Alex Galchenyuk seems to have passed on his fever to his hockey stick, and its temperature is rising. With it, he potted his second sick goal of the game 3:11 into the second period. The Blues were able to respond and get on the scoreboard barely three minutes later as P.K. Subban's second penalty of the game expired, and Blues' captain David Backes tapped one in past Carey Price.
Midway through the second period, the Habs and Blues were even on CORSI with 23 shot attempts each, and a dead-even score-adjusted Fenwick of 24.737.
With five minutes left in the second period, Brendan Gallagher captured a very bad back-pass from Vladimir Terasanko and scooted up the ice with David Desharnais on a 2-on-1 and released a perfectly placed shot past Jake Allen. 39 seconds later, Michael Bournival was released from the penalty box and took a breakaway pass from Alex Galchenyuk, who finds the scoresheet again, and buried a glove-side shot for his first goal in 18 games. The Blues would respond again with David Backes getting his second of the game with 2:15 left in the period.
For all the evenness of the game, some explosive moments from the Habs have them up 4-2 to start the third period.
|13:22||MTL||Alex Galchenyuk (17) Tip-in - ASST: P.K. Subban (32), Andrei Markov (28)||1 - 0 MTL|
|03:11||MTL||Alex Galchenyuk (18) Wrist shot - ASST: Tomas Plekanec (24)||2 - 0 MTL|
|06:01||STL||David Backes (20) Tip-in - ASST: Vladimir Tarasenko (29), T.J. Oshie (24)||2 - 1 MTL|
|15:49||MTL||Brendan Gallagher (16) Wrist shot - ASST: NONE||3 - 1 MTL|
|16:38||MTL||Michael Bournival (3) Wrist shot - ASST: Alex Galchenyuk (21), Lars Eller (8)||4 - 1 MTL|
|17:45||STL||David Backes (21) Tip-in - ASST: T.J. Oshie (25), Alex Pietrangelo (27)||4 - 2 MTL|
|09:34||MTL||P.K. Subban Cross checking - 2 min against Alexander Steen|
|19:03||STL||Steve Ott Roughing - 2 min against Dale Weise|
|03:55||MTL||P.K. Subban Holding - 2 min against Petteri Lindbohm|
|14:31||STL||Ryan Reaves Roughing - 2 min against Michael Bournival|
|14:31||MTL||Michael Bournival Roughing - 2 min against Ryan Reaves|