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Canadiens vs Senators third period thread

Tie game.

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The Senators came out flying to start the second period, erasing the Habs edge in possession, climbing even with the Habs within four minutes into the second period with an even 23 CF for both teams. The Habs grinded out the second period, not generating much on the offensive side, and being held flat for a stretch of five minutes without a shot attempt, a stretch of time during which the Senators scored to cut the Habs lead in half. As the period progressed, the Habs could not generate anything threatening, and as a result allowed the Senators to bank in on their improved second period play and tie the game on their 37th shot attempt of the game.

The Habs attempting to limit the Senators chances seemed to have limited their own. By hunkering down, the Habs actually allowed the Senators to create more offense than they did in the first, as the Senators led the period with 22-19 CF compared to being outdone 21-16 in the first period, and reduced the Habs output compared to the first period by 5 shots on net.

Overall, the game is even both on the scoreboard and in terms of chances, with the Habs holding the edge in CF% with 51.2, and 55.7 FF%, but the momentum seems to be in the dressing room with the visiting team headed into the third period.

Scoring Summary

1ST PERIOD
06:43 MTL PPG - Max Pacioretty (32) Tip-in - ASST: P.K. Subban (38), Andrei Markov (33) 1 - 0 MTL
08:54 MTL SHG - Max Pacioretty (33) Backhand shot - ASST: Lars Eller (9) 2 - 0 MTL
2ND PERIOD
02:50 OTT Erik Karlsson (17) Slapshot - ASST: David Legwand (16), Marc Methot (7) 2 - 1 MTL
18:21 OTT Erik Condra (9) Tip-in - ASST: Jean-Gabriel Pageau (7), Mark Borowiecki (8) 2 - 2 Tie

Penalty Summary

1ST PERIOD
02:57 OTT Alex Chiasson Hi stick - double minor  - 4 min against  Tomas Plekanec
07:56 MTL Alex Galchenyuk Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Erik Karlsson
12:14 MTL Tom Gilbert Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Bobby Ryan
2ND PERIOD
05:13 OTT Mike Hoffman Tripping  - 2 min against  Lars Eller

Shots

PERIOD OTT MTL
1st 8 12
2nd 9 7
Total 17 19

Team Stats

CATEGORY OTT MTL
Power Plays 0/2 1/3
Hits 17 11
Faceoff Wins 20 21
Giveaways 11 7
Takeaways 6 4
Blocked Shots 11 14
Penalty Minutes 6 4