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Canadiens vs. Sabres second period thread

The Habs trail 1-0 heading into the second period.

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Both teams got off to slow starts, with shot attempts 5-2 in favour of the Habs at the first TV timeout just over six minutes into the game.

The Sabres took control of the game, putting up nine nine shot attempts in a seven minute period in which they prevented the Habs from getting any.

With 5:44 remaining in the first period, Victor Bartley took a holding penalty right as the Canadiens were starting to put together a string of attack and had lessened the possession difference to 14-8 CF in favour of the Sabres. Zach Bogosian was set up in close to Ben Scrivens, and robbed with the glove, but given a rebound which he batted in mid-air for a goal. The play was reviewed for a high-stick, but the call on the ice of a goal was maintained due to inconclusive video evidence.

Alex Galchenyuk knocked Robin Lehner down in the crease in the final minute of the first period, leading to a skirmish after the whistle. Galchenyuk wasn't assessed a goalie interference penalty on the play, but Nathan Beaulieu and Josh Gorges got penalties instead. The hostilities spilled over to the next shift, where Evander Kane tried to goad Tomas Plekanec into a fight, but both ended up getting unsportsmanlike minors instead.

The Habs were outshot 15-5 and out-possessed 22-11 CF in the first period.

Scoring Summary

1ST PERIOD
15:17 BUF Zach Bogosian (5) Asst: Ryan O'Reilly (33), Rasmus Ristoil PPG 1-0 BUF

Penalty Summary

1ST PERIOD
14:16 MTL Victor Bartley  Holding  - 2 min against  Marcus Foligno
18:58 BUF Josh Gorges  Cross checking  - 2 min against  Nathan Beaulieu
18:58 MTL Nathan Beaulieu  Elbowing  - 2 min against  Josh Gorges
19:28 BUF Evander Kane  Unsportsmanlike conduct  - 2 min against  Tomas Plekanec
19:28 MTL Tomas Plekanec  Unsportsmanlike conduct  - 2 min against  Evander Kane

Shots

PERIOD MTL BUF
1st 5 15



Total 5 15

Team Stats

CATEGORY MTL BUF
Power Plays 0/0 1/1
PIM 6 4
Faceoff Win % 40% 60%
Blocked Shots 4 2
Takeaways 0 2
Giveaways 4 4
Hits 8 12