Thursday, February 21, 2008

Time To Move On - Pens Game Preview and Open Thread

Ok, kids, Tuesday was Tuesday. Today is Thursday. Enough with the basking in the glory of the Greatest. Comeback. Ever. In case you didn't notice, Habs played for shit for 35 minutes on Tuesday. We had goalie issues. And also in case you didn't notice, our opponents tonight are just as hot as the Habs. Time to wake the fuck up on get on the ice. You're only as good as your next game.

Waiting in line details - 7:30 PM start at the Bell Centre. Habs 6-4-0 in their last 10 and on a four-game win streak. Habs have not won five straight this year. Pens 6-3-1 in their last 10 and just two points behind the Habs, and also coming off a big comeback win on Tuesday. Habs are 2-1 against the Pens this year, though Pens won the last one with a shutout.

Pay your cover charge to - The Pens Blog. I love those guys. They are just like us. Re their comeback win on Tuesday: "After two periods, the Pens weren't making the playoffs. After three periods, Evgeni Malkin was in the driver's seat for the Art Ross Trophy, and the Pens could smell first place in the Eastern Conference."

Hot sexy Habs to watch - Michael Ryder, this space is yours for the first time this year. We'll miss you, you whacky Newfie when you're in Calgary, Atlanta, or wherever.

Hot sexy Pens to watch - Malkin, Malkin, and more Malkin. No Sid? No problem. With 27 points in the 14 games since Hockey Jesus went down, Evgeni takes over the NHL scoring lead with 79 points.

Skanky Habs to watch - Gui! now pointless in 10 games.

Skanky Pens to watch - Jordan Staal pointless in 3 games, Maxime Talbot 1 point in his last 7.

Not dancing due to too much Rev and blow - rumours early in the week that Sid would be coming back tonight turned out to be unfounded. Habs pretty healthy (knock wood), still no word on the lineup tonight.

Post game adult entertainment establishment - head out of the Ste. Catherine Street ghetto for a change and go to (BIG NSFW warning here) l'Axe on St. Denis. I'm embarassed to say I've actually never been there, even though I've heard good things and always wanted to go. Who's up for it?

K, let's hear your dirty, dirty thoughts in the comments.

20 comments:

HabsFan29 said...

RDS has Huet starting and the same lineup as Tuesday. We miss Greek Lightning!

HabsFan33 said...

Sabourin gets the nod over Conklin. Let's go ahead and jinx him right now: I wonder if Sabourin gets another SHUTOUT.

Anonymous said...

L'axe is a funny funny place, last time i was there there was a show with two sisters and this guy, when they came on i was in the can and my buddy who cant speak french misinterpreted the announcers and told me he was their brother. Either way it was good. This game needs to start with komi or Lapierre putting the hurt on Malkin, just so we can get our #1 PP out early and often.

Bob said...

Sabourin's shutout streak against the Habs is now at 33 days...

Montréaliste1 said...

La Presse have Hossa starting with Sundin and Marleau.

If Hossa comes, can we expect more Slovakian (and penis ?) jokes to come ?

HabsFan29 said...

Slovakian and penis jokes never get old. Not to mention Slovakian penis jokes

HabsFan29 said...

K anyone out there watching? Yours truly is off TO THE GAME. Giddyup. And the last time I went we won, even without mom. So I got that going for me, which is nice. But I still have a crappy feeling. I always do.

Be excellent to each other kids.

fezworth said...

Don't forget to boo the press box 29! (Breezer being up there and everything)

Loser Domi said...

This calls for a Malkin diary!
http://a1135.g.akamai.net/f/1135/18227/1h/cchannel.download.akamai.com/18227/podcast/PITTSBURGH-PA/WDVE-FM/Malkin%20Diary%20-%20soap%20opera.mp3

fezworth said...

That's bloody brilliant LD! :-D

fezworth said...

While I enjoy a good comeback as much as the next guy, I wish the Habs would score first.

Sonia said...

!!! Lats is playing himself into the pressbox...

matt - fear the collapse said...

Frustrating, they were playing pretty well to. Fuck that last goal was a piss off..........

Sonia said...

Did we just see that? Did apierre actually drop the gloves?!?

fezworth said...

Too bad the Pens didn't score their five goals first. Then we could have actually used our one comeback per game.

HabsFan29 said...

just home, all i can say is grrrr.....

very frustrating

nu said...

You *did* use your one comeback per game. ;) The timing was just off.

Does anyone want these two teams to play each other first round? 'Cause I don't.

Rips it, scores! said...

"Does anyone want these two teams to play each other first round? 'Cause I don't."

First round, no....although it would be a fun series. I don't want the Habs to face the Rangers, New Jersey or the Pens in the first round. They seem to cause this team a lot of problems (last two epic comebacks vs the Rangers and Devils excepted, of course).

PS: I had a perfect zinger ready about the "AtLOLtic Division" if the Habs had won tonight. Alas, it will never be now. Cheers Malkin.

Bryan said...

i think there is a positive we can take away from this game...

koivu, higgins, and ryder all scored a goal. if they can keep it up we'll be ok. we know line 1a can't be kept quiet for long.

fezworth said...

@nu - Yeah, that's what I meant. We used it too early!