Canadiens goalie Jaroslav Halak gets out of the way as teammates Brian Gionta and Hal Gill crash the net Tuesday night. Pierre Obendrauf, The Gazette
Evgeni Malkin’s power-play goal 1:16 into the third period was the difference in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinal between the Canadiens and Pittsburgh Penguins, who won 2-0 to grab a 2-1 lead in the series.
The Canadiens had a chance to tie the game late in the period, but Marc-André Fleury robbed Michael Cammalleri to protect his shutout.
Pascal Dupuis scored into an empty-net goal to seal the victory for Pittsburgh.
Game 4 of the series goes Thursday night at the Bell Centre.
It was a goalless but exciting first period between the Canadiens
and Piitsburgh Penguins in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinal
on Tuesday night.
Montreal held the Penguins to only three shots on Jaroslav Halak, but they also fired only seven times on Marc-André Fleury.
The Canadiens also hit at least two posts, including one by Maxim Lapierre near the end of the first 20 minutes.
It was a different story in the second period, with the Penguins outshooting the Canadiens 13-3, but still unable to beat Halak.