Michel Therrien reunited David Desharnais and Max Pacioretty in a four on four situation to open the period. While most people were throwing things at their TVs, Tom Gilbert found himself wide open and took a pass from Max Pacioretty in the slot and buried a wrist shot. Therrien's smile from the bench could be seen beaming from space.
The Habs' powerplay looks a little better. The days of having to wait for a Sheldon Souray blast or an Alexi Kovalev snipe to get some offense are long behind us. The Habs don't have to depend on their powerplay to give them the bulk of their offense - they are a great five on five team. So, to see a 4 minute powerplay here not garner a goal, but at least get some momentum going is a step in the right direction.
Do the Habs look elite tonight? Taking a 3-1 lead into the third against one of the best teams in the league doesn't mean they're elite, but it's one step closer if the Habs can shut down the game and come away with a perfect road trip in the books. The road to eliteness continues in the third period...
|02:30||MTL||Max Pacioretty (16) Snap shot - ASST: Tom Gilbert (5), Alex Galchenyuk (17)||1 - 0 MTL|
|06:35||MTL||David Desharnais (6) Snap shot - ASST: Tomas Plekanec (14), Dale Weise (10)||2 - 0 MTL|
|09:59||PIT||David Perron (6) Wrist shot - ASST: Sidney Crosby (32), Steve Downie (13)||2 - 1 MTL|
|01:49||MTL||Tom Gilbert (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Max Pacioretty (15), P.K. Subban (19)||3 - 1 MTL|
|12:15||PIT||Steve Downie Interference on goalkeeper - 2 min against Carey Price|
|19:41||MTL||Tom Gilbert Interference - 2 min against Steve Downie|
|19:41||PIT||Steve Downie Roughing - 2 min against Tom Gilbert|
|05:54||PIT||Robert Bortuzzo Hi stick - double minor - 4 min against Jiri Sekac|
|14:56||MTL||Tomas Plekanec Interference - 2 min against Steve Downie|
|19:55||PIT||Sidney Crosby Tripping - 2 min against Tom Gilbert|
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2014-15 Game 39: Montreal Canadiens vs Pittsburgh Penguins
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