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Canadiens vs. Avalanche third period thread

The Habs trail 4-1 while leading in shots 32-11.

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The Canadiens did not allow the Avalanche to register a shot-attempt for the first 4:55 of the second period while putting up seven of their own and five shots-on-net. The relentless attack persevered, and finally, Brendan Gallagher scored on his own rebound to break the berracade and get the Habs back in this game.

The Avalanche drew a penalty, with Alexander Semin getting two for high-sticking. The Habs killed the penalty and went on the powerplay moments later, with Matt Duchene clipping Jeff Petry's head with a high-stick. More miscommunication on the offensive blue-line between Andre Markov and P.K. Subban would lead to the Avalanche's fourth goal of the game, with Blake Comeau blasting one through Condon after retrieving Subban's miscalculated pass and carrying it down the ice.

The Canadiens had 14 shots-on-net on 28 shot-attempts in the second period, but trail 4-1 heading into the third. Should the Habs lose in regulation, it will be their first regulation loss at home of the season.

Scoring Summary

1ST PERIOD
03:26 COL Mikhail Grigorenko (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Matt Duchene (5) 1 - 0 COL
18:25 COL Nathan MacKinnon (7) Wrist shot - ASST: Mikhail Grigorenko (4) 2 - 0 COL
18:38 COL Nathan MacKinnon (8) Backhand shot - ASST: Mikhail Grigorenko (5), Matt Duchene (6) 3 - 0 COL
2ND PERIOD
08:48 MTL Brendan Gallagher (8) Backhand shot - ASST: Tomas Plekanec (10), Max Pacioretty (8) 3 - 1 COL
12:55 COL SHG - Blake Comeau (1) Slapshot - ASST: NONE 4 - 1 COL

Penalty Summary

1ST PERIOD
07:58 COL John Mitchell Cross checking  - 2 min against  Max Pacioretty
2ND PERIOD
01:59 COL Ben Street Holding  - 2 min against  Alex Galchenyuk
09:33 MTL Alexander Semin Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  John Mitchell
11:43 COL Matt Duchene Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Jeff Petry
16:56 COL Mikhail Grigorenko Too many men/ice - bench  - 2 min

Shots

PERIOD COL MTL
1st 8 18
2nd 3 14
Total 11 32

Team Stats

CATEGORY COL MTL
Power Plays 0/1 0/4
Hits 22 14
Faceoff Wins 21 20
Giveaways 13 11
Takeaways 3 5
Blocked Shots 17 6
Penalty Minutes 8 2