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The Habs lead 4-2 heading into the third period.

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The top line found themselves on the ice for their second goal against.  Travis Hamonic fired home a shot from the point to cut the Habs' lead to 3-2 just 39 seconds in the period. The Habs responded with a couple of solid shifts, putting up four shot attempts. including a breakaway by Alexander Semin who was stoned by Thomas Greiss.

The Habs didn't sit on their lead, forging through the second period and generating a number of chances before earning a powerplay with just over seven minutes left in the period. Just as the penalty expired, Jeff Petry would unload a shot from the point for his second goal of the game to put the Habs up 4-2.

The Islanders jumped right back on the gas, putting up the next seven shot attempts and five shots on net. Carey Price has stopped 23 of 25 so far tonight.

The Habs are 8-1-1 when leading after two periods.

Scoring Summary

1ST PERIOD
02:52 MTL Jeff Petry (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Brian Flynn (3), Alexander Semin (3) 1 - 0 MTL
11:57 NYI Brock Nelson (7) Wrist shot - ASST: John Tavares (9), Kyle Okposo (13) 1 - 1 Tie
12:32 MTL Tomas Fleischmann (6) Slapshot - ASST: David Desharnais (10) 2 - 1 MTL
18:17 MTL Nathan Beaulieu (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Alex Galchenyuk (10), Devante Smith-Pelly (5) 3 - 1 MTL
2ND PERIOD
00:39 NYI Travis Hamonic (1) Slapshot - ASST: Frans Nielsen (7), Anders Lee (7) 3 - 2 MTL
14:49 MTL Jeff Petry (3) Slapshot - ASST: Nathan Beaulieu (5), Dale Weise (4) 4 - 2 MTL

Penalty Summary

1ST PERIOD
15:18 MTL P.K. Subban Holding  - 2 min against  John Tavares
2ND PERIOD
12:49 NYI Nikolay Kulemin Interference  - 2 min against  Andrei Markov

Shots

PERIOD MTL NYI
1st 11 10
2nd 11 15
Total 22 25

Team Stats

CATEGORY MTL NYI
Power Plays 0/1 0/1
Hits 12 28
Faceoff Wins 17 15
Giveaways 6 12
Takeaways 9 9
Blocked Shots 6 9
Penalty Minutes 2 2