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Canadiens vs. Rangers third period thread

The Habs trail 5-2 heading into the third period.

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The Rangers grabbed the lead back 1:32 in the second period, going up 2-1 on Derick Brossard's 27th of the season.

The Habs turned it back up the ice, with the David Desharnais and Sven Andrighetto working together to draw a penalty. The best chance of the powerplay would come when Alex Galchenyuk gave up the puck at the Rangers' blue-line that created a two-on-one going the other way that he would skate back to break up.

Andrei Markov got sent off for hooking, and the Rangers gained a 3-1 lead on the powerplay with none other than Chris Kreider burying a one-timer to put the Habs down by two.

Another giveaway by Alex Galchenyuk in the offensive zone would give the Rangers a 4-1 lead, with Chris Kreider scoring his second goal in 1:13 after he intercepted Galchenyuk's pass back to the point and broke in alone on Mike Condon.

The Rangers didn't let up, going one shift with almost two minutes of sustained pressure in the Canadiens' zone. The Habs escaped the pressure, and then drew to within two goals withPhillip Danault taking a beautiful centering pass from David Desharnais, who skated into three Rangers' backing into their zone all the way to the back of the net where he whipped it around to the slot to Danault who fired it in.

The Rangers regained their three-goal lead with Alexei Emelin in the penalty box and 41 seconds left on the clock to end the second period.

The Habs trail 5-2 heading into the third period.

Scoring Summary

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) Wrist shot - ASST: Greg Pateryn (5), Nathan Beaulieu (17) 1 - 1 Tie
01:32 NYR Derick Brassard (27) Wrist shot - ASST: Chris Kreider (19), Rick Nash (22) 2 - 1 NYR
08:19 NYR PPG - Chris Kreider (17) Wrist shot - ASST: Derick Brassard (29), Keith Yandle (39) 3 - 1 NYR
10:42 NYR Chris Kreider (18) Backhand shot - ASST: NONE 4 - 1 NYR
15:38 MTL Phillip Danault (3) Wrist shot - ASST: David Desharnais (18), Sven Andrighetto (8) 4 - 2 NYR
19:19 NYR PPG - Derek Stepan (18) Backhand shot - ASST: Mats Zuccarello (33), Derick Brassard (30) 5 - 2 NYR

Penalty Summary

17:10 NYR Chris Kreider  Hooking  - 2 min against  Lars Eller
02:44 NYR Jesper Fast Holding  - 2 min against  David Desharnais
07:37 MTL Andrei Markov  Holding  - 2 min against  Rick Nash
19:10 MTL Alexei Emelin  Cross checking  - 2 min against  Tanner Glass


1st 11 7
2nd 8 10
Total 19 17

Team Stats

Power Plays 2/2 0/2
Hits 19 22
Faceoff Wins 17 20
Giveaways 5 17
Takeaways 4 4
Blocked Shots 8 16
Penalty Minutes 4 4