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Canadiens vs. Canucks second period thread

The Canadiens trail 2-0 heading into the second period.

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The Habs got off to a dismal start, giving up the first goal of the game 1:36 in and not registering their first shot on net until nearly five minutes was played. The Canucks were leading 7-2 in shots-on-net by the ten-minute mark of the first period, and the Canadiens had only made three attempts on net.

The Habs powerplay got a chance to turn the tide, but couldn't break through even though they controlled the puck in the Canucks' zone for up to a minute. Desperate to survive the disadvantage, the Canucks came close to taking a couple of penalties, but referee Tim Peel was silent on the whistle.

The powerplay did give the Habs some life, but the change in momentum was short-lived as Brendan Gallagher took an accidental four minute- high-sticking penalty as a result of trying to swipe the puck out of the air and hitting Daniel Sedin square in the face instead. Henrik Sedin would avenge his brother, setting up a powerplay goal to put the Canucks up 2-0.

This is only the fifth time this season the Habs have trailed after one period. They've only come back once to win (1-2-1).

Scoring Summary

01:26 VAN Adam Cracknell (3) Backhand shot - ASST: Derek Dorsett (3), Matt Bartkowski (4) 1 - 0 VAN
17:54 VAN PPG - Jared McCann (6) Wrist shot - ASST: Henrik Sedin (9), Radim Vrbata (5) 2 - 0 VAN

Penalty Summary

05:08 MTL P.K. Subban Holding  - 2 min against  Henrik Sedin
10:05 VAN Yannick Weber Tripping  - 2 min against  Dale Weise
15:53 MTL Brendan Gallagher Hi stick - double minor  - 4 min against  Daniel Sedin
18:19 VAN Matt Bartkowski Slashing  - 2 min against  Max Pacioretty


1st 11 9
Total 11 9

Team Stats

Power Plays 1/3 0/2
Hits 4 9
Faceoff Wins 8 10
Giveaways 6 6
Takeaways 1 3
Blocked Shots 2 4
Penalty Minutes 4 6