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Canadiens vs Bruins third period thread

Alex Galchenyuk has the Canadiens up 3-1.

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Lars Eller took a pass from Alexander Semin and buried his first goal of the season to put the Habs up 2-0. Semin may have buried the shot himself, but decided to pass off to Eller who made no mistake with his shot. The Canadiens had a definite jump on the Bruins to start the 2nd period, going up 5-1 CF in the first few minutes of the period. Th Bruins would have a goal called back on them as Patrice Bergeron made illegal contact with Carey Price as the puck crossed the goal line. Moments later, Lars Eller would take a feed from Alex Galchenyuk and bury one off the iron past Tukka Rask for the 3-0 lead (and Galchnyuk's 3rd assist of the game).

Matt Beleskey would finally solve Price on another bank shot. Of the 2 goals scored on Price this season, both have come off impossible deflections, this time, off of Jeff Petry who was sliding down to block a cross-crease pass. The "book" is now out on Carey Price.

The Canadiens ran away with the game in the 2nd period, up 41-30 CF,  on the Bruins and 3-1 on the scoreboard. With Carey Price in net, it will be a very big challenge for the Bruins to even things up in 3rd period, but that goes without saying that he will more than likely be called upon to make at least one or two quality saves to get the Habs their second win of the season.

Scoring Summary

01:25 MTL PPG - David Desharnais (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Andrei Markov (2), Alex Galchenyuk (1) 1 - 0 MTL
02:15 MTL Lars Eller (1) Snap shot - ASST: Alexander Semin (1), Alex Galchenyuk (2) 2 - 0 MTL
07:47 MTL Lars Eller (2) Snap shot - ASST: Alex Galchenyuk (3), Alexander Semin (2) 3 - 0 MTL
14:26 BOS Matt Beleskey (1) Wrist shot - ASST: David Krejci (1), David Pastrnak (1) 3 - 1 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
08:23 MTL Alexei Emelin Interference  - 2 min against  Patrice Bergeron


1st 10 8
2nd 18 7
Total 28 15

Team Stats

Power Plays 1/3 0/2
Hits 12 25
Faceoff Wins 28 18
Giveaways 4 2
Takeaways 2 2
Blocked Shots 10 7
Penalty Minutes 6 8