The Habs came out strong to start the first period trying to press Chris Hutton with whatever they could throw his way. Le Bleu-Blanc-et-Rouge moved the puck very well to start the period, coming out of their zone with confidence reserved for a team with puck-moving Ds like Andre Markov, P.K. Subban and Sergei Gonchar. It's good to see them move the puck with such purpose coming out of the zone. But then, it all fizzled away... The Habs ended the period with only 4 shots on net.
Enter one "Carey Price", who looked well rested and competed at the top of his game to keep the score 0-0. The level of fight Carey brings to every game is something to be admired as the he makes his claim for the Vezina. It seems to invigorate his team to play to his level, which makes him the most valuable player on the team without a doubt (and perhaps the most valuable in the league).
A scoreless game headed into the second period.