Gameday 54 – Canadiens

Pittsburgh Penguins (30-19-4) @ Montreal Canadiens (20-24-9)

7:30 pm/et

TV: ROOT, TSN-HABS, RDS

Centre Bell, Montreal, QC

There are a few things that you can count on during games in Montreal: The crowd will be loud, the crowd will be annoying and the crowd will try to influence the game.

When Pittsburgh plays Montreal, there's also a good chance someone will get hurt.

The last time Montreal played Pittsburgh, Chris Kuntiz almost almost broke his leg. The last time the Penguins were in Montreal, Kris Letang almost lost his head.

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The Penguins have defeated the Habs in all three meetings so far; once in regulation, once in overtime and once in a shootout. A series sweep would be nice.

Season Series: 3-0-0 Penguins.

Last meeting that counted: January 20, 2012. Penguins won 5-4.

What we said in our recap:

God damn it, this win felt amazing. The Habs being in town definitely had something to do with it, but the Pens roaring back from a 4-2 deficit with a fire that we haven't seen since that comeback loss in Carolina is what gets your blood going. You know what else gets your blood going? P.K. Slewban.

Know Your Enemy: Habs Blog.

What they're saying:

The Habs face a shorthanded Penguins team who will be without Crosby, Staal and Asham tonight. The Habs will do well to keep bodies on Geno Malkin as he’s absolutely tearing apart the NHL right now, and burned them badly the last time these two clubs played.

Favorite Canadiens Image, Photoshop, Gif or Video:

Pittsburgh Penguins lines from Empty Netters:

Chris Kunitz – Evgeni Malkin – James Neal
Matt Cooke – Dustin Jeffrey – Pascal Dupuis
Steve Sullivan – Cal O'Reilly – Colin McDonald
Richard Park – Joe Vitale – Craig Adams

Kris Letang – Brooks Orpik
Zbynek Michalek – Paul Martin
Deryk Engelland – Matt Niskanen

Marc-Andre Fleury

Tyler Kennedy is out.

Montreal Canadiens lines from Empty Netters:

Max Pacioretty – David Desharnais – Erik Cole
Andrei Kotitsyn – Tomas Plekanec – Rene Bourque
Lars Eller – Scot Gomez – Mathieu Darche
Travis Moen – Louis Leblanc – Chris Campoli

Josh Gorges – PK Subban
Tomas Kaberle – Alexei Emelin
Hal Gill – Raphael Diaz

Carey Price

Do It.

Go Pens.

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