Series Tied 3-3
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This doesn't need any hype.
Everyone knows what is at stake tonight.
One more win and you're in the Eastern Conference Final.
One more loss and you're cleaning out your locker.
The Pittsburgh Penguins are a battle tested team.
They've made the Stanley Cup Final two years in a row.
Last year they beat both Washington and Detroit in game seven.
On the road.
Tonight they are at home.
We are at home.
And it needs to be loud.
"We know what Montreal’s building was for them and now it’s a chance for us and our fans to have something special… We want to have the energy and the top coming off of the old building. I know our guys are really looking forward to stepping out and hearing those fans go bananas with the opening introduction."
– Dan Bylsma
If the Penguins score, be loud.
If the Habs score, be loud.
If some guy three rows in front of you buys some cotton candy, be loud.
Was it annoying to listen to Habs fans cheer and boo every little thing?
It definitely was.
But it also impacted the players on the ice.
When Mike Cammalleri scored what turned out to be the game winning goal in game six, the Bell Centre crowd cheered all the way through the commercial break.
The Habs on the ice said that ovation game them energy and inspired them.
Tonight we need to do the same for the Penguins.
You play all season to have home ice advantage and, in game seven, every advantage matters.
In the arena and on the lawn.
"And win they will, no less than Réjean Houle, former Habs star and current president of the Club des Anciens Canadiens boldly told a press conference today that the team will triumph over Pittsburgh and that the score will be 4 to 2."
Andrei Markov is not.
Proposed Canadiens line combinations:
Mike Cammalleri - Tomas Plekanec – Andrei Kostitsyn
Travis Moen – Scott Gomez – Brian Gionta
Tom Pyatt - Dominic Moore – Maxim Lapierre
Benoit Pouliot – Glen Metropolit – Marc-Andre Bergeron
Roman Hamrlik – P.K. Subban
Josh Gorges – Hal Gill
– Jaroslav Spacek
Jay McKee could play in place of Jordan Leopold or Alex Goligoski.
Proposed Penguins line combinations:
– Sidney Crosby – Pascal Dupuis
– Evgeni Malkin
– Bill Guerin
Matt Cooke – Jordan Staal
– Tyler Kennedy
- Craig Adams – Max Talbot
Brooks Orpik – Sergei Gonchar
Mark Eaton – Kris Letang
Jordan Leopold – Alex Goligoski
"It’s not done. (Hopefully) we play (Stanley Cup) Finals here and we win. And we do it here. It will be great moment for Mellon Arena."
– Evgeni Malkin
Eat your Lucky Burrito
. Put on your lucky jersey. Wear your lucky hat.
It's game seven.
The perfect combination of luck and skill and heart will win tonight.
Lady Mellon isn't done yet.
4 out of 44.
There are 44 U.S. Presidents.
James Madison was the 4th.
There was one man who taught us what a Stanley Cup run was all about.
And we look to him tonight, because we know he is smilling down.
No matter what, it is always a great day for hockey. We ride with the Badger tonight.