Zucker’s two goals help Penguins beat Canadiens 4-1

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "PITTSBURGH (AP) – penguins forward Jason sugar has settled in well with his new team after two games. “data-reactid =” 31 “> PITTSBURGH (AP) – Penguin striker Jason Zucker has settled in well with his new team after two games.

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For me it was about winning, said Zucker. ” It was good to get that winning feeling back and great to do with these guys. It was a fun night. ”

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Zucker scored his 15th and 16th goal of the season in a span of time from 1:42 with Montreal Tomas Tatar get a goal in between. Zucker led 2-0 and 3-1, scoring nine goals in 12 career games against the Canadiens. “Data-reactid =” 34 “> Zucker scored his 15th and 16th goal of the season with Tomas from Montreal in a time period of 1:42 Tatar scored a goal in between. Zucker led 2: 0 and 3: 1 and scored in 12 career games against the Canadians nine goals.

“I thought his speed was more noticeable and he had two really good goals,” said penguin trainer Mike Sullivan. ” We are happy to have him and we think he will only get better. ”

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Tristan Jarry scored 34 parades for the penguins, who took first place in the Metropolitan Division within three points. Pittsburgh has 10 victories in their last 14 games.

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Crosby felt that his latest Linemate looked comfortable on Friday.

I thought he was flying, said Crosby. ” He did a lot and achieved a few good goals for us. ”

Tatar scored his 21st goal of the season for Montreal, who lost his third consecutive goal after nine of twelve wins.

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“This third goal really hurt us at the end of the second,” said Canadian coach Claude Julien. ” We were just back in the game with this Powerplay goal. Instead of losing 2-1, we lost 3-1, so that was a pretty good dagger. ”

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<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Pittsburgh has been trying to replace All for the past five weeks -Star forward Jake Guentzelwho will be absent until the end of April after injuring his right shoulder on December 30th. Zucker’s arrival gives the top 6 forward group of penguins a jerk and additional hit rate as Pittsburgh prepares for another playoff push. “data-reactid =” 45 “> Pittsburgh has spent the past five weeks replacing all-star striker Jake Guentzel, who will be out until the end of April after injuring his right shoulder on December 30. Sugar arrived gives the top 6 forward group of penguins a jerk and additional hit rate as Pittsburgh prepares for another playoff push.

Sugar made his penguins’ debut against Tampa Bay on Tuesday when he skated on Crosby’s wing.

“It’s a successful culture and I felt like I was here that day,” said Zucker. ” It was a completely different feeling. I’m just looking forward to being part of it and hope I can help these guys win some games on the track. ”

Pittsburgh scored the first goal of the game in power play at 7:25 a.m. in the second period. Letang struck Price with a shot from the right faceoff point on the glove side. Letang, who continued a series of four points, has 28 points in 35 career games against his hometown team.

Zucker scored his first goal at 6:00 p.m. in the second period. Crosby set it up with the penguins in a hurry. He went from below the left circle through two defenders to Sugar, who once shot Price’s glove into the net.

It was an incredible passport, said Zucker. ” This pass was incredible. I was glad that I touched it. ”

Tatar scored a power play goal for Montreal at 7:06 p.m., but Zucker responded 36 seconds later for Pittsburgh.

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Sullivan was impressed by Sugar’s surge in the second period.

You can see his ability to quit, said Sullivan. “ I just think Jason will feel more comfortable with every day he’s here. I think familiarity will help him. ”

NOTES: Pittsburgh has 10 wins in its last 14 games against Montreal. … The penguins are the second team in the NHL to win 20 home games. They have points in 24 of 29 home games this season. Canada’s captain Shea Weber will miss four to six weeks with a sprained ankle. … Canadiens F Paul Byron, who has missed the last 41 games, continues to suffer from a knee injury every day. … Canadiens F Nate Thompson played after making a playful decision with an illness. … Montreal scored its 21,600. Goal in team history.

NEXT

Canadiens: hosts Dallas on Saturday.

Penguins: hosts Detroit on Sunday.

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