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Canadiens vs. Bruins third period thread

The Canadiens are down 2-1, looking to avoid their first regulation home loss of the season.

Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

The Habs got a chance to put the NHL's worst penalty kill to the test early in the 2nd period. 50 seconds after David Krejci was sent off for hooking, Tomas Plekanec would hammer home his 7th goal of the season. P.K. Subban would earn his league-leading 13th assist on the goal.

Torrey Mitchell was sent off for high-sticking Torey Krug a few minutes later. The Bruins have been expertly drawing penalties by adding just the right amount of embellishment, but the Habs have not been doing themselves any favours. The Bruins took the lead back on a low shot from the point by rookie Frank Vatrano. Suddenly, the Canadiens were chasing again.

The Habs got another chance to tie it on the powerplay, and after controlling the puck in the Bruins zone for almost 45 seconds, they unloaded their best chance of the man-advantage, with Andrei Markov pounding a one-timer that Jonas Gustavsson swallowed up.

The Canadiens are leading in possession, up 42-32 shot attempts despite having only 2 powerplays to the Bruins 4.

Scoring Summary

1ST PERIOD
01:50 BOS PPG - Loui Eriksson (5) Tip-in - ASST: Patrice Bergeron (8), Ryan Spooner (6) 1 - 0 BOS
2ND PERIOD
01:09 MTL PPG - Tomas Plekanec (7) Wrist shot - ASST: Brendan Gallagher (7), P.K. Subban (13) 1 - 1 Tie
08:51 BOS Frank Vatrano (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Colin Miller (6) 2 - 1 BOS

Penalty Summary

1ST PERIOD
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
2ND PERIOD
00:19 BOS David Krejci Hooking  - 2 min against  David Desharnais
04:36 MTL Torrey Mitchell Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Torey Krug

Shots

PERIOD BOS MTL
1st 12 6
2nd 8 14
Total 20 20

Team Stats

CATEGORY BOS MTL
Power Plays 1/4 1/1
Hits 28 13
Faceoff Wins 13 21
Giveaways 12 6
Takeaways 1 0
Blocked Shots 8 5
Penalty Minutes 2 8