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Penguins score early, defeat Canadiens

Sep 19, 2007 - 3:14 AM By Mark Lidbetter PA Sports Contributing Writer

MONTREAL (Ticker) -- The Pittsburgh Penguins scored on their first two shots of the night and cruised to a 5-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday, a night after losing to the Canadiens in overtime the previous day.

Ryan Stone and Jeff Taffe scored at 32 seconds and 2:41, respectively, of the first period to give the Penguins a quick 2-0 lead that they would never give up.

Stone tucked the puck between Montreal goalie Jaroslav Halak and the left post on a rebound off the back boards from right winger Jonathan Filewich's shot to give the Pens a 1-0 advantage. Taffe provided the second Penguins' goal on a shot from just inside the Canadiens' blue line. Halak dropped early and the puck sailed over his right shoulder making it 2-0 for Pittsburgh.

Montreal got one back on the power play when center Bryan Smolinski came up with the puck during a goal mouth scramble, went to his back hand and flicked the puck over Penguins goalie Dany Sabourin at 5:57 of the second period.

After Saku Koivu again cut the Penguins lead to one early in the third period, Evgeni Malkin jumped out of the penalty box and received a tape-to-tape pass from Dustin Geoffery. The Penguins center raced in and wristed home a shot to give Pittsburgh a two-goal advantage.

Tyler Kennedy scored with three minutes remaining for the Penguins to cap the scoring.

Pittsburgh forward Sidney Crosby, who played the night before, did not dress for the game.








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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PITTSBURGH 2 1 2 5
    MONTREAL 0 1 1 2 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: PIT - RYAN STONE 1 (JONATHAN FILEWICH) 0:32
    PIT - JEFF TAFFE 1 (CHRIS MINARD) 2:41
    2ND PRD: MON - BRYAN SMOLINSKI 1 (THOMAS BEAUREGARD, JAMIE RIVERS)
    5:58
    PIT - PETR SYKORA 1 (EVGENI MALKIN) 11:51
    3RD PRD: MON - (SH)

    Sep 18 10:09 PM


  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PITTSBURGH 2 1 2 5
    MONTREAL 0 1 1 2 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: PIT - RYAN STONE 1 (JONATHAN FILEWICH) 0:32
    PIT - JEFF TAFFE 1 (CHRIS MINARD) 2:41
    2ND PRD: MON - BRYAN SMOLINSKI 1 (THOMAS BEAUREGARD, JAMIE RIVERS)
    5:58
    PIT - PETR SYKORA 1 (EVGENI MALKIN) 11:51
    3RD PRD: MON - (SH)

    Penguins vs. CanadiensSep 18 10:09 PM


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    PITTSBURGH 4
    MONTREAL 2 6:41 LEFT, 3RD PRD

    Penguins vs. CanadiensSep 18 9:56 PM


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    PITTSBURGH 3
    MONTREAL 2
    3RD PRD: MON - (SH) SAKU KOIVU 1 (UNASSISTED) 8:57

    Penguins vs. CanadiensSep 18 9:48 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PITTSBURGH 2 1 3
    MONTREAL 0 1 1 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: PIT - RYAN STONE 1 (JONATHAN FILEWICH) 0:32
    PIT - JEFF TAFFE 1 (CHRIS MINARD) 2:41
    2ND PRD: MON - BRYAN SMOLINSKI 1 (THOMAS BEAUREGARD, JAMIE RIVERS)
    5:58
    PIT - PETR SYKORA 1 (EVGENI MALKIN) 11:51
    SHOTS

    Sep 18 9:12 PM


  • NHL
    PITTSBURGH 3
    MONTREAL 1
    2ND PRD: PIT - PETR SYKORA 1 (EVGENI MALKIN) 11:51

    Penguins vs. CanadiensSep 18 8:59 PM


  • NHL
    PITTSBURGH 2
    MONTREAL 1
    2ND PRD: MON - BRYAN SMOLINSKI 1 (THOMAS BEAUREGARD, JAMIE RIVERS)
    14:02

    Penguins vs. CanadiensSep 18 8:48 PM


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    Pittsburgh
    2 --2
    Montreal 0 --0
    ------------------------

    Shots on goal:
    -----------------------------
    Pittsburgh 7 --7
    Montreal 5 --5
    -----------------------------

    Goalies : Pittsburgh, Dany Sabourin (5 shots, 5 saves). Montreal,
    Jaroslav Halak (7 shots, 5 saves). Referees: Dave Jackson, Francois
    St. Laurent. Linesmen: Greg De

    Sep 18 8:20 PM


  • NHL
    PITTSBURGH 2
    MONTREAL 0 17:19 LEFT, 1ST PRD

    Penguins vs. CanadiensSep 18 7:48 PM


  • NHL
    PITTSBURGH 1
    MONTREAL 0
    1ST PRD: PIT - RYAN STONE 1 (JONATHAN FILEWICH) 0:32

    Penguins vs. CanadiensSep 18 7:44 PM