The Senators started the 2nd period on a mission, getting 5 shot attempts and allowing 0 before Cody Ceci drew a holding penalty from David Desharnais. The Ottawa powerplay went to work forcing some huge saves from Carey Price and it would take 6 minutes for the Habs to get their first attempt on Craig Anderson.
Some line juggling from both coaches saw 4th liners upgraded to first line duties, with both Mike Hoffman and Dale Weise finding time on their respective teams 1st lines. As the game progressed both sides were having trouble finding open ice with puck decisions being made by the microsecond. The Habs were awarded a powerplay after the Senators tried to cheat twice on an offensive-zone face-off. The not-often-called penalty gave the Habs a chance to work with some space and set up the attack. Still unable to convert, the game was scoreless with half a game left to play.
The Senators have had a lot of success at cutting off the Habs' defensive zone-exits, which led to a Senators powerplay with Alexei Emelin taking an interference call after the Canadiens failed to clear the zone. Carey Price would be called upon again to make 3 saves on 8 shot attempts to keep the game scoreless heading into the 3rd period.
|06:05||OTT||Mark Borowiecki Interference - 2 min against Jeff Petry|
|18:21||OTT||Mark Borowiecki Cross checking - 2 min against David Desharnais|
|03:56||MTL||David Desharnais Hooking - 2 min against Cody Ceci|
|08:34||OTT||Bobby Ryan Face-off violation - 2 min|
|15:00||MTL||Alexei Emelin Interference - 2 min against Kyle Turris|