Penguins 3, Canadiens 1 - Postgame - 11-25-09

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .


-NIce solid, workmanlike win for the Penguins. They played their type of game, kept the pressure on a tired, wounded Candiens team and earned a win tonight.

-Granted this was the first game we saw in person with Maxime Talbot, but it looked like his strongest effort since he came back from his injury.

-Again, the Crosby-Guerin-Talbot line really clicked tonight. We wouldn't be too upset if Dan Bylsma kept that trio intact when Tyler Kennedy and Chris Kunitz return to the lineup.

-Fleury's game wasn't perfect, but he once again did what he had to in order to win this game. And that's all you can ever ask from your goaltender. His save on O'Byrne's shorthanded chance late really killed any hopes the Canadiens had at coming back.

-Despite having more than a few things working against them, we really though the Canadiens played well. They just didn't have the horses to run with the Penguins. There was a lot of AHL-caliber talent in their lineup tonight.

-Price was solid but the goals in the second period were inexcusable. And they turned out to be the difference.

-The Penguins ended up with a 30-19 lead in shots.

-Bill Guerin led the game with 6.

-Metropoli led the Habs with five.

-That's what kind of night it was for Montreal. A third-line checker led them in shots.

-Gonchar led the game with 24:56.

-Cammalleri led the Habs with 22:51.

-The Penguins had a 27-21 lead in faceoffs (56 percent).

-Staal was 10 for 15 (67 percent).

-Metropolit was 11 for 15 (73 percent).

-Mara led the game with four blocked shots.

-The great Martin Skoula led the Penguins with three.

-Who needs Jay McKee?

-Assuming they don't meet the Penguins in the playoffs, the Candiens will finish with a 42-32-15 record all-time at Civic/Mellon Arena including postseason games.

-Crosby moved past Ron Stackhouse for 10th place on the team's all-time assist list. Crosby now has 278 to Stackhouse's 277.

-Staal moved past Dave Burrows for for 58 place on the team's all-time scoring list. Each player has 132 point but Staal (69) has more goals than Burrows (56).

-Talbot moved past Michel "Miss the Net" Ouellet for 92nd place on the team's all-time scoring list. Talbot now has 81 points to Ouellet's 80.

-Talbot's assist was his first point since:

-Here's some names. Guerin's goal moved him into 215th place on the team's all-time scoring list past Kris Beech, Steve Durbano and Scott Young. All four players have 27 points, but Guerin (11) has more goals than each of them.

-Game summary.

-Event summary.


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