Round 2, Game 3: Malkin awakens for Penguins

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

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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.


  1. KenD29 says:

    Lucic will head to the net and stay there. Did not see Ovi do that and so far Crosby either.
    And Rask has played much better so far than either Volomav and Fleury.

    Tonight we skate with them, Tonight is our night!

  2. DraftBeer says:

    Habs have eliminated the Pens, have they?


    You’ve written your own obit.

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