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Canadiens vs Panthers second period thread

The Habs lead 1-0, but may have lost Max Pacioretty.

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The top line of Max Pacioretty, David Desharnais and Devante Smith-Pelly played for a total of about 2 minutes before Max Pacioretty was sent sprawling awkardly into the boards, hitting the back of his head. Pacioretty would hobble off the ice with assistance on his way to the dressing room. Right off the ensuing powerplay draw, Brendan Gallagher would draw a high-sticking penalty to give the Habs a 2-man advantage. Almost immediately the Habs scored, with Tomas Plekanec scoring his 200th career goal. (Congrats Tomas!)

Max Parioretty is done for the night.

The Habs dominated the period, holding a 61.76 CF% on the strength of 3 first period powerplays. 5 v 5, the Habs were also the dominant side holding the edge 15.591 - 9.395 5 v 5 Score-Adjusted Corsi.

This is Michel Therrien's 400th game as the Head Coach of the Montreal Canadiens. He has coached the 5th most amount of games in Habs' history, behind Cecil Hart (418) and Pat Burns (318) with a record of 199-141-22-37, and with three games left in the season is currently at the helm of the 8th winningest regular season in Habs' history with 47 wins.

Scoring Summary

06:36 MTL PPG - Tomas Plekanec (24) Wrist shot - ASST: Andrei Markov (38), Alex Galchenyuk(26)

Penalty Summary

05:48 FLA Dmitry Kulikov Interference  - 2 min against  Max Pacioretty
05:51 FLA Erik Gudbranson Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Brendan Gallagher
14:05 FLA Brandon Pirri Hooking  - 2 min against  Torrey Mitchell
18:31 MTL Jeff Petry Hooking  - 2 min against  Jaromir Jagr


1st 12 4
Total 12 4

Team Stats

Power Plays 1/3 0/1
Hits 11 10
Faceoff Wins 10 10
Giveaways 0 2
Takeaways 0 1
Blocked Shots 5 4
Penalty Minutes 2 6