PENGUINS HOLD ON FOR 5-4 TRIUMPH IN MONTREAL
MONTREAL – Andre Roy’s goal was the difference Saturday night as the Penguins posted a 5-4 win in Montreal.
Eric Boguniecki jammed a puck past David Aebischer 3:42 into the contest. John LeClair and Ryan Malone assisted on the play. It was LeClair’s 800th NHL point.
Malone made it 2-0 at 5:27 when he fired a power-play goal off Aebischer and into the net. LeClair and Ryan Whitney both had assists.
Jan Bulis sliced Montreal’s deficit to 2-1 with 10:12 remaining as he scored past Marc-Andre Fleury.
The Canadiens knotted the score at 2-all 1:25 later when Garth Murray deflected a shot past Fleury.
Sheldon Souray rifled a slap-shot past Fleury with 3:37 on the clock for a power-play goal and a 3-2 Montreal lead.
LeClair tied the game at 3-all when he scored a goal with 22 seconds to go in the period. Josef Melichar and Andy Hilbert assisted on the play.
Souray fired another slap-shot past Fleury for a power-play goal with 8:35 to go in the second period for a 4-3 Montreal advantage.
Whitney tallied a power-play goal with 6:29 to go to tie the game for the Penguins. Malone and Sergei Gonchar assisted on the play.
Roy slipped a puck past Aebsicher to give the Penguins a 5-4 lead 3:50 into the third period. Sidney Crosby and Colby Armstrong assisted on the play.
Fleury was strong in goal once again as he stopped 42 shots to earn the win.