Posted October 20, 2011 on AP on Fox

MONTREAL - JANUARY 24: NHL YoungStar James Neal of the Dallas Stars competes in the 'Upper Deck YoungStars Game' during the Honda NHL Superskills competition as part of the 2009 NHL All-Star weekend on January 24, 2009 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Dave Sandford/Getty Images)
James Neal scored his NHL-leading seventh goal of the season, and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 27 shots in the Pittsburgh Penguins' 3-1 victory over struggling Montreal on Thursday night. Joe Vitale and Arron Asham added their first goals of the season for Pittsburgh. Neal had just one goal in 20 games for Pittsburgh last season after coming over in a trade from Dallas. Yet he moved into a tie with Toronto's Phil Kessel for the NHL goals lead when his shot from the top of the circle clanked off the post then caromed off goalie Carey Price's back and into the net to give the Penguins an early lead. Price stopped 29 shots for the Canadiens, who have lost four straight. Brian Gionta scored with less than 2 minutes to go to spoil Fleury's bid for his 20th career shutout. Pittsburgh rolled despite playing without star centers Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. Crosby continues his slow comeback from a pair of concussions that have sidelined him since January while Malkin is dealing with ...
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