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Canadiens vs Kings second period thread

The Habs were outperformed in the first and trail the Kings 2-0.

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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).

Scoring Summary

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

Penalty Summary

02:27 MTL Torrey Mitchell Hooking  - 2 min against  Dustin Brown
14:24 MTL Brandon Prust Interference  - 2 min against  Jordan Nolan


1st 2 13
Total 2 13

Team Stats

Power Plays 0/0 1/2
Hits 12 13
Faceoff Wins 4 9
Giveaways 6 5
Takeaways 1 1
Blocked Shots 7 3
Penalty Minutes 4 0