The Habs did not open the game the same way they did yesterday. Instead, they gave up the first goal just over two minutes into the game, and did not record their first shot attempt until the 5:35 mark of the first period. The Canes definitely looked like the more energetic team to start, taking advantage of the fact they didn't play yesterday.
The Habs survived a Canes' powerplay just over midway through the first period that had three shots on net on five shot attempts. Ben Scrivens looked solid after giving up the first goal on the game on the second shot on net.
As the period progressed, the Canadiens started to look more threatening, ending the period just two shot attempts short of equal with the Canes, and leading 15-12 in five on five shot attempts.
This is Andrei Markov's 900th career game. He has 517 points (111 G, 406 A). He has the third-most points all time for Canadiens' defenseman, as well as the third-most games-played (899). He will suprass Serge Savard for second-most in 17 games.
|2:27||CAR||Jeff Skinner (19) - Asst: Jordan Staal (19)||1-0 CAR|
|12:11||MTL||Jeff Petry Holding against Jeff Skinner - 2 min|
|Faceoff Win %||48%||52%|