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Carey Price quipped that he's scared of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Their recent play behind Evgeni Malkin is giving the Montreal Canadiens' goaltender good reason to be.
The Penguins will try to beat the Canadiens for a third time in a row and match their longest winning streak of the season Friday night at Consol Energy Center.
Pittsburgh (25-17-4) has won four consecutive games after dropping six in a row. They've outscored opponents 16-6 during the current streak, which is one shy of their season-long five-game run Oct. 18-27.
The Penguins' latest win was their most impressive, as they defeated the Eastern Conference-leading New York Rangers 4-1 on the road Thursday.
Price and the Canadiens (17-21-8) are well aware of what Pittsburgh is capable of since the Penguins have won both meetings this season, including a 3-1 home victory Oct. 20.
Price, who figures to be in net, stopped 67 of 74 shots in those two matchups, and feels facing the Penguins can bring out t...
BEST OF MAXIM
Things went from bad to worse as the slumping Penguins fell down to the 9th spot in the East. They simply couldn’t stop the bleeding. They kept competetive but they just couldn’t find the net with any consistancy and the 6 game slide starting in December threatened to be an endless trend as the list of injuries continued to grow. Sure, the Pens were fighting the injury...
Carey Price made 32 saves, and Rafael Diaz and Lars Eller scored third-period goals in the Montreal Canadiens' 3-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night.
So what happened?
Why are teams messing with Evgeni Malkin right now? He is torching everyone in sight. The Rangers tried to get into his kitchen tonight, and the result was two third period goals that put the game out of reach for the Blue Shirts. Nothing could be more gratifying for Geno.
The game itself was excellent. The Pens played their way for the first and...
PITTSBURGH (AP) Evgeni Malkin scored in his fifth straight game and added the lone goal in the shootout to give the Pittsburgh
Penguins a 5-4 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Friday night.
Evgeni Malkin scored in his fifth straight game and added the lone goal in the shoot-out to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 5-4 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Friday night.
Evgeni Malkin scored in his fifth straight game and added the lone goal in the shootout to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 5-4 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Friday night.
If the Habs have faced a must win all year, this is it. Backs against the wall? They’re through them.
Meanwhile, turmoil in Montreal. I said the seats were becoming emptier, and people called me crazy. Well, now many articles and pundits are commenting on hundreds, if not thousands, of empty seats at the Bell Centre each game. Scalpers can’t sell their tickets. Montrealers are...
Evgeni Malkin has played some terrific hockey lately. Quite possibly the finest of his career. But maybe, just maybe, not his best of this season. That, defenseman Brooks Orpik suggested after the Penguins' 2-1 shootout victory against Carolina Tuesday night at Consol Energy Center, might still be coming.
Aside from center Evgeni Malkin's brilliance, the Penguins are winning games again because of a return to their physical roots.
So what happened?
Dustin Jeffrey, Kris Letang and Evgeni Malkin happened.
Two of those happenings would not have been possible just a week or two ago, so it's nice the see the Pens getting important contributions from some of the guys recently returned from injury. Richard Park is another player who has provided a few important goals.
Jeffrey had the best night of...
This is a must win for Montreal. You’ve heard of “4 point games?” Well, this is a sixer. The Canadiens are chasing Washington, and the Habs’ chances are hanging by a thread. Beat Washington, and get 3 points out of the weekend, and the chase continues. Lose tonight and one of those games, and the odds plummet.
Carey Price starts in net. The Capitals attempt to extract their...
No. 1 Star: Dustin Jeffrey, Pittsburgh Penguins
The Montreal Canadiens jumped out to a 3-1 lead in this game, but they couldn't stop the Penguins' dominant centre. No, not Evgeni Malkin -- Dustin Jeffrey, who scored twice and added an assist to keep the Penguins in the game. Speaking of Malkin though, he eventually went into beast mode and scored the game-tying goal.
Richard Park scored the go-ahead goal 2:23 into the third period, Evgeni Malkin padded the lead with two, and workhorse Marc-Andre Fleury made 30 saves to give the suddenly hot Pittsburgh Penguins a 4-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Thursday night.
Park finished a crisp, three-way passing play with Matt Cooke and Deryk Engelland that worked right-to-left across the Rangers...
A visit from a Washington Capitals team frequently struggling to score would seem to provide the surging Pittsburgh Penguins a good chance for their longest win streak in 2011-12.
The Capitals, though, haven't lost in Pittsburgh since the 2009 postseason and will try for their ninth consecutive regular-season victory there Sunday afternoon.
Pittsburgh (26-17-4) has won five...
NEW YORK (AP) - Richard Park scored the go-ahead goal 2:23 into the third period, Evgeni Malkin padded the lead with two, and workhorse Marc-Andre Fleury made 30 saves to give the suddenly hot Pittsburgh Penguins a 4-1 victory over the New York...