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The Habs have leaped to a 4-1 lead.

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Brendan Gallagher continues to be hot, scoring his 7th goal in the last 15 games for his 24th goal of the yearto restore the Canadiens' lead after the Panthers tied it on the powerplay 46 seconds earlier. It makes sense to project Gallagher as a potential 30-goal scorer down the road. P.A. Parenteau scored his first goal in 10 games, and 2nd in 36, on an individual effort that saw him take the puck up the ice and out-react 3 flat-footed Florida Panthers to snap in his own rebound. Devante Smith Pelly scored his first goal as a Hab in his 18th game with the team, after P.A. Parenteau stole the puck and fed Smith-Pelly in front of the net.

The Habs have played a very strong game, outshooting the Panthers 21-16, although they are trailing in CF, as the Panthers hold a slight edge in possession with 52 CF%, and an even more slight edge 29.727 -28.497 5 v 5 Score-adjusted Corsi.

The Habs have won 86% of their games when leading after 2 (11th in the NHL). Should the Habs get the job done in the 3rd period, Carey Price will tie Ken Dryden and Jacques Plante for the most regular season wins by a Habs' goalie with his 42nd win, and coach Michel Therrien will get his 200th career win as Head Coach of the Canadiens.

Scoring Summary

1ST PERIOD
06:36 MTL PPG - Tomas Plekanec (24) Wrist shot - ASST: Andrei Markov (38), Alex Galchenyuk (26) 1 - 0 MTL
2ND PERIOD
06:20 FLA PPG - Aaron Ekblad (12) Slapshot - ASST: Jonathan Huberdeau (39), Aleksander Barkov(19) 1 - 1 Tie
07:06 MTL Brendan Gallagher (24) Slapshot - ASST: P.K. Subban (43) 2 - 1 MTL
11:27 MTL Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau (8) Wrist shot - ASST: Jeff Petry (13) 3 - 1 MTL
17:42 MTL Devante Smith-Pelly (6) Snap shot - ASST: Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau (14) 4 - 1 MTL

Penalty Summary

1ST PERIOD
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
2ND PERIOD
00:51 FLA Jussi Jokinen Tripping  - 2 min against  Alex Galchenyuk
06:15 MTL Dale Weise Delay of game  - 2 min

Shots

PERIOD MTL FLA
1st 12 4
2nd 9 12
Total 21 16

Team Stats

CATEGORY MTL FLA
Power Plays 1/4 1/2
Hits 18 22
Faceoff Wins 22 27
Giveaways 0 6
Takeaways 2 1
Blocked Shots 12 6
Penalty Minutes 4 8