[Nationwide Arena by tlarrow on Flickr.]
Dan Bylsma has said that the final two preseason games would be "dress rehearsals" for the regular season.
Two more games until the regular season?
Meanwhile, the G20 is taking over the city.
But that doesn't mean people aren't thinking about the Penguins:
Via [Empty Netters]
This has been floating around in cblog for a while, but it deserves its own post:
Gameday will be up later.
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It's been a while.
Technical difficulties and G20 summits and such.
We spent all day Wednesday trying to find someone
who actually cares about the Pens-Leafs game from Tuesday night.
All we can say is that as the game went on, that one Sabres fan with the big boobs
from the Center Ice commercials kept getting hotter and hotter.
You know who we're talking about.
And there was nothing you could do about it.
Air Canada Centre
It's the second preseason game against the Leafs.
It's also the second of back-to-back games for the Pens.
Games in Montreal always have a special feel to them.
This definitely felt like a regular season game as opposed to a preseason one, especially with the line-ups involved.
Long powerplays are always pivotal points in hockey games.
Sometimes they give a team up a man the chance to score a couple of goals and blow the game open.
Sometimes killing a crucial penalty can energize your team.
And sometimes, like in game four against Detroit, a shorthanded goal is a backbreaker.
That's what happened in Montreal.
It's the Pens first preseason game on the road.
Fans in Montreal are rioting in anticipation.