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)
|09:10||NSH||Mattias Ekholm (6) Wrist shot - ASST: NONE||1 - 0 NSH|
|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|
|02:45||MTL||P.K. Subban Holding - 2 min against Colin Wilson|
|09:42||MTL||Alex Galchenyuk Too many men/ice - bench - 2 min|
|09:19||NSH||Shea Weber Slashing - 2 min against Brendan Gallagher|