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Canadiens vs Capitals third period thread

The Habs have jumped to a 3-2 lead.

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Jeff Petry beat Braden Holtby with a low shot after taking a drop-pass from Alex Galchenyuk. Petry's second goal in 2 games put the Habs in the driver seat, after having limited the Capitals offense to so little in the first period.

The lead would be maintained for almost ten minutes. It was Joel Ward who then tied the game for the Caps with a fast wrist shot between the glove and pad on Carey Price. The goal came on the Capitals' 18th shot attempt and 7th shot of the game. The Caps turned the momentum around the 8 minute mark of the second period, climbing in puck possession, exceeding their entire first period shot attempt output in the span of four minutes eight and twelve minute mark of the second period. The pressure got to the Canadiens, who took two penalties. Alex Ovechkin got room to make a play on the wing and snapped his 51st of the year past Carey Price, becoming the highest scoring player in Capitals history on the goal with his 473rd goal in the Capitals' uniform in the midst of his 756th game. 39 seconds later, another Habs defenseman would beat Braden Holtby with a laser beam shot - Tom Gilbert, chin-shield and all. Lars Eller would score a late goal with 1:21 to go in the period, scoring his 2nd goal in the last 3, 3rd point in the last 3.

The second period saw both teams trading stretches of possession, with the Habs ending the period with the momentum in hand, and up 3-2.

Scoring Summary

00:58 MTL Jeff Petry (6) Wrist shot - ASST: Alex Galchenyuk (24), P.K. Subban (41) 1 - 0 MTL
10:36 WSH Joel Ward (18) Wrist shot - ASST: Marcus Johansson (26) 1 - 1 Tie
14:08 WSH PPG - Alex Ovechkin (51) Wrist shot - ASST: John Carlson (38), Braden Holtby (2) 2 - 1 WSH
14:47 MTL Tom Gilbert (4) Wrist shot - ASST: Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau (13), Alex Galchenyuk(25) 2 - 2 Tie
18:39 MTL Lars Eller (13) Wrist shot - ASST: Dale Weise (19), P.K. Subban (42) 3 - 2 MTL

Penalty Summary

10:48 WSH Brooks Laich Slashing  - 2 min against  Nathan Beaulieu
18:57 WSH Brooks Orpik Holding  - 2 min against  David Desharnais
11:42 MTL Brandon Prust Hooking  - 2 min against  Mike Green
13:18 MTL Max Pacioretty Hooking  - 2 min against  Evgeny Kuznetsov


1st 2 6
2nd 9 7
Total 11 13

Team Stats

Power Plays 1/2 0/2
Hits 24 13
Faceoff Wins 22 20
Giveaways 9 7
Takeaways 2 3
Blocked Shots 20 12
Penalty Minutes 4 4