The Devils opened the scoring 1:09 into the second period, with Adam Henrique finishing off a three-on-one for his team-leading 11th goal of the season. Sven Andrighetto drew his second penalty of the game moments later (he's drawn four penalties since being recalled), but the Habs were unable to convert on the ensuing powerplaying, and actually gave up more scoring opportunities than they created.
The Devils led 6-1 in shots on net five minutes into the second period. The Devils' second goal of the game came on their ninth shot of the period, with Lee Stempniak banging home a powerplay goal on a set up from Mike Cammalleri.
It was a frustrating period to watch, but not in an angering way. It was similar to not being able to fall asleep at night. The Habs were looking for some jump, but the Devil's style is lulling, and was making the highest scoring team in the league look like they were in the midst of scoring drought. Sven Andrighetto would wake them up, scoring his second goal in two games on a perfect feed from Lars Eller.
The Habs are 2-3-0 when trailing after two periods.
|01:09||NJD||Adam Henrique (11) Snap shot - ASST: John Moore (3), Lee Stempniak (13)||1 - 0 NJD|
|09:06||NJD||PPG - Lee Stempniak (5) Wrist shot - ASST: Mike Cammalleri (16), Patrik Elias (1)||2 - 0 NJD|
|15:17||MTL||Sven Andrighetto (2) Snap shot - ASST: Lars Eller (3), Alex Galchenyuk (12)||2 - 1 NJD|
|05:10||NJD||Lee Stempniak Interference - 2 min against Sven Andrighetto|
|11:44||MTL||Devante Smith-Pelly Interference - 2 min against Lee Stempniak|
|02:06||NJD||Eric Gelinas Interference - 2 min against Sven Andrighetto|
|08:15||MTL||P.K. Subban Tripping - 2 min against Kyle Palmieri|
|09:28||MTL||Greg Pateryn Holding - 2 min against Sergey Kalinin|