Carey Price is Kanyon.
Ok. That’s unfair. But only somewhat. Price didn’t start for the Montreal Canadiens tonight against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Peter Budaj, the winner of his last six starts prior to tonight, started the game and performed like hot garbage. He gave up three goals on nine shots in the first period before being removed.
Between the epic goalie tandem, the Canadiens gave up six goals to the injury battered Pens team. It was all of the new guys that were contributing as well. No one that scored a goal tonight was on the roster last season. Brandon Sutter busted out of his recent scoring funk by scoring two goals including the first tally of the night. Jarome Iginla added his second goal since joining the Pens with a power play goal late in the first period. Even Douglas Murray scored. It was his first goal since Rebecca Black was popular.
The other two goals in the game belonged to the acquisition that is quickly entering into Penguins lore. Brenden Morrow has been on an absolute tear of late. He added two more goals tonight as well as a fight with P.K. Subban which was probably more appreciated than both goals combined.
It wasn’t much of a fight. But Morrow had to fight through Subban’s visor and a headlock before he could really get a punch in. And even after Subban got his head smashed into the ice, he thought it was funny. Maybe Subban is Kanyon?
Marc-Andre Fleury got the win in net for the Pens by stopping 31 shots. He did, however, give up four goals. Brian Gionta, Alex Galchenyuk, Andrei Markov, and some guy named Gabriel Dumont scored for the Canadiens but after digging themselves a three goal hole in the first period, it was too much to climb out from.
The Penguins now have a nine point lead over the Canadiens and Boston Bruins for the top spot in the east with just about two weeks left in the season. The Pens would have to lose the rest of their games for either of the teams chasing them to even have a chance. Right now, it’s just a matter of who the Pens would play in the first round and as things stand today, it would be the New York Rangers.