Originally posted on The Pensblog  |  Last updated 3/2/13
Pittsburgh Penguins (13-8-0) @ Montreal Canadiens (13-4-3) ROOT, NHLN-US, CBC, RDS - 7:00 pm/et Centre Bell - Montreal, QC We'll say "March of the Penguins" right now to get that out of the way. The Montreal Canadiens and Michel Therrien are first in the East. The Pittsburgh Penguins and Dan Bylsma are three points behind. Hopefully the Pens' defense has Therrien in mind tonight.   "It's going to be special, I’m not going to hide it. “But I’ve got some great memories of my time in Pittsburgh... There are some players I know well. I have a lot of respect for them. But to play against your old team as a player or a coach is special... There's only seven or eight guys left on that roster since I left, but the identity is always the same." -- Michel Therrien Season Series: 0-0-0 Last meeting that counted: February 7, 2012. Penguins lost 3-2 [SO]. What we said in our recap: One thing you can set your watch to. No matter the season, the record, or time of year, a loss in Montreal will drive you crazy. Losing in Montreal makes you think thoughts that aren't rational. It drives you to your kitchen where you just start eating things because you're so jammed up. You take your dog for a real long walk after losses in Montreal. You probably lost some inhibitions. If a girl rolls over in bed and wants to have sex the night of a loss in Montreal, you kick her onto the floor, take all the pillows downstairs, and sleep on the couch. Maybe even divorce her. Know Your Enemy: All Habs What they're saying: Sidney Crosby continues to show why he’s considered by many to be the best hockey player on this planet. With 21 games played on the season, Crosby now has 9 goals and 22 assists, totalling 31 points and tying him for first place in the league with Steven Stamkos who has 14 goals and 17 assists, with one less gamed played. Crosby also carries with him an impressive 57.6 faceoff percentage on the season. Pittsburgh Penguins Lines: Kunitz - Crosby - Dupuis Cooke - Sutter - Neal Bennett - Jeffrey - Kennedy Glass - Vitale - Adams Orpik - Martin Niskanen - Letang Despres - Engelland Vokoun Montreal Canadiens Lines: Pacioretty - Desharnais - Gallagher Prust - Plekanec - Gionta Galchenyuk - Eller - Ryder Moen - White - Armstrong Markov - Emelin Kaberle - Subban Gorges - Bouillon Price Lines via Daily Faceoff. It feels a little strange that Fleury isn't starting in Montreal. How many "Colby Armstrong and Sidney Crosby are friends" references will be made tonight? Do It. Go Pens.
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