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The Canadiens are taking a two goal lead into the second period. Seriously.

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The Canadiens have been giving up early goals a lot lately, but tonight it was their turn to finally strike first, as David Desharnais opened the scoring less than two minutes into the first period.

The Habs heavily outshot the Leafs throughout the period, and while they struggled mightily on the power play, they were clearly the better team in the frame. It paid off too, as Tomas Fleischmann would snipe one of his own on the rush later in the period.

If they can put together a couple more periods like that, they may just be able to end this losing streak.

SCORING SUMMARY
1ST PERIOD
01:41 MTL David Desharnais (9) Wrist shot - ASST: Dale Weise (10), Nathan Beaulieu (12) 1 - 0 MTL
18:33 MTL Tomas Fleischmann (9) Wrist shot - ASST: Lars Eller (7), Daniel Carr (3) 2 - 0 MTL
PENALTY SUMMARY
1ST PERIOD
06:27 TOR Leo Komarov Closing hand on puck  - 2 min
12:28 TOR Peter Holland Holding the stick  - 2 min against  Lars Eller

SHOTS BY PERIOD
PERIOD MTL TOR
1st 14 3
Total 14 3
TEAM STATS
CATEGORY MTL TOR
Power Plays 0/2 0/0
Hits 12 21
Faceoff Wins 8 10
Giveaways 1 3
Takeaways 4 4
Blocked Shots 5 7
Penalty Minutes 0 4