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.
|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|
|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|