Montreal 3, Pittsburgh 2

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Pittsburgh 30-19-2-3 15-7-2-0 15-12-0-3 L2
Montreal 21-24-2-7 11-11-2-5 10-13-0-2 W2


Tomas Plekanec scored in the eighth round of the shootout as the Montreal Canadiens avoided a four-game season sweep at the hands of the Pittsburgh Penguins with a 3-2 home victory on Tuesday.
Rookie Louis LeBlanc netted his third goal of the season and Lars Eller also tallied for Montreal, which has won two in a row after a three-game slide.
All-Star Carey Price, who stopped 32 shots in regulation and overtime, denied 6 of 8 shootout attempts - including Jason Williams in the final round.
James Neal netted his 28th goal of the season and Pascal Dupuis added a shorthanded tally for Pittsburgh, which has lost three of its last four after winning eight in a row.
Marc-Andre Fleury turned aside 28 shots, but the Quebec native fell to 6-3-2 in his career against the Canadiens.
With Montreal nursing a 2-1 lead, Neal leveled the contest with 7:32 remaining in the third period. All-Star Evgeni Malkin beat former Penguin defenseman Hal Gill to the puck before feeding Neal, who wristed a shot from the left faceoff circle past Price.

Top Game Performances

Pittsburgh   Montreal
Pascal Dupuis 1 Points Lars Eller 1
Pascal Dupuis 1 Goals Lars Eller 1
Evgeni Malkin 1 Assists Chris Campoli 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
Pascal Dupuis 1 Short Handed Goals N/A
Marc-Andre Fleury .933 Save Percentage Carey Price .941
Marc-Andre Fleury 28 Saves Carey Price 32

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Pittsburgh 34 2 0-3 3-3 8 31
Montreal 30 3 0-3 3-3 8 14

Upcoming Games

  • Montreal will play its next game on the road against NY Islanders. The Canadiens have a W/L % of .381 after a win and .394 after a loss.
  • Pittsburgh will play its next game at home against Winnipeg. The Penguins have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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