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Canadiens vs. Blackhawks second period thread

The Habs are down 2-1 heading into the second period.

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The Canadiens were only able to manage one shot attempts in the first six-and-a-half minutes of the game, and were down 9-3 on shot attempts when the Blackhawks scored the first goal of the game, with Jonathan Toews netting his 17th of the year on a cross-crease pass from Andrew Shaw.

The Habs tied it very quickly after, with Paul Byron redirecting a David Desharnais pass past Corey Crawford to draw the teams tied 1-1 just two minutes later.The Blackhawks jumped back into the lead two minutes later, with Ryan Garbutt slapping one past Mike Condon to put the Hawks up 2-1.

The Canadiens didn't look particularly sharp in the first. They are definitely not the team putting their stamp on the game so far. The Habs' defense didn't have a good first period, with Nathan Beaulieu standing out in the coach's eyes as the most off his game, as Beaulieu was stapled to the bench after giving up the puck a couple of times.

The Habs trail 2-1 heading into the second.

Scoring Summary

08:26 CHI Jonathan Toews (17) Wrist shot - ASST: Andrew Shaw (13), Duncan Keith (20) 1 - 0 CHI
10:36 MTL Paul Byron (8) Tip-in - ASST: David Desharnais (14), P.K. Subban (28) 1 - 1 Tie
12:56 CHI Ryan Garbutt (2) Slapshot - ASST: Michal Rozsival (3), Richard Panik (1) 2 - 1 CHI

Penalty Summary

04:20 MTL David Desharnais Hooking  - 2 min against  Patrick Kane


1st 12 11
Total 12 11

Team Stats

Power Plays 0/1 0/0
Hits 7 7
Faceoff Wins 11 10
Giveaways 1 7
Takeaways 0 1
Blocked Shots 0 3
Penalty Minutes 0 2