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Canadiens vs Lightning Game Three third period thread

The Habs are pushing the envelope but are still down 1-0 heading into the 3rd period.

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The Canadiens didn't convert on the remaining powerplay time to begin the 2nd period, but they did manage to succeed at setting up P.K. Subban for a shot from the point which he slapped over the net. The Habs tried to build an attack and came close at putting the puck over the goal line with Brendan Gallagher in close, but he was beaten to the puck by Jason Garrison who cleared the crease of the puck and of Brendan Gallagher.

The Canadiens kept pressing, holding Tampa Bay off the shot clock until there was 4:05 left in the 2nd period, but hitting another goal post, and battling for inches and stick position in front of the net and not coming out with the win kept the Habs off the scoreboard.

The Canadiens did everything they could to score in the 2nd period, and held Tampa Bay to 2 shots on Carey Price as the Bolts have been falling back to protect their lead. In the regular season, a performance like tonight's could yield a silver lining, but in the playoffs it doesn't matter what you're doing when you can't score. In fact, when you're having this much trouble scoring, sane thinking would suggest you try something new... but the Habs have their plan and are sticking to it, and have a big challenge in front of them in the 3rd period of breaking the seal on Ben Bishop's shutout bid.

Scoring Summary

1ST PERIOD
12:00 TBL Alex Killorn (3) Wrist shot - ASST: Steven Stamkos (6) 1 - 0 TBL
2ND PERIOD
NONE

Penalty Summary

1ST PERIOD
07:24 MTL Tomas Plekanec Tripping  - 2 min against  Ben Bishop
15:50 MTL Alexei Emelin Interference  - 2 min against  Nikita Kucherov
18:56 TBL Valtteri Filppula Holding  - 2 min against  David Desharnais
2ND PERIOD
NONE

Shots

PERIOD MTL TBL
1st 8 6
2nd 8 3
Total 16 9

Team Stats

CATEGORY MTL TBL
Power Plays 0/1 0/2
Hits 15 20
Faceoff Wins 20 16
Giveaways 6 10
Takeaways 5 3
Blocked Shots 6 11
Penalty Minutes 4 2