Canadiens Down Pittsburgh 2-1 - Match Report
It came down to a shootout and Carey Price foiled the opposition in a 2-1 victory for Montreal over Pittsburgh Thursday.
Bettors who backed the Canadiens were rewarded as -115 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 5.
Benoit Pouliot clinched the win with a shootout goal in round 5 for the Canadiens. Montreal got goals from Benoit Pouliot in the victory. Pouliot opened the scoring at 12:28 of the second period.
Carey Price stopped 31 of 32 Pittsburgh shots in the victory.
Arron Asham scored for the Penguins, finding the net behind Carey Price.
Brent Johnson stopped 22 of 23 shots for the Penguins, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Montreal went 0-for-5, while the Penguins were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.
Pittsburgh outshot Montreal 32-23 in the game.
Next game, Montreal takes its act home to face Boston looking for another win. For Pittsburgh, they head home to face Minnesota.