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Canadiens vs. Avalanche third period thread

Can the Habs close out a three-game road trip with a win?

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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.

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.

Scoring Summary

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

Penalty Summary

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


1st 6 11
2nd 14 13
Total 20 24

Team Stats

Power Plays 1/3 0/3
Hits 8 10
Faceoff Win % 55% 45%
Giveaways 4 1
Takeaways 4 6
Blocked Shots 9 12
Penalty Minutes 6 6