Victory against the Penguins: the CH ends its black series

Victory against the Penguins: CH ends its black streak


PITTSBURGH | There is never anything predictable in the Canadian universe. Trailing 1-0 after 21 seconds and 2-0 after less than five minutes, more carnage was expected against the Penguins. But the visitors wrote a very different story than the day before against the Colorado Avalanche.

Landed in Pittsburgh in the early morning, the CH chased away physical fatigue, but especially mental, to triumph over the Penguins 6 to 4, Tuesday, at the PPG Paints Arena.  

Anthony Richard scored the winning goal early in the third period. He beat Casey DeSmith, who came to relieve Tristan Jarry after the first period, with a precise shot in the top of the net. On this play, he hid behind defender Pierre-Olivier Joseph before grabbing a long pass from Justin Barron. 

“It feels good, it was a big goal for me,” Richard said. I often played this game with Justin in Laval. I wanted to go to the other side of the ice, but when I saw that it was Justin who had the puck, I braked and stayed behind the defenseman. I was hoping he saw me. I know he has a good vision of the game. ”

“I saw him out of the corner of my eye and just wanted to give him the puck even though he was pretty far away,” Barron said. Anthony is a good scorer, he had a perfect shot. He's often beaten goaltenders that way this year with the Rocket.”

In his 11th game this season with CH, but his fourth since his second recall, Richard got his second goal in the NHL. But it was his first game-winning goal.


Without a win in his last seven outings (0-5-2), the Canadian did not panic despite a false start against the Penguins, a team that had won seven of their last nine games. 

“There are 60 minutes in a game for a reason, philosophized the center Jonathan Drouin who had a good evening with two assists. I might not have predicted that after five minutes, but we bounced back nicely with four goals in a row. We have a united group and we have character. We quickly forgot the bad game against the Avalanche 

Samuel Montembeault also had a big say in the win with 38 saves, including a crucial one with 30 seconds left against Jason Zucker. Again, “Monty” played as a number one keeper.

What we noticed… 


Acquired for the dark Evgenii Dadonov in a pact with the Stars, Denis Gurianov aimed to relaunch his career with CH. The sample is still thin after nine games, but Gurianov is on the right track. In Pittsburgh, the winger scored in a third game in a row. He has five points (4 goals, 1 assist) in 9 games with his new team. In Dallas, he had only two goals and nine points in 43 games.


Jake Guentzel needed a small point to reach 400 in the NHL. After 21 seconds in this match, the American had already achieved his mission. He scored the opening goal by bouncing off a comeback from Bryan Rust. The Penguins' 3rd round pick in 2013, Guentzel needed 438 games to achieve that mark. He ended his night with two goals and an assist.  


Tristan Jarry went to the showers after the first period. He gave up four goals on just seven shots. Casey DeSmith took over. Since returning from chronic hip pain, Jarry hasn't looked like a number one goaltender. He has a 4.21 GAA and .863 save percentage in nine games. . 


Justin Barron has returned to his position at the blue line after suffering a shoulder injury during the visit to Los Angeles. against the Penguins. He had missed the last six games. He replaced Chris Wideman.

+ Justin BarronBarron hadn't played since March 2 But he quickly brushed off the rust The former Colorado Avalanche first-round pick showed his fine vision with two assists, including the one on Richard's game-winning goal – JKovacevicIt was an adventure for Johnathan Kovacevic in his own territory Used for the majority of the game in the company of Mike Matheson, the rookie defender found himself in difficult confrontations against the Sidney Crosby line The game was going too fast for him He was overrun too often

Victory against the Penguins: CH ends its black streak


Victory against the Penguins: CH ends its black streak

4First Period1-Pit: Jake Guentzel (28) (Rust, Crosby)0:21
2-Pit: Evgeni Malkin (24) (Letang, Guentzel)AN-4:49
3-Mon: Mike Hoffman (11) (Pitlick, Barron)5:21
4-Mon: Jesse Ylonen (4) (Matheson, Harvey-Pinard)7:13
5-Mon: Denis Gurianov (6) (Belzile, Drouin)11:31
6-Mon: Joel Edmundson (2) (Kovacevic, Drouin)19:49Penalties: Anderson (Mon) 4:09, OConnor (Pit) 9:20, Belzile (Mon) 17:45, Crosby (Pit) 17:45 Second Period7-Pit: Kris Letang (10) (Pettersson, Rakell)10:57
8-Pit: Jake Guentzel (29) (Malkin, Letang)AN-18:05Penalties: Belzile (Mon) 5:47, Belzile (Mon) 11:48, Malkin (Pit) 12:42, Barron (Mon) 17:59 riode9-Mon: Anthony Richard (2) (Barron, Edmundson)3:05
10-Mon: Josh Anderson (21) (Unaided)FD-19:25Penalties: No penaltiesShooting on goalMontréal 7 – 4 – 10 – 21 Pittsburgh 15 – 17 – 10 – 42Guardians:Mon: Samuel Montembeault (G, 13-13-3) Pit: Tristan Jarry and Casey DeSmith (from the 2nd period) (P, 13- 14-4)Power Plays:Mon: 0 for 2, Pit: 2 for 4Referees:Jake Brenk, Brandon BlandinaLinesmen:CJ Murray, Jesse MarquisASSISTANCE:17 185 Samuel Montembeault★Jake Guentzel★★Jo Nathan Drouin★★★