Another slow start for the Habs, who fell behind 8-2 in CF within the first five minutes, giving up three shots on net. The Ducks jumped to a 1-0 lead 6:31 in on their 9th shot attempt and 5th shot on net of the first period. Once down a goal, the Habs began to build an offense, drilling 6 shots on John Gibson within a span of five minutes after the Ducks scored. The Habs' slow start was offset by a very strong finish to the period, and to end the first period the Habs were up 15-10 in shots and 23-19 CF.
Both Jiri Sekac and Devante Smith-Pelly had somewhat quiet periods, with Sekac having the edge CF% 67-62. Smith-Pelly did also get a couple of shots on net, but maybe it was Torrey Mitchell who has made the biggest impression on his new team in the first period.
|06:31||ANA||Francois Beauchemin (8) Wrist shot - ASST: Kyle Palmieri (12), Nate Thompson (11)||1 - 0 ANA|
|01:39||MTL||Brandon Prust Fighting (maj) - 5 min against Patrick Maroon|
|01:39||ANA||Patrick Maroon Fighting (maj) - 5 min against Brandon Prust|