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The Canadiens have a 2-0 lead heading into the third period.

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The Habs did not convert on the powerplay to open up the second period, creating only two shot attempts that were both not shots on net. The Canadiens continued to attack at a steady pace, leading 6-2 in shot attempts for the period by the time they earned their next powerplay, a tripping penalty on Tuomo Ruutu.

The powerplay was short-lived, as P.K. Subban was sent off for hooking Travis Zajac who had broken free behind the Canadiens defense and nearly scored on a breakaway. Mike Condon was tested for the first time in the period, and made a couple of good saves, and most importantly, was not giving up rebounds.

Jordin Tootoo played a broken stick, by shooting it towards David Desharnais to knock the puck off his stick. Desharnais was awarded a penalty shot, but backhanded the puck high and over the net.

The Habs took a penalty with 2:35 left in the period, threatening their 1-0 lead. Torrey Mitchell extended the Canadiens lead to 2-0, scoring the Canadiens' eighth shorthanded goal of the season. he goal was assisted by Paul Byron, who himself has three shorthanded goals.

The Habs have a 2-0 lead heading into the third period.

Scoring Summary

1ST PERIOD
19:00 MTL PPG - Max Pacioretty (17) Tip-in - ASST: Tomas Plekanec (23), P.K. Subban (27) 1 - 0 MTL
2ND PERIOD
18:27 MTL SHG - Torrey Mitchell (6) Tip-in - ASST: Paul Byron (3) 2 - 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
2ND PERIOD
05:45 NJD Tuomo Ruutu Tripping  - 2 min against  Jeff Petry
06:45 MTL P.K. Subban Hooking  - 2 min against  Travis Zajac
16:31 NJD Jordin Tootoo PS-Thow object at puck  - 0 min against  David Desharnais
17:35 MTL Devante Smith-Pelly Interference  - 2 min against  Stefan Matteau

Shots

PERIOD NJD MTL
1st 9 8
2nd 6 10
Total 15 18

Team Stats

CATEGORY NJD MTL
Power Plays 0/3 1/3
Hits 18 23
Faceoff Wins 16 19
Giveaways 3 8
Takeaways 0 4
Blocked Shots 13 9
Penalty Minutes 6 6