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Canadiens vs. Sharks third period thread

The Habs trail 3-2 heading into the third period.

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The Habs didn't convert on their second period-opening powerplay and it would cost them. Just over three minutes into the second period, Brent Burns fired home his 21st goal of the year. Burns leads all NHL defenseman in goals and moved into a tie for second in points (52) with John Klingberg of the Dallas Stars.

The Habs went neck and neck with the Sharks in possession, but the quality was not nearly as high on their side. They eventually broke through to pull within one when Torrey Mitchell knocked a puck out of midair that had been flipped ahead to him by Paul Byron as he skated into the slot to make the score 3-2. Phillip Danault earned his first point as a Hab on the play.

The Habs don't look like a team that's daunted by the task ahead of them. Don't go to sleep yet, the Habs could surprise in this one.

Scoring Summary

3:11 SJ Joe Thorton (15) - Asst: Joe Pavelski, Justin Braun 1-0 SJ
5:26 MTL Brendan Gallagher (18) - Asst: Max Pacioretty (22), P.K. Subban (43) 1-1
15:55 SJ Joe Pavelski (28) - Asst: Joe Thornton (44), Brett Burns (32) 2-1 SJ
3:11 SJ Brent Burns (21) - Asst: Joe Thornton (45) 3-1 SJ
12:32 MTL Torrey Mitchell (7) - Asst: Paul Byron (5), Phillip Danault 3-2 SJ

Penalty Summary

10:14 MTL Victor Bartley Tripping against Melker Karlsson
19:42 SJ Paul Martin Interference against Brendan Gallagher

No Penalties


1st 7 13
2nd 10 9
Total 17 22

Team Stats

Power Plays 0/1 0/1
Hits 20 14
Faceoff Win % 56% 44%
Giveaways 10 10
Takeaways 7 8
Blocked Shots 13 6
Penalty Minutes 2 2