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The Habs and Leafs are tied 1-1 heading into the second period.

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How much alliteration is Jim Hughson capable of stringing together? Tonight he introduced the start of the game as if possessed by the soul of Edgar Allen Poe.

Two minutes for instigating. David Clarkson would not let Brandon Prust get off the ice without dropping the gloves. The Habs power play could not convert, though watching Prust laugh as Clarkson tried to land punches was certainly entertaining. The play actually led to a Toronto 5 on 3 after Tomas Plekanec took a penalty halfway through the Habs' power play, and Andrei Markov dumped the puck into the crowd in the defensive zone. The Leafs did not convert on their powerplays, and by the midway point of the period the game was still tied 0-0.

The Leafs soon broke the deadlock, threading passes through the Habs' defense, ending in a a shot from Daniel Winnik that fooled Carey Price. The Habs got a power 17 seconds later, and put on a passing display of their own, as the puck was cycled from one side of the ice to the other until finally reaching the front of the net were Brendan Gallagher was able to tap it in past a sprawling Jonathan Bernier.

Nathan Beaulieu stood up for his defense partner Sergei Gonchar after David Clarkson took him out with a rough check by dropping the gloves. The fight created some 4 on 4 hockey to end the period, and will gave the Habs three minutes of powerplay time to start the second period. Beaulieu was given a ten minute misconducts (Clarkson's misconduct was a game misconduct although it shows up as a 10-minute on the scoresheet - thanks Turluter!), so the Habs will be down two defensemen to start the second, as Gonchar was injured on the play.

Scoring Summary

1ST PERIOD
11:19 TOR Daniel Winnik (6) Wrist shot - ASST: Richard Panik (3), Roman Polak (4) 1 - 0 TOR
12:00 MTL PPG - Brendan Gallagher (13) Backhand shot - ASST: Tomas Plekanec (22), P.K. Subban (28) 1 - 1 Tie

Penalty Summary

1ST PERIOD
03:35 TOR David Clarkson Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Brandon Prust
03:35 MTL Brandon Prust Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  David Clarkson
03:35 TOR David Clarkson served by Phil Kessel Unsportsmanlike conduct  - 2 min against  Brandon Prust
04:46 MTL Tomas Plekanec Hooking  - 2 min against  Tyler Bozak
06:59 MTL Andrei Markov Delaying Game-Puck over glass  - 2 min
11:37 TOR Tyler Bozak Hooking  - 2 min against  Alex Galchenyuk
18:01 MTL Nathan Beaulieu Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  David Clarkson
18:01 TOR David Clarkson Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Nathan Beaulieu
18:01 TOR David Clarkson Interference (maj)  - 5 min against  Sergei Gonchar
18:01 TOR David Clarkson Game misconduct  - 10 min against  Nathan Beaulieu
18:01 MTL Nathan Beaulieu served by Christian Thomas Instigator  - 2 min against  David Clarkson
18:01 MTL Nathan Beaulieu Game misconduct  - 10 min

Shots

PERIOD TOR MTL
1st 7 8
Total 7 8

Team Stats

CATEGORY TOR MTL
Power Plays 0/2 1/2
Hits 9 9
Faceoff Wins 12 9
Giveaways 1 7
Takeaways 0 3
Blocked Shots 7 5
Penalty Minutes 29 26