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The Habs trail 2-1 heading into the third period.

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The Habs came out with a strong push to start the second period, putting up five shot attempts and three shots on net over the span of a minute between the 2:32 and 3:32 mark of the period. The Habs held the Blackhawks to just one shot attempt in the first six minutes of the first period.

A couple of Habs came close to tying in midway through the second period, including Max Pacioretty who mailed in a shot over the crossbar at the end of a three-on-two, and Paul Byron who was robbed by Corey Crawford who was scrambling outside of his crease to regain position.

The Habs had a strong first half of the second period, almost matching their first period shot-attempt output by recorded 12 shot attempts in the first ten minutes of the period. The Habs did not keep up that pace, but still outplayed the Blackhawks by a wide margin in the second period. Corey Crawford was lights out, making the difference for his team to keep their lead intact.

The Habs trail 2-1 heading into the third period. Aside from the Canadiens' strong offensive push in the second period, Alexei Emelin had a huge hip-check worthy of another look:

Scoring Summary

1ST PERIOD
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
2ND PERIOD
NONE

Penalty Summary

1ST PERIOD
04:20 MTL David Desharnais Hooking  - 2 min against  Patrick Kane
2ND PERIOD
NONE

Shots

PERIOD CHI MTL
1st 12 11
2nd 11 12
Total 23 23

Team Stats

CATEGORY CHI MTL
Power Plays 0/1 0/0
Hits 9 16
Faceoff Wins 23 17
Giveaways 7 9
Takeaways 0 3
Blocked Shots 10 6
Penalty Minutes 0 2