The Habs had the first nine shot attempts of the second period, and held the Predators from registering one of their own until the six-minute mark of the period. Michael McCarron had an exciting moment, driving the net and almost powering a shot through Pekka Rinne before he fell into the Predators' goalie, having nowhere else to go.
Dale Weise got sent off for holding, giving the Predators a chance to take advantage of the Canadiens not making anything of their strong start to the period. One minute into the powerplay, Roman Josi teed up a shot from just above the faceoff circle to beat Dustin Tokarski to give the Predators a 2-0 lead. It was the Predators' first shot of the period.
The Habs only allowed four shots on net on eight shot attempts in the second period. They trail 2-0 while leading the Predators 23-12 in shots and 41-23 in shot attempts.
|08:40||NSH||Shea Weber (10) Slapshot - ASST: Roman Josi (17), Calle Jarnkrok (6)||1 - 0 NSH|
|08:22||NSH||PPG - Roman Josi (9) Slapshot - ASST: Shea Weber (14), Filip Forsberg (15)||2 - 0 NSH|
|00:29||NSH||Miikka Salomaki Hooking - 2 min against Tomas Fleischmann|
|07:23||MTL||Dale Weise Holding - 2 min against Filip Forsberg|
|15:52||MTL||Brian Flynn Tripping - 2 min against Miikka Salomaki|