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.

508 Comments

  1. 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.

  2. samTHEman says:

    i wish…but no. with the way spacek has been playing…no hamrlik no markov…pens will light us up guranteed.

  3. 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.

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    http://www.easports.com/media/play/video/24279250

    My spinorama shootout goal with Cammy

  4. 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.

  5. TomNickle says:

    You didn’t ask me a question Adam.

  6. adam76 says:

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

  7. observer says:

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

  8. 123456 says:

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

  9. Cam_1 says:

    I am gonna remember you handle..cuz I agree with Cherry about one thing..fans in Montreal are just waiting to pounce on Price like a cheetah on a rabbit when they they are giving even just a weak excuse of chance to do so…and bet ya you are the first in line.

  10. Danno says:

    6-2 Habs

    So there!

     

    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  11. TomNickle says:

    Adam, would you rather the Habs win or Price lose?

  12. 24moreCups says:

    So he let in one “softie” he made some really big saves when needed and kept us in the game, it’s not his fault the wasn’t able to score until the last few minutes.

    He had a great game.

  13. WindsorHab-10 says:

    Shut you hole & move to St.Louis.

  14. WindsorHab-10 says:

    Shut you hole & move to St.Louis.

  15. samTHEman says:

    Yes. Big, Strong, great hands, excellent hockey sense, very strong on the puck. He never over skates the puck. Watch him when he is racing for the puck, he gets it and leaves immediately, wastes no time. Great skater. I predicted him to be our #1 scorer this season, ahead of Pleky and Cammi…call me crazy.

  16. 123456 says:

    if u honestly feel the pens secodn goal was wear you do not know hockey. at least you admit he played well but that is even incorrect. price played awesome.

  17. samTHEman says:

    5-1 Penguins

  18. scrowe21 says:

    ^ yeah I’m aware of that, re read my post. I was just giving him what he wanted to hear.

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    http://www.easports.com/media/play/video/24279250

    My spinorama shootout goal with Cammy

  19. dre1744 says:

    Amen to that!!!!!!!!


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