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Canadiens vs. Sabres third period thread

The Habs lead 2-1 heading into the third period.

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Alex Galchenyuk added to his point total, setting up Greg Pateryn for a one-timer and Pateryn's first ever NHL goal with under a minute played in the second period. Alex Galchenyuk made sure Pateryn got the puck for his first career goal in the big leagues.

Pateryn took a tripping penalty moments later, but the Habs were able to kill the penalty without giving up much to the Sabres. The Habs were building off the early goal and were demonstrating more speed, taking more risks. I would love nothing better than to see the Habs abandon the structure and play all-or-nothing for the rest of the season.

The Habs had a chance on the powerplay six minutes into the second period, but they continue to be unreliable with the man advantage. With P.K. Subban missing, the powerplay is a whole new low, even with Alex Galchenyuk's ability to snipe from the faceoff circle.

Mark Barberio left the game midway through the second period and won't return, adding to the Canadiens' injury woes.

Mike Brown, who was brought in for his toughness, added to his penalty minute total since arriving from San Jose by taking a double minor for roughing late in the second period in retaliation to a cross-check to the face. This incident sparked another, whistle after whistle until it culminated in a brawl on the ice between nearly every player, with Ben Scrivens even inviting Robin Lehner to throw down.

The Habs ended up with a powerplay when the dust settled, and would take the lead on an Andrei Markov shot from the point that deflected off Brian Gionta on its way to the net to go up 2-1.

Scoring Summary

15:17 BUF PPG - Zach Bogosian (5) Deflected shot - ASST: Ryan O'Reilly (33), Rasmus Ristolainen (29) 1 - 0 BUF
00:47 MTL Greg Pateryn (1) Slapshot - ASST: Alex Galchenyuk (22) 1 - 1 Tie
19:57 MTL PPG - Andrei Markov (5) Slapshot - ASST: Tomas Plekanec (35), Max Pacioretty (29) 2 - 1 MTL

Penalty Summary

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
01:09 MTL Greg Pateryn  Tripping  - 2 min against  Jack Eichel
06:48 BUF Carlo Colaiacovo Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Tomas Plekanec
15:20 BUF Mark Pysyk Roughing  - 2 min against  Mike Brown
15:20 MTL Mike Brown  Roughing  - 2 min against  Mark Pysyk
15:20 MTL Mike Brown served by Sven Andrighetto Roughing  - 2 min against  Mark Pysyk
17:31 BUF Jake McCabe Hooking  - 2 min against  Alex Galchenyuk
17:31 BUF Matt Moulson Misconduct (10 min)  - 10 min against  Nathan Beaulieu
17:31 MTL Nathan Beaulieu  Misconduct (10 min)  - 10 min
19:30 MTL Michael McCarron Roughing  - 2 min against  Robin Lehner
19:30 MTL Michael McCarron  Unsportsmanlike conduct  - 2 min
19:30 MTL Michael McCarron  Misconduct (10 min)  - 10 min
19:30 BUF Zach Bogosian  Roughing  - 2 min against  Michael McCarron
19:30 BUF Zach Bogosian  Roughing  - 2 min against  Michael McCarron
19:30 BUF Robin Lehner served by Cal O'Reilly Roughing  - 2 min against  Michael McCarron


1st 5 15
2nd 10 10
Total 15 11

Team Stats

Power Plays 1/2 1/3
PIM 36 26
Faceoff Win % 47% 53%
Blocked Shots 8 8
Takeaways 1 3
Giveaways 7 7
Hits 14 15