Pittsburgh vs. Montreal: Indiscipline Against Penguins Sinks Habs

January 13th, 2011 by Kamal Panesar Leave a reply »
The Montreal Canadiens, winners of four out of their last five games, were at the Bell Centre last night to take on the Pittsburgh Penguins in their second game in two days.

Much to the Habs' chagrin, the Pens came out of the gate with victory in mind, controlling play for the first 10 minutes of the game.  But Carey Price, who was playing his first game since Saturday, was equal to the task, making several outstanding saves early to get the crowd in the game and keep the Pens off the scoreboard.

Pittsburgh got themselves into penalty trouble early, taking two needless penalties before the 10 minute mark of the first, but they were able to flex their second overall penalty kill, smothering the Canadiens on both PPs.

The Pens opened the scoring 12:57 into the first on a 4-on-2 break with Alex Goligoski firing a bullet top shelf over Price.  Undaunted, the Habs tied things up only 18 seconds later with Tomas Plekanec potting a feed from Mathieu Darche in front to tie the game at one.

Things started to get chippy once the Habs tied things up, with goalmouth scrums after almost every whistle as the Pens players tried to give their team a spark.

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