NHL: Malkin, Fluery carry Penguins past Canadiens 2-0
MONTREAL — Evgeni Malkin scored a power-play goal 1:16 into the third period and Marc-Andre Fleury made 18 saves for his fourth NHL playoff shutout, lifting the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 2-0 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night and a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series.
Malkin took Sergei Gonchar's pass and fired a one-timer from the right side past Jaroslav Halak to give the Penguins a 1-0 edge. Alex Goligoski also assisted on Malkin's fifth goal of the playoffs, but first since Game 4 of the Penguins' first-round win against Ottawa.
Pascal Dupuis scored into an empty net with 15 seconds remaining to seal the victory.