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Insider Only Game 44: Penguins – Canadiens by the Numbers


Penguins 4 – Canadiens 1

Goal Summary

1st Period
PIT 14:52 Ian Cole (3) | Assists: Evgeni Malkin (29), Patric Hornqvist (15)

2nd Period
PIT 5:19 Eric Fehr (6) | Assists: Chris Kunitz (14), Scott Wilson (7)
PIT 17:38 Jake Guentzel (4) | Assists: Cameron Gaunce (1), Patric Hornqvist (2)
MTL 18:11 Sven Andrighetto (2) | Assists: Alex Emelin (5), Artturi Lehkonen (5)

3rd Period
PIT 15:36 Olli Maatta (1) | Assists: Conor Sheary (16)


Olli Maatta had gone about a full-season of games without scoring a goal until tonight. Maatta’s third period goal was his first goal of the season and first goal in 81 games (including playoffs).


Jake Guentzel has 32 goals in 61 career pro hockey games (AHL/NHL) including post-season. He had 40 goals in 108 career collegiate games.


Eric Fehr’s fifth even strength goal of the season vs the Canadiens, ties him with Nick Bonino, Scott Wilson and Matt Cullen for sixth on the team. Notable top-9 players Fehr has outscored at even strength:

Carl Hagelin – 4 even strength goals
Patric Hornqvist – 3 even strength goals.


The Penguins blocked 20 shots in the win.

Nick Bonino (4), Ian Cole (3), Evgeni Malkin (2), Bryan Rust (2), Justin Schultz (2), Conor Sheary (2), Patric Hornqvist (1), Sidney Crosby (1), Jake Guentzel (1), Cameron Gaunce (1), Chad Ruhwedel (1).


Chad Ruhwedel and Eric Fehr each led the Penguins with 4 shots on goal, all at even strength


Defenseman Cameron Gaunce played 9:19 in his Penguin debut. Guance recorded an assist, 1 shot, +1 rating, 1 blocked shot, 50 CF% (9/9) at 5v5.


Evgeni Malkin was 7/11 (58%) in the faceoff circle, including 80% (4/5) on offensive zone draws


Conor Sheary has 10 points (5 goals – 5 assists) in his last nine games.


Patric Hornqvist had 2 assists, the first multi-point game for Hornqvist in 20 games. Hornqvist was the Penguins top possession player (5 v 5) vs the Canadiens with a 76.5 CF%, on the ice for 13 shot attempts, just 4 against.


Phil Kessel was held without a shot for just the second time in his last 69 games (regular season/post-season)

20:18 > 18:56

Chad Ruhwedel played 20:18, the 4th most minutes among Penguin defenseman. Trevor Daley played the 5th most minutes at 18:56.


Carey Price’s save percentage over his last five starts


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