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Recap - Penguins Defeat Montreal 3-1

Recap - Penguins Defeat Montreal 3-1

Pittsburgh skated to a 3-1 victory over Montreal on Thursday in NHL action at Consol Energy Centre.

The Penguins were a -125 favorite in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 5.

Pittsburgh got goals from Arron Asham, James Neal, and Joe Vitale in the victory. Neal opened the scoring at 8:55 of the first period.

Marc-Andre Fleury turned in a 27-save effort for the Penguins.

Montreal got a goal from Brian Gionta in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Montreal got a 29-stop effort from Carey Price in the loss.

On the power play, Pittsburgh went 0-for-5, while the Canadiens were 0-for-4 with the man advantage.

Montreal lost the shots on goal battle to Pittsburgh by a margin of 32-28.

Pittsburgh looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Devils. The Canadiens will aim to get back on the winning track vs Toronto.