clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Canadiens vs Lightning Game Five second period thread

The Canadiens have 1-0 lead heading into the 2nd period.

Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images

The Canadiens and Lightning went four-on-four 16 seconds into the game after Jeff Petry was sent off for tripping Tyler Johnson, who dove on the play. This opened up the ice and giving each side some extra room to break open the game. By the 5 minute mark of the 1st period, the Lightning were putting on the majority of the pressure up 4-2 on shot attempts (but only 1 shot on goal). Minutes the later, the Canadiens had jumped to a 3-1 lead in shots and were only down 5-4 on shot attempts taken. Game 5 was starting out as a close game with tight momentum shifts.

It would be Devante Smith-Pelly who would give the Habs a 1-0 lead, taking a wrist shot short side on Ben Bishop who missed it. The shot came out of the net so quickly it took a moment for fans at the Bell Centre to realize the Habs had jumped to a 1-0 lead. The Canadiens got right back to work generating the next couple of chances, while Carey Price came out to aggressively cut down on any action the Lightning generated around the net. The Lightning were buzzing, generating the majority of the shot attempts, ending the period with a slight 16-13 advantage in shot attempts.

Nathan Beaulieu was solid in his first game back, putting a positive CORSI rating (2) in 5:23 played in the 1st period.

Scoring Summary

09:01 MTL Devante Smith-Pelly (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Torrey Mitchell (4), Jeff Petry (1) 1 - 0 MTL

Penalty Summary

00:16 MTL Jeff Petry Hooking  - 2 min against  Tyler Johnson
00:16 TBL Tyler Johnson Embellishment  - 2 min against  Jeff Petry


1st 9 10
Total 9 10

Team Stats

Power Plays 0/0 0/0
Hits 23 14
Faceoff Wins 9 8
Giveaways 1 2
Takeaways 1 1
Blocked Shots 1 4
Penalty Minutes 2 2