Third Period Thread: Montreal Canadiens @ Washington Capitals
What the heck was that? 4-0 Canadiens after the most dominant scoring period of the season.
Game Summary so far:
03:47 MTL PPG - T. PLEKANEC (2) SNAP - ASST: A. MARKOV (1) AND R. DIAZ (4) 1 - 0 MTL
04:44 MTL PPG - A. MARKOV (3) WRIST - ASST: M. PACIORETTY (3) AND E. COLE (1) 2 - 0 MTL
08:39 MTL B. GIONTA (2) TIP-IN - ASST: R. BOURQUE (1) AND R. DIAZ (5) 3 - 0 MTL
18:21 MTL F. BOUILLON (1) SLAP - ASST: J. GORGES (1) AND M. PACIORETTY (4) 4 - 0 MTL
00:33 WSH MATHIEU PERREAULT : TRIPPING - 2 MIN (DAVID DESHARNAIS)
16:15 MTL RYAN WHITE : HOLDING - 2 MIN (MATT HENDRICKS)
01:51 WSH ALEX OVECHKIN : INTERFERENCE - 2 MIN (ANDREI MARKOV)
02:16 WSH TROY BROUWER : DELAYING GAME - PUCK OVER GLASS - 2 MIN
04:32 WSH MATT HENDRICKS : INTERFERENCE - GOALKEEPER - 2 MIN (CAREY PRICE)
13:36 MTL RYAN WHITE : INTERFERENCE - 2 MIN (MARCUS JOHANSSON)
Perhaps the starkest contrast between the two teams tonight is discipline. Ryan White has taken two penalties, but both were kinda bullshit. Washington on the other hand, started the second with Alex Ovechkin taking a bonehead penalty, which resulted in Andrei Markov once again taking over the game.
Markov has 3 goals and 1 assist in 2 games and 2 periods. Raphael Diaz has 5 assists over that span, leading all NHL defensemen. Seriously.
Francis Bouillon's "goal" will be credited to Josh Gorges eventually since Bouillon wasn't the one who shot it.
Great friggin period. Carey Price is a BAMF.