There are a lot of moving parts going as the Pittsburgh Penguins gear up to take on the Montreal Canadiens. For starters, the Habs will be without gold-medal winning netminder Carey Price. They aren’t resting him. Instead, he irritated a lower-body injury in Sochi and wasn’t able to make it through Montreal’s first practice as a full team following Sochi.
He sat out against the Detroit Red Wings and won’t be able to go against the Penguins either. Pittsburgh is the kind of team you need all your big horses to go up against, and this will be a true test of Montreal’s fortitude as a team.
This won’t be a cakewalk for the Penguins either, however. Looming large for the team are a pair of Olympic failures. One behind the bench and one out on the ice. Can Evgeni Malkin bounce back from a poor showing in front of a hometown in Sochi in time for the playoff run in Pittsburgh?
Can Dan Bylsma shake off allowing the United States to melt down in a pair of elimination games during the Winter Games? Icing a strong effort against Montreal would be a good way to start.
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Date: February 27
Start Time: 7:00 P.M. ET
TV Info: RDS, TSN-HABS, ROOT
Live Stream: NHL GameCenter