Waiting in line details - 7:30 PM start, Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, PA. On TV: RDS and RDS-HD (in French), Pens TV Fox Sports Pittsburgh. Montreal English radio CJAD, Montreal French radio CKAC, Pens radio WXDX 105.9 FM. Hockey on alternative rock radio? Cool, dude. Last season Habs were 2-1-1 against the Pens, but the only thing anyone remembers is the vicious yet somehow satisfying spear Maxim Lapierre delivered to Sid the Kid right after the opening faceoff in a February game that was playoff-intense. Oh Max, where are you when we need you?
Pay your cover charge to - our friends over at The Pensblog of course. While their formatting-challenged layout may best be viewed with THC-9 in your system, they know how to turn a phrase and are quick with the Photoshop. The AK-47-toting, cigar-chomping penguin I saw over there this morning (seems to have disappeared now) was a work of genius.
Hot sexy Habs to watch - all eyes on the Franchise Saviour (TM) with a glance toward the Franchise Captain in Waiting (TM). El Dandy looking good up front.
Hot sexy Pens to watch - Crosby, Malkin, Sykora, Staal, Gonchar, take your pick. Jeez it's like the '27 Yankees or something. Even Michel Therrien can't screw up that lineup.
Skanky Habs to watch - with Breezer watching from the press box, ugliness should come from Gui! Gui! Gui! who has been the invisible man so far this season. And the new Danse à 10 line (Kovy Pleks Big Tits) needs to provide the big O (offense, people, get your minds out of the gutter).
Skanky Pens to watch - Crosby's right foot, bruised from a François Beauchemin shot on Saturday. Marc-André Fleury ain't been so hot between the stripper poles with a 4.81 GAA. And apparently Mark Recchi and Gary Roberts are both still alive and playing for the Pens.
Post-game adult entertainment establishment - from The Cantaloupe, you can stroll over to Blush. Totally nude and a free lunch buffet. Can't get better than that. Although it's "Couples Night" tonight, which sounds a bit too classy for our tastes. Unless it means lesbian couples on stage, in which case, giddyup.
Watching the game? At the game? Listening? Imagining the game in your head? Let's hear your dirty, dirty thoughts in the comments.