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The Canadiens trail 1-0 heading into the second period.

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The Canadiens did not look good to start the game, giving up four shots within the first six minutes and only registering one of their own. After a very good penalty kill, the Habs turned over the puck in their own zone on a strong Capitals' forecheck allowing Nate Schmidt to lay in a shot that was tipped by Egveny Kuznetsov past Mike Condon to give the Capitals a 1-0 lead.

The Canadiens registered their second shot on net of the first period at the ten-minute mark. Alex Galchenyuk was left alone in front of the net and nearly slid the puck under Braden Holtby, but he managed to get a pad on the shot. The Canadiens managed to get the most five on five shot attempts in the first period with 13 to Capitals' 11, however, the Caps doubled the Canadiens in overall shots on net for the period 10-5.

Max Pacioretty came close to tying the game when he tipped a pass from Alex Galchenyuk off the crossbar on a late first period powerplay. The Habs will have 23 seconds of powerplay time to start the second period.

Scoring Summary

1ST PERIOD
06:45 WSH Evgeny Kuznetsov (11) Tip-in - ASST: Nate Schmidt (4), Marcus Johansson (13) 1 - 0 WSH

Penalty Summary

1ST PERIOD
03:26 MTL Jeff Petry Tripping  - 2 min against  Alex Ovechkin
12:12 MTL Jarred Tinordi Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Tom Wilson
12:12 WSH Tom Wilson Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Jarred Tinordi
13:26 MTL Daniel Carr Interference  - 2 min against  Justin Williams
18:23 WSH Nate Schmidt Delaying Game-Puck over glass  - 2 min

Shots

PERIOD MTL WSH
1st 5 10
Total 5 10

Team Stats

CATEGORY MTL WSH
Power Plays 0/1 0/2
Hits 6 9
Faceoff Wins 14 3
Giveaways 0 2
Takeaways 4 4
Blocked Shots 2 5
Penalty Minutes 9 7