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.
|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|
|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|
|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|
|05:13||OTT||Mike Hoffman Tripping - 2 min against Lars Eller|