"Yes, they're in the middle of a road trip. But if it's going to be an advantage, you have to exploit it and show it. ... They're going to be playing against Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin in our building for the first time, so they're going to have some jump and excitement. I'm not expecting a tired team. I'm expecting a team that's going to play a team they view as a team that won last year and has some great players."
-- Dan Bylsma [Post-Gazette]
Maxime Talbot - Sidney Crosby - Bill Guerin
Pascal Dupuis - Evgeni Malkin - Ruslan Fedotenko
Mike Rupp - Jordan Staal - Tyler Kennedy
Chris Bourque - Craig Adams - Eric Godard
Sergei Gonchar - Brooks Orpik
Jay McKee - Kris Letang
Mark Eaton - Martin Skoula
"I don't know if he goes over the line," Orpik said. "But I think the way he does it, he's setting himself up to go over the line. When you take a straight line at people like that, that's when you get in trouble."
"With the way the game is now, it's impossible to play that way for 82 games."
"You've got to pick your spots, especially in an Olympic year. My personal feeling is, if you play that way every night, it's going to take a toll on you."
-- Brooks Orpik on Ovechkin [Trib]
"If you're accusing Alex Ovechkin of not respecting the game, have you accused Pronger of it as well?"
"If, as Vladislav Tretiak says, Alexander Ovechkin plays like he's half-Canadian and half-Russian, what blood other than Canadian could be said to flow through Sidney Crosby's veins? Half-Finnish? Half-Russian? Half-Swedish?"