Nov 23, 2013, 10:35 PM EDT
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.
- Agent: Subban hasn’t told me to make him NHL’s highest-paid D 24
- Devils sign Greene to five-year, $25M extension 17
- Subban seeking $8.5 million in arbitration, versus the Habs at $5.25 million 46
- Marchand on Plekanec: ‘I hate him. I can’t stand him’ 56
- Gettin’ paid: Gardiner inks five-year, $20.25M extension with Leafs 15
- Report: Trottier to join Sabres’ coaching staff 21
- Blues sign former eighth overall pick Mueller 31
- Trotz plans to let Johansson, Kuznetsov, and Burakovsky compete for time at center 45
- Eric Staal has surgery to repair ‘core muscle injury’ 6
- After not seeing ‘eye-to-eye’ with Carlyle, Reimer will compete for No. 1 gig 16
- Cashing in: Rangers sign Brassard to five-year, $25 million deal (63)
- Marchand on Plekanec: ‘I hate him. I can’t stand him’ (56)
- Subban seeking $8.5 million in arbitration, versus the Habs at $5.25 million (46)
- Trotz plans to let Johansson, Kuznetsov, and Burakovsky compete for time at center (45)
- Richards: If not for the cap, half the league would want to play for Hawks (36)