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The Habs lead 1-0 on Max Pacioretty's 17th goal of the year.

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The Habs jumped to a 10-3 in shot attempts within the first five minutes of the game, but shots on net were tied 2-2.  Corey Schneider did not look particularly sharp to start the game, but he only had to deal with three shots on net by the ten-minute mark of the first period.

Alexei Emelin took an interference penalty for a late hit on Bobby Farnham, but the Devils were only able to manage one shot on net on their subsequent powerplay.

The Devils were charged with a Too Many Men penalty a minute after. With Brendan Gallagher posted in front of the net a minute into the powerplay, Max Pacioretty took a low shot that beat Corey Schneider. The Devils reviewed the goal, and eventually challenged it for goaltender interference, but the call on the ice was maintained, and the Habs had the 1-0 lead.

With 16 seconds left in the period, the Devils took another penalty, with Bobby Farham sent off for interfering with Devante Smith-Pelly.

The Habs lead 1-0 heading into the second, and will have 1:44 of powerplay time to work with to build on their lead.

Scoring Summary

1ST PERIOD
19:00 MTL PPG - Max Pacioretty (17) Tip-in - ASST: Tomas Plekanec (23), P.K. Subban (27) 1 - 0 MTL

Penalty Summary\

1ST PERIOD
14:46 MTL Alexei Emelin Interference  - 2 min against  Bobby Farnham
17:57 NJD Stefan Matteau Too many men/ice - bench  - 2 min
19:44 NJD Bobby Farnham Interference  - 2 min against  Devante Smith-Pelly

Shots

PERIOD NJD MTL
1st 9 8
Total 9 8

Team Stats

CATEGORY NJD MTL
Power Plays 0/1 1/2
Hits 10 13
Faceoff Wins 7 12
Giveaways 1 6
Takeaways 0 3
Blocked Shots 6 4
Penalty Minutes 4 2