Series Tied 1-1
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People keep talking about how the crowd might throw off the Penguins.
Does anyone really think that when the Pens step on the ice in Montreal they're going to be surprised that the crowd is loud?
We can't see Sidney Crosby skating onto the ice surface, looking up, seeing that the crowd is cheering and quickly retreating to the dressing room.
After the last game one of the broadcasters on CBC mentioned that the Pens would "be shocked" at the atmosphere in the Bell Centre.
Now we don't claim to be brain surgeons ourselves, but anyone with any sort of knowledge of professional hockey knows that the people of Montreal care about the sport.
We don't think the crowd is going to shock anyone until they break into their customary second intermission riot.
Even then, who would really be surprised at that?
We've also been hearing a lot about momentum.
We've been reminded of the Capitals series and we've seen first hand how the Habs will do anything possible to shut down their opponents' offense.
Every site on the Internet has mentioned something about "not overlooking the Habs."
We never overlooked the Habs.
Neither have the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Time to break out.
Proposed Canadiens line combinations:
- Tomas Plekanec
– Travis Moen
– Scott Gomez – Brian Gionta
– Dominic Moore – Maxim Lapierre
– Glen Metropolit
– Andrei Kostitsyn
Marc-Andre Bergeron – Ryan O'Byrne
Roman Hamrlik – P.K. Subban
Hal Gill – Josh Gorges
What a beast.
Proposed Penguins line combinations:
– Sidney Crosby – Pascal Dupuis
– Evgeni Malkin
– Max Talbot
Matt Cooke – Mark Letestu
– Tyler Kennedy
– Craig Adams – Ruslan Fedotenko
Brooks Orpik – Sergei Gonchar
Mark Eaton – Kris Letang
Jordan Leopold – Alex Goligoski
There will be an in-depth article on Sidney Crosby in the issue of Sports Illustrated that comes out tomorrow.
Burn down whatever remains after the riots.