Canadiens’ Michael Cammalleri celebrates his goal against Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury in the first period Saturday night. David DeNoma, Reuters
• At a Glance: A two-goal outburst late in the third period gave the Canadiens an unlikely 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins Saturday night.
Trailing 2-1 with just about two minutes to go, Michael Cammalleri and Scott Gomez scored 24 seconds apart to give Montreal its first win of the season.
Cammalleri, who returned for Saturday’s game after serving a one-game suspension, wasted little time getting his first goal of the season in his first game. Cammalleri took a pass from Tomas Plekanec from behind Marc-Andre Fleury’s net a fired a one-timer behind the Penguins goaltender.
Evgeni Malkin tied the game 1-1 only 40 seconds into the second period with a one-timer on a nice pass from Sidney Crosby.
Mark Letestu gave the Penguins a 2-1 lead 8:42 into the third period when he beat Carey Price after being sent in alone by Matt Cooke.
Price kept his team in the game long enough for the comeback with 36 saves on 38 shots and played an excellent game in nets, including several spectacular saves in the second period.
Fleury allowed three goals on 27 shots, and would probably like a second chance at Gomez’s goal, which snuck under the goalie’s pads on a weak shot.
• Key Moments: Despite being bottled up in their own zone for several minutes before Cammalleri’s second goal, the Canadiens found a way to get into the Penguins zone and even the score.
• What It Means: The Canadiens even their record at 1-1 for the season and head back to Montreal.
• What’s Next: The Canadiens head back to Montreal for their home opener on Wednesday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning before heading back on the road for a game Oct. 15 in Buffalo.