PITTSBURGH, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Sidney Crosby
scored the lone shootout goal Thursday night as Pittsburgh beat the Montreal Canadiens, 3-2.
Mario Lemieux scored once, Ziggy Palffy had two assists and goaltender Jocelyn Thibault made 30 saves for the Penguins (5-6-5), who have won two of their last three games.
Craig Rivet and Chris Higgins scored goals and goalie Jose Theodore rang up 21 saves for the Canadiens (12-3-2), who had a five-game winning streak broken.
It was Montreal's first-ever shootout.
Montreal out-shot Pittsburgh, 35-26. The Penguins went 1-for-3 on the power play, while the Canadiens were 1-for-8.
© 2005 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.