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Canadiens vs. Penguins second period thread

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

Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports

Max Pacioretty opened the scoring 5:46 into the first period on the Habs' 5th shot attempt and 2nd shot of the game. Brendan Gallagher earned his 3rd assist of the season by corralling a bouncing puck in the Penguins' corner and spinning to find Pacioretty alone near the blue-line. The top two lines for the Canadiens were relentless, combining for a positive 7 Corsi rating (putting up 25 shot attempts), in fact, with the exception of Nathan Bealieu, every Canadiens player had an even or positive Corsi rating.

Sidney Crosby played a subpar first period by his own valuation, putting a -5 Corsi rating  (2CF, 7CA), and showing some frustration towards Jeff Petry after being denied  a goal on a 2 on 1 opportunity. If the Canadiens are already getting to Crosby, it's a good sign heading into the second, as long as they can turn some of those shot attempts into timely goals.

Scoring Summary

05:46 MTL Max Pacioretty (3) Snap shot - ASST: Brendan Gallagher (3), Andrei Markov (4) 1 - 0 MTL

Penalty Summary

09:59 PIT Sergei Plotnikov Interference  - 2 min against  Nathan Beaulieu
10:44 MTL David Desharnais Interference  - 2 min against  Nick Bonino


1st 7 4
Total 7 4

Team Stats

Power Plays 0/1 0/1
Hits 5 14
Faceoff Wins 9 9
Giveaways 1 3
Takeaways 3 0
Blocked Shots 4 4
Penalty Minutes 2 2