GAME DAY REPORT: Game 43 – Canadiens at Penguins

Published on April 17th, 2013


The Pittsburgh Penguins will be looking for their fifth consecutive victory when the Montreal Canadiens invade the CONSOL Energy Center tonight. The Penguins have won 13 of their last 14 home games and a Pens win tonight will further the distance between them and the Canadiens for first overall in the Eastern Conference.

The Canadiens will be looking to right the ship tonight after losing two-straight games. On Monday, the Habs were lit up at the Bell Centre by the Philadelphia Flyers by the score of 7-3.

This is the final time these two teams meet in the regular season, and Pittsburgh will be looking to sweep the three-game regular season series.

“We just got to play the right way going into the playoffs. That’s the biggest deal for us right now.”

-Pascal Dupuis

NEWS AND NOTES

The Penguins defeated the Canadiens 1-0 in their last meeting back on March 26.

Brenden Morrow has collected five points in his last three games.

Michael Ryder will not play tonight. Ryder is currently listed as day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

Pittsburgh has won 19 of 21 overall in a stretch that began by defeating Montreal in a crazy 7-6 overtime tilt on March 2.

Brandon Prust will be back in the lineup for the Habs after missing Monday night’s game against the Flyers.

Jarome Iginla has 24 points (11G, 13A) in 27 career games against the Canadiens. The only other Eastern Conference team Iggy has scored more points against is the Toronto Maple Leafs (15G, 16A).

PROBABLE CANADIENS LINES

Bourque-Plekanec-Gionta
Gallagher-Desharnais-Pacioretty
Galchenyuk-Eller-Prust
Blunden-Halpern-Moen

Subban-Gorges
Markov-Bouillon
Drewiske-Weber

Budaj

PROBABLE PENGUINS LINES

Kunitz-Jokinen-Iginla
Morrow-Dupuis-Bennett
Cooke-Sutter-Kennedy
Glass-Vitale-Adams

Orpik-Letang
Niskanen-Murray
Despres-Eaton

Fleury

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