The Senators came out desperate and super-charged with 8 shot attempts before the 5 minute-mark of the first period. The Habs were weathering a fierce storm as the Senators were being physical and held the advantage in possession with a 69.42 CF% (13-6 CF). The Sens broke the seal after Mark Stone fed a pass in close to Clarke MacArthur who scored his 2nd of the series. The crosscheck to P.K. Subban's face that occurred before the play went unnoticed amid the numerous intense hits being exchanged around the ice.
The Sens had jumped out to a 9-4 lead in shots with about five minutes left in the period. The Habs had only accounted for 1 shot attempt during as span of 7 minutes ending when they started to skate and avoid some of the Senators' hitting leading to Devenate Smith-Pelly drawing a hooking penalty on Clarke MacArthur. The Habs would get 3 chances on Anderson, with P.K. Subban nailing the post on a one-timer, but came out of the powerplay still down 1-0.
The Habs enter the second period down 1-0, but may count themselves lucky to still be in the game after being downed 27-14 CF, and outhit 26-14. The 2nd period has been the Habs' best period of the series as they have scored all of their regulation goals in the 2nd period.
|11:28||OTT||Clarke MacArthur (2) Backhand shot - ASST: Mark Stone (3), Erik Karlsson (3)||1 - 0 OTT|
|16:44||OTT||Clarke MacArthur Hooking - 2 min against Devante Smith-Pelly|