During the second intermission, Canadiens coach Michel Therrien delivered a message that helped turn the game back in their favor.
After seeing their 2-0 first-period lead erased in the second period (giving up 21 shots, 11 scoring chances), Therrien rallied his troops. "We got a message from coach between the second and third periods," said Carey Price. "I won't go into the details, but we got the message loud and clear. It was all deserved and well put."