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Canadiens vs Lightning Game Six third period thread

The Canadiens are down 3-0 with 20 minutes left, and their season on the line.

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The Canadiens could not register their first shot attempt of the 2nd period on Ben Bishop until 5:35 in. By then, Steven Stamkos had already increased the Canadiens' deficit to 2 goals, after the Lightning put on an attack of 4 shots on 11 shot attempts before the Habs got their 1st shot of the period. Once the Lightning had a 2-goal lead, the Canadiens started to build their attack, racking up the next 6 shot attempts and 4 shots on net.

As the 2nd period progressed, the Lightning clamped down, clogging up the neutral zone in order to force neutral-zone turnovers. The Canadiens kept pressing, and with 3:55 left in the second Dale Weise drew a penalty behind the Lightning net. The Habs powerplay would be fruitless, giving up more chances than it created, and failing to convert proved critical as the Lightning would get a powerplay of their own and would score to give the Lightning a 3-0 lead.

The Canadiens have shown us a lot of character this year, and down 3-0 heading into the 3rd the task is at hand is incredible. It will take everything this team has to save their season.

Scoring Summary

15:35 TBL Nikita Kucherov (5) Tip-in - ASST: Ondrej Palat (5) 1 - 0 TBL
05:12 TBL Steven Stamkos (3) Wrist shot - ASST: Alex Killorn (6), Matthew Carle (2) 2 - 0 TBL
18:56 TBL PPG - Ondrej Palat (3) Wrist shot - ASST: Nikita Kucherov (5), Anton Stralman (4) 3 - 0 TBL

Penalty Summary

16:52 MTL P.K. Subban Delaying Game-Puck over glass  - 2 min
16:05 TBL Andrej Sustr Slashing  - 2 min against  Dale Weise
18:38 MTL Devante Smith-Pelly Holding  - 2 min against  Cedric Paquette


1st 6 13
2nd 7 8
Total 13 21

Team Stats

Power Plays 0/1 1/2
Hits 15 26
Faceoff Wins 19 24
Giveaways 10 12
Takeaways 2 4
Blocked Shots 9 9
Penalty Minutes 4 2