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What they’re saying about Habs-Pens

Sidney Crosby;Josh Gorges ;Jaroslav halak

Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby is checked by Montreal Canadiens’ Josh Gorges, right, in front of Canadiens goaltender Jaroslav Halak during the first period of Game 3 of an NHL Eastern Conference semifinal hockey series Tuesday, May 4, 2010, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)


Tonight’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.