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Pacioretty, Habs end Pens’ winning streak

Nov 23, 2013, 10:35 PM EDT

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The Montreal Canadiens extended their winning streak to three games on Saturday by beating the Penguins 3-2, ending Pittsburgh’s run at three games in the process.

Max Pacioretty appears to be heating up with his Habs. He scored two goals on Saturday, including the game-winner. While he went without a point on Friday, he had a hat trick on Nov. 19. That little bit of extra help boosted Carey Price above .500 (9-8-2) on the season.

Things aren’t all bad for Pittsburgh, but if Penguins fans need a bright side to look at, they should consider James Neal‘s awakening. He now has three two-point games in a row, including two goals in the third period tonight. (Unfair critics might complain about Evgeni Malkin‘s goal-scoring “struggles,” even though his two primary assists give him 22 helpers this season.)

Montreal is now 13-9-2 on the season while Pittsburgh falls to 15-9-0.

  1. pitpenguinsrulez - Nov 23, 2013 at 10:50 PM

    Can’t win em all. 6 points out of a possible 8 points for this week is pretty good. Crosby had a lot of jump in this game especially early on. Subban on the other hand I just can’t stand one bit. If someone were to pop him squarely in the face…I’d love it. He like’s to dish it out but turtles when it’s dished back. Hell the best thing Brendan Morrow did as a Penguin was fight his ass. Pens just have to regroup and comeout strong on Monday night vs Boston.

    • bsaures - Nov 23, 2013 at 11:39 PM

      Its not Subbans job to fight its his job to put up points, play good defensively and get into other players heads which he did perfectly to Crosby along with Emelin and Plekanec all night. Crosby 4 shots no points a -1 and only 6 for 27 in the faceoff dot.

    • packerswin96 - Nov 24, 2013 at 6:26 AM

      As I recall the only dirty shot in the game was by Crosby on Galchenyuk, so Crosby is the one that needs to be popped in the mouth, his constant whining make almost everyone outside of Pens fans hate him. PK also went after Brouwer and fought him the night before, there has been no turtling by him at all this season.

      • Hockeyfan - Nov 24, 2013 at 7:11 AM

        Then you weren’t watching the same game. Subban is a dirty player and should have been hit more often. You are just looking for things to say about Crosby. You are stuck on how Crosby was as a young captain not how he is now. Frankly I thought he showed some restraint by walking away after scrums. if there is a valid criticism, it would be that Crosby should step up and put the team on his back like Malkin did to set up Neal. Crosby is passing up too many chances to take the puck to the net.

      • bsaures - Nov 24, 2013 at 1:37 PM

        Hockeyfan you must have been watching a different game. He showed very little restraint getting kicked out of faceoffs for chirping and complaining too much multiple times and trying to put PK in a headlock instead of following the play.

      • hockey412 - Nov 25, 2013 at 10:37 AM

        I think you’re seeing what the TV broadcast shows you and believing what they tell you. Subban was HORRIBLE all game long, the stickwork didn’t stop the entire game. (that means he was slapping people in the back of the knee all game long…very painful, very dirty, but that is what Subban is).

        Glachenyuk is the guy that kept hitting Fleury, right? On one play he fought through someone that was holding him back just to flop on him, and on another he flat out ran him?

        You wouldn’t expect a dirty little terd like that to get punched? The Pens didn’t show enough grit…there were a number of Habs that needed punched. You can’t let hobbits do that stuff.

    • drone501 - Nov 24, 2013 at 9:56 AM

      turnover and soft goal hurt. looked liked they started the 3rd period flat.

  2. steelers88 - Nov 23, 2013 at 11:12 PM

    The one thing that I didn’t like in this game was that nobody went after Suban after he went after Crosby. I would have liked if anyone on the team would have least gotten into in his face.

  3. csilojohnson - Nov 24, 2013 at 12:52 AM

    Bad night on faceoffs. Especially Crosby. Wouldnt say Subban got in anyones head. Played a solid game though. (Still think he is a chump) Malkin had another beast game. Kunitz and Jusi seemed to have an off night. Pens are killing themselves with turnovers. Good to see them battle at the end. Too little too late though.

  4. hazlydose - Nov 24, 2013 at 12:59 AM

    It was clear that Montreal’s game plan was to get under the penguins skin as much as possible. Why not? It’s the best way to beat them. If you were a pens fan before the cup you will remember that the penguins once played like this. Therrien’s teams are not fun to play against.

  5. 7mantel - Nov 24, 2013 at 6:27 AM

    Why hate Subban when you have Orpik who plays the same way !

    • c9castine - Nov 24, 2013 at 11:52 PM

      they play the same how? they both skate?

  6. ibieiniid - Nov 24, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    there’s less “penguins fans” on here than on the flyers article (about us winning). quit kidding yourselves. you aren’t penguin fans, you’re all just anti-flyers. and funny how when his pens lose and the flyers win, pitpens wants to calmly talk hockey… no flyers trolling for him on this particular non flyers-related post. that’s OK, maybe he’ll find a way to turn the NEXT pens article into a flyers one.

    what a f’ing fool this guys is.

  7. csilojohnson - Nov 24, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    only one trolling here is you… not one mention of flyers in article or comments. Paranoid much?

    • thesportsjudge - Nov 24, 2013 at 1:12 PM

      So are you “replying” to the author?

  8. ibieiniid - Nov 24, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    no sir, not paranoid. this dude pittpenguinsrulez is not only the first to troll EVERY flyers article, he is also known for bringing them up in posts that’s have nothing to do with them. they’re winning now, so he isn’t doing it… just pointing that out. he’s a fool of the greatest caliber. you know, the kind that adds apostrophe’s to plural word’s (see what I did there?)

    note: no flyers fans on here trolling the penguins (except me trolling a penguins FAN), but scroll down 2 stories and look at who the trolls are.

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