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Canadiens vs. Oilers third period thread

The Canadiens have their biggest lead in ... a long time. It's 4-0 heading into the second period.

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The first five minutes of the second period we're played pretty tightly, with only five total shot attempts, 3-2 in favour of the Oilers.

The Oilers drew a penalty, with Devante Smith Pelly getting called for an elbow on Eric Gryba. Zack Kassian came to the defense of his teammate, resulting in coincidental roughing minors for Kassian and Smith-Pelly. Ben Scrivens stood tall on the subsequent Oilers' powerplay, and beyond once it was five on five again.

The goalie's strong work would for the third time translate into a Canadiens' goal. Tomas Plekanec put the Habs up 3-0 with just over eight minutes left in  the second period. Next, P.K. Subban took a cross-ice pass from Tomas Plekanec as they pressed into the Edmonton zone to put the Canadiens up 4-0.

This is the biggest lead the Habs have had in a very long time. So far back, I couldn't find it in time to post this thread before the intermission ended. They will start the third period on the powerplay as Zack Kassian roughed up Ben Scrivens after the second period had ended.

Scoring Summary

7:27 MTL Brendan Gallagher (13) - Asst: Tomas Plekanec (27), P.K. Subban (36) 1-0 MTL
16:11 MTL Lars Eller (9) - Asst: Tomas Fleischmann (10) 2-0 MTL
11:48 MTL Tomas Plekanec (10) - Unassisted 3-0 MTL

Penalty Summary

6:24 EDM Eric Gryba Illegal check against to the head against Brian Flynn - 2 min
8:14 MTL Lars Eller Slashing against Jordan Eberle - 2 min
11:21 MTL Alexei Emelin Slashing against Jordan Eberle - 2 min
18:45 EDM Leon Draisaitl Tripping against Sven Andrighetto - 2 min

6:25 MTL Devante Smith-Pelly Elbowing against Eric Gryba (served by Dale Weise) - 2 min
6:25 MTL Devante Smith-Pelly Roughing against Zack Kassian- 2 min
6:25 EDM Zack Kassian Roughing against Devante Smith-Pelly - 2 min
20:00 EDM Zack Kassian Roughing against Ben Scrivens - 2 min


1st 12 13
2nd 8 9
Total 20 22

Team Stats

Power Plays 0/3 1/2
Hits 23 23
Faceoff Win % 38% 63%
Giveaways 7 7
Takeaways 3 2
Blocked Shots 11 12
Penalty Minutes 8 8