Penguins rough up Canadiens 6-4
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Brenden Morrow hasn’t even been in Pittsburgh for a month. At the rate he is going, the veteran forward should soon feel free to run for mayor.
Morrow scored two goals for the second straight game and dropped Montreal’s P.K. Subban in a third-period fight as the Penguins moved closer to clinching the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs with a 6-4 victory over the Canadiens on Wednesday night.
Acquired from Dallas on March 24, Morrow’s tenure with the Penguins got off to a slow start. He didn’t score until his seventh game with his new team but has now netted five goals in eight days.
“He was absolutely flying,” Pittsburgh forward Jarome Iginla said. “It was great.”
And certainly more than enough to overcome the loss of stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. The former NHL MVPs didn’t play as Crosby is still dealing with a broken jaw, and Malkin is nursing a lingering shoulder injury.
Their absences have allowed the aggressive moves made by Pittsburgh general manager Ray Shero the last 12 months to shine through.
“I think good habits are contagious, and everyone’s kind of got a good tradition here of winning habits,” Morrow said.
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