Because they randomly decided to show that game in August. It's luck of the draw, besides - it will be a way better game. They chose right if you ask me.
Maybe you misunderstood me. TSN had slated the Leafs / Pens game for tonight since the beginning of the season. This week they picked up the BUF/CAR game to show to the nationwide audience, and moved the leafs game to regional coverage. I was wondering why they would opt for BUF/CAR over the habs.
I disagree with you about the Buf/Car being a way better game, than the last game in Montreal.
Perezhogin shows flashes of brilliance sometimes, just like on that goal. He controls the puck very well and is pretty good on the forechecking. There's something about him that tells me he could explode into quite something, there's just missing something but when it will get into place, just watch out.