May 2, 2010, 2:59 PM EDT
If you watched the first period against between the Penguins and the Habs, you probably came away thinking that Pittsburgh dominated and should have had a nice lead over the Canadiens.
Yet after 20 minutes, it’s tied 1-1 after Brian Gionta’s late period goal negated the strong play by the Penguins. Until that point, the Habs had been content to just dump and idly chase the puck on offense, while allowing the Penguins offense to have free reign while back on defense.
Yet despite what the eyes tell you happened on the ice, the first period stats tell a different story. The Habs outshot the Penguins 12-9, although the scoring chances were a bit more even.
Jaroslav Halak made 11 saves, although it still seemed as though he was suffering from the fatigue that plagued him in Game 1. Should be interesting to keep an eye on moving forward.
- Marchand: If Bruins miss playoffs, ‘this is going to be a much different group next year’ 14
- Is Lecavalier offering to retire early to facilitate trade out of Philly? 22
- Hextall insists he’s ‘on the same page’ with Snider 14
- Krejci ‘probable’ to return versus Ducks 10
- Flyers announce Simmonds, MacDonald done for the season with injuries 18
- Video: Flyers crush Blackhawks, Voracek joins league lead in points 11
- Report: Draft Lottery to be held on Apr. 18 13
- Sens tell fans to stop throwing hamburgers 35
- NHL confirms working with Isles, Leddy regarding Twitter threats (Updated) 16
- Snider: Patience is ‘great with the kids,’ but not with ‘the team we have on the ice’ 11
- Dreger: ‘In Kessel’s case, I firmly believe he’s going to be traded’ (73)
- Red Wings beat Blues in OT, but should winning goal count? (56)
- Tank-worthy? Connor McDavid finishes OHL season with 120 points in 47 games (56)
- Asst. GM Guerin admits Penguins need to lay off the refs (52)
- Report: No fine or suspension for Tyler Toffoli’s hit on Alex Burrows (51)