Dustin Tokarski was beat on the 8th shot attempt of the second period by the Devils, only 4:37 in, on a tip-in from Reid Boucher to tie the game 2-2. The Devils would jump to a 22-14 CF advantage by the midway point in the game, stringing together 7 shot attempts in 1:32 to break through on the tying goal.
Ex-Hab fan favourite Scott Gomez would factor into the game. He didn't take too kindly to a hit from Alexei Emelin, who continues to improve with each game since returning from injury. Emelin's hit woke up Gomez's legendary sneakiness, as he tried to get away with a quick, nasty elbow to Emelin's face. Gomez was given a five-minute major and a game misconduct. To his credit, it will be the first time Scott Gomez appears on the Sportscenter highlights in a very long time.
The Habs did not do much on the 5 minute powerplay, and will left this game to be decided in the 3rd period. The Habs and Devils are playing a tight game, with offensive output being below average for both teams at 25-23 CF for the Devils.
|09:51||NJD||Stefan Matteau (1) Snap shot - ASST: Adam Larsson (21), Andy Greene (19)||1 - 0 NJD|
|14:39||MTL||PPG - Tomas Plekanec (23) Snap shot - ASST: Sergei Gonchar (13), Brendan Gallagher(23)||1 - 1 Tie|
|16:42||MTL||Jeff Petry (7) Wrist shot - ASST: NONE||2 - 1 MTL|
|04:37||NJD||Reid Boucher (1) Snap shot - ASST: Jon Merrill (12), Steve Bernier (15)||2 - 2 Tie|
|14:32||NJD||Jon Merrill Interference - 2 min against Manny Malhotra|
|08:40||NJD||Adam Larsson Holding - 2 min against Tomas Plekanec|
|12:12||MTL||Alex Galchenyuk Interference - 2 min against Tuomo Ruutu|
|14:38||NJD||Scott Gomez served by Steve Bernier Elbowing (maj) - 5 min against Alexei Emelin|
|14:38||NJD||Scott Gomez Game misconduct - 10 min|