The Pittsburgh Penguins (27-11-5) played the Montreal Canadiens(27-12-6) on Wednesday night. Matt Murray would start for the Penguins. Carey Price would start for the Canadiens. Matt Cullen, Tom Kuhnhackl and Steve Oleksy would be the scratches for the Penguins. Daniel Carr and Ryan Johnston would be the scratches for the Canadiens.
Ian Cole would score at 14:52 of the 1st to give the Penguins a 1-0 lead. Evgeni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist would get the assists. The Penguins would have 11 shots to the Canadiens 7 in the 1st period.
Alexander Radulov was called for tripping at 2:17 of the 2nd. Eric Fehr would score at 5:19 to give the Penguins a 2-0 lead. Chris Kunitz and Scott Wilson would get the assists. Jake Guentzel would score at 17:38 to make it 3-0. Cameron Gaunce and Patric Hornqvist would get the assists. Sven Andrighetto would score at 18:11 to make it 3-1. Alexei Emelin and Artturi Lehkonen would get the assists. The Penguins had 12 shots in the 2nd to the Canadiens 5.
Max Pacioretty would get called for interference at 5:24of the 3rd. Trevor Daley was called for high sticking at 7:09. Olli Maatta would score his 1s of the season at 15:36 to make it 4-1. Conor Sheary would get the lone assist. The Canadiens would have 8 shots in the 3rd to the Penguins 3.
The Penguins would go 0 for 2 on the powerplay and kill all 1 penalty. Matt Murray would make 19 saves on 20 shots. Ian Cole, Olli Maatta, Jake Guentzel, and Eric Fehr would have a goal each. Patric Hornqvist would have 2 assists. Chris Kunitz, Scott Wilson, Conor Sheary, Evgeni Malkin, and Cameron Gaunce would have an assist each. The Penguins play @ Carolina Hurricanes (21-16-7 on Friday.