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Canadiens vs Lightning second period thread

The Habs took 3 penalties in a row but came out of the first period unscathed.

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Habs were building a the beginnings of a solid first period effort, putting up 8 shot attempts (but only 1 shot on net) before the momentum was cut short by a Torrey Mitchell penalty. The Lightning were unable to take advantage, and midway through the first period the Habs held a 72.27 CF% but were being outshot 3-1.

The Habs got into more penalty trouble, taking 2 more penalties after Torrey Mitchell's, allowing the Lightning to fire off 8 shots in a 3 minute span. By the time the Habs were done putting their 7th league-best penalty-kill to work the shots were 9-1 for the Lightning. The Habs went 11:16 without registering a shot in the midst of their undisciplined play.

Lars Eller was the focus of some attention earlier today around here, and his line was able to draw a penalty late in the period that did not yield a goal, but allowed the Habs to climb back in possession, having fluctuated from almost three-quarters CF% to  below 50% then back to 51.35% (19-18 CF) to end the period.

Scoring Summary

1ST PERIOD
NONE

Penalty Summary

1ST PERIOD
05:39 MTL Torrey Mitchell Hooking  - 2 min against  Brian Boyle
10:16 MTL Jacob De La Rose Tripping  - 2 min against  Alex Killorn
11:55 MTL Jeff Petry Tripping  - 2 min against  Nikita Kucherov
16:45 TBL Luke Witkowski Slashing  - 2 min against  Brian Flynn

Shots

PERIOD TBL MTL
1st 13 7
Total 13 7

Team Stats

CATEGORY TBL MTL
Power Plays 0/3 0/1
Hits 13 9
Faceoff Wins 8 9
Giveaways 4 2
Takeaways 2 0
Blocked Shots 8 3
Penalty Minutes 2 6