QUICK CAP: Hab Nots. Pens win easily 5-1.

This game was close for a period, then the Penguins buried the Habs behind two goals from Jussi Jokinen. The Pens also went 2 for 5 on the powerplay. Evgeni Malkin played one of his better games in a while. He scored, so did Crosby. Every Penguin defenseman had a point, as well.

One big disaster was avoided late in the third period as Marc-Andre Fleury and Habs backup goalie (Carey Price was pulled ) Peter Budaj charged at each other during a scrum. The officials jumped in and didn't let them go. Would have been interesting to see Fleury fight, but shit, if he gets hurt… yikes.

Overall, great response by the Penguins after Monday's poop log game. They are on the Isle tomorrow night.

THE THREE

Matt Niskanen

Seriously Matt Niskanen is going to get paid big, big money next season if the Pens can't bring him back for less than market value. He had two more points tonight. 

Jussi Jokinen

Jokinen is the quiet MVP of the Penguins. He has been heatlhy and productive all season long. Two more goals for him tonight.

Evgeni Malkin

From the opening faceoff Malkin was the best Penguin on the ice. He had three points, but it was his ability to create turnovers that made him special tonight. He also was able to stay out of the box.

 

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