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The Habs are up 4-2 in a barnburner of a game.

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Scoring Summary

1ST PERIOD
13:22 MTL Alex Galchenyuk (17) Tip-in - ASST: P.K. Subban (32), Andrei Markov (28) 1 - 0 MTL
2ND PERIOD
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

Penalty Summary

1ST PERIOD
09:34 MTL P.K. Subban Cross checking  - 2 min against  Alexander Steen
19:03 STL Steve Ott Roughing  - 2 min against  Dale Weise
2ND PERIOD
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

Shots

PERIOD MTL STL
1st 6 7
2nd 8 12
Total 14 19

Team Stats

CATEGORY MTL STL
Power Plays 0/1 0/2
Hits 9 17
Faceoff Wins 23 17
Giveaways 2 3
Takeaways 6 3
Blocked Shots 13 7
Penalty Minutes 6 4