Canadiens at Bruins - Second Period Thread
Now that was some Habs/Bruins hockey. The Canadiens dominated early, and finally got a goal out of it.
04:15 MTL M. RYDER (11) WRIST - ASST: T. PLEKANEC (11) AND B. GIONTA (8) 1 - 0 MTL
11:38 BOS GREGORY CAMPBELL : FIGHTING - 5 MIN (TRAVIS MOEN)
11:38 MTL TRAVIS MOEN : FIGHTING - 5 MIN (GREGORY CAMPBELL)
11:54 BOS ZDENO CHARA : HI-STICKING - 2 MIN (MIKE BLUNDEN)
11:54 BOS DOUGIE HAMILTON : ROUGHING - 2 MIN (LARS ELLER)
11:54 MTL LARS ELLER : ROUGHING - 2 MIN (DOUGIE HAMILTON)
14:23 MTL ALEX GALCHENYUK : HOOKING - 2 MIN (TYLER SEGUIN)
14:46 BOS BRAD MARCHAND : HI-STICKING - 2 MIN (P.K. SUBBAN)
Michael Ryder has been getting scoring chances on basically every shift lately but hasn't been able to put it home, until he was given 9 years alone in front of the Bruins net and beat Tuukka Rask to make it 1-0 Canadiens.
A cluster of penalties in the middle of the period included a fight between Travis Moen and Gregory Campbell, neither of home managed to land much.
There may have been a missed opportunity by the Habs though, with a full 2 minute powerplay without having to deal with Zdeno Chara, the Canadiens couldn't muster anything worthwhile, and the tide shifted promptly after the Bruins killed it off.
Carey Price bailed the Habs out with several show stopping saves though, and the game remains 1-0 heading into the second. Shot attempts ended up 16-15 in favour of Boston. Watching these teams play is great.