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Canadiens vs. Rangers second period thread

It's 1-1 heading into the second period.

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The Rangers opened the scoring three minutes into the game with J.T. Miller picking up the puck in neutral ice with speed, and toe-dragging Andrei Markov out of position to backhand the puck past Mike Condon to give the Rangers a quick 1-0 lead.

Shot attempts were 8-7 in favour of the Rangers by the first commercial timeout eight minutes into the first period.

The Rangers had held the Habs from recording a shot attempt for about three minutes before the second line went to work on the forecheck and turned the puck over, and eventually Lars Eller levelled the score after a shot from the point by Greg Pateryn hit him in the slot and landed at his side which allowed him to fire a clear shot past Antti Raanta to tie the game 1-1.

The Habs were again being held from even attempting shots, with the Rangers having jumped to a 22-10 lead in shot attempts with a few minutes left to play in the first period

The Habs got a powerplay with under three minutes left in the first, but showed no signs of life with the man advantage. Shot attempts were 24-13 in the first period,with the Rangers leading 10-7 in shots on net.

Scoring Summary

1ST PERIOD
03:04 NYR J.T. Miller (21) Backhand shot - ASST: Derek Stepan (26), Keith Yandle (38) 1 - 0 NYR
12:26 MTL Lars Eller (12) ASST: Greg Pateryn (5), Nathan Beaulieu (17) 1 - 1 Tie

Penalty Summary

1ST PERIOD
17:10 NYR Chris Kreider Hooking  - 2 min against  Lars Eller

Shots

PERIOD NYR MTL
1st 10 7



Total 10 7

Team Stats

CATEGORY NYR MTL
Power Plays 0/0 0/1
PIM 2 0
Faceoff Win % 61% 39%
Blocked Shots 2 7
Takeaways 2 0
Giveaways 3 11
Hits 13 13