2pm Consol Energy Center
TV Coverage: RDS, CBC Radio: CJAD
The Penguins take from PensBurgh
1. MTL Tomas Plekanec - M. Cammalleri 00:46
2. MTL Travis Moen - B. Gionta, S. Gomez 00:24
3. MTL Mike Cammalleri - Jeff Halpern - 6:51
Shots on Goal: Pittsburgh 16 Montreal 18
Last 10 games: Habs 6-4-0; Pens 4-2-4
Regular season: Canadiens lead two games to one. This will be the last regular season meeting between the two clubs.
New faces on the Pens: Certainly not an unfamiliar face to Habs fans, but this will be the first time the Canadiens face Alex Kovalev in his second go-around in Pittsburgh. Kovalev has 12 goals and 32 assists in 60 career games against Montreal. James Neal and Mat Niskanen are also new faces for Pittsburgh.
Fleury is hot: While two key players in Sidney Crosby (appears to be) and Evgeni Malkin definitely out for the season, the Penguins other stars need to step up. Marc-Andre Fleury is doing that if late between the pipes for the Penguins. Fleury is 3-0-1 in his last four starts.and broke out of a rut against Montreal in thier last meeting, a 5-2 Penguins win in Montreal.
Pose-off rubber match: Carey Price will get the start in goal for Montreal, so the two opposing goalies can break their "pose" series, which is deadlocked at one win each.
Former Habs rearguard Mathieu Schneider did an interview with HNIC's Elliotte Friedman, that will air on Scotiabank Hockey at 6:30 EST. In an audio exceprt Schneider said the NHLPA surveyed players and they felt the game is not as dangerous.
Excellent read: Marc-Antoine Godin spoke to the Habs Mike Cammalleri