The Habs would take a Too Many Men On the Ice penalty just over 1 minute into the 1st period, allowing the NHL's best powerplay to go work. The Bruins would convert on a shot tipped in off of Loui Eriksson just over 40 seconds into the powerplay. The Buins had leapt to a 5-1 shot lead within the first 5 minutes of the game.
The Habs have only allowed their opponents to score first 3 times prior to tonight's game.
The Canadiens took 3 penalties in the 1st period, and even though they spent 6 minutes down a man, they were able to almost match the Bruins in shot attempts, trailing 18-16. The Bruins do have twice as many shots as the Habs, but only generated 5 of their 12 shots 5 v 5.
It will now be a matter of getting some flow going and staying out of the penalty box.
|01:50||BOS||PPG - Loui Eriksson (5) Tip-in - ASST: Patrice Bergeron (8), Ryan Spooner (6)||1 - 0 BOS|
|01:04||MTL||Alex Galchenyuk Too many men/ice - bench - 2 min|
|11:55||MTL||Tomas Plekanec Roughing - 2 min against Jimmy Hayes|
|14:18||MTL||Andrei Markov Tripping - 2 min against Colin Miller|