19:37: Marc-Andre Bergeron tees ups a slapper from the left point that hits a body in front.
19:06: Gonchar cracks a slapper from the right point. Price makes the save. Crosby is there for the rebound and pushes it right into Price's gear.
17:39: Pascal Dupuis cranks a slap shot from the West Igloo Club. Price makes the save.
17:05: Off a two-on-one against Gonchar, Plekanec snaps off a wrister from the right wing. Fleury makes the save but give up a bad rebound. Mike Cammalleri moves in from the left wing and has a clean shot at an open net but whiffs on his shot. Fleury got lucky there. He can't give up that rebound and Cammalleri can't miss that shot.
16:53: Dupuis a gets the puck deep on the left wing and puts a deflected wrister on net. Price gloves it.
15:42: During delayed penalty Guerin takes a pass on the left wing and cranks a slapper. It hits off the side of the cage. A Canadien touches the puck to kill. play. Tom Pyatt is sent off for tripping Talbot. Malkin, Crosby, Guerin, Mark Eaton and Gonchar take the ice.
15:26: Mark Eaton sneaks a shot through traffic down low from the left wing. Price makes the save. Crosby gloves the rebound, drops it and punches it on net. Price makes the "save." Officials actually blew play dead as Crosby gloved the puck so the shot wasn't official. The faceoff is in the neutral zone.
14:15: From the left point, Gonchar zips a pass to Malkin down low on the right wing. Malkin hammers a one-timer that Price is able to slide over and make the save.
13:40: Malkin hammers a slapper from the left point that's no where near the cage.
15:12: Gonchar swats a shot on net from the top of othe slot. Price is able to glove it despite a cluster of bodies in front.
13:15: The Penguins maintain control the offensive zone and it pays off with a little bit of luck. Malkin handles the puck down low behind the net. He dips down and avoids a hip check by O'Byrne then dishes a nifty backhander to Guerin along the goal line. Guerin tries to go from his forehand to his backhand but looses control of hte puck It slides into Price's gear. He appears to have frozen it but Guerin kind of "bumps" him and the puck goes into the cage. Price has a brief discussion with the officials presumably to disagree with the goal. It counts. Malkin and the great Martin Skoula get assists. The "Hey Song" is played. Penguins 2-0
11:45: Maxim Lapierre hammers a slapper from the left point. Fleury makes the save but gives up a big rebound. David Desharnais swats at the puck but fans on it abit. It slides in and Fleury eats it up.
10:00ish: Quality sign hanging from the north F balcony: "Pens New Motto: 'Defy Injury'"
9:37: Malkin sats a wrister from the left faceoff circle that gets deflected out of play.
7:43: Talbot forces O'Byrne into a turnover down low with a nice forecheck. Talbot can't really get control of the puck and it slides up against the cage. It kind of just sits there before officials blow play dead. O'Byrne's had a rough night.
7:04: Malkin turns and smacks a bouncing puck in the slot. It gets deflected out of play. During the stoppage, attendance is annoucned as 17,094. It is the team's 130th consecutive sellout.
5:49: The Penguins get a little ragged in their own end. Glen Metropolit swats a loose puck form the left faceoff circle on net. FLeury makes the glove save and freezes play allowing his team a much-needed change.
5:13: Pacioretty works his way up the left wing against Ben Lovejoy and rockets a wrister high that gets by Fleury on the blocker side and clanks off the cross bar.
4:22: Brooks Orpik rattles Maxim Lapierre behind the Penguins net.
3:04: Crosby coasts up the left wing against Marc-Andre Bergeron. Just outside the faceoff circle, he spins and whips a backhanded pass to Gonchar streaking down the slot. Gonchar knocks down the puck with his left foot, takes the puck on his backhand, does a nifty little shoulder juke and punches a backhandes shot on Price's five hole. It clunks off Price's legs and squirts into the net. What a nifty little goal. Gonchar could use that shoulder juke and pick up women in a dance club if he wanted too. Crosby and Staal get assists. The "Hey Song" is played. Penguins 3, Canadiens 0.
2:58: A few sing-song "Careeerrrrrrr--EEEEEEEE...... Carrrrreeeeee-EEEEEEEE....." chants can be heard.
1:12: Tough time to take a penalty here. Adams is nabbed for high sticking Pacioretty. Staal, Cooke, Orpik and Gonchar take the ice.
0:36: Cooke works his way up the left wing. From the faceoff circle, He uncorks a big slapper which Price kicks out.
0:00: As the period runs out, Metropolit gets the puck down low, turns and tries to jam it under Fleury a few times. Fleury holds his ground and keeps it out. End of period. Penguins 3, Canadiens 0.
-Another solid period for the Penguins. They're playing their game and doing exactly what they need to do. Gaining the offensive zone and getting the puck on net.
-The Canadiens are still in this thing. Despite the score, they've played pretty well considering again, they played last night and they don't have a healthy roster.
-Price needed to prevent the two goals he gave up that period. THey were preventable goals and he can't let those go in. Especially considering his team is short on healthy bodies tonight.
-The Crosby-Guerin-Talbot line continued to thrive.
-The penguins have a 24-15 lead in shots.
-Bill Guerin leads the game with six shots.
-Metropolit leads the Habs with four.
-Gonchar leads the game with 15:51 of ice time.
-Cammalleri leads the Canadiens with 14:59.
-The Penguins have an 18-15 edge in faceoffs (55 percent).
-Staal is 7 for 10 (70 percent).
-Metropolit is 7 for 9 (78 percent).
-Mara leads the game with three blocked shots.
-Lovejoy, Staal, Fedotenko and the great Martin Skoula each have one.