This is one of those can’t miss games. Anytime the defending champs are on your schedule you circle it in thick red. Montreal is shooting for their fifth straight – but there aren’t many of us who believe the hype yet. Beating the Isles twice, the Thrashers and the Rangers isn’t exactly bragging territory. Still, a good result tonight will go a long way to showing what this team is made of.
The Pens are 9-2, and are really playing some good hockey in this young season. Malkin has 13 points and Crosby has 11. They will also be very fresh and motivated as they last played (and lost) last saturday.
The Habs play tonight in Pittsburgh, Friday in Chicago, and Saturday back home against the Laffs.