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Canadiens vs Bruins second period thread

The Canadiens lead 1-0 heading into the 2nd period.

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Rene Rancourt opened the festivities with a tremendous rendition of both national anthems. After the dust settled, the puck was dropped on the first Saturday night game of the season. Matt Beleskey would take a penalty 1:14 into the first period, letting the Canadiens powerplay go to work. It would take 11 seconds for the powerplay to break through, with Alex Galchenyuk connecting on a cross-ice pass to Andrei Markov down low, who then dished it off to David Desharnais alone in front of the net for his first goal of the season. That had to be the most efficient Montreal Canadiens powerplay in at least two years.

After killing a penalty of their own, the Canadiens would get another powerplay, but this time it did not yield much. The first 8 minutes of the first period was occupied by 6 minutes of special teams time. A few 5 v 5 minutes later and Torrey Mitchell and Adam McQuaid would be sent off leading to some exciting 4 v 4 hockey that ended in two spectacular Carey Price saves. The 1st period was played pretty evenly, with both teams registering 19 shot attempts each, although the Canadiens had the majority of the powerplay opportunities and lead in 5 on 5 play.

Scoring Summary

01:25 MTL PPG - David Desharnais (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Andrei Markov (2), Alex Galchenyuk (1) 1 - 0 MTL

Penalty Summary

01:14 BOS Matt Beleskey Illegal Check To Head  - 2 min against  Tomas Plekanec
03:13 MTL Tomas Fleischmann Hooking  - 2 min against  Adam McQuaid
05:24 BOS Joe Morrow Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Dale Weise
09:40 BOS Adam McQuaid Roughing  - 2 min against  Torrey Mitchell
09:40 MTL Torrey Mitchell Roughing  - 2 min against  Adam McQuaid
15:28 BOS Torey Krug Tripping  - 2 min against  Alex Galchenyuk


1st 10 8
Total 10 8

Team Stats

Power Plays 1/3 0/1
Hits 9 6
Faceoff Wins 15 10
Giveaways 4 2
Takeaways 0 2
Blocked Shots 6 4
Penalty Minutes 4 8