Friday, April 11, 2008

Playoff GameDay (1.2) -- Sens @ Pens

Some dude has devoted his whole life to taking pictures of road signs.
[ Here ]

All there is to say about this game is that going to Ottawa up 2-0 would be ideal.

There really is nothing else to say that Pens fans don't know.

-- Justin George --

A big subplot, other than Hossa and Bing hopefully shedding their invisibility cloaks,
is how HCMT will have the boys prepared for a Senators attack.


-- Russell Stover --

Thanks to everyone who has pre-ordered a wristband.
Our estimate of needing 1,000 of them looks to be accurate.


Speaking of WWGRD...

We got the oil changed on the Jobber Bus before the playoffs,
anticipating something like this.

This comes from:
[ Sens Fan in Toronto ]


What will the PensBlog do if Gary Roberts doesn’t produce anything tonight?

Will they wither their support of their star player Gary Roberts?
BTW: Didn’t they used to have a guy named Crosby on their team?

Will they refund money to those poor saps who shelled out $5 for a wristband
******on the basis of a single game’s outcome?

The overconfidence of Pittsburgh is reminiscent of early Ottawa Senators teams vs. Toronto Maple Leafs teams where they’d forget that this was a series. Even last year when Ottawa brush Penguin excrement off our skate blades, we never celebrated until the series was over.

Gary Roberts knows what I’m talking about. He’s been there. Last year in fact.

I’ve never seen so many grown men (in Pittsburgh or otherwise) act like a bunch of puck-bunnies over an aging near retirement war-horse. Guys, get over it.

Ottawa played like ass and Gary capitalized on a few gimmies…
He is not the second coming…
Unless you’re into that sort of thing, not that there is anything wrong with that!

I mean fair is fair, but come on…

-- Zach C. --

******If you're gonna job us, get your facts straight.
This wasn't done on a whim.

If Roberts hadn't been injured, this would have been done a long-ass time ago.



How do you attack a site that doesn't have a commentorblog worth bothering with?

At precisely 6:00 Friday Night, everyone click this link:

[ Sens Fan in Toronto ]

Objective: Crash his server.

If his server somehow survives the attack,
he'll at least have solace in the fact that all the visits will get him money from his ads.

And if you watch South Park, then you know that all Canada wants more munnay, budday.


-- Brenna --

We know someone who knows someone who knows someone...


Sticking with the hot hand.

Go Pens


Eric P. said...

That Zach guy is a joke. WWGRD has been here since the beginning of the season.

adam vacancy said...


coffeytalk said...

Pure jealousy.

Those jokes are just upset they have a group of players that could never generate a following like Gary Roberts.

I guess Heatley Seatbelt Bands didn't work out for them.


Flyer Hater said...

Pensblog>Al Queda in terms of terrorist organizations.


Whistler said...

Here we go again....

Ladies and Gentlemen,

As we prepare for the upcoming game, let us pray..

Our Roberts, who art in Pittsburgh
Gary be thy name.
The Playoffs come,
The cup be won, to Pittsburgh in the Arena called Mellon.
Give us this day our daily Pensblog
and forgive us our reporters as we job those who job against us
And lead us not into Philly,
But deliver us from Ottawa,
For thine is the Crosby, and the Malkin, and the Fluery for ever and ever.


Now, LET'S GO PENS!!!!

Raybin said...

Jesus, that guy (like all Senators fans) must have just achieved his 6th degree black belt in Douchebag-Fu and wants to show off his new skills.

DeCeV said...

I'm not sure I agree with going with Morgan Freeman for the rest of the series. Hacksaw has been our guy for a while. He's recently been injured, but he should be near full strength again soon. He's the kind of veteran leadership this team needs to lead them deep into the playoffs. Freeman's recent performance has been impressive, but how long will it hold out? Not only that, Freeman is a UFA next year, while Hacksaw is our future. What kind of message would this send? I say go with Fleury. Erm, I mean Hacksaw.

coffeytalk said...

All Aboard!

M. Vanderlasser said...


Testify, Brother Whistler, testify!

Flyer Hater said...

decev, you never go against anything involving the Shawshank Redemption.

Whistler said...



Johnny Wrath said...

I spit Hofbräu on the screen reading "Heatley Seatbelt Bands".

Sometimes this site is too funny.

You remember the Buffalo fan who came in c-blog and posted a link to their blog site, then the very next post said "You had better be careful you don't lose that website to free agency".

Blogs are supposed to be biased, but papers... well, when the Ottawa Sun mentions at least once in every paragraph how the Sens crushed us, you know there's nothing to look forward to this post-season.

Besides, they kept Redden.

Eric K said...

so do we go by cellphone time for the link clickage??

Christina said...

@ whistler

with all this Gary Roberts buzz around Pittsburgh, John Fedko is somewhere weeping in the dark corner of a closet, waiting for the world to end.


onesizedrummer said...

gotta love the guys who just come in ohhh lets say 90% in to a cituation. Do some research and realize we have been like this since the we got Gary last year, you douche.

GDC ready and willing to go!!!


Stanley said...

once you hit the link, keep hitting F5 to reload...thats the only way this thing will happen.

Pensblog Staff said...

cellphone time should work

Eric K said...

good call stanley.

Eric K said...

10-4 on the cellphone time.

irish20009 said...

Did you notice he has two blog posts from the end of November to the start of the post season?!?!!? Talk about jumping on a bandwagon. This guy is a joke...he isn't even a real blogger or Sens fan. What a clown

onesizedrummer said...

at least he knows its comming...wait who cares!


Jawsh said...

lets do this

Raybin said...

Good luck with the assault...I can't particpate.

I'm leaving work now to walk up to the Arena.

Holy schnikes. Penguins playoff hockey. And me there live.


Hold down the fort via TV and radio for me.

Go Pens!

Ashley said...

looks like i'm just in time...

Stanley said...

He's on wordpress i just realized...ain't gonna happen. It would be like trying to crash a blogger server

Eric K said...

i F5'ed it about 200 times...nothing lol

onesizedrummer said...

nice touch with the logo...ok not really


Flyer Hater said...

Wow, great logo for his website.


xocharmedchildox said...

Psst, whatev. I guess id be bitter to you know, if i was completely owned by gary roberts for like 6 straight years.

Lets Go Pens :)

wilsmith said...

Okay, you're never going to crash that server. It'd take millions of hits.

The best policy for this guy is to ignore it. The only pub he's going to get is from this site, so you might as well stop going to his site... no one else goes.

As for "I can't be blamed if I'm too lazy to read your old posts"?

yeah, pretty sure there is only one person to blame there. You got caught making things up, so you're trying to backtrack, we get it.

This guy is just some pathetic Canada-centric wannabe hockey elitist, pissed that the better team is down in the States.

Call us when you're relevant.

pinkphloid54 said...

ok so at this moment i'm sitting in midway airport in chicago paying 7 dollars for internet (not that i'm cheap but its like 20 bucks a month at a residence and is free at Pbgh Int'l), killing time making photoshops and waiting for the game to stream on the internet-radio. i love the playoffs :D

frank said...

i just watched syko score on penguins rewind, couldnt help but get chills

Johnny Wrath said...

It looks like our beloved logo has ended up in a too too. No matter what, however, when they shut their PC down this evening down 2 games to none, they will still be in Toronto. They also will still be a Senators fan. The only good thing will, indeed, be the bacon.

Eric K said...

"I can’t be blamed if I’m too lazy to read you old posts"

If ur gonna take the time to job someone, at least know what ur talking about. You can't expect people to not respond to something that just simply isnt true.

Roberts is a "Damn Dirty Ape?" What does that even mean? Are you implying that he is overly hairy? Those 3 sentences have to rank in the top 5 among "worst sentences every composed."
I wouldnt even think that was funny if someone said it about a Senator.

Go Pens.

The Seeker said...

DVE has a new Gary Roberts song posted on their Podcast page:

'Gary Roberts' by Dan Shubert

The Big K said...

Yeah I'm watching Pens Rewind too.
Nice to hear Steigy's shitty calls again.
Tonight I'm back in the dumps, watching on TV.

But time to slit the throat Pens.
Let's end this tonight.
Yes 2-0 would end it.

tecmo said...

He's just doing it for the publicity. Just ignore him.

BlacknGold66 said...

I'll probably get accosted for this as per the usual when someone goes against the grain on here...

But don't most of us have better things to do then to try and crash some jobber's site an hour before the game?

Nobody likes a bully.

So he talked some shit against tPB. Big deal. This website and us cbloggers usually trash other blogs that don't show up to a fight.

Well this guy at least showed up.

So have some fun with it.

Don't try to bully him, that's just weak in my opinion.

But of course... it's my opinion and I'll get the obligatory thrashing on here.

Flyer Hater said...


You can't be expected to job pensblog without getting a healthy jobbing in return.

In might be hypocritical, but when you're the number 1 hockey site on Gore, you can do whatever you damn well please.

Johnny Wrath said...

You can't possibly get a thrashing, BnG. I think of you sometime within 5 minutes of getting up in the morning and going to bed at night, and hope you're doing well.

I think the Japanese call it "giri"; when, sometimes, when an uncle or other distant relative etc. dies, you aren't emotionally effected. Then again, someone you've never met can create strong ties.

The Seeker said...


I'm with you there...that guy's not even worth it since he's so utterly ill-informed.

Of course, it's a free country so do as you wish with Gary's blessing.

But, I ain't gonna trash ya Bro!

The Big K said...

And what a deceitful piece of shit that guy is.
May he rot in Hell.

His jokes are great though?
Pensblog in a tootoo!
I almost laughed.

Not really.

I say we get his email or something and harass his
sorry ass half to death.

frank said...

nicely put willsmith

BlacknGold66 said...

I'm speachless boys...

I've said it before and I'll say it again:

There are some damn fine people here in cblog.

And I really mean that.


Let's Go Pens!!!

The Big K said...

You are a damn good guy yourself.
Way to tell it like it is man.

tecmo said...


Lets Go Pens!

Whistler said...

The guy probably has SARS from all those chickens that he's been f@$);&@ing.

Dont worry, he took the Lord Roberts name in vain. Gary will smite him with his swift and mighty sword.

letsgopsu said...

"Well the quickest way to a man's heart is with Gary Robert's fist"


That was the greatest song I ever heard. Plus it was music was taken from Billy Joel, making it that much better!!

klime said...

Call me crazy but I think the logo is more frightening with the dress on. Seriously, who is gonna fuck with someone in a dress carrying a twoxfour? Answer, no one.

Whistler said...

@Big K

I feel your pain little man.

Game one I'm sitting on B-1 living the high life.

Game two I'm back in Criers country totally unable to watch the game. I must rely on The Gore for my salvation.


Johnny Wrath said...

Hopefully tonight's game will be more brutal. Physicality needs to be reiterated immediately tonight.

Volchenkov has facial swelling slightly less than the size of a swedish stickhandling ball on his grill. He's going to play with a cage, but he's going to look like Viggo from Ghostbusters II.

Ryan Malone should be a bigger presence tonight, and if Hoss gets a few more of those prime chances like he did in game one - lights out.

25 minutes + 7.

Pensgirl said...

Klime, you just made me guffaw on the metro. You should see the looks I'm getting. Nice!

tecmo said...

Whistler - I, too, need the Gore for salvation. However, Yahoo Sports is streaming the game live online. Or, so it says on the Yahoo schedule

Dr. Turkleton said...

S.F.I.T. said in response to Stoosh:

You are right, Ottawa did not show up on Tuesday. Only Gerber did. You’ll see better from us.

I didn't know Ta-ranna was in a different time/space continuum than us...or maybe they don't partake in Leap Year.
Good thing to know...the next time I head up the QEW...once I get past Hamilton, I'll set my clock back 1 day


[Hossa: May Gary have mercy on your soul]

Flyer Hater said...

c-blog=more tight as a family than the Huxtables.

Flyer Hater said...

56 comments in only an hour and a half.


tecmo said...

I woulda said the Tanners, but, yeah, the Huxtables work

The Big K said...

For anybody out of market:

I AM NOT SURE BUT............

THAT CHANNEL under sports.

Free, live, streaming games.
Maybe they'll have the Pens.

Or Yahoo?

tecmo said...

Yahoo says "Watch Live"

The Big K said...

And the game isn't even in HD.


Matty said...


I am in Washington DC (Arlington VA to be exact) and need to know if ANYONE knows of a local Pittsburgh bar?? I'm not from here and was planning on listening to the game on XM but that fell through. Does anyone know where to go??

The Big K said...


Sorry but most bars tonight
out in DC will be showing the Caps game.

BlacknGold66 said...


I called my sister who lived in Arlington for 7 years, but got her voicemail.

The only thing that comes to mind is ESNPzone. Although I do believe that it's in upper D.C.

Actually... I may be thinking Baltimore.

Shit... good luck man! The internets should be a good bet for a stream though.

chris e said...

Let's do this shit!

chris e said...


I live in Centreville but you are welcome to come watch here. Let me know if you are interested.

Nick Saia (usa) said...

amen whistler
that was gold... vegas gold

dhudzin said... for those who didn't catch it in the other thread.

Live stream.

Matty said...

HEY that thing that the big K was talking about has it

thank god

i was flipping married last week and my wife almost saw a new side of me

Johnny Wrath said...

Awwww shit. Gary Roberts montage on CBC. They're even using Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. quotes.

BlacknGold66 said...

CBC doing a Gary Roberts opening.


Matty said...

3 responses, one call to a sister and one invitation to come guys are amazing. if only pensblog charlie had called


smitty said...

@ Matty... Bungalo's Billards

Elly said...

Hey guys, just thought you would want to know that CBC just did about a minute long featurette on Gary Roberts, how he came back from a broken leg, and was all sorts of kick ass with the Flames. It had quotes from Martin Luther King Jr.

So, if that earlier call to arms over that guy didn't crash his server, I'm sure having Canada's national hockey network showcase Roberts was a kick in the seat.

Go Pens.

tecmo said... is about 30 seconds faster than Yahoo for me

dhudzin said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
dhudzin said...

"USS Gill... he's like an aircraft carrier over there"



Matty said...


Thanks! I'm headed to Bungalow's for the second period if anyone'll be there

DeathByEmu said...

geno is feeling it, folks!

frank said...

I've seen Gerber put his hands up twice, like he is being jobbed. I don't buy it.

Johnny Wrath said...

Great job by the 4th line to draw that penalty.

Chris Neil apparently wants to die.

I can't believe Volchenkov is playing "his game" with that injury to the head. What a tough sonsabitch. He blocks shots like Craig Ludwig, and plays injured, not hurt; but injured, like Dmitry Yuskevich, the man who played a playoff seried with 9 broken toes.

Dr. Turkleton said...

matty said:
i was flipping married last week and my wife almost saw a new side of me

Welcome To The Club [marriage]

She'll just have to learn that when it comes to anything Penguins: ALL.BETS.ARE.OFF.


Johnny Wrath said...

Cue it up: Penalty Bitches

Dr. Turkleton said...

Scary Gary to Lapointe: 'Next Time!!!'

Jon said...

Letang = Confidenceblog

JYo said...

1st period = dominationblog

Keep it up Pens!

BlacknGold66 said...

This is the best episode of "Walker: Texas Ranger" I've ever seen!

Flyer Hater said...

If Martin Gerber doesn't play like Patrick fucking Roy in that period, they're already on a plane back to Ottawa.


Still a lead though.

Johnny Wrath said...

Orps just offered Lapointe some free candy.

20 to 8 shot advantage.

I'm pumped for Coach's Corner.

Spezza apparently made some time for PB Charlie in at the 10:38 mark.

Our team speed is a clear advantage at this point.

Oh my Lemieux. Don Cherry looks excuisite in his Black and Vegas Gold ensemble. Brings a tear to my eye.

Dr. Turkleton said...

Tom Fitzgerald at practice to help with faceoffs....


1st period results:
15 Wins
6 Loses

Where's he been all year ????

Flyer Hater said...

Tom Fitzgerald should be practicing with Rob Scuderi about scoring goals from the opposite blue line in Game 7's.

bluzdude said...

Odd choice, pairing Gary Roberts with Martin Luther King.

"I have a dream... that I can bore a hole through your head with my stare".

Johnny Wrath said...

What's all this about Tom Fitzy?

I think Cryin' Bryan has Heater and Spezza in couple's therapy.

Dr, Turk, great Snatch reference.

Brashear scored on Philly (they really suck). At no point should a notorious enforcer score in a playoff game, unless your goalie is a wanker. Check, and check.

Gery Roberts is an otherworldly force, and Martin Lapointe shall receive the blunt trauma of planets colliding.

Dr. Turkleton said...

X |__|__
__|X |__

& bibs says it as I'm typin'


@johnny wrath

Tom Fitzgerald [Pens Director of Player Development] apparently was at the Pens practice yesterday to help the boys work on faceoffs, according to Steigy & Bibbs

dhudzin said...


Dr. Turkleton said...

I can't wait to see all the Errey-isms tonight....

He's almost on fire as much at the Pens are!!!!!


JYo said...

It looks like Yahoo is planning on playing the next few games live too so I can listen to the Errey-sims during those wins too! WOOOOOOOO!

BlacknGold66 said...

I've never wanted someone to score a hat trick as bad as I want Syko to score one right now.

How awesome would this setting be for his first ever?

Johnny Wrath said...

Thanks, Dr.

I hate when ex-Pens haunt, but... I mean, its Shaewewn Donovan. They were bound to score on us at some point.

Staalsy still looks like he's channeling an all-time great. I mentioned Joel Otto, but its better than that. He looks like Messier with a bigger pair?

Finally, props to Mellon Arena for playing Dimmu Borgir at key moments in the game. Got to love that.

Flyer Hater said...

Well prepare your balls for this period.

JYo said...

I don't like these close scores when there is total domination on the ice. Its the kind of jobber game that a weak team can steal. Gerber is playing pretty well, but the Pens just need to finish a couple more to deflate them completely. Both goals against feel kind of cheap, but they still count. Big third period coming up, hopefully the domination will continue and we'll be up 2 games after 20 more minutes of hockey.

Lets Go Pens!

The Big K said...

Total domination.
Do not be worried.
It will end up 5-2.

bluzdude said...

Malk-a-Mania is running wild.

Geno is skating like he's possessed.

Flyer Hater said...

Is Hossa playing?


Pensgirl said...

CBC just interviewed Cory Stillman, and evidently the Sens' objective for the third is to get into overtime.


Dr. Turkleton said...

I don't know where all you guys live, by Gary's Dad is REALLY playing bowling for dollars up in the sky here in the Burgh right now...

man, the cable best not go out....

JYo said...

I can feel that sort of game too Big K, but still, it should already be about 5-0, so it makes me uneasy.

Dr. Turkleton said...




The Big K said...


I agree. We ought to be up by 7.
But we will be fine.

Flyer Hater said...

These next 20 minutes will take 5 years off of everyone's life.

The Big K said...

If my cable goes out I will kill somebody.
The lights are friggin flickering on me.


The Big K said...

flyer hater is right. I will die if the Sens score a goal.

blackngold66 said...

Well, we didn't get drrressed up fer nothin'!

Pensblog Staff said...

we love commentorblog



Dr. Turkleton said...

OV thru 2 periods: zero shots...

M.V.Out of Gas?

those guys sold their soul to the Brodeur their last dozen games to get into the playoffs...

down 4-2 to filthy after 2

dhudzin said...

hHAHAHA! Malone!

Bugsy: "Fucking interference!"
Steiggy: "And you heard Ryan Malone call for interference there."

The Big K said...

I saw that too.

JYo said...

Definitely heard the call for interference by Bugsy. Soon thereafter Errey says "when you are in tight, you have to be able to get it up." The first thing I think is "Thats what she said!"

JYo said...

Malkin has a sick backhand, even after he got slashed on a breakaway!

blackngold66 said...




The Big K said...


JYo said...

Time to crush their spirit. The game is still tied, even though it feels like crap just to be tied right now, and would be a huge blow to them to go down 2-0 after their come back and Gerber's effort to steal the game. There is still a great chance to crush them and the Pens need to do it. I'm feeling some Sid domination coming up.

The Seeker said...

As good as Fleury was in game 1, he's sucked in game 2.

Not holding those multiple jabs out had killed us this game.

The Big K said...

Canadian refs.

JYo said...

Charlie must have suited up for the Thenatorth tonight. Malkin is possessed, but he is being raped over and over...

The Big K said...

What's wrong with my TV.

dhudzin said...


JYo said...

Fleury hasn't been as outstanding tonight, but I think its a bit of a stretch to say he has sucked.

JYo said...

Apparently, we're back to the "old" NHL where you can just tackle people at will...just crap IMO. At least the Pens didn't get jobbed by giving up a penalty after none were called in their favor.

Pensgirl said...

Yeah, Jyo, the refs pocketed the whistles before coming out for this period. They lost control awhile ago. This is when I worry that someone will get hurt.

Dr. Turkleton said...


Craps Win 5-4


I feel shame...but

It's a Win-Win!!!!

Filthy Loses !!!!!!!!!!

dhudzin said...

Me = Stunned.

BlacknGold66 said...







JYo said...

Lapointe = Joke!

Pens make him pay!!!!

BlacknGold66 said...

And the Mellon crew plays "Cotton Eyed Joe"

Jesus H. Christ I love this game!!!

The Big K said...


JYo said...

Thenatorth = Thtunned

The Big K said...


Nick Saia (usa) said...

eat it ottawa... cotton eye joe was clutch...

Flyer Hater said...


Christina said...



Chris said...

What a huge game. Like Garry Galley said (I watched the HNIC broadcast online), the Pens bent but didn't break. The refs forgot their whistles in the third but found them on the only penalty that was so obvious not calling it would've caused a lynching. Malone's wraparound was nasty.

The Seeker said...

Malone's just increased his contract price by at least 1 million!

Thank you BUGSY!!!!

The Seeker said...

The Cryers also blew a lead to LOSE...Hahahahaha

Flyer Hater said...

I literally cut my middle fingernail in half celebrating the Malone goal.

Crosby four assists.


Dr. Turkleton said...


i'm sure all the ottawa jobbers will be psyched that their team came back to tie it up...

guess what, hosers?...ya still lost!!!

Pensgirl said...

54 shots. Five guys with two or more points.

Sid (4A)
Bugsy (2G 1A)
Geno (3A)
Syko (2G)
Hossa (2A)

That's a beautiful thing, that list. And RUUUUUU draws the deciding penalty after nobody else can buy one all period. Aaaah, playoffs.

For some reason CBC just showed a bunch of different players tap each other in consolation after losses, and the last one they showed was some Shark on the bench who tapped the guy behind him in the crotch. Ron MacLean: "Anything you can do to get your hands on the cup."

BlacknGold66 said...

3 Stars:

1) Geno

2) Sid

3) Cotton Eyed Joe

The Seeker said...

@ the big k

Your next Philly Sucks video should be really rubbing salt in those Philly Sucka's wounds!!

I can't wait to read their excuses.

Flyer Hater said...


We sweep now.

The Seeker said...

What I'm hoping is that the Thenth just played their best game, are demoralized, gave it all they had, and will now FOLD like lawn chairs from here on out.

Flyer Hater said...

Is there any doubt that we have the best non-Canadian home atmosphere in the NHL? The crowd was deafening. Even after Lance Bass scored, the crowd started a Lets Go Pens chant like 5 seconds later.

LOL, is anyone watching the postgame? Sykora is drunk!

Koz said...

Great win. Scary win.

Sid had 4 assists, but they are all secondary assists. He's gotta score some goals.

This game was much closer than it should have been.

Is it just me or did it seem like it took Malone 20 minutes to complete that wrap-around? Awesome.

Christina said...

@ flyer hater:
syko is totally drunk. love it.

and stan interviewing malkin - awesome! (no english though...only potash can bring that out, lol)

bluzdude said...

If we go far into the playoffs, people will be talking about that Malone goal for years...

JYo said...

The post game is very entertaining. Syko, Malkin, and basking in a win. WOOOOOOOO! Luckily Yahoo hasn't cut off my online feed yet!

Dr. Turkleton said...

at least this gets S.F.I.T. closer to getting more time to work on his photoshop skills that he claims he's lacking...

I'm not going to be as confident as FH & big K...let's get that first win on enemy ice before lining up to buy tickets for Round 2...

Flyer Hater said...

Malkin is the best player in hockey right now and it's not even close. Every game he reminds me of Lemieux more and more.

He's frighteningly good.

Flyer Hater said...

Bluzdude, couldn't agree more. That Malone goal will be remembered in Penguin lore forever.

BlacknGold66 said...

20:00 Chris Neil: 10 Minutes for Misconduct

I had the CBC feed. Did they show anything at the end of the game on FSN that would explain that misconduct penalty?

They showed him on FSN last night during the Bucs game sitting in the corner of the suite pouting.

I fucking hate him more than his twin brother Sean Avery.

The Big K said...

Malone just staked out his place in the lore of Pittsburgh sports along with Maz and Pietrangelo, and I am a happy young buck today.

"I ttthoouughht our guysses sowed hearth".

Priceless poor son of a bitch.

The Big K said...

Dr. Turkleton

Don't tell me you weren't psyched at that moment!
I will be realistic.

Adrenaline again.

Annie said...

Knockonwoodblog, but I keep hearing Earl Mann's voice in my head narrating about how Volchenkov came back to play Game Two with a Frankenstein-like lump on his forehead, Gerber made the most saves in a playoff game ever (correct me if I'm wrong), and the Pens STILL won 5-3, only two nights after Gary Roberts scored twice in his second game back from months away, and Fleury shutting them out... jeezy creezy, it does no good for my heart to think that far ahead!

Johnny Wrath said...

What a wrap-a-round. I knew it was going in, I just didn't know how many tears would be in Heatley's cinnamon toast crunch tomorrow.

Bing had 4 assists? Isn't it wonderful that the moments he plays where you're sure he'll create something end up scoreless, but the players around him elevate and come up huge?

I really do think this was Ottawa's best effort. Their home crowd will be a factor, but that isn't any reason we can't embarrass them. Besides, they play in a suburb and their fans are all really Maple Leaf fans. Gerber played out of his mind to this point, and it won't be long before he's reminded that he's lost his job as starter everywhere he's played.

Its a perfect day. Philly lost, we've got a stranglehold on Ottawa, and those shots of Alfredsson in the press box were great. I suppose its time to head on over to the Sens message boards.

wilsmith said...

There's clearly a conspiracy to give Ottawa the cup. The refs are doing everything they can to give them the game with all these non calls on amazing scoring chances. sheesh.

The NHL is a joke, why even play the playoffs blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah

Dr. Turkleton said...

@big K

believe me...I jumped out of my chair when I saw the puck across the line...I'm just sayin' the series ain't over...yet...

Maz, Pieterangelo....those guys went down in history after winning it ALL...not just Game 2 of a 1st round series...

I'm just trying to be the Voice of Reason....remember this?:

2000 NHL Playoffs, Round 2, Pens v. Flyers
•Pens jump out to a 2 games to none lead, winning both games in philly
•Pens lose the next 4 [remember that 5 OT game? that was loss #2] & get bounced from the Stanley Cup™ playoffs

do you remember any of those 'Big Goals' in the 2-0 & 4-1 Wins in Philly??? [ok, you were only like 7 at the time, so that's a pass] I know I can't

BUT....I remember that Primeau goal like it happened yesterday....

1 shift at a time...
1 period at a time...
1 game at a time...
1 round at a time...

Patience, young grasshoppers, patience.

[Hossa: if he somehow, someway, scored off of that Dupuis feed...]

Flyer Hater said...

Agreed Wilsmith. The only way that's a high-sticking penalty is if Ruutu's eye falls out.

Let em' play!!

Flyer Hater said...

Dr. Turk is running apples and oranges blog.

racheleyos said...

wooooooo go pens

i love corona!!

Dr. Turkleton said...


I'm just tryin' to keep my feet on the ground

apples & oranges? I don't get it?

Dr. Turkleton said...

Murrays presser:


Flyer Hater said...

Turk, I'm just saying that comparing the 00 team to this team is a faulty analogy.

This team is 1000X better than that time.

Who cares, we have a 2-0 lead, jack.


Who is going to be the first person to issue an Amber Alert for Jason Spezza? He's awful right now.

KJ said...

sweet win, free chinchillas & tattoos for everyone!!!

The Seeker said...

Did you just see the Murray interview whining about non-calls costing them the game? if we got all the calls we should have too?

It was pretty even in that department.


Dr. Turkleton said...


I didn't intend to compare team v. team...but situation v. situation

you guys are planning parade routes & making appointments at CASA D'ORO tomorrow to get fitted for Stanley Cup™ Champions' rings. [it's probably gonna rain, so maybe you'll get some sort of discount]


It's a best of 7...not a best of 3

xocharmedchildox said...

If anyone is listening to the postgame show on the radio, the gary roberts facts are just rolling :)

Brett said...

Totally drunk

Totally stoked!

GO PENS!@#$@#$@#

racheleyos said...

brett- totally drunk as well

woooooo wwgre??

The Big K said...

Dr. Turkleton

You are wise, I admit.
Well anyways, it was a huge goal.

I think we are all psyched right now though.
This will be a lot of fun I think.



We can do this thing.

FOR ME, it was big.
I haven't seen many biggies like that
in huge Pens games.

Biggest goal I have ever seen that I remember in a Pens game other than Straka in the ECF vs. Sabs.

BlacknGold66 said...

Man... buzzkillblog Turk.

C'mon man! Nobody's planning parades... we're just enjoying a crazy win!

Join the fun! If you can't enjoy it now when can you?





(blahblahbidoodooCottonEyedJoe... blahblahbluuubluu...)

The Seeker said...

We've got a couple of days to savor winning both opening home games.

It's been a while since we've been able to say that.

As long as you keep things in perspective, there's nothing wrong with some hi-fives for our Pens getting it done.

Dr. Turkleton said...


sorry, don't mean to be a buzzkill after a Round 1, Game 2 Win...

I guess my peaks & valleys have flattened out over the years [not too high in good times, not too low in bad]

I agree this was a HUGE win...just not a 'BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS' HUGE [that's saved for clinching that shinny thing]

I'm just like that little yodeler from The Price Is Right game...slowly moving up the mountain [I just don't want to fall off !!!!]


Perspective = my whole point


wilsmith said...

Turk is right on. This is nothing to celebrate.

Once the players leave the ice, it's time to start thinking about the next game.

Pensgirl said...

I hadn't seen anybody say this, so...

They're giving away an autographed GR jersey - something about joining the Pens' facebook group.

I don't belong, but for those who do, 'tis on the official (blue banner under the box score).

wilsmith said...

by the way, I know this is thepensblog, but did anyone see Ovechkins GW?


Pensgirl said...

Also, here's a pic from the official site's game photo gallery. The camera exploded as it was being taken, but the memory card somehow survived.

osheak234 said...

They interviewed me at the game for KDKA.. They asked what the crowd atmosphere was like and I responded "Yea, it's crazy. It's loud, everyones here, I even say Pensblog Charlie lurking around."

.. they cut it out and instead showed me talking about how we'll go "all the way". bastards.

Flyer Hater said...

Turk, noone is planing the Stanley Cup parade already. I've haven't seen one c-blogger write that the cup is ours because we won 2 games at home against Ottawa. It seems like your the only one not truly excited about this win. Provide "perspective" later, get drunk and celebrate the huge win now.

Nick Saia (usa) said...

i got your back doc. you are right.

game thoughts:
In the bigger picture we have 3 guys on hot streaks right now who aren't in our top three players( skill wise) (malk, sid, hoss)
seeing guys like syko, malone, and roberts bury the puck means a lot! It can be taken as a really good sign for the playoffs.

Even though crosby's assists were secondary. They were all on very hard-worked shifts. My point here is, if crosby doesnt touch the puck on those goals, we dont even have the opportunity to bury it.


29-still solid... sorry flyer hater... i disagree with you here.

Lastly, and i know you hear me when i say this BNG66 cotton eye joe made the malone goal that much better. on the cbc feed the audience was on camera when it came on and it was priceless to see some of their reactions.

huh----ahhhhhhh post game deep breath. I dont think i can watch these games with anyone else in the same room now...

Nick Saia (usa) said...

game 3 is pivotal... just like the 3 goal lead....

amber said...

So, i never post comments but i had to say this: I went to a concert at diesel club tonight and they had the game on a TV at the bar.

While I am an avid Pens fan, i had to shift interest back and forth from the show to the game. The concert ended right before Malone's goal with about 1 minute remaining.

Nothing beats a crowd going from screaming for their favorite band to "Let's Go Pens!" in .5 seconds.

The claps for the win were pretty much as loud as the claps for the show.


Nick Saia (usa) said...

there was once a clip of ian moran singing along to cotton eye joe on the bench... he was miced for the game.

wilsmith said...

I had the KFC buffet for lunch today, and it may have been the biggest mistake of my life as I shat myself four times during the game, the biggest and best one at the 18:58 mark of the third period. By that time I didn't think I'd have anything left, it must have been that one extra cornbread muffin.

Did I really just type that?

The Big K said...

Will Smith-
I may recommend Potato Wedges with popcorn chicken and a biscuit, served with pure barbq sauce.

roachai said...

dr. T I agree....2/16....alot of hockey left

Nick Saia (usa) said...

if you missed the gary intro on CBC, or you want to watch the game again:click here
watch this game four times when i get home from the bar tonight. see you tomorroe C-Blog

The Seeker said...

I am keeping it in perspective...we WON and I'm happy as HELL.

But if you can't enjoy the wins along the way, you also cannot appreciate how important each and every one really is.

MY attitude means zilch as I cannot control a single thing the coaches or players do when the pucks drop.

Fans watch and celebrate the good stuff and mourn the bad. It's not like what we do makes any difference to the players.

I'm not any higher than I would be low if we lost.

That doesn't mean I've lost focus on what still needs to be done.

BlacknGold66 said...

@Nick saia

I know. Wasn't that great?

I'm ready to shit my heart out of my chest watching toward the game tied at 3 and suddenly "Cotton Eyed Joe" comes on!

Next thing you know Malone is burying one on the wrap-around.

Whistler said...

@Dr. Turk

Mountain Climber on The price is right!

That's clutch!!!!!

Koz said...

NHL network just said that Flyer injured on the Caps goal tonight was "hit in the testicles."


mmmk1989 said...

awesome win, lots of intensity

me=200th comment


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