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Canadiens vs. Capitals third period thread

The Habs have been attacking relentlessly, but trail 2-1 heading into the third.

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The Habs continued pouring on the offense in the second period, equalling their first period shot output by the ten-minute mark. The Canadiens had adjusted in the intermission, and more of their attempts on net were making contact. Braden Holtby was acrobatic, stopping all ten shots thrown his way to that point, but the Habs would not let up and eventually went to work on the powerplay.

Lars Eller scored his seventh goal of the season as the powerplay neared its end, spinning to protect the puck before dumping a low back hand shot through Holtby's pads. The Habs took a penalty 17 seconds later, with Alexei Emelin sent off for hooking, but the NHL's second-best penalty kill prevailed.

The Canadiens had held the Capitals to six shots on on thirteen attempts when T.J. Oshie took a shot that rebounded off Mike Condon ten feet into the air, then off Condon's back and into the back of the net to restore the Caps' lead.

The Canadiens are dominating everywhere but on the scoreboard, with an outrageous lead in shot attempts (60-27) and shots on net (27-13).

Scoring Summary

02:26 WSH Tom Wilson (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Brooks Laich (3) 1 - 0 WSH
12:08 MTL Lars Eller (7) Wrist shot - ASST: Alex Galchenyuk (12), Tomas Plekanec (18) 1 - 1 Tie
19:16 WSH T.J. Oshie (7) Wrist shot - ASST: Nicklas Backstrom (13), Matt Niskanen (11) 2 - 1 WSH

Penalty Summary

04:37 WSH Matt Niskanen Holding  - 2 min against  Lars Eller
10:06 WSH Taylor Chorney Delaying Game-Puck over glass  - 2 min
12:25 MTL Alexei Emelin Hooking  - 2 min against  Marcus Johansson


1st 6 10
2nd 7 17
Total 13 27

Team Stats

Power Plays 0/1 0/2
Hits 16 13
Faceoff Wins 15 25
Giveaways 15 7
Takeaways 2 7
Blocked Shots 24 9
Penalty Minutes 4 2