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Canadiens vs. Islanders third period thread

The Habs lead 2-1 heading into the third period.

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The Habs continued to dominate, though being down one goal, putting up 16 shot attempts in the first ten minutes of the second period. David Desharnais scored on the powerplay on the 16th shot attempt, pounding home a loose puck laid in the crease by Dale Weise for his seventh goal of the year. At this rate, Desharnais will double his 14 goals scored last season.

Brendan Gallagher left the ice after blocking a shot off the hand. He threw his glove in the air after the puck made contact, and held his hand limp as he skated to the bench and went immediately to the dressing room.

The Habs were charged with a penalty on the same shift, with Tomas Plekanec being sent off for interference. On the ensuing penalty kill, Tomas Fleischmann stole the puck and took off on a clear breakaway and roofed his second career shorthanded goal to put the Habs up 2-1.

Sven Andrighetto used his speed to draw another penalty, this time drawing Kyle Okposo into an open-ice hold. The Habs will have over a minute of powerplay time to play with to start the third period.

There is no official status on Brendan Gallagher at the moment, though it appeared he did some damage to his finger and I would bet against him coming back to finish the game.

Carey Price hasn't lost at home since game two of the Atlantic Division finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning. He'll look to keep that streak going with twenty minutes left.

Scoring Summary

18:41 NYI John Tavares (10) Wrist shot - ASST: Kyle Okposo (14), Travis Hamonic (4) 1 - 0 NYI
09:37 MTL PPG - David Desharnais (7) Wrist shot - ASST: Dale Weise (5), P.K. Subban (17) 1 - 1 Tie
14:09 MTL SHG - Tomas Fleischmann (7) Wrist shot - ASST: NONE 2 - 1 MTL

Penalty Summary

10:47 NYI Brian Strait Interference  - 2 min against  Sven Andrighetto
05:12 MTL Nathan Beaulieu Tripping  - 2 min against  Frans Nielsen
08:22 NYI Casey Cizikas Delaying Game-Puck over glass  - 2 min
12:57 MTL Tomas Plekanec Interference  - 2 min against  Josh Bailey
19:03 NYI Kyle Okposo Holding  - 2 min against  Sven Andrighetto


1st 9 10
2nd 10 9
Total 19 19

Team Stats

Power Plays 0/2 1/3
Hits 29 15
Faceoff Wins 20 19
Giveaways 9 7
Takeaways 1 5
Blocked Shots 15 9
Penalty Minutes 6 4