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Pittsburgh Penguins vs Montreal Canadiens Playoff Predictions – Pittsburgh Penguins – PenguinPoop Blog

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Montreal Canadiens Playoff Predictions

This has all happened before…

In 1998 the exact same group of teams from the Eastern Conference made it to the Stanley Cup playoffs. The exact same seeds advanced past the first round, 4th, 6th, 7th & 8th with the 4th place team going to the finals and played of all teams, the Detroit Red Wings. In 1998 the Montreal Canadiens eliminated the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round. The Penguins were a #2 seed the Canadiens a #7 seed.  You can look at this two different ways.  The Penguins were eliminated by the Canadiens that year or the Penguins are the #4 seed that made it to the Stanley Cup Finals.

We have a saying here at PenguinPoop that “We have more hockey knowledge in our body than you have in your entire pinky“, that just being a little humor and all, the “body” of people writing here at PenguinPoop have probably been to more Penguin games in their lifetime than any other collection of Pittsburgh Penguins’ writers on the internet. With that I give you some of our eight contributors predictions of how round 2 the Pittsburgh Penguins vs Montreal Canadiens playoff series will end up, starting with STH35 who’s been a Penguins season ticket holder for 36 years.

  0sth STH35: As the penguins head into the Conference semis, they find themselves as the top remaining seed in the East. This means that they will play the lowest remaining seed with home ice advantage. That lowest seed is the Montreal Canadiens. The Canadiens enter this round on a 3 game winning streak. That streak is about to come to an end. They were able to use Hal Gill to help shut down Ovechkin. Halak was outstanding in goal. They will try to use Gill to shut down Crosby. Even if that works, this is where the Penguins strength down the middle will prevail. The Capitals were not very physical against Montreal. The Pens will be. Especially the forwards. They will hammer away at the Montreal defense at every chance they get. Over the course of the series this will cause some defensive breakdowns and create scoring opportunities for the Pens. Halak will not be able to cover for all of them. The main concern for the Pens in this series will be handling the  speed of the Canadien forwards. The Pens defensive corps will be up to the task. When they aren’t, Fleury will be there to stop the puck. If all else fails. The secret weapons have arrived. Malkin’s parents are here. They always manage to bring out his best. The Penguins will not lose at home in this series and will win in 5.

 Phil Krundle: First off I’d like to thank Montreal for removing Washington from the playoffs so early. It’s not the the Pens would have had trouble removing them,I’m just happy I don’t have to listen to the idiot pundits talk about how great they are anymore. I watched the last four games and I saw the Capitals players bend over to block shots, but I can’t remember one that actually laid down to block a shot or pass. They just don’t have the heart needed to win. The Canadiens do. That will be the biggest obstical for the Penguins to overcome. The key to the Canadiens offense is their offensive defensemen. Andre Markov and Marc-Andre Bergeron if the Penguins can keep these two off the board the series will be over in no time. The Canadiens just don’t have a great offense.   Hal Gill is a great defenseman for defending the straight up no passing Washington Capitals style, we saw it first hand last year. He will be useless against the Penguins. I see many breakaways in the Penguins future, the great Canadien goaltender Halak who had to face many long straight shots will now have to move side to side to make saves and will see much more traffic. The Penguins cycling will do in Gill and Bergeron, who doesn’t see much ice time but may have to because the Pens will wear the Habs out. Look for most of the Penguins scoring to come in the third period. Canadien defenseman Josh Gorges somehow became the most overrated defenseman in the NHL overnight.

The Penguins are going to have an easier time of it with Montreal than they did with the Senators. Because of his size stick handling and passing, Evgeni Malkin will rule the series. Though I was wrong last series because of a 3 overtime game that could have went either way, I’m predicting the Pens in 5 once again. The 1 game that the Pens will lose will either be the first one they play or the first game they have a chance to clinch.

 Southside Shultzie: I’m pretty sure you all know how I stand vs teams from Canadia and especially their fans! Their pompous “it’s our game” noses in the air, their booing of our National anthem, their claiming that Canadian bacon is bacon (IT’S HAM!)! I’m also guessing you’ve all read about my last rant about the death of the “Canadian Clown” Don Cherry? Well….. take a deep breath 51st Staters and get ready watch a Royal Canadian Ass Whoopin’ x 2!!! “Oh no he’s not going to call a sweep is he?” says the drunk Habs fan as he drinks his inferior suds! Yes indeed I am! Not only that but I am going to call that BOTH Canadian teams remaining will be swept. The equation is simple, there is ZERO chance the Pens powerplay will go 2 for 32 agaaaaynnst your PK. All we have heard here on the good side of the border was how you were going contain Crosby like you did Slovechkin. To you I say GOOD LUCK! If you shadow Sid, Malkin et al will be scoring on you like you were a drunk prom queen! As for your other “Great White Hope”, I’m calling Can Yucks to be swept as well! So do yourselves a favor and wager heavily on my words! You can thank me by sending some silver polish! We are running out and you won’t be needing the stuff you bought way back in ’93!

CANADIAN BACON IS NOT BACON!

 Disco Stu:  As we enter the second round of this year’s Stanley Cup playoffs, who would have thought that the Penguins would be the highest remaining seed in the East with assured home ice advantage all the way through the Conference Finals assuming they win their match up with Montreal. Well, I’m here to tell you that they will be moving on to the next round. The Penguins won the season series against Montreal this year 3 – 1 although Montreal did win the final meeting of the season back in February by a score of 5 – 3. Offensively, Montreal can’t match up with the Penguins’ firepower as they scored 40 fewer goals this season. Montreal only had eight double digit goal scorers to the Penguins 11, and they only had one player, Tomas Plekanec, score over 60 points. Where Montreal is dangerous is their team speed. They’re top line of Brian Gionta, Michael Cammalleri and Scott Gomez skated circles around Washington’s defense in the opening round. The Penguins defense has to make sure they are never caught flat footed and that they position themselves correctly to beat in coming Canadian forwards to loose pucks in the corners on dump ins. Defensively, Montreal will employ the shut down pair of former Penguin, Hal Gill and Josh Georges to try and shut down the Sidney Crosby line, and if you don’t think they’re up to the task, just look at the job they did against Ovechkin’s line in Round 1. Unfortunately, in goal right now there is no comparison. No one is playing better in the entire league than Jaroslav Halak. He held Washington to three goals on 134 shots in the final three games making some spectacular saves along the way. If Fleury was playing the way Halak is now, the Penguins would have swept Ottawa in four.

Where I see this series being won or lost for the Penguins will be on the Power Play and the Penalty kill. In Round 1, Montreal scored on 6 of 30 Power Plays for a 20% conversion rate while allowing Washington’s top rated Power Play until to score only one goal the entire series. The fact that Montreal scored on 20% of their chances comes as no surprise as Washington had one of the worst PK’s in the league, but the Penguins will have to make sure they can get pucks in when they have the man advantage. The man the Penguins will have to watch out for when short handed is Marc Andre Bergeron. He is a Power Play specialist with a lethal shot.

In every series, there is always one or two players from the other team that get under the fans’ skin, think Dan Carcillo from Philly last year or Chris Neill this year. Your two prime candidates for players you will love to hate in the Montreal series will be Ryan O’Byrne and Max Lapierre.

The first thing the Penguins need to do, and I’m sure Coach Bylsma has been doing this non stop since the minute they realized they would be playing Montreal in the next round is to go back and study the tapes of Games 2 – 4 of the Washington series to see what Washington was doing then to put up an average of almost six goals per game against Montreal and what Montreal did in the way of changes to correct that.

In the end, I believe, the superior depth of the Penguins along with the rest they have gotten over the last week will allow the Penguins to prevail. Halak has faced a lot of shots over the past few games, and I just don’t see any way that he can continue to stop them at the rate that he did against Washington. Montreal will most likely be emotionally drained after having to play thee consecutive possible elimination games and then not even get to go back hone in between series. I’m calling for The Penguins in 6 (We just don’t clinch series at home – In fact 7 of the 8 first round series were clinched by a team playing on the road)

 Art Vandelay: Penguins in five! That’s right you heard it here. Here are my reasons the mighty Guins’s offense will be too much for the decrepitude defense of Montreal. For the most part Montreal’s defense is over 30 and if you take the slow moving Hal Gill, and “the has been” Paul Mara off the roster, then the rest of their defense is right around 6’0. The Penguins know how to play in the playoffs unlike the Capitals and will get the job done. I’m predicting Sid to have 15 points this round. Growing up, Montreal was one of his favorite teams, and I’m sure he will be chomping at the bit.

My real concern this series is for the Canadian fans. Will they boo for their native son who won them a gold medal, or will they come to realize that is the only thing they will have to cheer about once this series is over. After this series is over Montreal fans will realize this. What Sid gives he takes away.

 Reg Dunlop: First of all, congratulations to the Montreal Canadiens.  They weathered a heavy storm to beat the high-powered Capitals.  Having watched a couple of the Wash. vs. Mont. games, I would say it is clear what the biggest variable will be for the Pittsburgh series against Montreal.  Can Jaraslav Halak keep up the phenomenal play he has displayed thus far?  Make no mistake, he was the biggest reason the Canadiens upset the Washington Capitals.  His play was amazing, particularly in the last two games.  The Capitals averaged 41 shots on goal through the course of the series.

Coaching is an area that can be very important as well.  I think that Bruce Boudreau was out-coached.  This was part of the reason the Canadiens were able to win.  Can Disco Dan dig deep and create the right kind of game plan to counteract whatever Jaques Martin brings.  Getting the right match-ups will be a big part of the game as well.  I am sure that Martin will want to get Gill and Georges on the ice against Crosby’s line as much as possible.

Once again, this opens the door for Malkin and his linemates to make a difference in this series.     Taking all things into consideration, I think the Pens will be able to break Jalak.  I just don’t think that the Canadiens can keep up the level they have achieved over the course of two series.  I like the Penguins in 5.

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  1. habsfan88's Gravatar habsfan88
    January 13, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

    I just came accross this now, how does foot taste Schultzie? Canada may be a joke to you, but I hope you realize that the United States is a joke to the rest of the world, and I say this as a Canadian with dual citizenship (half American). With your bible belters, morbidly obese population (not that Canada is a whole lot better), Hollywood, Bush re-election, Jersey Shore (to name one on the countless despicable programs coming out of the states) you have a lot more to be ashamed about than Canada does.

    Canada has its flaws for sure (your snide, redneck comments not being a part of those… did you know we live in igloos too?) but they are dwarfed by your nation. The US is crumbling and idiots like you that are the reason for it.

  2. May 17, 2010 at 5:39 pm | Permalink

    Well, after some thought I guess I owe somebody an apology! (Sorry to the lady behind me at Taco Bell! I didn’t know anyone was behind me)!

    I just got back from the Preakness Stakes where if you took my cryptic advice you would have doubled your loot like I did! Lookin’ at Lucky won the race and I doubled my net worth (now I’m a hundred-aire!). The reason I am talking about the ponies is that I have been Lookin’ at Lucky every time I see your one trick ponie of a squad hit the ice!

    Good luck in the next round guys!

    There’s only so many times you can saddle up your lucky pony Halak before he breaks down. “And they’re off! Philly takes the lead! French Tickler is bringing it up the rear!”

  3. Habsfan41's Gravatar Habsfan41
    May 13, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

    Hey Shultzie hows the golfing coming along? you meet up with Tom Green yet? haha

    • Southside Shultzie's Gravatar Southside Shultzie
      May 18, 2010 at 1:05 am | Permalink

      Tom is actually a friend of mine and HE wrote that joke. He shoulda stuck with That chick from that movie about poulterghoooosts. Cancer is never funny! Puppies and kittens with cancer are even less funny!

  4. You Got Halak'd's Gravatar You Got Halak'd
    May 13, 2010 at 2:01 am | Permalink

    I just happened upon this forum from Canada, and yes Shultzie, I’ll have some bacon with my happy meal tomorrow. Wait, with your Canadian references, (your squad is shakier than Michael J. Fox in an earthquake!) Im almost believing that you wish you were Canadian, or a Canadian with a real good sense of humOUR.

    Either way, your comments are off the wall, and over the line. 5 mins and the game for you.

    • Southside Shultzie's Gravatar Southside Shultzie
      May 18, 2010 at 1:13 am | Permalink

      You are correct sir! I was out of bounds and I appologize! As evidenced in my pics with my pal M.A. Fleury and Mad Max , you must know that i have no problem with the French Canadians! Especially now that I have more French Canadians reading my blog than I did back in 1940.

  5. Habsfan41's Gravatar Habsfan41
    May 12, 2010 at 11:18 pm | Permalink

    Hey Shultzie, Hate to say I told you so, haha Have fun on the golf course. Maybe you can spend the time thinking before you get all cocky and make an ass of yourself.
    Na Na Na Na, Na Na Na Na, Hey Hey Hey! Goodbye (:

    • Southside Shultzie's Gravatar Southside Shultzie
      May 18, 2010 at 1:21 am | Permalink

      I love golf! I will wager my paycheck from Penguinpoop.com that you cant answer this question! Which penguinpoop.com writer (decked out in a Scottish kilt and a Ramones t-shirt) once knocked over a 40 ft. flagpole with a golf cart! (Reg and Phil Krundle played a part in it!)

  6. Mr Crowly's Gravatar Mr Crowly
    May 12, 2010 at 10:09 pm | Permalink

    (o:=

  7. Habsfan41's Gravatar Habsfan41
    May 12, 2010 at 6:41 pm | Permalink

    Shultzie, haha you like to talk smack I see, If the Habs do pull it off, you better go watch some more of your Tom Green you zeek. Because no one want’s to hear your whining, we here too much of it from Crosby. You guys just don’t know how to take defeat, instead you guys cry about it. No one expected the habs to make it this far in the first place, thats why when they do win game 7, you guys can go to the nearest golf coarse and route on your penguins their because the Canadiens are not going to go down without a fight so get over it. If the Habs loose, so be it, at least we prooved that the penguins are beatable, and if they do beat us that they stand no chance on the repeat. So go get a new pair of tighty whities because you are going to need it you big mouthed peice of $hit.
    Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!! Go Habs Go!!!

    • Southside Shultzie's Gravatar Southside Shultzie
      May 18, 2010 at 1:28 am | Permalink

      touche!…..Threee-che! That’s fine Habsfan41.I wanted to thank you for being the 1,000,000th fan to post on our site! I will take my $10,000 bonus check and donate to a charity of your choosing! Perhaps spellcheck for idiots or an all expense paid trip to a shower!

  8. May 12, 2010 at 7:50 am | Permalink

    There are 2 ways to break a hockey fans heart! #1…being swept in a 4 game series. #2…Being humiliated in a game 7 loss! Guess witch scenerio old Shultzie is calling? Your squad is shakier than Michael J. Fox in an earthquake! Your team has less balls than Tom Green! As much as I believed we would dispose of your Habs in a sweep, I now know that the scars of beating you handily in a game 7 will not only hurt, it will give our guys another practice game before the conference finals! While I will admit my earlier prognostications were a bit off, the Hockey Gods have called me and told me that a team that has nothing but luck will lose EVERY time over a team that is superior in every way! Have fun drinking your Canadian swill while you watch the Pens score like a rich kid on Prom night! Maybe after your team (like the other team from Canadia) is eliminated, you can drown your sorrows in some skunky Moosehead beer? Maybe listen to some Justin Beiber while you chow down on some Canadian Bacon! Possibly dig up some Pam Anderson porn while you listen to Celine Diones greatest hit, all the while doing shots of Canadian Club whiskey! Just so you know, we’re going to break Dons Cherry! When you wake up Thursday morning, you are going to wish you had an Expo’s game to go to! Good bye and good riddance!

    • Qcwarrior's Gravatar Qcwarrior
      May 12, 2010 at 10:01 pm | Permalink

      There are 2 ways to break a hockey fans heart! #1…being swept in a 4 game series. #2…Being humiliated in a game 7 loss!

      How does it feel my friend ;)

      • Southside Shultzie's Gravatar Southside Shultzie
        May 18, 2010 at 1:34 am | Permalink

        Nothing hurts while putting for birdie while in Cancun!

    • HockeyFan72's Gravatar HockeyFan72
      May 12, 2010 at 10:48 pm | Permalink

      You failed miserably Shultzie.

      • Southside Shultzie's Gravatar Southside Shultzie
        May 18, 2010 at 1:35 am | Permalink

        That’s a matter of a bad opinion!

    • Tommy's Gravatar Tommy
      May 13, 2010 at 5:45 am | Permalink

      Ahahaha, Pens were humiliated.

      Go Habs!

    • meinhabs's Gravatar meinhabs
      May 13, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Permalink

      Shultzie, I only wish I could have seen your face during Game 7 while your “superior team” was getting pounded 4-0 and eventually with a 5-2 loss. That would have made my week. Your arrogance knows no bounds but like you said, a team with nothing but luck always loses, therefore it would make sense for you to finally admit that the Habs actually have a great team. That would be expecting too much of you though. I usually like Pens fans but it gives me great pleasure knowing that not a single one of your predictions came true and you can now go on life spewing excuses about “luck”. what a joke you are.

      • Southside Shultzie's Gravatar Southside Shultzie
        May 18, 2010 at 1:37 am | Permalink

        I thought it was strange that you kept texting me during the game? Do you actually hate me more than you love your team?

  9. Mr Crowly's Gravatar Mr Crowly
    May 12, 2010 at 12:33 am | Permalink

    Habs are going for it all, and once its all said and done, we will see who the better team is. There is going to be a new Stanley cup Champions in 2010. Go Habs Go!!!!

  10. Pensin7's Gravatar Pensin7
    May 11, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Permalink

    Not Specifying, I hope you are not in the above average IQ level of your country.

    Yes, anyone who predicted Montreal or Pittsburgh winning in 5-6 games was wrong, you are correct. I have no proof of your original prediction or what you predicted at the beginning of this series, but just for fun I’ll take your word for it.

    The fact that you can’t even predict who won the first game of this series after the fact, that’s priceless.

    • Southside Shultzie's Gravatar Southside Shultzie
      May 18, 2010 at 1:42 am | Permalink

      148 IQ thank you! Yes that is GENIOUS and considering the current exchange rate, you can add yours to your mothers, multiply x 2 and you will still be half way to my giant mansion of a house! When my doorbell goes “ding-dong” I don’t think it is calling me!

  11. Not Specifying's Gravatar Not Specifying
    May 11, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Permalink

    K well all of u people who think pens r going to win in 5-6 games r totally wrong…first of all i predicted mtl was going to win in 7 against caps and they did and i say mtl is gonna win in 7 against pens. Pens have a much better defense and offense and goaltending is rather equal but mtl has the heart to win, and pens cam into this series with over cofidence, losing the first game and now losing a 3-2 lead to have a game 7 in pittsburgh. Montreal is not a team who will have many chances but the chances they get they will capatalize on it, getting in the productive and open spots in order to take a descent effective wrist shot on goal. So i say Mtl in 7.

    • Southside Shultzie's Gravatar Southside Shultzie
      May 18, 2010 at 1:49 am | Permalink

      wha???

  12. Duke Piston's Gravatar Duke Piston
    May 11, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

    Southside Shultzie, Your a homo. Your an illiterate American asshole like all of your American asshole
    countrymen. Montreal will take Pittsgurgh down in game 7
    without doubt. All of your American teams are made up of mostly Canadians. So, YES it is our game. And bacon isn’t ham you moron. F#$%@ Off and die.

    • Southside Shultzie's Gravatar Southside Shultzie
      May 18, 2010 at 1:48 am | Permalink

      Can’t argue with you there Einstein! I can tell by your mastery of the English language that you are no match for me!

  13. HockeyFan72's Gravatar HockeyFan72
    May 11, 2010 at 12:47 am | Permalink

    An endangered species: the Pittsburgh Penguins.

    I think the Habs will win game 7, but if they don’t, I’ll cheer for the Pens in the next round.

    • Southside Shultzie's Gravatar Southside Shultzie
      May 18, 2010 at 1:50 am | Permalink

      wuuuuussssss!

  14. MontrealRiotWarning's Gravatar MontrealRiotWarning
    May 10, 2010 at 10:33 pm | Permalink

    Not even Bettman telling the refs to turn a blind eye to Pittsburgh’s penalties will help Cry baby Crosby’s team win. Was that a clothes line on AK46….nope.

    Game 7 boys. One word…..

    Believe

  15. Mr Crowly's Gravatar Mr Crowly
    May 10, 2010 at 9:59 pm | Permalink

    Now its a game seven series, the Habs proved most people wrong, one game left do or die, everything is on the line, hopefully if the Habs do win Crosby won’t pull a hissy fit like he did in game 6, but that is hard to predict. (o:=
    So that being said, I say that the Habs will be going to the third round even though you Penguins fans will say ya right. Even if the Habs dont pull it off, I still say that they deserve to be Champions win or lose.
    Go Habs Go! Go Habs GO! Go Habs Go! (o:=

  16. Tommy's Gravatar Tommy
    May 8, 2010 at 9:19 am | Permalink

    The only reason why game 4 was that close is because the refs horrible calls were a direct cause for the 2 pen goals.

    Go Habs

  17. Habsfan41's Gravatar Habsfan41
    May 8, 2010 at 2:09 am | Permalink

    We will see, I still have faith in the Habs, either way, at least the habs will get some respect that they deserve. And who cares if you live in Montreal if your even telling the truth, for all we know you could be a upset Penguins fan who cant take a loss, It mean $hit, not every single person that lives in Montreal is a Habs fan, same goes with Pittsburgh, or anywhere else.
    Game 5 is soon approaching and both teams are tied, know one knows whose going to win till the final buzzer sounds, and its going to be the Habs with another victory so get over it.

  18. Cthulhu's Gravatar Cthulhu
    May 7, 2010 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

    The problem with statistics is that people think that they represent the truth. Even if there is a 90% chance of something happening, there is still that little 10% that can rain on your parade. There is nothing certain in sports.

    That said, I live in Montreal and I am predicting that the Penguins will take this series. The Canadiens have been showing some guts in the play-offs, and guts count for a lot. Unfortunately, the Habs have a tendency of being a very inconsistent team…. Hence my Pens prediction. In 7. In over-time. And it won’t be Crosby that scores the winning goal.

  19. ricky's Gravatar ricky
    May 7, 2010 at 7:15 pm | Permalink

    aha in 5 ? I guess you guys are wrong about that, you suck.

  20. meinhabs's Gravatar meinhabs
    May 7, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

    Lol Southside Shultzie, maybe this will teach you not to be so bold and biased.

  21. HockeyFan72's Gravatar HockeyFan72
    May 6, 2010 at 11:51 pm | Permalink

    Who said the Pens would sweep the Habs? Even with the refs on their side in the last game, they couldn’t stop Montréal from tying this series.

  22. Mr Crowly's Gravatar Mr Crowly
    May 6, 2010 at 10:08 pm | Permalink

    Now this series is getting Interesting, Games are once again tied a 2 a piece, even though the first period was bull$hit with the refs not doing their jobs right, the habs still found a way to overcome the odds, and Pittsburgh first road loss of the 2010 Playoffs, anything can still happen, a lot of us habs fans probably thought that the habs were doomed with Markov being Injured, and spacek out with ear infection, which turned out not to be the case. Hopefully now the habs get the respect they deserve, even though the Penguins have the better team in skill, at least the habs have confidence in them selves and hopefully it will help them win this series which us habs fan truly believe that they can. Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go, Oleh Oleh Oleh! (o:=

  23. Tommy's Gravatar Tommy
    May 4, 2010 at 8:58 pm | Permalink

    You guys are pretty much all wrong. Maybe in 6. I’m hoping montreal wins just so I can watch Crosby cry.

  24. Mr Crowly's Gravatar Mr Crowly
    May 3, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Permalink

    Pronovost, I do have to give you credit for Admitting that the Habs have the best fans in the league, and I know its far from over and sure the penguins might have better numbers in the season, but these are the playoffs, most the times, season statistic mean squat. So there is no way to speculate till those games are through. And also the habs are getting more comfortable as the games go by so who knows? But I can see the habs giving every true NHL fan their moneys worth, and hopefully they will get the respect they truly deserve. Win or loose, at least they tried, that’s how I see it.
    Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Montreal Canadiens Game 3, We will all find out who gets the upper edge in the series, May the best team win. (o:=

  25. meinhabs's Gravatar meinhabs
    May 3, 2010 at 1:00 pm | Permalink

    Pronovost – Although it’s true that you chose the Pens in 6, giving us poor fans a whole 2 games to claim, I’m certain you will start to feel nervous if we do win this next one at home. No doubt the Pens have more depth and have more individual talent but the best part about the NHL playoffs is that it takes more than just that. The Habs actually have a very good chance of winning this series. Either way, it’ll be entertaining

  26. Jean Pronovost's Gravatar Jean Pronovost
    May 3, 2010 at 7:39 am | Permalink

    Mr. Crowly – Don’t know if you’ve noticed or not, but the Penguins are 3 – 0 on the road in the playoffs this year, while Montreal is 1 – 2 at home and gave up 11 goals in the two losses. It seems like the Penguins enjoy playing on the road and that Montreal seems to be the team that has a hard time dealing with the pressure of playing in front of the best fans in the league. All of the boos and chants didn’t seem to effect the Caps in their first two games at the Molson Center. What makes you think it will affect a better team?
    Oh, and if you go back and look at my prediction for the series, you will notice that I picked the Pens in 6 so as far as I was concerned, Montreal had to win two games for that to happen.

  27. Mr Crowly's Gravatar Mr Crowly
    May 2, 2010 at 10:00 pm | Permalink

    Jean Pronovost, whose got last laugh now? haha, Don’t under Estimate a gifted team like the Habs. Even with Markov and Spacek out, sure Staal is out but he isn’t as important than Markov, but either way, this series is not anywhere near close to over yet. (o:=
    Next game is in Montreal, and the fans are gonna be all over Crosby, Malkin, and Cooke so we will see which team is the better team. Hopefully it will be the Habs in my case, if not than ah well, at least they tried there best to overcome the odds. But us Habs fans all have faith for our team, than once we beat ur as$es, you can get a head start on your little iglu so you can throw your little hissyfit. haha Go Habs Go, Go Habs Go, Go Habs Go! (o:=

  28. Jean Pronovost's Gravatar Jean Pronovost
    May 1, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

    Hey Habs fans – “Ha you Lak us now?” Sorry, you ain’t facing the Washington Crapitals any more. The Penguins scored more Power Play goals in one period last night than Washington scored in an entire 7 game series. What was it Halak left the game with in the third period, a bruised ego???? Face it Cinderella, the ball is over!!!!

  29. Mr Crowly's Gravatar Mr Crowly
    April 30, 2010 at 6:46 pm | Permalink

    haha I hope the Habs proves everyone wrong once again and than we will see what the Penguins fans have to say, because the habs are going to surprise everyone just like they did in round one, believe me, if by any chance the penguins do win the series, the habs wont go down without a fight and thats something that the penguins wont see coming but I have faith in the habs so we will see once the first puck drops and see who has the better team. The Canadiens have alot of heart, the Penguins have alot of mouth so we will see, I say Habs in 6 games

  30. dekhead33's Gravatar dekhead33
    April 30, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Permalink

    Pens in 5

  31. Pens_shit's Gravatar Pens_shit
    April 30, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Permalink

    Yinz? Did you say, yinz? YOU ARE next to West Virginia, aren’t you! The Caps fans warned me about the folk from Pittsburgh. When they told me you all (that’s right, it’s you all) couldn’t read I thought they were being mean. You are dumb. Oh, my what a bunch of hillbillies!!! HA! Ha!

  32. reality 55's Gravatar reality 55
    April 30, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

    I think all of you guys should be ashamed of yourselves, at least the ones that are dinging nationalities anyway, i am a canadiens fan, but also a nhl fan national hockey league, pay attention to the name, and for any one to trash each others countries your not fans, you are radicals ” shame shame”

  33. PENZRGR8's Gravatar PENZRGR8
    April 30, 2010 at 7:23 am | Permalink

    No-one from Canada have a sense of humor? Keep it up Schultzie! We love your sense of humor in the ‘Burgh and on PenguinPoop! To all the Canadian Fans…I can guarantee you that most of the writers on this board (and me) sing the Canadian National Anthem before playoff games. We respect hockey players from all over the world. Not just Canada. With the exception of Ovie! (Laugh it is a joke!)

    PENS IN 5!

  34. HockeyFan72's Gravatar HockeyFan72
    April 30, 2010 at 1:15 am | Permalink

    All the bashing of Canada, Canadians and French Canadians is so ridiculous. The Penguins’ official roster is comprised of 34 players, half of them being from Canada, including Sydney Crosby, the team’s current best player. As a matter of fact, Canada’s representation on this team is better than that of any other nation.

    Now about French Canadians… Remember Mario Lemieux? Remember who scored the Pens’ only two goals in game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals last year? And who’s the Penguins’ starter goalie? Where do you think those guys come from? Enough said. Please keep your comments about hockey.

    • AJW's Gravatar AJW
      April 30, 2010 at 1:32 am | Permalink

      um, It looks to me by following the timeline that gerald from canada started the comment fight saying osama bin laden should have bombed pittsburgh I think southside shultz stuff above was meant in jest. I think most people in the ‘burgh down here respect the Habs and their history. The bye bye french canadian guy was a song written in tribute to mario lemieux – check it out it’s a great tune.

      I’m still not going to feel bad when we sweep yinz out of the playoffs! :)

      • HockeyFan72's Gravatar HockeyFan72
        April 30, 2010 at 4:19 am | Permalink

        I didn’t know about that song. Touching. Thanks for the cue.

  35. HabsWorld's Gravatar HabsWorld
    April 29, 2010 at 9:55 pm | Permalink

    Hey Shultz,

    You’re starting to sound like the messed up Caps fans. Keep the comments about hockey, not about nationalities. Most of your team (80% to be exact, check for yourself you fat tart) hail from the Great Country of Canada. You don’t want to offend them. I remember a Caps fan coming to a blog and saying, “Pass the word around to chant “USA, USA, USA, at the next game”. What an idiot. Once again, comments like yours and his proves to me that you Americans are all the same – ugly and stupid.

    See you on the ice, puck face.

  36. e bye French Canadian guy's Gravatar e bye French Canadian guy
    April 29, 2010 at 7:07 pm | Permalink

    Gerald our master baiter from the north. Those Canadians sure love to fish.

    Pens in 5, we’ll need a game or two to get back into it. The Caps are a one line team. Montreal doesn’t have the depth to take on the Pens. Easy pickins. GO PENS!

  37. PenDiddy's Gravatar PenDiddy
    April 29, 2010 at 6:35 pm | Permalink

    I’m a little confused by the Canada guy or girl’s sense of humor. The whole “no offence” after everything are they talking about the Habs team or are they apologizing? I failed French.

    Pens in 5 and the Penguins Dynasty talk legitimately starts. You heard it here first!

  38. Gerald from Canada your master from the north's Gravatar Gerald from Canada your master from the north
    April 29, 2010 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

    I hear Pittsburg is the absolute pits ! Obama Bin Laden should of crashed a couple of planes on that awful town . No offence meant ( just a bit of pre-series dark humor )

    • Bunny of Caerbannog's Gravatar Bunny of Caerbannog
      April 29, 2010 at 5:57 pm | Permalink

      They did crash a plane right by here you dickweed. Who do you think will help the Canadians if they get attacked? People from Montreal are ignorant, they make Philadelphia fans look intelligent.

      I think the Pens win the series in 3 because the French will roll over and give up just like they did to Deutchland.

      • Gerald from Canada your master from the north's Gravatar Gerald from Canada your master from the north
        May 6, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

        Thats the french from France you ignorant freak, the French Canadians with the anglo Canadians really gave it to the Germans in ww1 and 2, the Germans said that they always hated to face the Canadians because they were so damn tough . Look it up you dummy.

        • Bunny of Caerbannog's Gravatar Bunny of Caerbannog
          May 6, 2010 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

          I’m so sorry, I get my history so confused all the time sorry to say the French from France, you know being a dummy and all.

          Perhaps you could enlighten me, where exactly are the French in Canada from?

  39. Gerald from Canada your master from the north's Gravatar Gerald from Canada your master from the north
    April 29, 2010 at 4:56 pm | Permalink

    You imbecilic and idiotic Penguin shit fans have got to be kidding !!!!!!!!!!!! the Habs will prevail OF COURSE , the ultimate hockey DYNASTY will PREVAIL once again . You American 9 11 inside jew job warmongers need to get a clue and shut up . No offence

    • PENZRGR8's Gravatar PENZRGR8
      April 30, 2010 at 8:11 am | Permalink

      The Canadians won a cup? I must be a young one. Only 16. Must of been before I was born. Oh wait it was! GRANDPA! Dynasty. Wasn’t that a show on ABC? My grandma used to tell me about it.

      COME BACK AND MAKE COMMENTS WHEN WE KICK YOUR ASS…LOSER!
      PENS IN 5.

      • meinhabs's Gravatar meinhabs
        May 13, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

        I think this calls for him “coming back and making comments” except with a different perspective, namely that the Habs kicked your ass ;)

  40. PeteV's Gravatar PeteV
    April 29, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Permalink

    We had no problem with them during the regular season, the only game we lost was that wierd back to back game. The Pens are healthy and have the desire. Habs go down easily in four, no more, we shut the door and say bonjour!

    • Gerald from Canada your master from the north's Gravatar Gerald from Canada your master from the north
      April 29, 2010 at 5:01 pm | Permalink

      HOW DARE YOU INSULT THE FRENCH !!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Bunny of Caerbannog's Gravatar Bunny of Caerbannog
        April 29, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Permalink

        Yeah, your mother eas a hampster and your father smelt of elderberries… I fail to see the insult. French Canadians are not very nice.

    • Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
      May 17, 2010 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

      what did you just say? pens in 4..well….

  41. Staal Donut's Gravatar Staal Donut
    April 29, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

    WOWEEE! The Pens go from everyone predicting they would be eliminated by the Capitals ta 24 hours later being the Stanley Cup favorites. Ya gotta love the prognosticators!

    OK – With that all out of my system – Pens in 6 baby!!!!1

  42. LetsGoPens!!'s Gravatar LetsGoPens!!
    April 29, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

    I think this is going to a game 7 like last year. First series was almost exactly the same, why not the second? As Long as we win the cup in the end who cares, maybe the people with heart conditions shouldn’t watch this series.

  43. 877111's Gravatar 877111
    April 29, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

    Pens in 4 – the canadians are a #8 seed who got lucky.

    • Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
      May 17, 2010 at 7:27 pm | Permalink

      what did you just say ?

  44. 29Rock's Gravatar 29Rock
    April 29, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

    Sweep. Their offense is too small, their defense too slow. All they have is speed and so do we. If we do lose the first game by some bad bounce, let’s not all panic this time.


            

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