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Canadiens vs Lightning third period thread

The Habs looked lost in the second period and now trail the Lightning 3-1.

Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Ben Bishop sprung Steven Stamkos on a sloppy Habs' line-change and he made no mistake, feeding Vladislav Namestikov who was wide open in front of the net enough to put on a lightning fast side-to-side deke to tuck the puck past Carey Price's low blocker. The Habs immediately took a penalty, with Dale Weise going to the box for 4 minutes for slashing and for subsequently talking smash to the ref. The 4 minutes in the box surpassed Weise's time spent on the ice to that point as he was only used for 2:05 before taking the penalties.

Max Pacioretty made it seem like the penalties taken by Weise would be a good thing, teeing up a pass laid out to him by Tomas Plekanec, but moments later Jonathan Drouin would be sent on a breakaway by a laser pass from Anton  Stralman, and would beat Carey Price to put the Lightning up 2-1.By the midway point in the period the Habs had dropped to a 36.8 CF% and were being outshot 26-9, and 13-2 for the period.

The Habs are being dominated 5 v 5 as shown on the graph below, ending the period trailing 31.69-18.98 Score Adjusted 5 v 5 Corsi. The Lightning grabbed another goal before the end of the period, at which point the Habs had only registered 1 even-strength shot on net and that being 41 seconds into the second period.

Scoring Summary

01:24 TBL Vladislav Namestnikov (8) Wrist shot - ASST: Steven Stamkos (28), Ben Bishop (3) 1 - 0 TBL
04:24 MTL SHG - Max Pacioretty (37) Snap shot - ASST: Tomas Plekanec (32), Andrei Markov (36) 1 - 1 Tie
04:57 TBL PPG - Jonathan Drouin (3) Wrist shot - ASST: Anton Stralman (29), Ben Bishop (4) 2 - 1 TBL
18:07 TBL Nikita Kucherov (28) Slapshot - ASST: Vladislav Namestnikov (7), Ondrej Palat (42) 3 - 1 TBL

Penalty Summary

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
02:07 MTL Dale Weise Unsportsmanlike conduct  - 2 min
02:07 MTL Dale Weise Slashing  - 2 min against  Ben Bishop
14:13 TBL Alex Killorn Tripping  - 2 min against  Tomas Plekanec


1st 13 7
2nd 18 6
Total 31 13

Team Stats

Power Plays 1/5 0/2
Hits 25 18
Faceoff Wins 19 19
Giveaways 6 12
Takeaways 3 1
Blocked Shots 13 9
Penalty Minutes 4 10