The first period of Game 3 ended in a scoreless tie.
The Penguins should be thankful for that.
They were outshot, 7-5, in the first frame, as the Canadiens had several scoring chances in the final three minutes: Michael Cammelleri missed the net wide right on a breakaway in which he crossed over on defenseman Mark Eaton.
Moments later, Maxim Lapierre hit the crossbar.
Another shot slid past goalie Marc-Andre Fleury near the goal line.