Not sure why there wasn't same-day coverage of this game at Pensburgh, but in case you didn't get a chance to watch, here's how things played out.
1st Period: 2 goals
2nd Period: Lots of goals
3rd Period: Lots of goals
OT: The Habs defense apparently thought it was a good idea to let Brandon Sutter skate right through the slot for an uncontested shot against Carey Price having an off night. It wasn't. Pens win 7-6. Two goals apiece from Sutter, Matt Cooke, and Chris Kunitz, with a 3-point night from Sid Crosby.
Some reactions, after watching the full replay on Gamecenter:
1. If you miss the end-to-end hockey of the 1980s, when teams refused to acknowledge the possibility that playing a system could help them defensively, and 8-6 final scores were not uncommon, this was your kind of game. Was it entertaining? Absolutely. Was it sloppy, and filled with the kinds of egregious breakdowns that give Pens fans post-traumatic flashbacks to last year's Flyers series? Sadly, yes. Fortunately, both teams were about equally sloppy. But this is not what you want to see from your team if you think they might meet, say, Boston or New Jersey in the playoffs.
2. On a related note, fans who've been clamoring for a year or so to buy out Paul Martin's contract or ship him out of town, take note: this is what your team looks like without a steady possession defenseman available to play a ton of tough minutes.
3. On a Shakiness Scale of 1 to 10 (with 1 representing the Dalai Lama meditating, and 10 representing Tweek from South Park), both goalies tonight ranked a solid 8. To be fair, both were let down repeatedly by their defenders: the Habs scored multiple goals with "shutdown defenseman" Brooks Orpik failing to clear out his crease, and Montreal's defending on the second Cooke goal and on the game-winner was atrocious. That said, Thomas Vokoun's positioning on Montreal's fourth goal was terrible, and the 6th tally was a long-range slapper that a goalie of his quality has to stop. Fortunately for Pittsburgh, the play at the other end was just as bad, as Price was caught out of position on both Kunitz goals, and looked awful on Cooke's second.
So, on the bright side, it's two points, and the Pens stay atop the Atlantic division. Which is nice. But that's not to say they played at all well. If not for an uncharacteristically shaky game from Carey Price, this looks more like an ugly loss.