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Canadiens vs. Penguins second period thread

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Mike Condon kept it scoreless, stopping twelve shots in the first period including a number of highlight-reel saves.

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The Habs gave up a powerplay just over three minutes into the first period, with Sidney Crosby using his superior skill to deke through Alexei Emelin, who ended up taking a hooking penalty trying to make up ground. The Habs allowed only one shot on the subsequent Penguins' powerplay, which, despite its weapons, is ranked 15th in the league at a 18.8 percent efficiency.

The Canadiens were held to just two shot attempts for the first 12:30 of the game. The Penguins had thrown ten shots on net on nineteen shot attempts when Brian Dumoulin was sent off for tripping. The Canadiens' powerplay didn't look good to start, but eventually got some chances, including one by Alex Galchenyuk who tipped it just wide.

Mike Condon was excellent in the first period. He's been really good his last three games actually, and tonight he's looking for his fourth win in a row. He made a couple of incredible saves with under three minutes left in the first period, including this one here:

Thanks to Condon, it's 0-0 heading into the second period.

Scoring Summary

1ST PERIOD
NONE

Penalty Summary

1ST PERIOD
03:12 MTL Alexei Emelin Hooking  - 2 min against  Sidney Crosby
14:53 PIT Brian Dumoulin Tripping  - 2 min against  Paul Byron

Shots

PERIOD PIT MTL
1st 12 5
Total 12 5

Team Stats

CATEGORY PIT MTL
Power Plays 0/1 0/1
Hits 7 9
Faceoff Wins 8 11
Giveaways 5 7
Takeaways 3 2
Blocked Shots 3 2
Penalty Minutes 2 2