On the other side of the ice, no other Hab wants to win more tonight than Dustin Tokarski. He's doing what he can, playing aggressively and having to deal with a lot of traffic around his net. The Senators are throwing their bodies around, trying to wreck any Hab they come into contact with. It's not fun to watch. There's a fine line between a clean hit and a cheap shot. The Senators seem like masters at walking that line.

Erik Karlsson's first goal in 15 games gives the Sens a two-goal lead heading into the third period.

Scoring Summary

01:09 OTT Mika Zibanejad (10) Wrist shot - ASST: Mike Hoffman (8), Bobby Ryan (19) 1 - 0 OTT
14:35 MTL Max Pacioretty (21) Snap shot - ASST: Brendan Gallagher (13), Tomas Plekanec (17) 1 - 1 Tie
16:26 OTT Jean-Gabriel Pageau (1) Snap shot - ASST: Milan Michalek (7), Mark Stone (13) 2 - 1 OTT
02:16 OTT Erik Karlsson (8) Slapshot - ASST: Milan Michalek (8), Jean-Gabriel Pageau (2) 3 - 1 OTT

Penalty Summary

11:29 MTL Tomas Plekanec Tripping  - 2 min against  Clarke MacArthur
18:40 MTL Tomas Plekanec Slashing  - 2 min against  Jared Cowen
06:16 OTT Eric Gryba Hooking  - 2 min against  Lars Eller
08:26 OTT Cody Ceci Hooking  - 2 min against  Lars Eller
09:09 MTL Andrei Markov Tripping  - 2 min against  David Legwand
11:04 OTT Clarke MacArthur Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Tom Gilbert
16:49 OTT Mark Stone Tripping  - 2 min against  Andrei Markov


1st 6 20
2nd 14 7
Total 20 27

Power Plays 0/4 0/3
Hits 11 12
Faceoff Wins 18 28
Giveaways 9 12
Takeaways 6 6
Blocked Shots 10 10
Penalty Minutes 6 8