After a bad first period, Les Habitants put together a good start to the second period, scoring two goals before three minutes was barely played. Tomas Plekanec scored his 20th, and Max Pacioretty scored his 34th and second shorthanded goal in the last two games. Although the Habs scored twice to start the period, they had done so on their only 2 shots of the first five minutes of the period, while giving up 7 shot attempts to the Islanders, causing the Canadiens defenders to block 4 shots within the first 5 minutes of the period.
With the Habs blocking shots (19 so far in the game), the Islanders are facing two levels of frustration as they must still beat Carey Price if they are able to get one through. The Habs are capitalizing on their chances, making the most of what they can create offensively, and depending on shot-blocking and highlight reel saves from Carey Price.
|00:58||MTL||Tomas Plekanec (20) Wrist shot - ASST: Alex Galchenyuk (22), Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau (10)||1 - 0 MTL|
|03:13||MTL||SHG - Max Pacioretty (34) Snap shot - ASST: Lars Eller (10)||2 - 0 MTL|
|01:30||MTL||Dale Weise Roughing - 2 min against Frans Nielsen|
|06:21||NYI||Travis Hamonic Hooking - 2 min against Alex Galchenyuk|
|09:25||MTL||Dale Weise Boarding - 2 min against Anders Lee|
|02:16||MTL||Brandon Prust Hooking - 2 min against Brian Strait|
|06:45||NYI||Calvin de Haan Interference - 2 min against David Desharnais|
|17:53||NYI||Tyler Kennedy Slashing - 2 min against Max Pacioretty|