MONTREAL – Sheldon Souray’s overtime goal gave the Canadiens a 4-3 victory over the Penguins on Sunday.
The loss snapped Pittsburgh’s six-game winning streak. However, they have earned points in their last 10 games.
Jordan Staal tallied on a two-man advantage with 8:27 left in the first period. He slammed in a loose puck at the top of the crease for a 1-0 Penguins lead. Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin both assisted on the play.
Tomas Plekanec knotted the game at 1-all when he banged in a rebound past Marc-Andre Fleury 4:48 into the second period.
Ryan Whitney’s power-play goal gave the Penguins a 2-1 lead 5:35 into the period. Crosby faked a shot along the far point. He sent a pass across to Whitney on the near side. He settled the puck and wristed it into the goal. Sergei Gonchar added the other assist.
Plekanec banged in a power-play rebound to knot the game at 2-2 1:10 into the third period.
Mark Streit slid a rebound through Fleury’s leg pads 5:59 into the third for a 3-2 Montreal advantage.
Michel Ouellet redirected Whitney pass into the Montreal net with 2:34 left in the third period for a power-play goal. Ryan Malone sent a pass across the ice to a streaking Whitney. He put the puck on goal and Ouellet skated to the front of the net, got his stick on it and deflected it into the goal.
Souray tallied on a 2-on-1 2:01 into the overtime period.