The Montreal Canadiens will play their second game in as many nights, and won’t have an easy outing against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Pittsburgh will be playing in their first contest since the 2014 Winter Olympics ends, but the Canadiens will be coming off of a contest against the Detroit Red Wings.
The Habs also won’t be at all strength. Carey Price was injured in practice prior to Wednesday’s tilt with Detroit, and the team has said that the gold-meal winning goaltender won’t be able to play against the Penguins.
That could be just what the Penguins need to get their legs under them following various levels of success in Sochi. Sidney Crosby came out on the winning side with Canada once again. Chris Kunitz is closing in on the 200-goal mark. Evgeni Malkin seems pretty angry about how Russia performed in front of their home crowd in Sochi.
All that comes together for what should be an entertaining game between two hungry and fired up hockey teams. Montreal is trying to catch the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Atlantic Division. A win over the Penguins couple with a Tampa loss would jump them to second play in the Division.
There’s plenty to play for. Check out the contest. Here’s how:
Date: February 27
Start Time: 7:00 P.M. ET
TV Info: RDS, TSN-HABS, ROOT
Live Stream: NHL GameCenter