The first ten minutes were evenly played, with the Panthers generating 7 shot attempts to the Habs' 6. Michel Therrien's new-look lines appeared as though they were getting adjusted, but did not produce any giveaways within the first thirteen minutes. By the end of the period 30 shot attempts had been registered, with 17 of those being recorded by the Habs.
Despite getting a torpedo off the foot last night, P.K. Subban logged 7:00 minutes in the first period, second on the team in minutes to Nathan Beaulieu who logged 8:30. Overall, the Habs defense looked strong, with Jarred Tinordi and Greg Pateryn bringing a physical dimension to the Habs' defensive unit that has been long absent. There were 23 hits recorded in the first period, 13-9 in favour of the Panthers.
The second period is up next.