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Canadiens vs. Bruins: Winter Classic second period thread

The Habs lead 1-0 heading into the second period on David Desharnais' first goal in eighteen games.

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For whatever reason, both goalies were having trouble tracking the puck in the early going of the game. Mike Condon had trouble fielding a routine puck about a minute into the game, but he wasn't burned by it as no Bruin was able to make him pay for his puck-handling awkwardness. Down the ice a minute later, Tuuka Rask had thought to have absorbed a puck in his padding, but saw it bounce to his side in the blue paint, allowing David Desharnais to push home his first goal in 18 games to put the Canadiens up 1-0.

The Habs had a chance on the powerplay around the five-minute mark, and while they created four shot attempts and had two shots on goal, they did not score. The Bruins had only generated two shot attempts by the ten-minute mark of the first period, including a stretch where the Habs held them from registering a shot attempt for 7:53.

By the end of the period, the Habs had mounted a 27-3 lead in shot attempts, and 13-3 lead in shots on net. A frustrated Bruins team left the ice empty-handed in the first period. The Canadiens are still only one shot up, so they will need to keep building on the great play of the first period, and put in a complete game before they can think of winning this one.

So far, so good.

Scoring Summary

01:14 MTL David Desharnais (8) Wrist shot - ASST: Dale Weise (9), Alexei Emelin (3) 1 - 0 MTL

Penalty Summary

05:20 BOS Max Talbot Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Brian Flynn
08:42 MTL David Desharnais Roughing  - 2 min against  Torey Krug
08:42 BOS Torey Krug Roughing  - 2 min against  David Desharnais
08:42 BOS Torey Krug Roughing  - 2 min against  David Desharnais
08:42 MTL David Desharnais Roughing  - 2 min against  Torey Krug
18:27 BOS Adam McQuaid Delaying Game-Puck over glass  - 2 min


1st 14 3
Total 14 3

Team Stats

Power Plays 0/2 0/0
Hits 8 20
Faceoff Wins 18 12
Giveaways 1 0
Takeaways 1 1
Blocked Shots 0 7
Penalty Minutes 4 8