Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price saw the NHL's leading scorer bearing down on him and figured he had maybe an inch or two over his right shoulder exposed.
Thing is, an inch or two is all Sidney Crosby needs these days.
Crosby beat Price with a laser to the top corner of the net late in the second period, Marc-Andre Fleury and Tomas Vokoun teamed up to stop 37 shots, and the Penguins extended their winning streak to 13 games with a 1-0 victory on Tuesday night.
''He's the best player in the world, so we got beat tonight by the best player in the world, by the perfect shot,'' Montreal coach Michel Therrien said.
One Crosby delivered after a rare defensive breakdown by the Canadiens. Chris Kunitz found Crosby with a pretty cross-ice pass and Crosby did the rest. His 15th goal of the season turned out to be just enough to keep Pittsburgh's march through March going.
''To win that many, your goaltenders have to steal a game or two over that time period,'' Crosby said. ''Som...