Montreal Canadiens

Canadiens-Penguins: Montreal Keeps Pittsburgh Grounded

Daniel ArouchianSenior Analyst IFebruary 4, 2009

Roman Hamrlik, Chris Higgins, Maxim Lapierre and Andrei Kostitsyn helped the Habs win the match against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Carey Price made 22 saves in the 4-2 victory.

Alexei Kovalev had a total of six shots on net—a game-high!

He even had an assist on Kostitsyn's goal.

I guess the heart-to-heart with Carbonneau helped.

"We always say one game doesn't mean anything, but I thought we made a big step forward as a line and as a team," said Kovalev.

"We're coming back slowly, but hopefully it won't just be one game. Hopefully it will be the rest of the games for the rest of the season."

Guy Carbonneau was pleased with his team's performance.

"I can't remember all the goals they scored last year, but that was the way they played last year," Carbonneau said. "They were also matched up against Crosby and Malkin most of the night and did a good job containing them."

Next game is on Friday versus the Buffalo Sabres. Game time at 7:30pm EST.


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