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Canadiens vs. Blue Jackets third period thread

The Habs are down 3-1 heading into the third period.

Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

The Habs fourth line woke up the Bell Centre 5:22 into the second period, with Devante Smith-Pelly pounding home his fourth goal of the season on a beautiful cross-crease pass from Torrey Mitchell.

The Habs held the Blue Jackets to just four shot attempts in the first ten minutes of the second period. They were in control of the second period when another defensive breakdown cost them. P.K. Subban held onto the puck too long behind his net trying to evade pressure and ended up giving it away. Two Blue Jackets players stood wide open in front of the net, including Brandon Dubinsky who wristed home his eleventh goal of the season.

The Canadiens had three consecutive chances on the powerplay, but didn't make good on all three opportunities, including a couple of powerplays that went back to back. Also, Max Pacioretty left midway through the period after absorbing a shot from P.K. Subban and did not return making the prospect for a comeback that much more challenging in the third period.

Scoring Summary

10:51 CBJ PPG - Boone Jenner (17) Wrist shot - ASST: Alexander Wennberg (14), Seth Jones (16) 1 - 0 CBJ
19:19 CBJ PPG - Scott Hartnell (17) Wrist shot - ASST: Nick Foligno (20) 2 - 0 CBJ
05:22 MTL Devante Smith-Pelly (4) Wrist shot - ASST: Torrey Mitchell (6), P.K. Subban (32) 2 - 1 CBJ
10:40 CBJ Brandon Dubinsky (11) Wrist shot - ASST: Cam Atkinson (15) 3 - 1 CBJ

Penalty Summary

08:02 CBJ Scott Hartnell Delaying Game-Puck over glass  - 2 min
10:43 MTL Torrey Mitchell Holding  - 2 min against  Brandon Dubinsky
13:51 CBJ Seth Jones Holding  - 2 min against  Max Pacioretty
17:32 MTL Max Pacioretty Tripping  - 2 min against  Alexander Wennberg
00:22 MTL Alex Galchenyuk Holding  - 2 min against  Seth Jones
10:53 CBJ William Karlsson Slashing  - 2 min against  Brendan Gallagher
13:00 CBJ Matt Calvert Holding  - 2 min against  Tomas Fleischmann
15:38 CBJ Ryan Murray Tripping  - 2 min against  Alex Galchenyuk


1st 11 9
2nd 8 12
Total 19

Team Stats

Power Plays 2/3 0/5
Hits 24 19
Faceoff Wins 20 30
Giveaways 19 10
Takeaways 1 1
Blocked Shots 16 7
Penalty Minutes 10 6