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Canadiens vs Jets third period thread

Shots on net are 31-13 for the Habs, but they trail 4-1 to start the 3rd period.

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The Jets grabbed a two-goal lead on a complete misplay from David Desharnais and Jeff Petry behind their own net that knocked the puck loose to Tyler Myers who fed a wide open Mark Scheifele for the goal.

Andrei Markov cut the lead in half with a wrist shot from the point 41 seconds later. The Habs and Jets were trading shot attempts, but with the Habs dominating in scoring chances, with War-On-Ice counting them at 13-5 by the midway point of the second period and game. Around this time the Jets had restored their 2 goal lead with Jim Slater propelling the puck off his skates and into the net as he crashed into the blue ice. More rough stuff that amplified the crowd at the MTS Center completed in a fight between Nathan Beaulieu and Jim Slater (who gets the Gordie Howe hat-trick), then a goal by Blake Wheeler on a 2-on-1 with 1 minute left in the 3rd period to put the Jets up 4-1.

The Habs are down 3 heading into the third against a Jets team that gets the job done when leading after the 2nd period 78.8% of the time. The Habs' huge CF% advantage from the first period has dissolved to a good, but near-to-even 52.54. It will take a huge effort in the third period to come back from this one.

Scoring Summary

12:33 WPG Dustin Byfuglien (16) Slapshot - ASST: Jim Slater (7), Adam Pardy (7) 1 - 0 WPG
06:05 WPG Mark Scheifele (14) Snap shot - ASST: Tyler Myers (18) 2 - 0 WPG
06:46 MTL Andrei Markov (9) Wrist shot - ASST: David Desharnais (31) 2 - 1 WPG
09:13 WPG Jim Slater (3) Deflected shot - ASST: Lee Stempniak (12), Jiri Tlusty (15) 3 - 1 WPG
19:00 WPG Blake Wheeler (24) ASST: Mark Scheifele (32), Drew Stafford (24) 4 - 1 WPG

Penalty Summary

07:18 WPG Blake Wheeler Cross checking  - 2 min against  Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau
13:58 WPG Blake Wheeler Tripping  - 2 min against  David Desharnais
17:48 MTL Brandon Prust Unsportsmanlike conduct  - 2 min against  Adam Lowry
17:48 WPG Adam Lowry Unsportsmanlike conduct  - 2 min against  Brandon Prust
05:46 MTL Devante Smith-Pelly Holding the stick  - 2 min against  Dustin Byfuglien
05:46 WPG Adam Pardy Roughing  - 2 min against  Lars Eller
10:36 MTL Torrey Mitchell Hooking  - 2 min against  Drew Stafford
13:42 WPG Andrew Ladd Boarding  - 2 min against  Jeff Petry
17:50 MTL Nathan Beaulieu Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Jim Slater
17:50 WPG Jim Slater Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Nathan Beaulieu


1st 20 5
2nd 11 8
Total 31 13

Team Stats

Power Plays 0/3 0/1
Hits 14 22
Faceoff Wins 23 27
Giveaways 5 7
Takeaways 1 4
Blocked Shots 12 10
Penalty Minutes 11 15