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What they're saying about Habs-Pens

May 8, 2010, 5:15 PM EDT

Thumbnail image for crosbystruggles.jpgTonight’s Game 5 between Montreal and Pittsburgh isn’t technically a must-win. That doesn’t mean that it lacks meaning, though. Here’s a few tidbits from both markets’ newspapers and bloggers.

What Pittsburgh bloggers and newspapers are saying

Sidney Crosby apparently views this game as a must-win, according to this story from

Hall Gill and Josh Gorges are giving Sidney Crosby a lot of trouble. Puck Daddy shows that both Crosby and Evgeni Malkin are really struggling in general, pointing out that neither has an even strength point in the series so far.

Former Penguin Dominic Moore is doing well as a member of the Montreal Canadiens, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. One more from the Post-Gazette: could Matt Cooke go from pariah to too pricey for the Penguins?

What Montreal bloggers and newspapers are saying

Scott Gomez tells the Montreal Gazette that the Habs simply needed to get healthy. The paper also points out the fact that the last time a Canadiens team passed two rounds of play, they won the Cup in 1993.

Finally, here’s Red Fisher’s take on the series.

  1. Terry Harper - May 9, 2010 at 9:50 AM

    Game 5 of the Bos/Phi series AND game 6 of the Mtl/Pit series are BOTH to be played Mon May 10. Why? BECAUSE Montreal after a middle of the night flight from Washington after a tough game 7 and a day rest was forced to start their series BEFORE the Bos/Phi series that had 2 resting teams already long ready to start their own series. And even now have played a game more. So look at it – the ONLY game of the Montreal/Pittsburgh series that was NOT close was that first game where the tired out Montreal team (with 4 power play goals served on them by the refs)were forced to play by the NHL “brass”. And then the refereeing that was committed against them. This is a disgrace!

  2. Steve Bardaboney - May 9, 2010 at 4:11 PM

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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