Dominik Simon

Dominik Simon

Height/Weight: 5' 11"/190
Born: Prague, Czech Republic
Draft: 2015 5th round (137th pick) by the
Shoots: L
  • The Canadian Press

    Montreal Canadiens and Pittsburgh Penguins face off in game 3 of qualifying round

    Pittsburgh Penguins (40-23-6, third in the Metropolitan Division during the regular season) vs. Montreal Canadiens (31-31-9, fifth in the Atlantic Division during the regular season)Toronto; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EDTEASTERN CONFERENCE QUALIFYING ROUND: Series tied 1-1BOTTOM LINE: The Montreal Canadiens square off against the Pittsburgh Penguins in game three of the Eastern Conference qualifying round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The series is tied 1-1. The teams meet Wednesday for the sixth time this season.The Canadiens are 19-21-7 against Eastern Conference opponents. Montreal leads the Eastern Conference shooting 34.1 shots per game while averaging 2.9 goals.The Penguins are 20-16-4 in conference matchups. Pittsburgh has converted on 19.9% of power-play opportunities, recording 42 power-play goals.TOP PERFORMERS: Tomas Tatar leads the Canadiens with 61 points, scoring 22 goals and registering 39 assists. Max Domi has four goals and two assists over the last 10 games for Montreal.Evgeni Malkin leads the Penguins with 49 total assists and has 74 points. Bryan Rust has five goals and four assists over the last 10 games for Pittsburgh.LAST 10 GAMES: Canadiens: 4-5-1, averaging 2.5 goals, 3.3 assists, 4.6 penalties and 11.7 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game with a .912 save percentage.Penguins: 4-5-1, averaging 2.8 goals, 4.4 assists, 3.6 penalties and 7.4 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game with an .885 save percentage.INJURIES: Canadiens: None listed.Penguins: None listed.___The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.The Associated Press

  • Crosby leads Penguins past Canadiens 3-1; Series tied 1-1
    The Associated Press

    Crosby leads Penguins past Canadiens 3-1; Series tied 1-1

    Sidney Crosby, Jason Zucker and Jake Guentzel scored for the Pittsburgh Penguins in a 3-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Monday night, tying the best-of-five qualifying series at one game apiece. Crosby beat Montreal's Carey Price early in the first period and Zucker scored with about five minutes left in the third. Guentzel sealed the win with an empty-net goal.

  • The Canadian Press

    Penguins beat Canadiens 3-1 in Game 2 to pull even in best-of-five series

    TORONTO — Any remnants of the Montreal Canadiens' feel-good glow from their series-opening overtime win over Pittsburgh were quickly dashed Monday night.The fifth-seeded Penguins took advantage of a flat offensive effort from the Canadiens for a 3-1 victory at Scotiabank Arena that tied the best-of-five series at one game apiece.Sidney Crosby and Jason Zucker beat Montreal goalie Carey Price and Jake Guentzel added an empty-net goal. Montreal's Jesperi Kotkaniemi ended Matt Murray's shutout bid with 2:09 left to play.Montreal's big guns were silent as the Canadiens went 0 for 3 on the power play, managing only one shot with the man advantage. "Our best players have to be our best players," said Montreal head coach Claude Julien. "Tonight we had some guys that really struggled and a lot of those guys happened to be on the power play."The 12th-seeded Canadiens delivered a 3-2 upset win on Saturday but were listless from the start in Game 2 and never recovered.Crosby gave Pittsburgh an early lead and Price — by far Montreal's best player — did well to keep it a one-goal game until Zucker tallied with 5:19 left in the third. Price was pulled after Kotkaniemi's goal for the extra attacker but Guentzel sealed the win with 9.1 seconds left. Game 3 is scheduled for Wednesday night."There's no panic," Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan said of his team. "They are a confident group. They believe in one another and they control what they can."They aren't going to dwell on the past and they certainly aren't going to get ahead of themselves."The Penguins controlled the early offensive play and Price had to be sharp right away, denying Zucker after he was sent in alone a few minutes into the game.Pittsburgh kept the pressure on and was rewarded when Guentzel's cross-ice pass found Crosby streaking down the left wing. The Penguins captain snapped the puck between Price's legs at 4:25.It was the 188th playoff point of Crosby's NHL career, moving him into an eighth-place tie with Joe Sakic and Doug Gilmour.The Canadiens, who were outshot 14-7 in the first period, nearly scored on a Brett Kulak wrap-around attempt midway through the stanza.Pittsburgh's Jared McCann dislodged the net just before Kulak flipped the puck over Murray's shoulder. After a review, the officials decided it was not a goal.Montreal came out with more pace in the second period but could only manage a few decent chances. The best opportunity came when Jonathan Drouin found Joel Armia for a goalmouth redirect, but Murray made a brilliant glove save. Price, who made 39 saves in Game 1, stoned Kris Letang twice on a scramble midway through the second period. Murray also had his moments and delivered key saves when needed.Pittsburgh outshot Montreal 38-27."Obviously it wasn't our best effort," said Canadiens defenceman Shea Weber. "They were the better team tonight but Carey gave us a chance."As Montreal pressed for the equalizer in the third, Kulak got caught at the blue line to give Pittsburgh a 2-on-1 break. Conor Sheary broke out down the side and he found Zucker in front to make it a two-goal game.The Penguins also struggled on the power play, going 0 for 5 on the night to fall to 1 for 12 in the series.Notes: A pre-recorded version of "O Canada" was performed by Canadian country singer Brett Kissel. Unlike the Game 1 anthem, the rendition included a French verse. ... Montreal outhit Pittsburgh 31-20.This report was first published by The Canadian Press on Aug. 3, 2020.Follow @GregoryStrongCP on Twitter.Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press