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Canadiens vs. Bruins third period thread

The Habs dominated some more, but still only lead 1-0.

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The Canadiens were penalized to start the second period, but held the NHL's best powerplay to just two shot attempts and one shot on net. The Canadiens did a great job at limiting the Bruins' chances, allowing them only five shot attempts in the first eight minutes of the second period.

Sven Andrighetto set up Max Pacioretty with a cross-crease pass, but Pacioretty was stopped by Tuuka Rask, who moments later made a couple of good saves on Paul Byron who found room to shoot in close. In the first nine minutes of the second period, the Canadiens had put up 13 shot attempts and 7 shots on net before drawing a penalty. On the ensuing powerplay the Canadiens would create a couple of scoring chances, but could not put one past Rask.

Christian Thomas took exception to a couple of rough hits from Torey Krug and took a roughing call at center ice in retaliation. The Habs gave up nothing on the ensuing Bruins' powerplay unless you count the three weak shot attempts the Bruins feebly put towards Mike Condon.

The Habs dominated the second period, but Tuuka Rask was the story, stopping all 12 shots sent his way. The Canadiens lead 26-14 in shots on net, and are dominating in 5 v 5 possession with 49 shot attempts to the Bruins' 30. Still, it remains 1-0 heading into the third period.

Scoring Summary

08:49 MTL Paul Byron (4) Wrist shot - ASST: Tomas Plekanec (19) 1 - 0 MTL

Penalty Summary

18:48 BOS Brad Marchand Slashing  - 2 min against  P.K. Subban
18:48 MTL P.K. Subban Slashing  - 2 min against  Brad Marchand
01:02 MTL Tomas Fleischmann Interference  - 2 min against  David Krejci
09:04 BOS Zach Trotman Hooking  - 2 min against  Paul Byron
14:53 MTL Christian Thomas Roughing  - 2 min against  Torey Krug


1st 7 14
2nd 7 12
Total 14 26

Team Stats

Power Plays 0/2 0/1
Hits 30 16
Faceoff Wins 26 28
Giveaways 6 12
Takeaways 2 9
Blocked Shots 12 12
Penalty Minutes 4 6