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Canadiens vs. Rangers third period thread

After taking three minor penalties in the second period, the Habs lead 2-1.

Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Brendan Gallagher's replacement got on the board early in the second period. Devante Smith-Pelly banged home a Max Pacioretty pass for his second goal of the year, splitting away from his coverage and finding himself all alone in front of Henrik Lundqvist.

The Habs got into some penalty trouble midway through the second period, taking consecutive penalties four minutes apart. During that span of play, the Rangers put up nine shot attempts and six shots on net. The Rangers got their third powerplay in a row, with Alex Galchenyuk slashing apart Oscar Lindberg's stick. Ryan McDonagh took a shot from the point, beating Carey Price high with Oscar Lindberg providing the screen in front of him.

The Habs penalty trouble cost them another perfect period. They'll have their hands full trying to hold off the Rangers in the third. The Rangers found a surge of energy after their goal, and held the Canadiens to just two shot attempts in the final half of the period where the Habs took three minor penalties.

Scoring Summary

1ST PERIOD
04:45 MTL Sven Andrighetto (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Lars Eller (2), P.K. Subban (19) 1 - 0 MTL
2ND PERIOD
02:25 MTL Devante Smith-Pelly (2) Snap shot - ASST: Max Pacioretty (10), Tomas Plekanec (14) 2 - 0 MTL
17:42 NYR PPG - Ryan McDonagh (4) Wrist shot - ASST: Derick Brassard (9), Mats Zuccarello (12) 2 - 1 MTL

Penalty Summary

1ST PERIOD
15:19 NYR Dan Boyle Tripping  - 2 min against  David Desharnais
17:09 MTL Dale Weise Interference  - 2 min against  Jesper Fast
2ND PERIOD
03:46 NYR Oscar Lindberg Slashing  - 2 min against  Alex Galchenyuk
09:33 MTL Tomas Plekanec Tripping  - 2 min against  Derick Brassard
13:10 MTL Andrei Markov Hooking  - 2 min against  Rick Nash
17:00 MTL Alex Galchenyuk Interference  - 2 min against  Oscar Lindberg

Shots

PERIOD MTL NYR
1st 10 11
2nd 8 12
Total 18 23

Team Stats

CATEGORY MTL NYR
Power Plays 0/2 1/4
Hits 13 18
Faceoff Wins 13 26
Giveaways 3 12
Takeaways 2 5
Blocked Shots 9 7
Penalty Minutes 8 4