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Game #32 | Montreal Vs Pittsburgh | 26 March 2013 7:00pm EST


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Season series:

This will be the second of three meetings. The first match was a wild 7-6 overtime win for the Pens, which turned out to be the start of their current 12-game win streak.

Big story: Brenden Morrow is expected to make his debut with the Penguins on Tuesday night, when they look to extend their win streak and lead atop the Eastern Conference.

Team Scope:

Canadiens:

Montreal coach Michel Therrien will be behind the bench in Pittsburgh for the first time since he was relieved of his duties in February of 2009. Therrien’s Canadiens are nipping at the heels of the Pens for first place in the Eastern Conference. Montreal is five points back, but has two games at hand.

The Habs are coming off a tough 2-1 loss to the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night, but that won’t distract them from the task at hand.

“They have a lot of world class players so obviously we have to do make sure we’re doing the right things,” defenseman P.K Subban said. “Putting pucks in the right places and making sure we’re coming back to the house hard and helping out our goaltender.”

Montreal goalie Carey Price will surely appreciate the extra help around the net against the League’s highest-scoring team. In his last four starts against the Penguins, Price is 1-1-2 with a 3.90 goals-against average.

Penguins:

The longest winning streak this season and first place in the East wasn’t enough for Pens general manager Ray Shero, who added some grit to the lineup. Likely making their debuts Tuesday night, Douglas Murray and Morrow add even more depth to this outstanding Pittsburgh team.

It should be interesting to see what Pens coach Dan Bylsma does with the lineup card against the Habs. With Evgeni Malkin close to being back, most are expecting him to center a line with James Neal and Morrow.

Morrow’s leadership and skills on Malkin’s line would be the perfect compliment to Sidney Crosby’s line, giving the Pens a lethal one-two punch.

Who’s hot:

Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, who leads all goalies in wins, has put up a 0.74 GAA in his last four starts. That's all that was written in the preview pfft. Since this isn't in the write up that was provided I just wanted to add, in the slight chance that any of you are reading this part that we have some hot Habs too (and I don't mean in that way but yes, I would agree with that too haha). Subban has 11 points in his last 9 games played. Ryder has been doing well recently picking up 10 points in his last 8 games played. And Wolverine himself (who also happens to lead our team in points) has 19 points in his last 18 games played. Well done Patches!

Injury report:

Kris Letang and Malkin will be game-time decisions for the Penguins. The Habs will be without Rene Bourque and Raphael Diaz, both recovering from concussions, and Brandon Prust is still out with a shoulder injury.

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Kinda dark but I had the idea in my head and I kinda just went with it.

Enjoy the game everyone!

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A great refreshing GDT, beaubie,,,,,and I hope the "dark" represents us being the dark horse that will overconme the odds and win. :) .

The Pens started their winning streak in that 7-6 win over us, and it's only fitting that we should be the ones to end it.

Regarding the injuries on the Habs,,,consider this,,,,Montreal is 4-0-1 since Prust got injured, 8-1-2 since Diaz did and 9-1-3 since Bourque did, so we DO have depth.

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Habs I/O:

The Canadiens held an optional skate Tuesday morning in Pittsburgh. The only players who didn’t skate were Brian Gionta and Michael Ryder.

Jeff Halpern will play in his first game for the Canadiens since being claimed off waivers on Saturday from the New York Rangers. He will be paired alongside Gabriel Dumont and Travis Moen.

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Great job on your GDT there lady beaubie ;)....LETS GO HABS!

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and Brandon Prust is still out with a shoulder injury.

We could use him out there tonight

We'll probably get blown out. :lol:

well that leaves P.K. off the hook :rolleyes:

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Sorry Penguins fans, but "the streak" ends tonight.

Price stands on his head, we get timely scoring from the Eller line & maybe a chip in from the 4th. Once we crack Fleury we are able to knock in a few quickly. I foresee a 4 - 1 win for les Boys.

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Sorry Penguins fans, but "the streak" ends tonight.

Price stands on his head, we get timely scoring from the Eller line & maybe a chip in from the 4th. Once we crack Fleury we are able to knock in a few quickly. I foresee a 4 - 1 win for les Boys.

It's bold! I like it! I foresee a closer game, but still and end to their streak. Lots of reasons for boys to be up to play this one.

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I haven't be able to watch a full game in a while but I am really looking forward to this one. The Habs are really good at rebounding from tough losses and they have showed very good fight against the top teams this year. I have a very good feeling about this game.

I really want to see Galchenyuk have a strong game. I think Price is going to have a solid game as well. If they play like they can, with confidence and move the puck well, I can see a 4-2 win here.

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