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Brendan Gallagher's net drive has this game tied 1-1.

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I think at this point more than half the shots that have beaten Carey Price so far this season have been bank shots. Detroit took the 1-0 lead on Dylan Larkin pass from the side of the net that bounced off Carey Price's stick and slid between his pads. The goal would come just after Max Pacioretty was stoned cold by Peter Mrazek on a 10-foot breakaway.

This would be the first time we'd get to see how the Habs play while trailing. 2:30 after Larkin scored, the Habs would get a powerplay and try an unconventional method of scoring. Brendan Gallagher would turn himself into a projectile and launch the puck, along with himself, into Peter Mrazek to bury the puck into the back of the net. The play would be reviewed for over 4 minutes, but in the end Brendan Gallagher would be rewarded his 1st goal of the season to tie the game 1-1.

The goal would seem to charge the Habs up, as they would collect 12 shot attempts in a row before the Red Wings would get their first shot attempt in almost 5 minutes (which was easily stick-checked away by Andrei Markov). The Habs would end up taking a penalty, with Tomas Fleischmann being sent off for tripping with 7:03 left in the 2nd period. The Habs would give up 4 shot attempts and 2 shots on net, but would escape the disadvantage unscathed. Torrey Mitchell would be called for crunching Teemu Pulkkinen into the boards from behind with 2:46 left in the period, but the Habs would also kill that penalty while not allowing a single shot on net.

It's 1-1 heading into the 3rd period.

Scoring Summary

1ST PERIOD
NONE
2ND PERIOD
04:47 DET Dylan Larkin (2) Backhand shot - ASST: NONE 1 - 0 DET
07:44 MTL PPG - Brendan Gallagher (1) Tip-in - ASST: NONE 1 - 1 Tie

Penalty Summary

1ST PERIOD
03:07 DET Joakim Andersson Boarding  - 2 min against  Brian Flynn
06:42 MTL Alexander Semin Slashing  - 2 min against  Danny DeKeyser
09:32 DET Darren Helm Holding the stick  - 2 min against  Lars Eller
2ND PERIOD
07:18 DET Justin Abdelkader Roughing  - 2 min against  Devante Smith-Pelly
12:53 MTL Tomas Fleischmann Tripping  - 2 min against  Gustav Nyquist
17:14 MTL Torrey Mitchell Boarding  - 2 min against  Teemu Pulkkinen

Shots

PERIOD DET MTL
1st 8 12
2nd 9 9
Total 17 21

Team Stats

CATEGORY DET MTL
Power Plays 0/3 1/3
Hits 13 12
Faceoff Wins 21 21
Giveaways 9 5
Takeaways 1 6
Blocked Shots 10 9
Penalty Minutes 6 6