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Canadiens vs Lightning Third Period Thread

The Lightning jump out to a 4-1 lead over the Habs heading into the third period.

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Tomorrow a science teacher will probably use the Weise-Bishop collision to demonstrate what happens when two giant masses come together at high speed. No one was hurt, but the space-time continuum did shift ever slightly.

It seemed to put the Habs into a universe where entry into the Lightning's zone was akin to passing through some forbidden limit of physics. The up-the-boards break-out the Habs and several pee-wee teams have mastered does not hold up in certain games. There's a simple way to disrupt the flow, as the Lightning are showing with their forecheck, and when the Habs fail to establish a rhythm, they look terrible and disorganized.

Some frustrating moments in that 2nd period. It's hard to watch this team try so hard and get shut down because they lack a strategic advantage over the opponent. When they meet a team that can match their skills, like the Bolts, this disadvantage shows.

4-1 Lightning heading into the third period.

Scoring Summary
15:07 MTL Dale Weise (5) Tip-in - ASST: Tomas Plekanec (15), Sergei Gonchar (8)
03:17 TBL J.T. Brown (2) Backhand shot - ASST: Jonathan Drouin (14), Brian Boyle (4) 1 - 1 Tie
10:42 TBL PPG - Tyler Johnson (16) Wrist shot - ASST: Nikita Kucherov (23), Ondrej Palat (22) 2 - 1 TBL
18:16 TBL Brett Connolly (8) Wrist shot - ASST: Valtteri Filppula (21), Cedric Paquette (3) 3 - 1 TBL
19:38 TBL PPG - Ondrej Palat (10) Wrist shot - ASST: Nikita Kucherov (24) 4 - 1 TBL

Penalty Summary
01:53 TBL Brett Connolly Slashing  - 2 min against  Max Pacioretty
04:47 MTL Jiri Sekac Holding  - 2 min against  Mark Barberio
06:18 MTL P.K. Subban Hooking  - 2 min against  Ondrej Palat
10:04 TBL Jason Garrison Tripping  - 2 min against  P.K. Subban
10:23 MTL P.K. Subban Slashing  - 2 min against  Brett Connolly
18:24 MTL Nathan Beaulieu Delaying Game-Puck over glass  - 2 min


1st 10 6
2nd 15 7
Total 25 13