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The Habs lead 3-2 heading into the third period.

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Alexei Emelin made a great diving play to knock the puck off the goal-line and was assessed a penalty for knocking the net off its moorings. It was a bad call, but the Panthers weren't able to take advantage, and didn't score on their man advantage.

The Panthers were much more the aggressors in the second period, overtaking the Canadiens in possession and leading in shot attempts 27-21 by the midway point of the second period when David Desharnais tapped home his eleventh goal of the season on a pass from Paul Byron as the two broke in on an odd-man rush.

The Habs extended their lead to 3-0 with Lars Eller setting up Torrey Mitchell from along the boards as they entered the Panthers' zone two on two. Mitchell set a career high in goals with his eleventh of the season.

The Panthers drew to within two, breaking Mike Condon's shutout streak,  off a faceoff win by Jonathan Huberdeau who set up Aleksander Barkov for a one time shot from the slot that Barkov buried.

Barkov scored his second of the period with 33.6 second remaining to make it 3-2 Habs. Tomas Plekanec juggled a puck in the slot that came loose, allowing a shot from Aaron Ekblad that Condon stopped but the rebound went right to Barkov who made it 3-2.

Scoring Summary

1ST PERIOD
10:14 MTL Brendan Gallagher (19) Snap shot - ASST: Joel Hanley (6), Max Pacioretty (31) 1 - 0 MTL
2ND PERIOD
10:10 MTL David Desharnais (11) Wrist shot - ASST: Paul Byron (7), Darren Dietz (3) 2 - 0 MTL
11:19 MTL Torrey Mitchell (11) Tip-in - ASST: Lars Eller (12), Tomas Plekanec (38) 3 - 0 MTL
13:13 FLA Aleksander Barkov (25) Snap shot - ASST: Jonathan Huberdeau (37) 3 - 1 MTL
19:26 FLA Aleksander Barkov (26) Wrist shot - ASST: Aaron Ekblad (17) 3 - 2 MTL

Penalty Summary

1ST PERIOD
00:34 FLA Jaromir Jagr Hooking  - 2 min against  Alex Galchenyuk
2ND PERIOD
01:13 MTL Alexei Emelin  Delaying the game  - 2 min

Shots

PERIOD MTL FLA
1st 10 7
2nd 9 15
Total 19 22

Team Stats

CATEGORY MTL FLA
Power Plays 0/1 0/1
Hits 13 13
Faceoff Wins 21 22
Giveaways 4 6
Takeaways 7 8
Blocked Shots 7 5
Penalty Minutes 2 2