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Canadiens vs. Panthers third period thread

The Habs trail 2-1 heading to the third period.

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Just over one minute into the period, Jaromir Jagr reminded us why he's still in the league at the age of 43, with a sweet deke around Torrey Mitchell to put his team up 2-1. That was Jagr's 42nd career goal against the Habs, and 89th career point going back to 1990.

The Habs managed a mere four shot attempts in the first ten minutes of the second period. The Panthers, meanwhile, had collected nine and had gotten seven shots through to the net. Ben Scrivens still looked comfortable in the net despite having given up that dazzling goal to Jaromir Jagr.

Jeff Petry threw the puck over the glass with 5:03 to go in the second period and was sent to the box for delay of game. The Habs killed the subsequent Panthers' powerplay and were then rewarded with a powerplay of their own with 2:42 left in the period. Daniel Carr had the best chance on the powerplay, but he rang his shot off the crossbar as a beaten Roberto Luongo was scrambling to recover position.

The Habs trail 2-1 with 20 minutes to go. If they win tonight it will be their first series of consecutive wins since the end of November.

Scoring Summary

12:39 MTL PPG - Max Pacioretty (15) Wrist shot - ASST: P.K. Subban (25), Alex Galchenyuk (17) 1 - 0 MTL
16:28 FLA PPG - Aleksander Barkov (10) Snap shot - ASST: Dmitry Kulikov (5), Aaron Ekblad (9) 1 - 1 Tie
01:16 FLA Jaromir Jagr (11) Wrist shot - ASST: Jonathan Huberdeau (20), Aleksander Barkov (12) 2 - 1 FLA

Penalty Summary

00:50 MTL Tomas Fleischmann Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Vincent Trocheck
06:57 MTL Torrey Mitchell Tripping  - 2 min against  Derek MacKenzie
06:57 FLA Derek MacKenzie Embellishment  - 2 min against  Torrey Mitchell
11:24 FLA Dmitry Kulikov Broken stick  - 2 min
14:29 MTL Lars Eller Holding  - 2 min against  Aleksander Barkov
17:39 MTL P.K. Subban Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Derek MacKenzie
17:39 FLA Derek MacKenzie Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  P.K. Subban
14:57 MTL Jeff Petry Delaying Game-Puck over glass  - 2 min
17:18 FLA Reilly Smith Holding  - 2 min against  Lars Eller


1st 12 13
2nd 7 9
Total 19 22

Team Stats

Power Plays 1/3 1/3
Hits 15 20
Faceoff Wins 25 19
Giveaways 3 2
Takeaways 1 3
Blocked Shots 4 1
Penalty Minutes 13 11