Endgame: Canadiens 3, Penguins 2
The Montreal Canadiens scored two early third period goals to stake a 3-0 lead on the Penguins. Pittsburgh answered with two goals from James Neal, but their comeback attempt fell
short and the Habs held on for a 3-2 win at Bell Centre Saturday night.
Max Pacioretty scored two goals for Montreal. Tomas Plekanec added the third Montreal goal while goaltender Carey Price made 29 saves.
Plekanec scored Montreal’s second goal just 1:05 into the third period with the teams playing 4-on-4 hockey. Pacioretty notched his second at the 2:25 mark to make it 3-0 and the Penguins never recovered.
“Unfortunately they got the 4-on-4 goal to start the third period,” head coach Dan Bylsma said. “Then Max got them ahead by three. We had to fight for 16 minutes to try and get back.”
“You’re in a 1-0 game and it could go either way,” center Brandon Sutter said. “We had our chances to score. We just couldn’t get them to go in. They got a couple quick ones on us and definitely changed the game. We stuck with it and got a few late. Unfortunately, we just didn’t come out on top.” >> Continue Reading <<