Saturday, February 6, 2010

Oh No Canada

Feuled by a contraversial goal less than one minute into the game, the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Penguins Saturday afternoon at the Bell Centre by the score of 5-3. 29 seconds into the game Habs forward Mathieu Darche knocked over Marc-Andre Fleury behind his net giving Tomas Plekanec an open goal from the left boards. This should have been a goaltender interference call as Fleury was in the trapezoid behind the goal, but the referees missed the play and called it a goal. Seconds later the goal was answered by an odd man rush by Jordan Staal tipped in by Pascal Dupuis, but the Pens were unable to take an advantage in the game. Brian Gionta added two goals and Darche and Scott Gomez also scored for Montreal. One of the few highlights for the Pens was captain Sidney Crosby getting his 300th career assist on a Bill Guerin goal in the second period. Malkin also added a late goal, giving him 20 for the season. Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury was replaced by Brent Johnson midway through the third in possibly an attempt to rest him for the game tomorrow. The Penguins next game is tomorrow against the Washington Capitals in the Verizon Center. (note: There is the possibility that this game will be postponed due to inclimate weather in Washington and travel issues, but recent information suggests the Pens will make it to Washington in time for the start of the game)

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