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Canadiens vs. Penguins third period thread

The Habs trail 2-1 heading into the second period.

Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

The Habs got a powerplay 17 seconds into the second period with Sidney Crosby sent off for tripping Brendan Gallagher. The powerplay failed to hit the mark again, although the Habs put up four shot attempts and two shots on net.

Torrey Mitchell was sent off for high-sticking on a play where he was elbowed and threw his stick into Brian Dumoulin's chest in reaction. The Penguins would score 12 seconds into the powerplay, with Phil  Kessel finding Patric Hornqvist going to the net with his stick on the ice to put the Penguins up 1-0.

P.K. Subban scored his second goal of the season, and first since October 24 (33 games), on a blast from the point off a faceoff win by Tomas Plekanec to end the longest goal drought in his career.

Under three minutes later, the Penguins regained the lead on a defensive breakdown between Nathan Beaulieu and Greg Pateryn, as Pateryn stepped up on a 2 on 2 leaving Brian Rust completely open in the slot, and Rust made no mistake when he was fed the puck by Nick Bonino to put the Penguins up 2-1. Michel Therrien was not happy after the goal.

The Habs ended the second period killing a penalty to Torrey Mitchell. They trail 2-1 heading into the second period.

Scoring Summary

07:18 PIT PPG - Patric Hornqvist (9) Backhand shot - ASST: Phil Kessel (12), Evgeni Malkin (20) 1 - 0 PIT
10:39 MTL P.K. Subban (2) Slapshot - ASST: Andrei Markov (20), Tomas Plekanec (24) 1 - 1 Tie
14:12 PIT Bryan Rust (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Nick Bonino (7), Brian Dumoulin (10) 2 - 1 PIT

Penalty Summary

03:12 MTL Alexei Emelin Hooking  - 2 min against  Sidney Crosby
14:53 PIT Brian Dumoulin Tripping  - 2 min against  Paul Byron
00:17 PIT Sidney Crosby Tripping  - 2 min against  Brendan Gallagher
07:06 MTL Torrey Mitchell Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Brian Dumoulin
17:48 MTL Torrey Mitchell Interference  - 2 min against  Patric Hornqvist


1st 12 5
2nd 12 12
Total 24 17

Team Stats

Power Plays 1/3 0/2
Hits 18 20
Faceoff Wins 17 27
Giveaways 9 9
Takeaways 3 3
Blocked Shots 11 10
Penalty Minutes 4 6