Sidney Crosby (0-2—2) collected the primary assist on two goals in regulation – including a set-up on the tying goal by Patric Hornqvist with 6:25 remaining – and scored in the shootout to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to their 10th win in their past 12 games following an 0-3-0 start to the season.
* The Penguins won when trailing after two periods for the first time since January 5, 2014 at the Winnipeg Jets, halting a streak of 37 consecutive losses in that scenario. They are 10-3-2 in their past 15 games against the Montreal Canadiens dating to the start of the 2011-12 season (MTL: 5-5-5).
* Crosby has collected 17-23—40 in 30 career games against the Canadiens, including at least one point in 16 of 17 home games (12-14—26). He is 32-for-72 in the shootout - tied for 10th-most shootout goals in NHL history (w/ Joe Pavelski).