In the end, it wasn't really a big deal -- at least it didn't seem like one at the time -- but it clearly stuck with the Penguins. Following Wednesday's rematch in Montreal, a 5-2 Penguins win that saw them go 4-for-6 on the man advantage, Fleury took advantage of the opportunity to return the favor to Price and the Canadiens by standing in his crease and striking the exact same pose after the final horn sounded.
Fleury didn't play a spectacular game on Wednesday, mainly because he didn't have to. The Canadiens, playing the back end of a back-to-back set of games, spent much of the night bottled up in their own zone and didn't really mount much of an offensive charge against the Penguins netminder. Taking six penalties didn't help their cause much, either.
After last year's Eastern Conference semifinal series, which the Canadiens of course won in seven games, it's pretty clear when watching these two teams that there's quite a bit of dislike. Wednesday's game was extremely chippy, and now the two starting goaltenders -- both of whom are part of this year's All Star team -- are exchanging celebratory poses with one another. Hey, whatever gets you motivated.
The Penguins received a pair of goals from Alex Goligoski in the win, while center Jordan Staal recorded his first points of the season, including his first goal, which proved to be the game-winner. Price had his moments throughout the night, making a couple of big saves to help keep Montreal in the game, but still surrendered five goals on 36 shots.