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The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Montreal Canadiens 5-1 last night and as sometimes happens, things can get a little heated as the game draws to an end....
14:50 Montreal Rene Bourque: 2 minutes, interference
14:50 Montreal Brandon Prust: 2 minutes, roughing
14:50 Montreal Brandon Prust: 10 minutes, misconduct
14:50 Montreal Peter Budaj: 2 minutes, goalie leave crease
14:50 Pittsburgh Brooks Orpik: 2 minutes, roughing
14:50 Pittsburgh Brooks Orpik: 10 minutes, misconduct
14:50 Pittsburgh Brooks Orpik: 10 minutes, game misconduct
14:50 Pittsburgh Marc-Andre Fleury: 2 minutes, goalie leave crease
Really very little happened but if you want to see goalies almost fighting, watch below...
No matter what Darren Dreger tries to tell you, (Carey) Price has to be the starter in Sochi. He has made the leap from good to great in a single season and he is the only goaltender I would trust with Canada’s Olympic fate.
-Jack Todd at the Montreal Gazette.
Who's next to 'pull the crest'?
added 3:57pm, Watch below as a few of the Senators talked about it after practice today.
Kerry Fraser of TSN answers a question about the Brendan Gallagher no-goal last night...
The very simple answer is that, in the collective judgment of the men staffing the NHL Situation Room last night where majority rules, it was decided that Brendan Gallagher used his right skate to kick the puck into the net!
I, like you Brad and many other fans that tweeted their confusion following this decision, am still attempting to find clear evidence of the 'distinct kicking motion' that Brendan Gallagher is claimed to have used to boot the puck into the net. This review further demonstrates the wide differences in judgment that can result from one person to another when making officiating specific decisions.
Which one was better?
The first save by Jhonas Enroth..
And then Carey Price, which you can watch below...
Without a stick, Crawford makes the leg pad save after giving up a rebound.
Montreal Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien dismissed any speculation of a bad relationship with P.K. Subban after his decision to bench the star defenceman for half a period in Wednesday night's 3-1 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers.
"I've got a great relationship with P.K.," Therrien told reporters after the team's practice in Brossard on Friday. "We communicate a lot. And he understands our decision (to bench him) and totally agrees."
Therrien drew plenty of criticism from fans and the local media over the last couple of days after benching Subban for about 10 minutes after he took an unnecessary roughing penalty at the end of the second period against the Phildelphia Flyers. The Canadiens lost the game 3-1.
"We're making a big story honestly that as far as I'm concerned isn't such a big thing," he said.
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