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Canadiens vs Predators third period thread

The Habs have jumped to a 2-1 lead.

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Carey Price created his own incredible save by misplaying the puck. It was a difficult start to the second period for the Habs, although they matched the Preds chance for chance leading to Brendan Gallagher breaking through on a rebound for his 22nd goal of the year. With 26 CF a side, the score was 1-1 as the period passed the midway point.

David Desharnais' goal to put the Habs up 2-1 with 7:18 to go in the period came as he centred between Max Pacioretty and P.A. Parenteau. Michel Therrien's line combinations seem to be thriving at key points in the game, as Desharnais' goal is currently the game-winner should the Habs hold the lead they now carry into the third period.

The Habs and Preds have been trading chances, with the Habs leading in chances 17-15, and holding a slight edge in CF% with a rate  of 51.8 (42-39)

Scoring Summary

1ST PERIOD
09:10 NSH Mattias Ekholm (6) Wrist shot - ASST: NONE 1 - 0 NSH
2ND PERIOD
02:28 MTL Brendan Gallagher (22) Wrist shot - ASST: NONE 1 - 1 Tie
12:42 MTL David Desharnais (13) Snap shot - ASST: Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau (12), Max Pacioretty (29) 2 - 1 MTL

Penalty Summary

1ST PERIOD
02:45 MTL P.K. Subban Holding  - 2 min against  Colin Wilson
09:42 MTL Alex Galchenyuk Too many men/ice - bench  - 2 min
2ND PERIOD
09:19 NSH Shea Weber Slashing  - 2 min against  Brendan Gallagher

Shots

PERIOD MTL NSH
1st 12 14
2nd 8 8
Total 20 22

Team Stats

CATEGORY MTL NSH
Power Plays 0/1 0/2
Hits 16 15
Faceoff Wins 20 24
Giveaways 8 3
Takeaways 8 6
Blocked Shots 10 17
Penalty Minutes 4 2