The Habs gave up a shorthanded goal four three and a half minutes into the second period, with Erik Johnson firing a midspeed shot between Ben Scrivens arm and pad, a stop maybe Scrivens should have made.
The Habs regained the lead a few minutes later, with Lars Eller pounding home a one-timer from the slot as Semyon Varlamov scrambled back into his net after losing a race to the puck to Sven Andrighetto who centered the puck to a wide open Eller.
Max Pacioretty finds Lars Eller, Habs are up 2-1. Good forecheck by Andrighetto to rush Varlamov. This line is fun! pic.twitter.com/Uk6denIRMy— Marc Dumont (@MarcPDumont) February 18, 2016
The Avs thought they had tied it, as Jarome Iginla swept home a loose puck in tight in front of the net that he created by knocking down Ben Scrivens. The goal was called back and the Habs were given a powerplay, but couldn't convert it into a goal. This would prove costly, as the the Avs tied it on a powerplay minutes later, with Jarome Iginla firing a one-timer nine seconds into the Avs' man-advantage.
It's 2-2 heading into the second period.
|7:40||MTL||Andrei Markov (4) - Asst: Tomas Plekanec (31), Brendan Gallagher (17)||1-0 MTL|
|3:31||COL||Erik Johnson (9) - Asst: Gabriel Landeskog (24)||1-1|
|6:38||MTL||Lars Eller (10) - Max Pacioretty (20)||2-1 MTL|
|16:46||MTL||Jarome Iginla PPG (16) - Tyson Barrie (29), Matt Duchene (20)||2-2|
|10:42||MTL||P.K. Subban Holding against Andreas Martinsen - 2 min|
|2:41||COL||Andrew Bodnarchuk Cross checking against Torrey Mitchell - 2 min|
|8:08||MTL||Lucas Lessio Tripping against Erik Johnson - 2 min|
|13:51||COL||Jarome Iginla Interference against Ben Scrivens - 2 min|
|16:36||MTL||Lars Eller Holding the stick against Tyson Barrie - 2 min|
|Faceoff Win %||55%||45%|