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Canadiens vs. Jets second period thread

Mike Condon was solid in the 1st, allowing Paul Byron and Tomas Fleischmann to put the Habs up 2-0 heading into the 2nd period.

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The Canadiens did not get their first shot attempt until 3:42 of the 1st period, and would not record their first shot on net until 5:11. It was not as though the Jets were lighting them on fire though, having only recorded 1 shot themselves (albeit a very dangerous shot) in the first 6 minutes of the game. It's definitely Sunday night hockey.

The Canadiens second shot of the game would come on a shorthanded breakaway by Paul Byron who is becoming a shorthanded-goal specialist, scoring his 2nd shorty in 2 games to give the Habs a 1-0 lead. The Canadiens were charged with 3 penalties in the first 10 minutes of the 1st period.

The Canadiens scored their 2nd goal of the period on a strong net drive by David Desharnais that caused both the man covering him and goalie Michael Hutchinson to lose track of the puck which was left in the crease for Tomas Fleischmann to bat home for his 3rd goal of the season.

The Habs have scored the most goals in the NHL in the 1st period (14). They've also scored the most goals in the 2nd (16) and in the 3rd (17) periods.  The Habs are also 1 of 2 teams to allow fewer than 5 goals in the first period to this point in the season, having only allowed 3. If the Habs struggle anywhere, it's in the 2nd period where they've allowed 13 goals against, which is one of the most allowed in the league. The Jets are likely aware of this, and will be coming out strong to try to get back in this game.

Scoring Summary

1ST PERIOD
06:34 MTL SHG - Paul Byron (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Torrey Mitchell (4), Jeff Petry (4) 1 - 0 MTL
16:26 MTL Tomas Fleischmann (3) Wrist shot - ASST: David Desharnais (8), Alexei Emelin (2) 2 - 0 MTL

Penalty Summary

1ST PERIOD
01:32 MTL Tomas Fleischmann Holding  - 2 min against  Jacob Trouba
06:05 MTL Max Pacioretty Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Toby Enstrom
06:45 WPG Nic Petan Interference  - 2 min against  P.K. Subban
09:14 MTL Alex Galchenyuk Too many men/ice - bench  - 2 min
18:36 WPG Dustin Byfuglien Elbowing  - 2 min against  Brendan Gallagher
18:36 WPG Andrew Ladd Roughing  - 2 min against  Brendan Gallagher
18:36 MTL Brendan Gallagher Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Andrew Ladd
18:36 MTL Alexei Emelin Roughing  - 2 min against  Andrew Ladd

Shots

PERIOD WPG MTL
1st 6 6
Total 6 6

Team Stats

CATEGORY WPG MTL
Power Plays 0/3 0/1
Hits 9 7
Faceoff Wins 11 13
Giveaways 0 5
Takeaways 0 0
Blocked Shots 5 10
Penalty Minutes 6 10