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Canadiens vs. Devils second period thread

It's a tie game heading into the second period.

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Bud Holloway was recalled less than a week ago, and found himself on the ice to start the game. Being that Hollaway is 27 years old, I was curious who the oldest ever NHL rookie was and found it to be a player named Connie Madigan, who in 1973 at the age of 38 made his debut for the St. Louis Blues.

The Canadiens looked sharp to start the game, but were not getting any shots on goal. Mike Condon had made four saves by the first commercial timeout. As the period went on, the Habs were lulled into a defensive festival with a lot of fighting along the boards and chippy skating. The Devils made it difficult to get a stride going.

It was a very quiet period, with both teams combining for only 31 shot attempts (17-14 in favour of the Devils).The Habs came closest to scoring, but Corey Schneider made an incredible save, sprawling across the crease to snag a Tomas Plekanec shot, midair with his glove.

Scoring Summary

1ST PERIOD
NONE

Penalty Summary

1ST PERIOD
05:10 NJD Lee Stempniak Interference  - 2 min against  Sven Andrighetto
11:44 MTL Devante Smith-Pelly Interference  - 2 min against  Lee Stempniak

Shots

PERIOD MTL NJD
1st 5 9
Total 5 9

Team Stats

CATEGORY MTL NJD
Power Plays 0/1 0/1
Hits 4 18
Faceoff Wins 6 10
Giveaways 2 4
Takeaways 2 1
Blocked Shots 3 8
Penalty Minutes 2 2