Consol Energy Center Home Opener: Part II

PITTSBURGH - OCTOBER 07: A general view of the first NHL game to be played in the Consol Energy center as the Pittsburgh Penguins were defeated by the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 on October 7 2010 in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Canadiens Blog: Habs Eyes on the Prize

All right, so the first game at the new arena didn't work out so well.  Tonight at 7:00 against the Habs, the Pens have the chance to do it all over again.

You have to think the nerves will be tuned down a bit more when compared to the other night.  As PensAreYourDaddy expressed in comments following that first game, the whole arena-opening ceremonies created a bit of a spectacle.  That doesn't mean seeing Mario pour Mellon Arena "ice" at center ice of the new barn wasn't cool and all, but heading into this game the hype has officially died down and the Pens can focus on winning.

The Pens have a post-lockout home record of 6-3-1 against the Habs during the regular season.  Granted Carey Price registered his first NHL win against the Penguins at Mellon, but Dan Bylsma also registered his first win against the Canadiens.

Habs to keep an eye on: Mike Cammalleri, P.K. Subban and, for the sake of containing speed, Scott Gomez.

The Penguins' Sam Kasan has the line combos from this morning's practice.

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