Marion Gaborik scored on a powerplay on the Kings' 8th shot attempt of the period. Moments later, the Habs would register their 1st shot attempt of the game, 5:04 in, a shot by Alex Galchenyuk that was blocked.The Habs grinding style is seeing them hold the puck for short bursts of possession, and they seem to be using their speed ineffectively to chase the puck. David Desharnais was caught chasing Jeff Carter on the Kings' second goal, which came on their 11th shot attempt of the period while the Habs still had to register a shot on net and had only tried to twice.
Michel Therrien did get out the line blender, but he's using familiar recipes such as reuniting Dale Weise with David Desharnais and Max Pacioretty.
The period did come to an end, not too soon for the Habs, who find themselves down 2-0, and only managed 1 shot on on the Kings' net and trailing 25-6 on CF (or 19 CF% ... ouch).
|04:02||LAK||PPG - Marian Gaborik (18) Tip-in - ASST: Brayden McNabb (18), Jake Muzzin (24)||1 - 0 LAK|
|08:03||LAK||Jeff Carter (22) Tip-in - ASST: Dustin Brown (15), Justin Williams (14)||2 - 0 LAK|
|02:27||MTL||Torrey Mitchell Hooking - 2 min against Dustin Brown|
|14:24||MTL||Brandon Prust Interference - 2 min against Jordan Nolan|