Friday, October 5, 2007

GameDay (1) Pens @ Hurricanes


It's finally here.

Out of market Pens fans:
If you want the skinny on watching the game using the internet, read the previous post and the comments in that previous post.

It'll be nice to hear Steiggy and Errey on the call.
But all of us will be tuning into The X at 6:50 to at least hear Mike Lange christen the new season.

If this was on Versus, we would have to hear about the Staal brothers all night.
Thank God.

No need for a game preview.



You have to register once to join.
Usually the word "register" makes you cringe 'cause you're gonna have to fill out 20 things and click a verification link in your e-mail.

GameDay Chat doesn't do that.
Make your username and password on the fly.
Click that link and you'll be in the chatroom in less than 45 seconds.

We'll be in there around 6:30 or so, jobbing around.
Go Pens.


Mike said...

Just found out I DO have FOX sports on my DirectV package. I will be recording this beaut tonight. LET'S GO PENS!

Staff said...

it's a good time to be alive

Christina said...

i'm not sure i could be more excited.....watching my first pens game since january!!!

one hour until the puck drops...

GO PENS!!!!!

The Hebrew Hammer said...


tecmo_bowl_bo_jackson said...

I think I'm having a seizure.

Yes. Yes, I'm having a seizure.

Drop the puck already!

bleepbloop said...




Lloyd said...

get in the gameday chat... that place is where it's at

Maal said...

how psyched am i to see there's only 2 new dudes in the lineup for the team?? rock ON. let's go pens!!!

Mike said...

"If this was on Versus, we would have to hear about the Staal brothers all night.
Thank God."

That's all Steiggy and Errey have been talking about too! Even Dan Potash!


Mike said...

The Dick's RBK Edge commercial is awesome too.

The Hebrew Hammer said...

4-0, I'm done for the night. One team showed up to play tonight, hopefully we can turn it around tomorrow.

Mike said...


Anonymous said...

Hey if the score has you down, just check out's scoreboard. It's still knotted up at 0-0 - how exciting!

Korn said...

I have been sitting here through this thinking "Mario used to double shift all the time, playing on two different lines, why don't they do that with Sid?" Well, looks like Lord Therrien had the same idea, putting him out with BGL and Ruutu along with his normal line. Like it. Even if they are losing.

Lets hope for a better performance tomorrow night, cause they look really flat and really confused tonight.

Mike said...

That's cause ESPN doesn't care about hockey.

Anonymous said...

The recap:

Period 1: Fleury and Orpik combine to let up a lucky goal. Sykora and Christensen get robbed. Staal gets robbed shorthanded. Cam Ward on target.

Period 2: The Pens don't bother coming out of the locker rooms

Period 3: Cam Ward is some sort of Jedi.

Sean said...

4-1 final. Not the best start, but it's only one game.

tecmo_bowl_bo_jackson said...

At least we scored. Hopefully that translates into some kind of momentum tomorrow.

Guins MVP tonite...BGL. Dude was tearing it up.

snoopyjode said...

wow. that was horrible. cam ward must have eaten his wheaties today, and the pens must have decided that not showing up until the third period was the best strategy to go with. that, and the lucky-goal-gods favored carolina. even sid had trouble getting his first shot on goal. so he ends the first game pointless. damn it.

well, at least it wasn't a shutout. :/ and i'm not worried - it's only the first game. there are 81 to go. hopefully they'll work out the kinks now and fucking BRING IT to the mellon tomorrow.

...if they're playing like this in 2 weeks, THEN we have a problem.

PittHockey said...

I wasn't expecting a letdown like that, but hopefully they'll use it to motivate themselves against Anaheim.

tecmo_bowl_bo_jackson said...

My homage to Espn dropping the ball tonight

ESPN Sucks At Covering Hockey

Barrasso35 said...

I agree with anon... Cam Ward was ridiculous tonight. The third period was, apparently, the only period the Pens showed up for. They played okay but damn that Ward. Damn him.

Dany Sabourin made an appearance, incredible. I didn't expect that to happen tonight.

Either way, who gives a crap? The Penguins were on the ice. (Still based in Pittsburgh, I might add.) The puck was dropped and I get to look forward to a Pensblog recap tomorrow morning. There's a lot to be happy about.


P.S.- I realized tonight that two of the greats from the Cup years are now working for the 'Canes in some capacity. Sir Ron Francis and Tom Barrasso. Is Carolina like the Pittsburgh assisted living facility? Somebody photoshop Barrasso in a wheel chair. I'd do it myself but I don't have the skills.


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