Air Canada Centre
There's something about this team that gives the Penguins a hard time at least once a season.
Maybe it's the business people on their cell phones in the first few rows of the ACC.
Maybe it's the fact that the Leafs usually wear white at home for HNIC games.
Maybe it's the extra media attention or the overpriced beer.
Whatever it is, the Leafs give the Penguins problems, especially in Toronto.
In the last five seasons the Penguins are 3-5-2 when playing in the Air Canada Centre.
They've been outscored 43-34.
Their only two regulation wins are a 6-4 victory on October 13th, 2007 and a 3-2 win on March 11th, 2004.
The also beat the Leafs 6-5 in overtime on February 10th, 2007.
And Brian Burke's Leafs are like the Flyers of Canada, so this might not be pretty, but it likely will be high scoring,
The Leafs have yet to win a game this season, so they'll be desperate and have something to prove.
It's Breast Cancer Awareness night at the ACC and so the game will be "themed pink."
This includes the Leafs website:
Say what you want about it, but a pink website definitely draws attention to the cause.
Speaking of causes, PensHead.com is promoting a charity auction for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Tickets to the Pens First Game at Consol Energy Center and an Autographed Sidney Crosby jersey are among the items up for auction.
The Pens lines for tonight's game appear to be the same as usual:
Chris Kunitz - Sidney Crosby - Bill Guerin
Pascal Dupuis - Evgeni Malkin - Ruslan Fedotenko
Matt Cooke - Jordan Staal - Tyler Kennedy
Mike Rupp - Craig Adams - Eric Godard
Brooks Orpik - Sergei Gonchar
Mark Eaton - Kris Letang
Jay McKee - Alex Goligoski
Just because we're onto the next game, it doesn't mean the Hartnell Photoshops have stopped coming in:
It could be a crazy night tonight.
The Leafs, despite all of the hype surrounding them in the offseason, have yet to win this year and the Toronto media and fans are already all over them.
The Pens are coming off of a big win against the Flyers
Colton Orr and Eric Godard have probably already planned their fight.
He worked against one team of goons, so let's go for two in a row.