The Habs gave up the first goal of the game 2:40 into the first period Erik Gustafsson captured a puck turned over by Dale Weise in the neutral zone and fed Richard Panik for a one-timer to beat Ben Scrivens.
The Habs didn't get their first shot on net, and were held to just one shot attempt, until the 6:13 mark, when Jeff Petry recorded the Habs' first shot of the game, and then Lars Eller jumped on the rebound to beat Corey Crawford to tie it 1-1.
Lars Eller jumps on a rebound. His 8th goal of the year. pic.twitter.com/Utp2kZxAUS— Marc Dumont (@MarcPDumont) January 18, 2016
The Canadiens finished the period with just six shots on net on seventeen shot attempts. Ben Scrivens made nine saves in his first action since January 5th in Philadelphia.
It's 1-1 heading into the second period.
|02:40||CHI||Richard Panik (1) Slapshot - ASST: Erik Gustafsson (8)||1 - 0 CHI|
|06:16||MTL||Lars Eller (8) Wrist shot - ASST: Jeff Petry (10), Alexei Emelin (5)||1 - 1 Tie|