Game 2: Price, Cammalleri lead Habs past Penguins

Canadiens’ Michael Cammalleri  celebrates his goal against Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury in the first period Saturday night. David DeNoma, Reuters

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• 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.


  1. Jbird says:

    It is not that underlying at times. 

  2. Cam_1 says:

    Well I original post was not directed towards you…but there is no doubt .on other threads on HIO …the Price bashers were alive and well after the Leafs game…in which I thought non of the goals were his fault either…my post was valid towards others out there…the Price bashers do exist and they are bias and blind to their cause…as for you personally..I apologize..go Habs go !!!




  3. larisalapointe says:

    I’m a mother, I’m always right. lol   hahahaha

  4. fbkj says:


  5. ZepFan2 says:

    “halak has shutout heading into the 3rd”

    You were saying…


    After admiring the Stanley Cup: “This is the only thing that has seen more parties than us.”
    – Steven Tyler

  6. adam76 says:

    I agree – other then that weak and embarrassing 5 hole second goal.

  7. fbkj says:

    Try checking your tone because theres a theme, Adam.

  8. TomNickle says:

    I’ve read it Adam.  If you’re referring to the Price and Fleury switching places, I don’t consider that a question, I consider it a stupid remark by a stupid person.

    That’s just my opinion though.

  9. adam76 says:

    I hope you are right.  

  10. saskhabfan says:

    Asking adam to be a man is like asking adam to be a man.

  11. adam76 says:

    Try reading the thread, Tom. 

  12. 24moreCups says:

    Is he supposed to get a shut out every game? Goalies let in goals it happens..

    But he made some big saved and played a great game, and we won so that’s all that matters.

  13. larisalapointe says:

    No need to defend the second goal or anything Mr. Adam. Without Price, no victory tonight.  Do yourself a favour and get with the team. You are going to see alotttttt of wins by Price this and coming seasons.

  14. scrowe21 says:

    I was just messing with YOU, retard.. re read my post.. I said he played amazing and I was just giving you something to fight about because of your stupid post. Im happy for Price and I was cheering for him all night.


    My spinorama shootout goal with Cammy

  15. observer says:

    the whiner mr. perfect hit gill after gill had hit him but then with gill prone on the ice cheapshot artist crosby hit gill agin yet the ref gave gorges the penalty.

  16. TomNickle says:

    You didn’t ask me a question Adam.

  17. adam76 says:

    Answer the clear, direct question I am posing to you – Tom.

  18. observer says:

    te way both leafs and pens players specifically targeted subban makes one wonder about the players too.

  19. 123456 says:

    the dude does not know hockey and he is not a man 

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