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Canadiens vs. Oilers third period thread

The Canadiens lead 3-1 heading into the 3rd period.

Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

The Oilers were not able to convert on their 2nd-period-opening powerplay, once again not able to find a way to solve Carey Price. The Canadiens couldn't profit from 2 two-on-ones, with the first disintegrating at the blue-line and going off side, and the second ending in a P.K. Subban shot off the crossbar. The Oilers were coming on strong, outshooting the Habs 7-1 in the period at the 10-minute mark on 13 shot attempts (to the Canadiens 1 shot on net on 4 shot attempts).

The Habs would manage to survive the onslaught, and drew a penalty with 5 minutes left in the 2nd period. They couldn't capitalize on the man-advantage, with Michel Therrien using a couple of players we haven't seen on the man advantage this season, including Dale Weise. The Oilers drew a penalty, and managed to break the plane of Carey Price's forbidden zone. Leon Draisaitl would swat a puck at the side of the net and watch it lift over Carey Price's shoulder and just over the goal-line before being stopped by Alexei Emelin. After a quick review, the goal was granted, giving the Oilers some energy heading into the 3rd period. The Oilers will also start the 3rd period on the man-advantage, as  Max Pacioretty took a tripping penalty at the end of the 2nd period.

Scoring Summary

09:27 MTL PPG - Brendan Gallagher (5) Deflected shot - ASST: P.K. Subban (10), Tomas Plekanec(6) 1 - 0 MTL
16:56 MTL Torrey Mitchell (5) Snap shot - ASST: Devante Smith-Pelly (3) 2 - 0 MTL
17:51 MTL Alex Galchenyuk (2) Snap shot - ASST: Andrei Markov (10), Brian Flynn (2) 3 - 0 MTL
19:08 EDM Taylor Hall (5) Deflected shot - ASST: Oscar Klefbom (4) 3 - 1 MTL

Penalty Summary

00:27 MTL Alexei Emelin Hooking  - 2 min against  Anton Lander
08:36 EDM Benoit Pouliot Holding  - 2 min against  David Desharnais
18:40 MTL P.K. Subban Interference  - 2 min against  Benoit Pouliot
14:55 EDM Eric Gryba Holding  - 2 min against  Max Pacioretty
18:31 MTL Tomas Fleischmann Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Mark Letestu
20:00 MTL Max Pacioretty Tripping  - 2 min against  Connor McDavid


1st 11 5
2nd 5 11
Total 16 16

Team Stats

Power Plays 1/2 0/3
Hits 7 12
Faceoff Wins 26 26
Giveaways 14 14
Takeaways 6 3
Blocked Shots 14 6
Penalty Minutes 6 4