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.
Nothing going on. Pens play tonight. Game is on the NHL network, Rick will have a gameday later.
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Watching videos like that one make it a bit easier to say goodbye to the Igloo.
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This is the kind of game that, if it had taken place in the middle of the regular season, would have ruined your weekend.
The first period saw the Pens sleep walk their way to a 2-0 lead.
The second saw every wheel fall off the bus at once.
Only one fighting major per team, but the refs definitely earned their paychecks anyway.
Interestingly enough, the Pens site and NHL.com say that Andy Rogers doesn't exist.
The lesson here is: You steal Mario's number, your existence is wiped from the earth.
Though ESPN had Mike Zigomanis playing (and serving Geno's penalties) so we have no idea what's going on.
The Leafs are always annoying to play against.
No matter what year it is, they manage to blow the Pens out at least once a season.
It's games against the Maple Leafs that lead to heart attacks, suspensions, and Michel Therrien losing his job.
It's going to be even worse this year.
Brian Burke has ratcheted up the intensity and filled his team with players that would rather start a fight or deliver a big hit than score a goal.
And the fact that it's preseason doesn't mean they won't play rough.
In their game yesterday against the Flyers, the Leafs had four fighting majors and a misconduct penalty.
On Wednesday against the Bruins they also had four fighting majors.
The Pens had two fights against Columbus.
It's not gonna be pretty.
Only three players have scored 20 goals per season for the last 10 seasons.