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The Habs trail 3-1, with Alex Galchenyuk scoring his 26th goal of the season.

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Alex Galchenyuk took a four minute high-sticking penalty 1:20 into the second period. The Habs had nearly killed it off, thanks in part to a Reilly Smith penalty midway through the Panthers's powerplay, when Nick Bjugstad shovelled a puck out of midair on a rebounded shot from the point with twenty seconds left on the Panthers' four-minute advantage.

Midway through the second period, the Habs were trailing 21-9 in shots on net, and had only mustered one shot on net in the second period.

The Panthers upped their lead to 3-0 with just over seven minutes left in the second period with Jiri Hudler swatting home a rebound in close for his 13th goal of the season.

Alex Galchenyuk cut the lead to 3-1 later in the second period, with his 26th goal of the season, and twelfth goal in his past ten games . Mark Barberio drew an assist on the play four his fifth point in the past five games.

Scoring Summary

1ST PERIOD
11:46 FLA Vincent Trocheck (21) - Asst: Brian Campbell (22), Reilly Smith (21) 1-0 FLA
2nd PERIOD
5:10 FLA Nick Bjugstad (12) - Aaron Ekblad, Teddy Purcell (23) PPG 2-0 FLA
12:45 FLA Jiri Hudler (13) - Vincent Trocheck (27) 3-0 FLA
17:23 MTL Alex Galchenyul (26) - Asst: Max Pacioretty (28), Mark Barberio (8) 3-1 FLA

Penalty Summary

1ST PERIOD
15:27 FLA Mike Brown Fighting against Shawn Thornton
15:27 MTL Shawn Thorton Fighting against Mike Brown
2nd PERIOD
1:20 MTL Alex Galchenyuk High-sticking double minor against Vincent Trocheck
2:12 FLA Reilly Smith Tripping against Andrei Markov
16:59 FLA Vincent Trocheck High-sticking against Jacob de la Rose
16:59 MTL Jacob de la Rose High-sticking against Vincent Trocheck

Shots

PERIOD FLA MTL
1st 15 11
2nd 9 7
Total 24 18

Team Stats

CATEGORY FLA MTL
Power Plays 1/2 0/0
PIM 9 11
Faceoff Win % 60% 40%
Blocked Shots 9 14
Takeaways 1 1
Giveaways 7 12
Hits 21 21