Game 6: Penguins school Canadiens in 3-1 win


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• At a Glance: The Pittsburgh Penguins spoiled a milestone night for one their former players, defeating the Canadiens 3-1 on a night when Hal Gill played his 1,000th NHL game.

Even without Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, the Penguins make it look painfully easy against the Canadiens.

In the first period, James Neal scored 8:55 into the period when his shot went off the post to Carey Price’s right before going off the goaltender and into the net.

Early in the second period, Joe Vitale redirected a shot from the point that went over Price’s glove to give the Penguins a two-goal edge.

Former Canadien Arron Asham, playing in his 700th NHL game, made it 3-0 Pittsburgh 5:20 into the third period when he batted a puck out of mid-air.

Canadiens captain Brian Gionta scored with 1:36 to play to spoil the shutout bid by Penguins goalie Marc-André Fleury.

• Keys moments: Scott Gomez left the game early in the first period with what is being called an upper-body injury.

• What It Means: Montreal has lost its last four games and falls to 1-4-1 on the season.

• What’s Next: The Canadiens are home Saturday to take on the Maple Leafs, before welcoming the Florida Panthers on Monday and the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday.


  1. bighabber says:

    Ugh! I’m depressed, now I know how the TML fans have felt all these years,

  2. HABSsince92 says:

    The Scott Gomez line………..where wingers go to die.

  3. HABSsince92 says:

    This website sucks why can’t I post a comment?

    The Scott Gomez line………..where wingers go to die.

  4. HABSsince92 says:

    1. What happens first a Habs victory or JM is fired?

    2. Over/under on the Habs winning another game in October? (To, Florida, Philly, Boston, Boston) They might be able to beat Florida but who knows.

    3. Of the 8 Eastern playoff teams last year only 1 had a losing record in October (Sabres 4-8-2)

    4. In order to get above 500 on the season (including the OTL) the Habs will have to win 5 straight games…… many times did they have a 5 game winning streak last season? ONCE

    5. I HATE that October is not over yet and i can pretty much be 90% sure that the Habs will not make the playoffs.

    The Scott Gomez line………..where wingers go to die.

  5. Michael says:

    Geez, don’t the high-ups in the organization listen to us? It’s very simple to build a team. 1) Fill your roster with young, big, fast, strong, skilled skaters that can hit, fight and score at will. 2) Get a near-flawless goalie that never has bad games or slumps. 3) Get a second goalie like that. 4) Fire your coach after every loss. 5) Send your highest-paid players to the minors if they underperform.

    It’s pretty easy.

  6. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …I’m yet to count Us out this season …I’ve seen this Team bounce-back too many times the past couple years
    …BUT !, We sure have dug Ourselves one Hell of a deep hole to crawl out of

    Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY

  7. Habzfan says:

    Tonight is the night! Looking for another strong effort but this time more goals for us. Price will play a big part in our second win of the season.

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