March 2, 2013
Sidney Crosby: Penguins run-and-gun win 'looked like 1980s'
By BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman Kris Letang takes out Ryan White of the Montreal Canadiens during NHL action at the Bell Centre Saturday, March 2, 2013. (PIERRE-PAUL POULIN/QMI Agency)

This wasn't just any old Saturday night.

Michel Therrien, in his second stint behind the Montreal Canadiens' bench, with his club entering the day in first place in the East, facing his former team, the Pittsburgh Penguins, for the first time since he was fired on Feb. 15, 2009.

If that wasn't enough, there was the return of Pittsburgh superstar Sidney Crosby, playing in fine form, to Montreal for the first time since Nov. 26, 2011, after he sat out a large chunk of last season battling post-concussion syndrome. And, a national audience on Hockey Night in Canada with the Toronto Maple Leafs taking a rare Saturday off, to see if the Habs could measure up against one of the NHL's most talented teams even without a concussed Evgeni Malkin.

This one certainly lived up to its billing. Brandon Sutter's second of the game with 4:08 left in OT gave the Penguins a wild a 7-6 victory over the Habs.



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