Canadiens’ Tomas Plekanec scores the game’s first goal on Penguins’ Marc-André Fleury on Saturday afternoon. Jamie Sabau/Getty Images
• At a Glance: A pair of fast goals in the first and second periods were enough to lead the Canadiens to a 3-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday afternoon. Tomas Plekanec scored his 21st of the season only 46 seconds into the game. Off a faceoff, Michael Cammalleri fed a pass to Plekanec, who turned his back to Penguins goalie Marc-André Fleury, avoided his pokecheck and lifted a backhand over Fleury’s shoulder. It was more of the same in the second period, with Travis Moen scoring his fourth goal of the season only 24 seconds into the period. He accepted a pass from Brian Gionta and fired a one-timer past Fleury, who was caught going the other way. Jeff Halpern set up Michael Cammalleri’s 16th goal of the season when he waited out a Penguins defenceman and slid a pass to Cammalleri, who beat Fleury from about five feet above the crease. That was the end for Fleury, who was replaced by Brent Johnson after the goal. Carey Price made 26 saves for his 33rd win and eighth shutout of the season.
• What It Means: Montreal has won six of its last seven games and improves to 37-24-7 on the season, good for 83 points and sixth place in the Eastern Conference.
• What’s Next: The Canadiens are home to the Capitals on Tuesday and the Lightning on Thursday before hitting the road for a game against the Rangers in New York next Friday.