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Canadiens vs Lightning Game Four third period thread

The Habs have a commanding 5-1 lead.

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Carey Price made a huge toe save around the 2 minute mark of the 2nd period to keep the Habs up by 2. The Canadiens response was not to panic, and continue to load on the attack. David Desharnais found himself open in front of the net and unloaded the Canadiens' 8th shot attempt of the period on Ben Bishop, who bobbled it with his glove and had it fall behind him and into the net. Bishop would be replaced by 20 year-old back-up Andrei Vasilevskiy, who is stepping in for his first career NHL playoff game.

The Habs would get a chance to put their powerplay to work, and with a 3-0 lead, played with more confidence and moved the puck around creatively, creating diversions until Jeff Petry had some space and time to take a pinpointed snapshot over Andrei Vasilevskiy's shoulder to extend the Habs' lead to 4-0, and register the Habs' first powerplay goal since April 17th. The Canadiens would get right back on the scoreboard with Brendan Gallagher streaking down the wing and beat Vasilevskiy to put the Habs up 5-0. Tampa Bay would get a powerplay, after Dan Boyle played a puck with a broken stick unbeknownst to either referee, leading to Andrei Markov taking out Steven Stamkos on the boards and getting charged for tripping. Tampa Bay would convert on the powerplay, with Nikita Kucherov getting another goal in this series to cut the lead to 5-1 Canadiens.

The Lightning were given a powerplay with 21 seconds left in the 2nd period, and will have to kill off 1:39 of PP time to start the 3rd.

Scoring Summary

1ST PERIOD
02:44 MTL Andrei Markov (1) Wrist shot - ASST: P.K. Subban (5), Max Pacioretty (1) 1 - 0 MTL
08:43 MTL SHG - Max Pacioretty (4) Wrist shot - ASST: Tom Gilbert (3) 2 - 0 MTL
2ND PERIOD
05:08 MTL David Desharnais (1) Slapshot - ASST: Dale Weise (1), Alex Galchenyuk (2) 3 - 0 MTL
09:39 MTL PPG - Jeff Petry (2) Slapshot - ASST: Alex Galchenyuk (3), P.K. Subban (6) 4 - 0 MTL
09:54 MTL Brendan Gallagher (3) Slapshot - ASST: Max Pacioretty (2), Tomas Plekanec (3) 5 - 0 MTL
12:26 TBL PPG - Nikita Kucherov (4) Tip-in - ASST: Ondrej Palat (4), Anton Stralman (2) 5 - 1 MTL


Penalty Summary

1ST PERIOD
07:54 MTL Andrei Markov Cross checking  - 2 min against  Ryan Callahan
2ND PERIOD
08:01 TBL Ryan Callahan Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Tomas Plekanec
11:35 MTL Andrei Markov Tripping  - 2 min against  Steven Stamkos
19:39 MTL Dale Weise Roughing  - 2 min against  Braydon Coburn

Shots

PERIOD MTL TBL
1st 9 8
2nd 15 10
Total 24 18

Team Stats

CATEGORY MTL TBL
Power Plays 1/1 1/2
Hits 22 19
Faceoff Wins 26 19
Giveaways 2 8
Takeaways 3 2
Blocked Shots 8 6
Penalty Minutes 6 2