Sunday, March 3, 2013

Grabbing A Point

With a win against Toronto, the Canadiens would needed a win last night to take first place. They played the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Bell Centre, the Penguins were seated at third place but could move to second with a win last night.
  • First Period
    • Kicking off the first period, the fans were in for an exciting game. With 6 minutes into the first Brandon Prust would pick up the rebound in front of the net, and score for one his third of the season. With a minute left in the first, the Penguins would score on the powerplay tying this game in the last minute and ending the first period.
      • Montreal: 12 Shots On Goal
      • Pitssburgh: 14 Shots On Goal
  • Second Period
    • 4 minutes into the second, Pacioretty would pick up a juicy rebound on a sprawling Vokoun and backhand it into the net making it 2-1 Canadiens. With only 4 minutes after that goal, Kunitz would surprise Price from side of the net tying this game at 2. Only 30 seconds later, Matt Cooke would just throw a puck at the net and it somehow goes past Price. With 7 minutes left, the Penguins would win a face off draw in center ice and rush right towards the Canadiens net. Matt Cooke would wrist another one for his second of the night. With 2 and a half minutes left, and the Canadiens down by 2 goals, they would put pressure on the Penguins for the last 4 minutes of the period. Brian Gionta would tip in a shot making it 4-3 Canadiens. With less than a second left, PK Subban would score on a wrap around from behind the net. The goal was reviewed and it would stand as a good goal. The crowd went wild as the Canadiens tie it right at the end of the period.
      • Montreal: 15 Shots On Goal
      • Pittsburgh: 12 Shots On Goal
  • Third Period
    • 6 minutes into the third, David Desharnais would score his fifth of the season making it 5-4 Canadiens. With only 4 minutes after, Kunitz would slap one from a pass from Crosby behind the net, as he would tie it, making it 5-5. Only 2 minutes later, Sidney Crosby would be wide open in front of the net as he slaps a pass from Kris Letang, putting the Penguins back in the lead. 30 seconds later, the Canadiens on the rush would score as Brian Gionta scores from a pass from Lars Eller. The period would end and head into overtime.
      • Montreal: 9 Shots On Goal
      • Pittsburgh: 12 Shots On Goal
  • Overtime
    • Only a minute into the overtime period, Brandon Sutter receives a pass from Despres as he would be left wide open in front of Price, he would score as the Pens took it in overtime. 7-6 the final score.
      • Montreal: 0 Shots On Goal
      • Pittsburgh: 1 Shots On Goal
The Canadiens do pick up a point in their effort, this game had great back and forth action. The Canadiens will play the Big Bad Bruins today in Boston, i will be expecting a few fights in this one!

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