The Habs played a solid first period, leading the way in CF% for the first time in a while, holding the edge at 56.7. The first goal of the game came on a very good powerplay which saw the Habs unload 4 shot attempts, 3 of which hit the net including P.K. Subban's physics-defying howitzer from the point. The goal flat-lined the Senators for a few minutes, and as they gradually got back in the game and were granted a powerplay on a questionable high-sticking call, Max Pacioretty took matters into his own hand, scoring shorthanded to get his 32nd goal of the year, and second goal of the game.
Carey Price played a steady period, stopping 8 shots, of which the Senators threw 16 towards the net.
|06:43||MTL||PPG - P.K. Subban (13) Slapshot - ASST: Andrei Markov (33), Brendan Gallagher (22)||1 - 0 MTL|
|08:54||MTL||SHG - Max Pacioretty (32) Backhand shot - ASST: Lars Eller (9)||2 - 0 MTL|
|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|