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Canadiens vs. Red Wings third period thread

The Habs trail 4-0 heading into the third period.

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Stefan Matteau got rocked in open ice by Brendan Smith who hit him somewhat high, but not high enough to merit a penalty out of either referee. Phillip Danault went after Smith for the hit. Danault was given the extra penalty after the two tussled, putting the Red Wings on the powerplay for the third time in the game.

The Wings failed to convert on the powerplay, but jumped to a 3-0 lead within moments of the powerplay ending, scoring two goals in twelve seconds. The Habs almost went down 4-0 a minute later, with giant holes appearing in their coverage.

The Wings did end up extending their lead to 4-0 on a late powerplay in the second period with Anthony Mantha scoring his first NHL goal.

It's really obvious we have one team playing for fun right now, and the other playing to get some business done. The Habs were outshot 21-5 in the second period.

Scoring Summary

18:46 DET Riley Sheahan (10) Backhand shot - ASST: Brendan Smith (11), Mike Green (25) 1 - 0 DET
05:36 DET Luke Glendening (7) Wrist shot - ASST: Andreas Athanasiou (5), Darren Helm (12) 2 - 0 DET
05:48 DET Riley Sheahan (11) Wrist shot - ASST: NONE 3 - 0 DET
17:27 DET PPG - Anthony Mantha (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Brad Richards (15), Mike Green (26) 4 - 0 DET

Penalty Summary

02:53 MTL Tomas Plekanec Cross checking  - 2 min against  Kyle Quincey
10:10 MTL Torrey Mitchell Tripping  - 2 min against  Andreas Athanasiou
02:38 MTL Phillip Danault served by Mike Brown Roughing  - 2 min against  Brendan Smith
02:38 MTL Phillip Danault  Roughing  - 2 min against  Brendan Smith
02:38 DET Brendan Smith  Roughing  - 2 min against  Phillip Danault
16:17 MTL Nathan Beaulieu Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Anthony Mantha


1st 13 11
2nd 5 21
Total 18 32

Team Stats

Power Plays 0/0 1/4
PIM 10 2
Faceoff Win % 40% 60%
Blocked Shots 10 3
Takeaways 5 7
Giveaways 5 7
Hits 19 19