As far as first periods go, this might have been Montreal's best opening frame of the season. After some great work from the fourth line to produce a 1-0 scoreline, Brendan Gallagher found his way to the net to give the Habs a solid 2-0 lead. It was Gallagher's 20th goal of the year. Carey Price had little to no work, stopping the four shots sent his way.
|05:51||MTL||Dale Weise (10) Wrist shot - ASST: Manny Malhotra (3), Brandon Prust (13)||1 - 0 MTL|
|08:42||MTL||Brendan Gallagher (20) Backhand shot - ASST: Tomas Plekanec (28), Max Pacioretty(27)||2 - 0 MTL|
|15:35||MTL||Max Pacioretty Interference - 2 min against Chris Terry|
|15:35||CAR||Chris Terry Embellishment - 2 min against Max Pacioretty|