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Canadiens vs. Senators third period thread

The Habs have a 3-1 lead heading into the third period.

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The Habs started the second period on a powerplay, and put up three shot attempts and one shot on net, but were unable to register a powerplay goal for the 12th powerplay in a row (it's been over four games since the Habs scored on the PP).

On only the Habs' second shot on net of the period, Jeff Petry took a perfectly placed shot and beat Craig Anderson just below the blocker to put the Habs up 3-0. Moments later it looked like Max Pacioretty had scored to put the Habs up 4-0. The goal was reviewed and called back, as Pacioretty batted the puck in with his glove, but Craig Anderson left the ice after being beaten, making way for third-stringer Chris Driedger to play his first NHL hockey since March 26.

Jean-Gabriel Pageau gets a goal every time the Habs play. It's not a matter of if, it's a matter of when. The little rascal got his eight of the year 11:24 into the second period. The goal gave the Sens a spark, as they collected the next six shot attempts over the next five minutes, but then reverted back to defensive mode as the Habs tried to get the insurance marker before the period ended. The Senators actually outshot the Habs 10-9 in the second period.

It's 3-1 heading into the third period.

Scoring Summary

02:48 MTL Brian Flynn (4) Wrist shot - ASST: Nathan Beaulieu (8), Charles Hudon (2) 1 - 0 MTL
19:27 MTL Max Pacioretty (14) Wrist shot - ASST: Tomas Plekanec (20), Dale Weise (7) 2 - 0 MTL
05:39 MTL Jeff Petry (4) Wrist shot - ASST: Dale Weise (8), Alex Galchenyuk (14) 3 - 0 MTL
11:24 OTT Jean-Gabriel Pageau (8) Wrist shot - ASST: Alex Chiasson (3), Dave Dziurzynski (2) 3 - 1 MTL

Penalty Summary

10:38 OTT Erik Karlsson Holding the stick  - 2 min against  Max Pacioretty
20:00 OTT Jean-Gabriel Pageau Roughing  - 2 min against  Dale Weise
16:27 OTT Chris Wideman Cross checking  - 2 min against  Alex Galchenyuk


1st 8 27
2nd 10 9
Total 18 36

Team Stats

Power Plays 0/0 0/3
Hits 42 19
Faceoff Wins 24 26
Giveaways 11 8
Takeaways 2 5
Blocked Shots 15 9
Penalty Minutes 6 0