Gameday 45 – Canadiens

7:30 PM


Bell Centre
Know Your Enemy: All Habs

Jacques Martin might need the help of United Nations weapons inspectors, as he continues to search the Montreal Canadiens roster for who can provide some offensive production, which has been very much lacking for the better part of this season.

Last meeting with the Pens: January 6, 2011 – Habs 2-1 [SO].
In our recap we said:

And it is never fun having to listen to the Montreal crowd influence the game. They draw at least one penalty per game by intimidating the officials. You know it is going to happen every time the Pens play there.

Season series: Habs Lead 2-0.
Pens Notes:
Sidney Crosby out won't play tonight. That's not really a surprise.
Fleury will be in net for the Pens.
Canadiens Notes:
Mike Cammalleri will miss tonight's game.
Alex Auld played last night so Carey Price will be in tonight.

Favorite Canadiens-Related Photoshop or Gif:

Still makes us angry.

But, hey, his job is to stop the puck and he did.  Doesn't mean we don't hate him.

Pens' lines:

Chris KunitzEvgeni Malkin – Pascal Dupuis
Matt Cooke – Jordan Staal – Tyler Kennedy
Chris Conner – Max Talbot – Mike Rupp
Craig Adams – Mark LetestuArron Asham

Brooks Orpik – Kris Letang
Paul Martin – Zbynek Michalek
Alex GoligoskiDeryk Engelland

Marc-Andre Fleury


Lars Eller – Tomas Plekanec – Andrei Kostitsyn
Max Pacioretty – Scott Gomez – Brian Gionta
Benoit Pouliot – David Desharnais – Mathieu Darche
Travis Moen – Tom Pyatt – Jeff Halpern

Hal Gill – P.K. Subban
Roman Hamrlik – James Wisniewski
Jaroslav SpacekYannick Weber

Carey Price

We hope the Pens look at both of these pictures before they step on the ice tonight:
The Habs enjoy embarrassing the Pens.  It's time to return the favor.
Nothing about silencing the crowd or hating the fans.  We don't need to say anything about how annoying the "Ole Ole" song is or how Habs fans will boo anything to draw a call.  No mention of PK Subban slewfooting everything that moves or comments about Carey Price smoking.  No riot jokes.
Just win.
Do It.
Go Pens.