The Pittsburgh Penguins (24-8-5) played the Montreal Canadiens (21-9-4) on Saturday Night. Marc-Andre Fleury would get the start for the Penguins. Carey Price would start for the Canadiens. David Warsofsky, Steve Oleksy, and Matt Murray would be the scratches for Penguins. Zach Redmond and Sven Andrighetto would be the scratches for the Habs.
Alexander Radulov would score at 4:07 of the 1st to give the Canadiens a 1-0 lead. Paul Byron and Shea Weber would get the assists. Jeff Petry would get called for tripping at 5:05. Tomas Plekanec would get called for delay of game at 8:34. Phillip Danault would get called for slashing at 15:21. The Canadiens would have 11 shots to the Penguins 10 in the 1st.
Patric Hornqvist would score at 1:07 of the 2nd to tie the game at 1. Evgeni Malkin and Carl Hagelin would get the assists. Phil Kessel would score at 4:28 to give the Penguins a 2-1 lead. Carl Hagelin and Olli Maatta. Patric Hornqvist would get called for roughing at 11:18. Trevor Daley would get called for high sticking at 15:52. Paul Byron would score at 19:21 to tie the game at 2. Jeff Petry would get the lone assist. The Canadiens would have 16 shots to the Penguins 14 in the 2nd.
Brian Flynn would score at 2:04 of the 3rd to give the Canadiens a 3-2 lead. Daniel Carr would have the lone assist. Paul Byron would get called for holding at 16:32. Conor Sheary would score at 19:05 to tie the game at 3.Justin Schultz and Kris Letang with the assists. Penguins would have 13 shots to the Canadiens 11 in the 3rd.
The Canadiens would get called for too many men on the ice at 1:10 of OT. Evgeni Malkin would score at 1:54 of OT to give the Penguins the 4-3 win. Phil Kessel and Kris Letang would get the assists. The Penguins would have 4 shots in OT. The Canadiens would have zero.
The Penguins would go 1 for 5 on the power play and kill both penalties. Marc-Andre Fleury would make 37 saves on 40 shots. Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel would have a goal an assist. Patric Hornqvist would score a goal. Carl Hagelin and Kris Letang would each have 2 assists. Olli Maatta and Justin Schultz would each have an assist. The Penguins will now go on their bye week and their next game is on January 8th against the Tampa Bay Lightning (19-15-4).