NHL Preview from The Sports Network |
Saturday, January 10th
(All times eastern)
Montreal Canadiens (20-16-5-2) at Pittsburgh Penguins (10-24-5-3), 1 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Montreal Canadiens hope to bounce back tonight when
they visit the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Igloo.
On Thursday the Habs had a three-game winning streak snapped via a 4-1 loss to
visiting Tampa Bay. Montreal was burned by a four-point performance from the
Lightning's Martin St. Louis.
Jose Theodore made 23 saves and Pierre Dagenais scored for the Canadiens, who
lost for the first time in the new year (3-1). Montreal also dropped its first
game in six tries (4-1-1) overall.
Dagenais scored for the second consecutive game and has seven tallies and five
assists for the season.
The Canadiens will host St. Louis on Tuesday.
Pittsburgh, meanwhile, has lost five of its last six games. After a surprising
4-2 win in New Jersey on Wednesday, the Pens got right back to business as
usual the following night at Boston. The Bruins' Patrice Bergeron scored the
winning goal on a power play late in the third period and Andrew Raycroft made
31 saves to lift the B's.
Martin Strbak scored the only goal for Pittsburgh, which had a goal disallowed
just over three minutes into the third period. Jean-Sebastien Aubin finished
with 24 saves in defeat after shining versus New Jersey.
The Penguins, 27 points off the pace in the Atlantic Division, are 7-10-3 at
home. They'll visit division-leading Philadelphia on Monday.
Montreal is 2-0 against Pittsburgh this season, and 9-1-1 in the last 11
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