Wednesday, April 9, 2008





The Sens are staying at the Wyndham Hotel in Oakland,
on the corner of Forbes and McKee.

It's right by that Exxon Station.

If anyone concocts a way to disturb their sleep schedule,
we'll rename the blog for one day in your honor.

Thanks to Devon W. for the info.

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We've said it a million times in the past week.
Where the hell has this season gone?

Didn't Mark Recchi just get placed on waivers?
Didn't Crosby just net the game-winner at the Classic?

We don't even know what to type here,
because no words are capable to get the job done.

All we know is every faceoff matters.
Every save matters.
Every hit matters.

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Housekeeping

Hacksaw Jim Duggan is a late healthy scratch for Game One.
All photoshops sent in will get on the site.

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By popular demand:

At Game Three last season, Pensblog friend Tawm actually ran these dudes down
so he could take a picture of the sign.
Dedication.


From Game Three last year.
-- click to enlarge --

That shows you how cold-as-balls it was last year at this time.

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Don Brennan Blog

On the Junker and Crow Show Wednesday, they spent the first 15 minutes talking about
how they asked Brennan to come on their show to talk about the series.

Apparently, there is a professional-courtesy thing in the world of journalism
where most journalists are more than happy to jump on a local radio station.

Junker and Crow said Brennan's spokesman or something
told them that they would have to pay Brennan for him to make an appearance.


In other news, Brennan's wife made an appearance on a Nova Scotia beach on Wednesday.

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CALL TO ARMS

If you're going to the game....

a) You're not reading this.
b) Pour beer on anyone near you who boos the Canadian Anthem.
c) You can watch the game outside the Mellon near the marquee on a 1800HDPXLGi14 screen.

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We find we're so excited, we can barely sit still or hold a thought in our heads.

We think it's the excitement only a fan of a playoff team can feel...
a fan at the start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain.

We hope we can make it into Round Two.

We hope to see Brian Murray after winning Game 4, and shake his hand.

We hope the Mellon Arena crowd is as loud as it has been in our dreams.

We hope.


Get busy livin' or get busy dyin'.
That's Goddamn right.

Go Pens

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234 comments:

JYo said...

16 wins to go. Lets get the FIRST one tonight!

WOOOOOOOOOO!

Quingo77 said...

Proud to be the first one to post on here for a change instead of #87(only bad in posting not in hockey)!

Its time to add a new ship to our fleet.

1. USS Hal Gill
2. USS Atlantic
3. ChampionSHIP

Lets fucking do this thing

Quingo77 said...

damn you jyo

just kidding!

pops said...

2 hours to go.

im gonna shit my pants

justincredibleh said...

Woooooooooooo.

stokes said...

leaving for the game as soon as i hit the Publish button...



holy crap.

TheNWChica said...

It's only 2pm here! *headdesk*

I need to think of an excuse to get out of here early!

Gah! I'm gonna pee I'm so excited!

WOOOOOOOOOOO!

BDrum said...

FYI - There are new tickets just released for tonights game available on http://penguins.nhl.com/

Ashley said...

everyone is turning into 2-year-olds, pissing and shitting on themselves...

..myself included.

Let's get it done!

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Raybin said...

The Brian Murray lisp post title are enough to win at least three games by themselves.

Brennan's wife's picture made me spit my afternoon coffee.

5:09 by my watch. Less than two hours. FREAAAAAKING OUT.

Eric P. said...

go big or go home.


even though we're home already. still go big.

blackngold66 said...

I better find a feed of the game online.

Jesus H. Christ in a chicken basket.

TheNWChica said...

Mmmmmm....chicken basket! *drools like Homer*

but I'm not sure I could keep it down.

Stoosh said...

QUINGO77 -

There is a very subtle genius to ChampionSHIP that just made me laugh for about five minutes straight.

Awesome!

KJ said...

anyone else watching around the horn? shocking they bring up hockey at all, but they brought up brennan!!! jay mariotti thinks he should have his fingers broken and all panelists agree what a loser thing to say. can you tell i'm losing my mind waiting?

Colin said...

Let's do this.

Huge game from Staal tonight.

Let's Go Pens.

Flyer Hater said...

Motivation

Stoosh said...

KJ - I'd usually advocate for Mariotti to have HIS fingers broken, but in this case, kudos and plaudets to Jay Mariotti.

JMM said...

Posted a few times on different names but forgot the password....that aside.


If it is at all possible, find out what rooms the Sens are staying in and a few nice wake up calls should be in order for them. Or drive around the place in your car blasting music. Be creative. No rest for the wicked.
Perhaps if someone would like to check into the Wyndham (sp?) tonight and do some inside work that would be epic. I cannot for I am in England until June.
I'll be up until 3am watching the game online then class at 9am woooooo.

Ro' said...

Nice, KJ. I was glad to see I wasn't the only one watching. Brennan getting jobbed on ATH is basically his shitlisting from here on out in the sports world. Well deserved in every possible way.

DO IT.

KJ said...

stoosh-exactly. usually he's not my fav, but now i have a bit of respect for him...err until he insults one of my teams again

AmericanHero269 said...

If there was ever a time to discuss the meaning of life, it should show itself during this game.

I can't contain myself.

This it it boys, everything we as fans have dreamed of, and suffered for in the dark times before Sidney and Geno, and when our franchise was dead, who was left to support us? Where was our hope placed?

Go Pens.

Raybin said...

If someone's enterprising and with money to spare, send a call girl(boy) to one of the Sens' rooms and wait with a camera to catch the meet 'n greet.

Or if you're really industrious, find which is Dany Heatley's room and dress like a zombie.

Then knock.

Then use your imagination.

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Flyer Hater said...

4 hours from now we could all be contemplating suicide. There's nothing and The Rock means nothing like playoff hockey.

DO IT

Nate said...

playoff preview on pti in a few mins... for any interested

Ashley said...

Hockey on PTI?? I thought Leap Day already passed..

Nate said...

yea seriously... ESPN's brought their A-game today

KJ said...
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Sooska said...

radio Double M says he has seen No Thenatorth fanth at all. He is across the street from the Igloo in the Marriott lobby.

KJ said...

trevor linden who cannot make an out on the limb pick. talk about disappointing compared to breaking brennan's fingers.

blackngold66 said...

Anyone know where I can catch the game online?

I'm starting to freak out.

No radio. No tv make BNG go something something.

Flyer Hater said...

BNG66, Money

mookieproof said...

AAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRGGGGHAADJS;AFLJA;LS!

LET'S
GO
PENS

!!!!!1!!!!!!1!!!!

Mike said...

ahh shit! I need to quit drinking or i'll be passed out before face off. GO PENS!

Sooska said...

@ bng66:
or try HNIC if the Versus link doesn't work

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/

blackngold66 said...

Sweeeeeeeeeet.

Thanks folks!

TheNWChica said...

@kj:

Trevor Linden what?

Ashley said...

I think CBC usually blocks everyone outside of Canada, so you'll have to change your settings to fool Gore into thinking you're Canadian

Sooska said...

@ashley - I was wondering about that. Seems counterproductive but whatev.

Sooska said...

@ashley...although I was able to watch some curling the other night but that's probably known not to be of interest in 99.99999999+% of the US.

johnny said...

Streaming Mr. Madden on the Al Gore, got some pasta on the stove, getting my lucky stuffed wiener dog to watch the game with me.

Penguins Mania running wild in Tallahassee my brothers and sisters.

Adrienne said...

SO pumped for tonight. Holy shit. This game is not coming soon enough :(

KJ said...

thenwchica: espn's pardon the interruption had trevor linden on to discuss the playoffs. basically no real mention of the pens, but linden took the easy route and chose NJ & SJ

Sooska said...

Streaming Mr. Madden, hamburgers on the grill, Malkin jersey on. clutching my laptop. waiting. 41 minutes.

Ashley said...

I just found this on CBC.ca..

"Penguins in 5. Ottawa's only hope is to play a physical series. I say throw again the first game and run everything in sight. Heck, if hits like Bell's are legal, dish a few out to Crosby, Malkin and Hossa and even the odds. The Sens could win without Alfredsson, Fisher, and Kelly, but they would need goaltending. I don't have much faith in Gerber, and, given Emery's work ethic in practices, I doubt his is in any form to take on the Pens." - Chris in Toronto

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"Pens in 7" - JC McIntosh

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"penguins in 7. crosby and malkin should have no problem outshining heatley,spezza and the injured alfredson " - Jeff in Niagara

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"Penguins in 5. Ottawa has lost their identity.
El Sid and Malkin will be hard to stop, and if they are, then they (Ottawa) have to deal with Roberts, Hossa and Malone." - David

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"Being an Senators fan, what I'm about to say hurts a lot:

Pittsburgh in five.

Ottawa without Alfie, Fisher, Kelly, any real defense and no real goaltending equals a quick trip to the golf links. This year's team reminds me of Tampa after winning the Cup, except Ottawa didn't get the job done.

Ottawa's Cup time was last year. They met Anaheim and saw what it took to go the distance. The Sens still have a long way to go to get back to form. This year's surreal free-fall from first at Christmas to (practically) worst at season's end is a prime example of a team in desperate need of rebuilding. It starts in the front office and works its way from there.

Have a good summer, boys. Some of you won't be back." - Phil in Ottawa

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Not all Canadians are hell-bent on the Sens winning this one.

Ashley said...

sooska - maybe CBC doesn't block non-Canucks. I thought I heard someone say that they do, and I kind of assumed they did since I am blocked from every single American TV website.

TheNWChica said...

Thanks kj....The Nucks are my #1 West team and he's my favorite player.

I'm thinking with the way his season went this year and how they ended, he was just trying to be polite and answer the question. :) Probably what came up when he shot the dart at the board too. lol

Adrienne said...

Can it PLEASE be 7?!

fierst78 said...

anyone word on the lines?

Stoosh said...

SOOSKA - Me and a good friend of mine (Spoon from the LGP.com board) did a Sunday evening curling league down at the Neville Island ice arena here in Pittsburgh last year. It's an absolute blast. We're waiting for them to open up a Saturday night one because all of the regularly scheduled ones down there conflict with our schedules.

I absolutely loved it.

Julia said...

so much better then Christmas morning, for damn sure.

Sooska said...

ashley - we'll see in a few minutes! these border wars over TV are ridiculous. If you want to watch some American schlock you should be able to. hee! :)

I am working in a wasteland in eastern PA in Cryer country so I am in hell.

@stoosh - I heard there was curling there after the last Olympics. I wish I was in the Burgh. I adore curling! Men with Brooms, baby.

Madden is going to play his Crosby interview in a minute or two.

http://stations.espn.go.com/stations/espnradio1250/story?id=listenlive

click the listen live link

fierst78 said...

gary roberts is such a bad ass, he would let dany heatley drive his car


let's go pens

DontBooJagr said...

Before we praise Mariotti, he did also say that San Jose was the team to beat because they are on an 18-0-2 streak. Um, Jay, if you did your research like a high paid journalist should do, you would have noted the Sharks have lost their last 2 games.

All of the talking heads from ATH and PTI used the "laugh while discussing hockey to show that it's cool to not know anything about hockey since it's not cool to like hockey since it's not on ESPN and why would we promote any sport not owned by ESPN?"

Ok i'm done with my mini ESPN rant

Ashley said...

hahaha I clicked on that ESPN link and the interview with Sid started as soon as I clicked.

goodtimingblog

I'm not a big fan of curling, but I was SOOOOOOO excited when the Canadian men's team won in Torino. Amazing game... Russ Howard - the 'old' guy on the team and one of the best curlers in history - now lives in my hometown, and one of the girls I watched the closing ceremonies with is best friends with Howard's daughter. Definitely a cool experience.

iheartthepens said...

the Gary Roberts' "FSN pgh Penguins Fans First" commercial aired just before the pregame show.
my life = totally altered
my TV = exploded

Nick Saia (usa) said...

fuck espn
go pens

eileenover said...

13 mins left. Holy shit am I excited. WWGRD? Beat the shit out of all the Sens.

Sooska said...

ashley - I have that one crazy curling shot video in my Favorites! I'll have to watch it again when there's no imminent game.

eileenover said...

Lord Gary interview!!!

chris e said...

Let's do this shit!

Ashley said...

sooska - the shot in the 6th end?? I remember watching that with my dad and my brother and just freaking out.

Stoosh said...

By the way...

Kudos, Pensblog staff, for Goosebumps Video #3 in the previous post. That 1994 season was perhaps the most entertaining playoff season I've ever watched in any sport.

Hopefully until this one.

Flyer Hater said...

Butterfliesblog

Christina said...

omg. longest fucking day of my life. i walked in the door 10 minutes ago and HOLY SHIT PLAYOFFS. i can't even handle myself right now.

GOOOOOOO PENS!!!!!

Sooska said...

ashley - yep that's the one-the major super crazy one. Pensgirl and I went nuts since we got hooked on the whole thing. Every time she'd call I'd say I'm watching curling. hee

LET'S GO PENS!

Ashley said...

let's do this shit!!!!

HURRY HARRRRRRRRRRD!!!!!

Sooska said...

@ flyer hater MONEY BABY on the Versus link THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!

eileenover said...

LETH GO PENTH!!!!!

bluzdude said...

Praise Gary!

No Joe Beninati on Versus tonight!

Sooska said...

ashley - HNIC is indeed blocked.

The Versus is OK but it buffers so it's not perfect but I'll take it.

Steve In Denver said...

I'll be the loudetht motherfucking person in Denver tonight....far louder than anyone at the Avth game.

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Earlyintensitybutundercontrolblog.

ChampionSHIP, indeed!

Nick Saia (usa) said...

hahahahaha

JYo said...

WWGRD? Kick some Senth ass in the first shift!!!

Nick Saia (usa) said...

roberts!

Brett said...

I just hurt myself cheering!@!#$@#$@

Tee said...

GARRRRRRRRY ROOOOOOOOBERRRRRRTS

Ashley said...

OH MY GARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sooska said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Ally said...

That jobber who said Gary was washed up in c-blog a few days ago = STUNNED

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

jimmymo32 said...

wwgrd?!?!??!?!?!!?!?

Steve In Denver said...

I fractured a vocal cord.

And it sounded like a "Gary, Gary" chant was dominating.

myeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh

Nick Saia (usa) said...

what a dominating penalty kill

Ashley said...

wow, I do believe that the Mellon faithful sounds like the Bell Centre crowd.

bluzdude said...

Gary scoring the first goal of the series is nothing less than an omen.

He's leading the way, brothers and sisters...

J.S. said...

That should answer what Gary Roberts would do.

ricks1883 said...

FUCKING VERSUS. They are showing FUCKING MMA here in Akron, OH. MUTHER FUCKERS...can anyone PLEASE explain this before i kill someone??????

anywhere else to watch the game on tv?? Lange and Borque are good on the online radio, but its no TV...HELP PLEASE!!

FUCK VERSUS

Nick Saia (usa) said...

rick- flyerhater put up a link to watch the feed online earlier in cblog in this post

ricks1883 said...

Thanks nick...i tried that already but its telling me its not available...and i'm not sure what settings i've got to change to fool it...any help with that?

Sooska said...

rick in akron:
http://channelsurfing.net/watch-versus.html

it buffers badly but its something.

watching Vs online & listening to Mike and 29.
29 just said Gerber isn't in the game. good to know.

Sooska said...

@ rick - that is awful. I'm in Bethlehem PA in eastern PA and I am having no prob with it.

Ashley said...

SYKOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GENOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!WOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

Sooska said...

SYKOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GENO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ally said...

They hey song sounds even sweeter tonight.


WOOOOOOO

Ally said...

*The



Playoffs = typos

Ashley said...

isn't this a much better start to the playoffs than last season?

then again, we're still in the first period..

bluzdude said...

Hell of a pass Geno! Way to finish, Syko! Can't ask for a better opening period! (so far)

Sooska said...

we lost an OT game after being up 3-0 to these guys earlier. I am always nervous but it sounds as though the Pens are just dominating.

ricks1883 said...

@Skoosa...YOU ARE MY NEW HERO. That link is perfect...seriously, i love you right now...and not a charlie love...thanks buddy!!

Ashley said...

I'm just cautiously enjoying this..

stupidbouncingpucksblog

Sooska said...

well being a girl you can't charlie love me. but thnx!!! all is fair in Penguin fandom on cblog.

Sooska said...

WHEEEEEEEEEE one period down.

BELIEVE in GARY ROBERTS! That was incredible.

bluzdude said...

You can really hear the Igloo rockin'.

Ashley said...

haha just saw the new gatorade commercial:

"CROSBY DOESN'T STOP!!!"

Ally said...

Ashley -

was just about to post about the commercial when I was BLINDED by Don Cherry's monstrosity of a jacket.

He really steps up his game during the playoffs, eh?

Sooska said...

@ rick - BTW that's the link flyer hater had up today so you should thank him.

Ashley said...

"You talk about Pittsburgh throwing a game? What about Mario??" - Don Cherry

johnny said...

Solid first period. I am loving all the backchecking the forwards are doing. Does anyone else get the feeling that Sid is due for a point this period?

Ashley said...

Ally - hahaha yeah, his jacket's are, shall we say, LOUD

Flyer Hater said...

Me=clutch, woooo


Seriously, can we end this Ryan Whitney experiment? Now is not the time for development, it's time for winning. Sit his indecisive, turnover-prone ass on the bench for Darryl Sydor.

Just watch, every time that the Sens have a sustained forecheck, Ryan Whitney is on the ice. Compare that to Letang who is in his FIRST year and looked like a ten year veteran in the first.

dhudzin said...

I've been reading the blogs here for awhile, but never registered for c-blog. I had a question about watching it online:

I just paid $60 for NHL Center Ice Online, and the fuckers had it on blackout. Thank god for the channelsurfing.net link! I was wondering if all the games will be on this channelsurfing or if Center Ice Online will actually be worth it in some way. Let me know, if anyone has any information!

GO PENS!

- Dave

Mr. Plank said...

Quick Intermission Thoughts:

Obviously the Pens dominated that period. But what is most revealing to me is how focused they look out there. After Malkin's assist he barely even cracks a smile, heads over to Sykora to celebrate, and gets back to the bench. They know it takes 60 minutes. Quality stuff.

Murray = THOTALLY STHUNNED

racheleyos said...

anyone catch steigy's comment on gerber being from switzerland and that the pens are hoping to make swiss cheese out of him??? hahaha

wooooooo go pens

Ally said...

Ashley -

And you gotta love Ron McLean calling him a metrosexual. Somewhere Pensblog Charlie is smiling.

Sooska said...

@ dhudzin - don't know-hang around or read the earlier cblog -flyer hater who posted the original link -may be able to tell you.

Ashley said...

hahahaha yep

Sooska said...

That link has Versus offline so I am hoping that it is because of intermission.

Nick Saia (usa) said...

ok.... time for the third goal....

Ashley said...

holy crap...that's gotta hurt

bluzdude said...

Dhudzin...

On TV, a game is blacked out on Center Ice when it's a Versus game. I suspect it's the same with their website.

Ashley said...

big PK...

Brett said...

I don't think anyone's mentioned this yet --


The FROZEN MOMENT on NHL.com currently is a great shot of our Mellon tonight!!!

ricks1883 said...

to all of you that worked on getting the versus link up, thanks. didn't mean to leave anyone out...i was so furious that reading through all of c-blog wasn't even possible...i have a feeling that its just Time Warner Cable of NE-OH being gay...

thanks again all

Go Pens

Adrienne said...

Fucking awesome so far tonight. The atmosphere of the arena looks SO fucking sick!

Flyer Hater said...

Those missed chances on the PP will come back to bite us.


P.S.

Anyone want to let Fleury go and roll the dice with Conklin?

Kevin said...

Calling the Roberts - Talbot - BGL line the 4th line is a dis-service.


How about the Possession line?

LGP!!!!!!!!!

The Seeker said...

@ Flyer Hater

Don't be such a dick.

You better HOPE you didn't jinx this team

Nick Saia (usa) said...

man, crosby scares me... he almost sprained his left ankle....

Nick Saia (usa) said...

vs. just copied me...

Sooska said...

that's GEEEENOOOOOOOOO! WHEEEEEEEEEE

johnny said...

Geno = Beast

Ashley said...

whitney fighting????

wow

Sooska said...

OMG WHITNEY??!!

johnny said...

Whitney just made Wade Redden look like Wade Duck (old school Garfield reference). What was that about the Pens being soft?

The Seeker said...

Whitney's a KILLA!

The Seeker said...

GARY FUCKIN ROBERTS!!!!!

Jonny V said...

Garrrryyyyyyyyyyy Robbbbbbbbbberts

johnny said...

GARY!!!

Ashley said...

That is why Gary Roberts is the Hockey God.

Ottawa Senators shutout of first game in the series IN FOUR OF TEN SEASONS (not saying this to jinx things...)

Sooska said...

WWGRD!!!!!!!!!! UNFREAKINGBELIVEABLE BLOG

Vinnie said...

WWGRD?

Fuck some shit up in the crease, that's what.

johnny said...

Lionel Richie and the Commodore don't want a piece of Gary Roberts.

Jonny V said...

I bet he would have fought all of those Senators in a row. He has no fear.

johnny said...

Murray = stunned

Jonny V said...

Bryan Murray chants. I love our crowd.

Ashley said...

Gary Roberts loves playing against the Sens in the playoffs eh? 23 points in 24 games...wooooooooooooo

Nick Saia (usa) said...

GA-RY GA-RY GA-RY !

pops said...

I SWEAR TO GOD, IF YOU DONT DEVOTE AT LEAST 60% OF TOMORROW'S POST ON GARY ROBERTS, I WILL BOYCOTT TPB. not really, but shit, gary is just a beast.

GARY!!!!!!!

johnny said...

shutoutblog!

The Seeker said...

SHOCK and AWE !!!!

jammer jagger said...

conklin who?

fluery haters kindly eat poop and die.

JYo said...

MAF says you'll get nothing and like it!

Ryan Grace said...

I think it's safe to say that Steigy is a fan of The Pensblog.

Ryan said...

Schubert on his way off the ice said about Roberts; "He's out of his fucking mind."

Damn straight!

racheleyos said...

STEIGY said "that sign means 'what would gary roberts do'"

WOOOOOOOOOO

jammer jagger said...

p.s.
why hasn't roberts played his whole career in pittsburgh?

he is a god here

Flyer Hater said...

WWGRD?

It's not a question, it's a way of life.

Fleury is still running vezinablog.

Ryan said...

Scratch that it was #25 not #5, so its was Neil who said it.

Ashley said...

"They're not mean enough, they're not tough enough. When you have your tough guy having a love affair with their best player, you know you're in trouble." - our pal Don Cherry

1 down, 15 to go

Pensgirl said...

Hollywood could not have scripted a better story to open the playoffs. Gary Fucking Roberts, bookending the scoring and challenging half the world.

If this series goes the way it ought to, Whitney beating the crap out of Redden will be its symbol.

Did anybody see Staal biting the glove of whichever Sen had him in a headlock? If you're gonna muck it up, maybe you pick a guy who doesn't have three brothers.

Jonny V said...

Bask in the glory, but in all seriousness, this is a banged up Senators team, in the wise words of The Wolf, let's not go sucking each others dicks quite yet. We aren't the Sens. We should have beat them this bad tonight. Fifteen more wins to go. It's gonna be a fun ride.

I wore my Geno jerseyshirt with my WWGRD bracelet to work today. I wanted to headbutt my boss I was so fired up.

mmmk1989 said...

Gary Roberts. thats all i can come up with. i am speechless.

oh and awesome work MAF

Lauren said...

I want to marry Gary Roberts. My fiance wouldn't mind, surely?

Ashley said...

WWGRD?

OWN THE OTTAWA SENATORS!

14 of 32 playoff goals come against Ottawa.

Sooska said...

WWGRD?

Thenators worst nightmare!

smitty said...

Lets play game 2 NOW!!!

C Gally said...

In the words of Ray Zilinsky in "Tommy Boy": GOD I LOVE THAT.

Flyer Hater said...

I think Dany Heatley should offer Gary Roberts a ride home tonight. That's about the only chance they have of shutting Roberts down.

Flyer Hater said...

BTW, anyone getting any sleep tonight?

Sooska said...

@ flyer hater OMGary you made me laugh in horror

Stoosh said...

FLYER HATER - Echoing Sooska's statements on the Heatley-Roberts comments.

DeCeV said...

TPB is taking over the world. First the USS Hal Gill, then the commit to the Charlie shirt, now WWGRD.

Ryan Whitney had a fight and a +3 after starting off a little shakey.

eileenover said...

Did anyone see the CRYIN BRYAN sign behind Murray?

Flyer Hater said...

Stoosh, yeah it's out of line. The adrenaline is getting to me.

wilsmith said...

somebody find me a picture of whitney's fight, asap

Christina said...

a few thoughts -

Whitney fighting...hell hath frozen over.

MAFer is shutting up all his critics. fast.

and Gary fucking Roberts. i'm just speechless at what he did tonight.
entire Ottawa team = stunned.

1-0 baby....let's keep it going on Friday!!! GO PENS!!!

Pensgirl said...

Wil, can't help you. Gary Roberts killed Getty Images.

Sooska said...

didn't hear Steiggy-did he mention WWGRD?

Pensgirl said...

Eileen, you mean this?

(The photographers are money lately)

hashmoney said...

WWGRD
Get 4 penalties and 16 penalty minutes in the last 12 last seconds.
Beast

http://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreports/20072008/GS030121.HTM

eileenover said...

Ah, yes. I could not stop laughing when I saw that.

dhudzin said...

I was at Gary Roberts' first home game as a Penguin last year, where he absolutely dominated:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QURXsU3tiEs

This game was exactly that type of game.

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Sidenoteblog
I ordered NHL Center Ice Online tonight, and the Pens game was blacked out, so I watched it on the link provided by flyerhater (thanks!). Anyways, I called NHL Center Ice Online to get a refund a few minutes ago, and I guess there was a system crash for the games they were actually showing, so they gave me a refund no questions asked. The # is 1-866-997-0929.

eileenover said...

Holy crap, there were 9 penalties at 16:35 in the 3rd period.

Sooska said...

@ christina-my son's hockey team's tag line is "when hell freezes over we'll play hockey there too."

I think that is also the title of the Gary Roberts autobiography.

Stoosh said...

FLYER HATER - I didn't think it was out of line at all. I think Sooska said pretty much the same with her comments. I definitely thought it was funny, mostly because if it actually happened, Roberts would just punch Heatley in his gap-toothed head and take the wheel himself. Why? Because Roberts isn't a Speed Racer-wannabe punk.

wilsmith said...

Who is that girl and why don't I know her?

Matt said...

"Life-changing" is not a strong enough word to describe the game I just watched.

Sooska said...

@stoosh & flyer hater: I didn't take offense at flyer hater's remark about Heatley. I think Heatley is a disgrace. It was just one of those OH YEAH ON NONO moments: I can't laugh at THAT! hee hee

What got into Whitney?

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The Big K said...

BEST NIGHT OF MY LIFE.
HOW ABOUT WHITNEY?
I love it. TKO?

So much for GR as a waste of space.
Idiot said that on Madden.

It was WILD to be at that game.

If anybody was sitting in Row G or E of B20,
YOU WERE RIGHT BEHIND ME!
Lemme know.

Go Pens. Sweep these sons of bitches.

j.s.22 said...

Anybody remember when Ron Cook wrote an article about Roberts possibly being done for the season........

Flyer Hater said...

Stoosh and Sooska, I was just running miscommunicationblog. Maybe I should be the Pirates new third base coach.

Quote of the century by Bob Errey, "There goes Gary Roberts, back in his cage"

Sooska said...

FYI: Roberts penalities at the end with 12 seconds left changed to 2 for roughing, 2 for boarding, 2 for unsportsmanlike and a 10 minute misconduct instead of the "refusal to play" penalty.

Ashley said...

What's Mark Recchi doing??

Joining the NHL on TSN team for the playoffs.

Sooska said...

@ flyer hater - my brain is fried too. I was antsy all day and now I am crashing.

Ron Cook = stunned

Stoosh said...

Thoughts, dudes...

1. Now THAT'S how you start a playoff series.

2. Watching the post-game stuff on FSN right now, and one very comforting thought is that this Pens team seems to be taking this in stride. No one's too high or too full of themselves. As someone said above about Malkin's goal, they're all business right now. Incredibly focused.

3. They just did an interview with Orpik, and I think Orp really might have just killed a man before the interview. Whenever he hangs up the skates, he'll definitely have a job when someone decides to remake "The Shining".

4. I counted four or five asshats who called Madden's show today and not just debated the decision to play Roberts, but talked about it as if Therrien was dressing Frankie Leroux or something. Do people not pay attention? Do people not realize that Shero specifically brought Roberts back FOR THE PLAYOFFS? Roberts could've sat all fucking year for all I care. You signed him primarily FOR THE PLAYOFFS. Thank God Roberts makes people pay for their stupidity.

5. This is the Ottawa police, putting out an all-points bulletin for Wade Redden. In addition, patrols are asked to keep an eye out for Wade Redden's game and Wade Redden's heart, because he's likely missing both right now as well. While you're at it, put out an alert for Schubert's balls, which he apparently didn't start to find until Roberts was being taken off the ice by the refs and there were four people between Roberts and himself.

6. I can't even begin to imagine what the first few minutes of Game Two are going to be like, between Crosby jawing with Heatley and then Roberts pulling a John Wensick and challenging the entire Sens team at the end of the game.

7. Caufield made a good point on the postgame...this Pens team is playing a very, very solid team game right now. This isn't a team relying on its superstars to win. So imagine what happens when Sid and Hossa really get going.

8. Gerber or Emery for Game Two?

I cannot WAIT until Friday. Can't wait.

Stoosh said...

ASHLEY -

I saw the Recchi thing as well and laughed out loud for a good thirty seconds.

Stoosh said...

Let's get...

cdubbs29 said...

Gary and Kennedy were beasts

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