Cammalleri, Halak Lead Habs Past Pens 3-1


AP Sports Writer


PITTSBURGH (AP) – Mike Cammalleri scored two goals, Jaroslav

Halak made 38 saves in a performance much like that during

Montreal's first-round upset of Washington and the Canadiens

surprised the Pittsburgh Penguins by winning 3-1 on Sunday.


Brian Gionta also scored as Montreal, playing without injured

defenseman Andrei Markov, bounced back from a 6-3 loss in Game 1

and an early 1-0 Pittsburgh lead to even the Eastern Conference

semifinal series at one game each.

Game 3 is Tuesday night in Montreal, followed by Game 4 on

Thursday. The first playoff series between the teams since 1998

returns to Pittsburgh for Game 5 on Saturday.

Halak, pulled after allowing five goals on 20 shots in Game 1,

made big save after big save as the Canadiens won despite being

outshot 39-21.