Tatar scores twice in regulation, Canadiens beat Penguins 4-3 in shootout
Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Casey DeSmith makes a save against Montreal Canadiens' Max Domi during overtime period NHL hockey action in Montreal, Saturday, October 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Published Saturday, October 13, 2018 10:52PM EDT
Last Updated Sunday, October 14, 2018 11:36AM EDT
Paul Byron and Jonathan Drouin scored in the shootout as the Montreal Canadiens beat the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Saturday night.
Tomas Tatar scored twice and added an assist for the Canadiens (2-1-1) in regulation time. Brendan Gallagher had a goal and an assist.
Dominik Simon, Kris Letang and Phil Kessel scored for the Penguins (2-1-1).
With Carey Price out with the flu, Antti Niemi won the battle of backup goalies. Niemi made 25 saves on 28 shots in his first start of the season.
Casey DeSmith stopped 37-of-40 shots in place of Matt Murray, who just recovered from a concussion and was on the bench.
After Byron and Drouin both beat DeSmith blocker side in the shootout, Sidney Crosby had to score to keep Pittsburgh alive but he hit the outside of the post.