Pens lead series 2-1
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When a series is 2-1, the fourth game is possibly the most important game.
If the Pens win tonight they lead 3-1 and they're coming back home.
Obviously that situation didn't help the Washington Capitals, but usually it's a pretty good one to be in.
If Montreal wins they tie the series and have momentum heading back to Pittsburgh.
It becomes a best-of-three at that point and anything can happen.
You know how you know it's a big game?
We avoid any sort of physical activity whenever we have a slight stomach ache or have stubbed a toe.
Jordan Staal lacerated a tendon on Friday night, had surgery and he wants to play today.
Proposed Canadiens line combinations:
Mike Cammalleri - Tomas Plekanec – Andrei Kostitsyn
Benoit Pouliot – Scott Gomez – Brian Gionta
Mathieu Darche – Dominic Moore – Maxim Lapierre
Tom Pyatt – Glen Metropolit – Travis Moen
Hal Gill – Josh Gorges
Marc-Andre Bergeron – Ryan O'Byrne
Proposed Penguins line combinations:
– Sidney Crosby – Pascal Dupuis
– Evgeni Malkin
– Max Talbot
Matt Cooke – Mark Letestu
– Tyler Kennedy
– Craig Adams – Mike Rupp
Brooks Orpik – Sergei Gonchar
Mark Eaton – Kris Letang
Jordan Leopold – Alex Goligoski
Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin
and Henrik Sedin are your nominees
for the Lester B. Pearson
Ted Lindsay Trophy.
Good for them.
Keep it burning.