Thursday, February 7, 2008

GameDay (54) -- Islanders @ Pens


-- Ryan O'Shea --

7:30



Beechblog tonight.

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The last time the Pens and the Islanders played, it was December 21st.
We were a healthy scratch for that recap, but it's what turned the season around on here.

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The rest of the Atlantic is beginning to distance themselves from the Islanders,
so Ted Nolan will have this team committed to getting some wins.

This is the start of a big stretch for the Pens before we get into March, which is a deadly month.

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STOREBLOG

Come Sunday night, everything in Storeblog will come to a nice balance.

We couldn't get everything done that we wanted to on Thursday.
The worst thing we could possibly do is just throw terrible and hurried graphics on a shirt for the sole purpose of getting it into Storeblog faster.

We're adding little trinkets like buttons, magnets, stickers, etc.

Go Pens

74 comments:

Ashley said...

Woooooo! Can't wait to spend the money that I don't have on Storeblog gear :)

I have a video for all to see.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhc5awdpylw&NR=1

It's from last season. The guy in it is Shaun Majumder (a stand-up comedian from Newfoundland) as Raj Binder. He talks about the playoffs, Robot Farts and the Pens.

Anonymous said...

Ted Nolan...speaking of commit to the indian...

chris e said...

Let's do this shit!

BlacknGold66 said...

You know, some of us have lives and can't sit here all day checking cblog every five minutes to add some new comment!!

I'm not one of those people... WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Let's Go Pens!!

wilsmith said...

would it be too inapropiate to make a shirt that says "You're a fuckin' superstar"?

or "Get off the ice, ya pussy"

"You lay on the ice like a broad, you pussy"

"Get up ya faggot"

theNick said...

Wilsmith you are forgetting the most obvious one...Titfucker. I would pay top dollar for a titfucker t-shirt

Flyer Hater said...

LOL at the Brian Bellows t-shirt ideas. Pure gold.

stokes said...

The Isles suck right now, losing five in a row.
The Pens better be looking to make up for shitting their pants on monday.

They had better crush these losers.

i'm saying it right now: Beech with a goal tonight.

LET'S.
GO.
PENS.

PS- I always wondered why titfucker was a bad thing....

Flyer Hater said...

Stokes, solid point. It's a shame Trots and Artie couldn't have played the Sens last year. Calling them "titfuckers" would have totally thrown them off their game.

Anonymous said...

Am I the only one who's freaked by the team giving #67 on the roster to Goligoski?

Ok, giving #35 to Conkblock worked.

But NO OTHER PENGUINS HAVE EVEN HAD NUMBERS IN THE 60s BEFORE. (what, are they thinking they need to open the roster?)

uneasyblog.

BlacknGold66 said...

I can think of two Penguins that had their numbers in the 60's right off the top of my head.

Mike said...

Would it be wrong to make some anti-Kenny Melvin gear?

FireFox said...

Ehhh..#68? You might have heard of him.

I don't think it is a problem they gave him #67, it isn't anyone's number of signifigance. Unless your number is in those rafters, it isn't YOUR number. You are just renting it. :)

Anonymous said...

Uh, I thought the '#66' and '#68' part were obvious; that would be why #67 is all the more odd.

But seriously, aside from the obvious and the newbie, that's it. Yeah 68's not in the rafters, but do you really think they'd give it to someone else?

I guess we'll see how he does if and when he gets into a game wearing it.

Flyer Hater said...

Mike, you can't use names

Mike Georger said...

id pay double for a 'youre the fucking best bellows' hoodie
brilliant willsmith, brilliant

sid truth said...

making melvin shirts would only make melvin feel like he isn't a turd.

which, we all know, isn't true.

Whistler said...

The Mister Rogers shopjob... Totally classic!!!!

*bows in humility*

PittHockey said...

I miss Mr. Rogers.

:(

pops said...

You live by the Conk, you die by the Conk.

Conklin screwing up big 1-0 Isles. Damn. I really hope its not one of those games where a shitty team just frustrates us all night long.

Flyer Hater said...

And that's how you lose to garbage teams like the Islanders at home. Give them a free goal. Taking a fucking penalty Conklin.

Brett said...

Whitney scores mere hours after being called soff? That's a feel good moment.

BlacknGold66 said...

Conk has been sharp... VERY sharp after the gaff.

Whitney... bit of redemption.

Talbot... all heart. Nice recovery on the fight.

LET'S GO PENS!!

AdamG said...

Robot Farts = comedic gold

justincredibleh said...

anyone else notice when malkin pushed that guy and laraque wasnt paying any attention to the game. he was just looking to see if that guy touched malkin. he was ready to pounce.

BlacknGold66 said...

In all honesty right now... The Pens look soff.

WTF?

chris e said...

Malone broke someone's orbital bone? Awesomenessblog.

Video?

justincredibleh said...

geez therrien needs to call someone else out now. how bout ruutu? he needs a goal.

Ashley said...

2 goals and an assist so far for whitney? how sweet is that

Ashley said...

chris e - Malone broke Mark Bell's orbital bone on Jan 3...Bell's been out of Toronto's lineup since then

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brMWWY4jTkg

Pensgirl said...

Chris E., there are lots of youtube vids of the fight where Malone broke Bell's orbital bone, so you can go find the TV feed if you want. But I'm gonna link this one instead.

It was the same Leafs game where Ruutu schooled Tucker.

stvmacd said...

How 'bout #87 "Muff-Diver"?

Mike Georger said...

genos climbing up there in the points race. i mean if he keeps this up, keeps this team going without sid, he HAS to be in the hart discussion right?

Pensgirl said...

Sorry Ashley, didn't see ya beat me to it. Oh well, the home video is sweet anyway.

Flyer Hater said...

Ovie: 73 Points
Malkin: 66 Points

He can do it.

Mike Georger said...
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Mike Georger said...

power move shirt and/or thong would be solid imo

Anonymous said...

Anybody hear what they said about FSN in Lancaster besides there being lots of Amish? I live in Harrisburg so FSN is getting closer if Lancaster has it

Ashley said...

no worries pensgirl...always nice to get a different perspective

karri said...

ahahaha....

Steigy just said...

"Conklin's very good with his stick."

Any comments Charlie?

Stoosh said...

ASHLEY: Is it just me, or is Raj Binder channelling his inner Sammy Davis Jr. with the "talking out of the corner of the mouth" thing. I keep waiting for him to break out into a Rat Pack song or something. This is all good, of course, because there are few people cooler than Sammy Davis Jr. That clip was awesome!

BLACKNGOLD66: From the earlier thread on commentorblog, I didn't know you were from Lakewood. That would be the home of Lakewood St. Edward's, correct? My high school team played St. Ed's in Lakewood my senior year of football (would've been the 1993 football season).

The best thing about Cleveland is that it's about 35 minutes from Cedar Point. I love me some Cedar Point.

STOKES: Dead-on about the Souper Bowl (from the earlier thread). That place is outstanding. I'll stop in before a game and pick up a round of wobbly pops or something.

Jonny V said...

Wow was I late on the shirt suggestions. I saw where yinz have your hands tied with what you can use. I think it would be kick ass to have the thePensblog penguin (the one with the stick and WWGRD armband) on the front, and similar to those yinzer t-shirts they have, have all of TPB terms and phrases all over the back. Or on the front with the penguin. and www.thepensblog.com of course. I was looking around on the interwebs about copyright, and found this page from this page. This would def. be something down the road, as it takes four months for an application to go through the process. It also costs 45 dollars, but i'm sure all of us would pony up some loot in order for the blog to have an official logo. It wouldn't take much, and it would be a cool way for us to show yinz our appreciation for starting and running this place. Just an idea.


And to all the fans, found this youtube of Flagpole Sitta, Bluthe-style. Can't wait for the movie...


Oh yeah, fire Therrien. What a big jerk. A real doo-doo head. Look at what his harsh words did to Whitney.

paekhead said...

i thought he said "kidfucker"

Jonny V said...

power move shirt? some of yinz are just coming up with shit off the top of your heads now...

chris e said...

Thanks Ash!

MadMax said...

Postblog

chris e said...

And Pensgirl! Didn't see your post at first.

Stoosh said...

Brendan Witt hasn't been up to his usual shenanigans. Did he have a near-death experience or did he maybe just realize he was Brendan Witt?

Therrien needs to go right to the media after the game and tell them Ryan Whitney played a crappy game again. That means Whitney will have like 10 points against the Kings on Saturday.

Speaking of the Kings on Saturday, I can't stand being stuck in a room with a bunch of people who are only there because it's a free ticket, but a good vendor of my company's extended me the invitation, so it's going to be luxuryboxblog for me against the Kings.

Pensgirl said...

Well Stoosh, it shouldn't be a sleeper - LA just beat the Wings in Detroit.

Ashley said...

Stoosh - I see what you're saying about Sammy Davis Jr. and Raj. haha good stuff

Have a great time in luxury box-land on Saturday. How sweet will that be, eh?!? I'll be sittin here on my ass watching the Habs/Sens game on my 13" TV...real exciting...

J.R. said...

I know you said no questions asked, but...

Why can't you use numbers on the shirts?

I understand names, photos, and logos, as they are all the intellectual property of the NHL and NHLPA. But the number 10 is not if you don't use the team's font.

I know I've seen a lot of legal, unlicensed Steelers apparel with just the number, especially Big Ben shirts with the number 7.

Doug said...

Not sure if anyone mentioned this yet...I have been away from Cblog for awhile, but this is way to important...

Mr. 8.7 mentioned today that Mario was skating with Crosby today...he was certainly trying to get someone to say "best shape of his life"

pops said...

LEEEEEGAAAAAAAAMEEEEE!

T-Shirt worthy. Pens win.

kmlovespens said...

LEGAME WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

BlacknGold66 said...

LeGame

Mike Georger said...

shit power move isnt off the top of my head, theres gotta be a malone shirt and since this broadcast team came together the reference to his power move has probably been there most oft cited thing (possibly aside from staals long reach)

and man it looked like they got fucked on that whistle at the end but OH WELL

justincredibleh said...

lucky the ref whistled that. but i'll take it.

Flyer Hater said...

It looks like Fleury is coming back at just the right time.

Comingdowntoearthblog. for Conklin

Man I can't wait for Sunday, what a win!!

Hip said...

Whit responded well to the call out I would say eh?

Lovely to see this box score.

Anonymous said...

anon @ 9:19-I wasn't paying 100% attention but I'm pretty sure that they said that Blue Ridge Cable in Ephrata (which is in northern Lancaster co.) is carrying FSN Pittsburgh now. I'm from Lancaster, so that caught my ear when I heard it.

Anonymous said...

Seriously, I was yelling out "LeGame" in a cheesy French accent everytime he touched the puck tonight...how sweet was that game winner?

Mike Georger said...

"Mellon Arena was sold out for the 40th consecutive game."

bam

Flyer Hater said...

anon @ 10:40, I stood up and yelled LEGAME!!

Dr. Turkleton said...

tonights plinko player was weak:
(1st time plinko guy from the Canes game...you're still #1)
1st off he stands in FRONT of the plinko board to block our view....prizes were piss poor: 1st chip= a t-shirt from pensstation....he gave it up for the 2nd chip & got....a get-go card

I think the crowed even booed the plinko game tonight....
17,075 my ass....at least 2k musta been at the Pitt/WVU game cause I saw quite a bit of orange albeit scattered....i know the go by tix sold, but lots of no shows & the crowd was WAY to quiet tonight....kinda on pins & needles until LeGame snuck er home
It was so quiet that Sutton left out a giant F-bomb in the 3rd period & it was crystal clear as if he was sitting right next to me....

Great game, Whit...keep the nay-sayers quiet until the next time you have a bad game & then they'll be out in force again...

Stoosh said...

PENSGIRL - Not expecting a sleeper at all (although I'm not a big fan of the 1:00 PM start time). I think the Kings have a ton of young talent on the team (Kopitar, for starters). And in thirteen years of going to Pens games, I've never seen the Kings play in person before.

Stoosh said...

ASHLEY - See, now you're making me feel guilty. :(

Truthfully, I've never been a big fan of the "luxury box" crowd. I'd much rather sit out in the stands, particularly up high in my old nosebleed seat in F1.

The company that's organizing this does this every year - they pick one Pens game, rent out a luxury box and invite a few clients. I ended up going last year as well...it was the Jan. 20 game against Toronto when the Pens handed the Leafs an 8-2 whoopin'. So that made it fun, because at least the game was entertaining.

Nevertheless, some of the people that showed up last year clearly wouldn't have been there had it not been for the free ticket, free beer and free food.

To make matters worse, one of the guys there did nothing but complain about how small the luxury boxes were at Mellon Arena compared to the ones at Heinz Field. Choochie McYinzer had been drinking, so then he started not just complaining about the size of the luxury box (right in front of the guy who invited us all, of course), but THEN he started trashing Lemieux, saying he was too cheap an owner to sink any money into the arena.

Keep in mind this was right when the whole arena issue was still very much up in the air. I'm trying to enjoy the game because, quite frankly, I wasn't exactly sure how many more games the Pens had in Pittsburgh, and I get to listen to Captain Steeler yammering on and on about Lemieux in between swigs of his Iron City.

Had I not been there as a guest of a vendor, we very well could've had SplatteredYinzerBlog.

Anonymous said...

Someone texted "Gary Roberts can divide by zero" to the jumbotron. Awesome.

seeker said...

Jobpotashblog:

Potash called #19 - Dan Whitney while standing right beside him!

Matt K said...

Was at the game...Tried to get some messages on the board with the text thing....

"WWGRD","this text is in the best shape of its life","Commit to the avian"....

Letang = Stunner
DiPietro = Stunnee

seeker said...

I hated to post this because there were exactly 66 comments before I ruined it!

blackngold66:

To really show my age, I can recall going to see the Cleveland Barons (albeit as a kid) play hockey!

I also used to go to Lumberjack games with my own kids.

Anyhow, here's the downlow on Dime Beer Night (from a 2007 online article):

Thirty-three years ago tonight, the Cleveland Indians management enacted either (depending on your point of view) the biggest blunder or the most ingenious scheme in the history of baseball, when they staged their infamous ten-cent beer night at Municipal Stadium for a home game with the Rangers.

I think the picture above pretty much tells the story of how this brilliant idea turned out, but I'll offer a few details anyway. The backdrop of the game already presaged disaster, as the Indians and the Rangers went into the evening with bad blood dating back to a bench-clearing brawl at a game in Texas the previous week.

The ten-cent beer on offer in Cleveland was Stroh's. Oddly, this did not stop the 25,000 fans in attendance from drinking themselves stupid dime by dime, which resulted early on in a lot of senseless nudity, and quickly moved on to a more familiar cinematic vice - unbridled violence and mayhem. The Tribe's first baseman Mike Hargrove was nearly hit by a jug of Thunderbird wine (they weren't even charging people for that shit, they were just giving it away) as debris was constantly being rifled at players on the field.

In the ninth, shit went completely batshit crazy. A fan sprinted onto the field and stole Jeff Burroughs cap and glove, and the Rangers, led by manager and legendary five-star General of Fuck-It-Let's-Fight-Em-All, Billy Martin, marched onto the field with bats in their hands with an eye towards getting jiggy with whoever wanted some. Not surprisingly, EVERYBODY wanted some, and soon the bat-wielding Rangers were surrounded by a frothing circle of drunken Cleveland mooks brandishing every manner of weapon imaginable, including ripped-out stadium seats. At that point, the Indians grabbed bats and stormed into the outfield fray as well. Shit proceeded to get all Warriors out there.

The Indians forfeited the game, which was tied at five apiece in the ninth. The outfield gang-war resulted in no shortage of injuries to players, fans and umpires (Hargrove famously did some serious damage out there). In the end, A.L. president Lee MacPhail summed up the situation in typically incisive fashion when he said, "There is no question that the beer played a part in the riot."

Whistler said...

anon @ 10:30
I'm from Reading.. Small World. Time for a Eastern PA Pensblog gathering...

anon @ 10:40. I'm watching the feed come over NHL.com and when I saw the score I shouted out "LE GAME!!!!!!!!"

MY girlfriend (a huge Devils fan) was like OMG...

Ashley said...

Stoosh - I understand how you'd rather sit with real fans than in a luxury box with stupid people who don't appreciate the game. I hope, for your sake, that those turds stay home instead of stink up the arena.

xxstolichnayaxx said...

What happened to the chicken...he dropped out of flashblong and went awol

xxstolichnayaxx said...

Word out of the ECHL is Francois Leroux is in the best shape of his life

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