Wednesday, April 16, 2008

ScotiaJoke Place

7:00



Roberts is out.
Malone will play.

[ J Schiff ]

So, this is it.

A rest during the playoffs is nothing but 100% good news.
There is never any discussion about whether a team will be rusty when they come back to play.

They are always "well-rested."

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[ Corey D. ] found out all about the Pens' all-time performance in Game 4's.

The Penguins have an overall record of 16-20 in game four of playoff series,
but have gone 10-9 on the road.

They have lost their last 8 game fours.


The Penguins are 20-19 when they have a chance to clinch a playoff series, and have gone 12-11 on the road in that instance. They are 3-0 in their last three such games and 4-1 in their last five. Their last loss with a chance to clinch was Game Four at Washington in 2000.

The Penguins are 5-4 all-time when they have a chance to sweep a playoff series, including 5-3 on the road and 0-1 at home. They have swept five playoff series all-time.

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[ Post-Gazette ]

:: Malkin-Crosby "battle" is great. [ Ron Cook ]

:: The playoffs are starting for the Baby Pens, as they take on Hershey.
[ Faceoff Factor ] has it covered.


Just like this little boy was covered with something brown
5 seconds after this picture was taken.

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WWGRD BLOG

:: The guys who run TSN.ca's [ Off The Record ] are all about WWGRD.

In a recent video, they asked former Leafs GM John Ferguson who would win in a fight:
Chuck Norris or Gary Roberts.

Ferguson: "Robs."

:: There are [ Urban Dictionary ] definitions for Gary Roberts,
thanks to [ Robert K. and friends ]

:: This comes courtesy of Ethan, who runs Thrift Car Rental in Cranberry:

[ Frito Will with the pic ]

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[ bconn20 ]

We are going to break Google's servers when we post all these photoshops.

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Hacksaw is scratched for Game Four.
Red and Andy violated team rules and have been suspended.

If you've been following this saga, you know there's only one person left.

Going into a Game 4 where the Senators may be head-hunting,
we feel comfortable with the pick because this guy has a track record of bringing our boys home safe.

He further cemented our confidence in him
when we overheard this conversation just before Game 4 tonight:

PENS FAN #1:

You gotta wonder if the Pens have enough intensity to complete this sweep.
Roberts is injured, Malone is beat up, the heat shield may be broken.
The odds aren't with them.

PENS FAN #2:

I'm aware of the concerns, man.
This'll be the worst disaster the Penguins franchise has ever experienced.


With all due respect, gentlemen, I believe this will be our finest hour.

210 comments:

The Big K said...

First comment YES.
http://bp2.blogger.com/_GfILUQAGmbc/SAZbsDfu1CI/AAAAAAAAAKU/KY4FSRWtU9A/s1600-h/tombstone.jpg

The Big K said...

CHECK OUT THIS LINK ABOVE COMMENT.
I POSTED QUICK SO THAT I'D BEAT ALL YOU GUYS TO IT! FIRST EVER FIRST COMMENT!
I CAN HARDLY CONTAIN MY EXCITEMENT!

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

PO said...

dilemnablog

work on big time RFP due friday or call it an early night and go to redbeards and watch the game?


easydecisionblog

GO PENS!

chris l. said...

Congrats, big K.

And hey, nice sweater.

GO PENS!!!

Finest hour indeed.

Christina said...

also.
"Failure is not an option!!"


GO PENS!!!!!

The Big K said...

Yeah Chris I couldn't believe my eyes.

Flyer Hater said...

Ed Harris is the Gary Roberts of cinema. I almost blacked out from his Grammy/Oscar/Tony/Emmy/Pulitzer award winning performance in National Treasure 2.

DO IT.

Whistler said...

the prayer is 3-0 let the streak continue!!


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 Fleury for ever and ever.

AMEN!

Now, LET'S GO PENS!!!!

The Big K said...
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The Big K said...

AMEN whistler.

hashmoney said...

Ed Harris and Apollo 13 quote

Epic

Pensblog Staff said...

amen, reverend

JYo said...

Amen indeed. Now we just need a chris e sighting in the next 10-15 minutes and we are golden. To paraphrase TO: Getcha brooms ready...

Flyer Hater said...

It's our time

Hip said...

I kinda want Geno to get the GWG tonight. Or just explode for a hatty. Something. I need a stud pic of him with that "I ate you alive" expression of his to keep me company the next few weeks.

Go Pens.

Hip said...

Shit, FH. I read that and was thinking GOOOOONIES!!!!!

Can someone do a Goonies PS??

Dr. Turkleton said...

the NEW pregame Spartan & Coach Murray chat before the game



[Hossa: Let's Go Pens]

M. Vanderlasser said...

Amen, Whistler. The Pope's got nothing on you, Brother.

Let's Go, Pens!

Bob Errey's new basement waterproofing commericial is pretty happenin', by the way.

Steubenville!

amber said...

i am desperate here:
yahoo has me blocked out because i am in pittsburgh and channelsurfing.com isn't working so i need some way to watch the game while i am in class.
thanks!

chris e said...

Let's do this shit!

The Big K said...

Pens score first= series over.

mmmk1989 said...

@ amber

http://www2.myp2p.eu/

dunno if you know about this site.

karri said...

Bobby E. - "I didn't complain.(about being woke up at the hotel) I didn't think I'd be back"

Laura von Awesome said...

Let's go Pens!

Sweepblog?

PensfanSeoul said...

Lange and Bourquey were talking about Crosby being booed.

Bourquey mentioned that Crosby's father told him "They always boo the really great players...never the bad ones."

Lange: "Unless you are Sean Avery"

me=stunned

TheNWChica said...

At ScotiaJoke, they were playing "Tequila" at the end of the period....the Sens are gonna need lots of it by the end of the game.

LET'S FUCKIN' DO IT!

Dr. Turkleton said...

looks like a carbon copy gameplan from game 3:

Period 1: Weather the initial Ottawa Storm. Gerber plays like Dryden [eh, FH?]

Period 2: Play Penguin Hockey: Planting the seed of doubt.

Period 3: Ottawa becomes desperate. Pens destroy the Sens will to compete.


[Hossa]

Flyer Hater said...

The Ottawa defense have to be on suicide watch.

mmmk1989 said...

That Mike Lange comment made my night, nevermind the out come of the game.

oh, if you pause the radio and internet tv feed just right, you can listen to Lange over the game.

PensfanSeoul said...

That and all the "Boy, Heatly can really kill you" comments is the reason that Mike Lange is THE voice of the Penguins.

DarkStar said...

wow that Laraque interview w/ Danny P. was outstanding.

mmmk1989 said...

A&L Motors commercial!

i still laugh every time talbot asks "what are you doing here?"

jackedlobster said...

Hossa is playing on acid...

findawaytoresignhossablog

Katie said...

Ugh, stuck at the office for the next three hours. Thank God for Yahoo sports. No beer, though. Let's go Pens! A goal in the first 12 seconds of the second period would be Suh-weet!

Dr. Turkleton said...

Kerry Fraser reffing the Big Pens game tonight....

son, Ryan Fraser reffing the Baby Pens game tonight....

hmmmmmm.......karma, anyone?

0-0 Baby Pens v. Hershey Bears after 1 as well....

M. Vanderlasser said...

Gooooaaaaallllll!

karri said...

Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Malkin!!!

Katie said...

Uh, heart get back in chest!!! Woo-hoo on the goal and great save by MAF!

M. Vanderlasser said...

She wants to smell my donkey!!!

mmmk1989 said...

"they have those stops signs on the jerseys in amatuers, do they need thoSE ARRET SIGns up here"
-bob errey

i wonder how he talks at home

hey can you pASS ME THe salt?

Katie said...

The Pens are on the PP, right? C'mon guys!

Lloyd said...

GDC down?

http://www.blackcatpaintball.com/sponsoredteams/submafia/erics_stuff/pensblog/pensblogchat.htm

stokes said...

good time for GDC to go down

chris e said...

GDC just pee'd on itself

Lloyd said...

http://tinyurl.com/2tjzkv

same link. figures... they score when gdc goes down for me

M. Vanderlasser said...

Make 'em pay, Pens! Wow, how disciplined has Ruutu been in this series???

Dr. Turkleton said...

Schubert: 2 minutes for licking

M. Vanderlasser said...

Ruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuttuuuuuuuuuu!

karri said...

OMG...Ruutuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!

Katie said...

Woooooooooooo!!!!

stokes said...

ruutu!!! i just threw my shoulder out!!!!

mmmk1989 said...

RUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!

M. Vanderlasser said...

No goal no goal no goal!

TheNWChica said...

Damn it! See-saw blog!

JYo said...

Nice shot Pele.

Katie said...

kick, kick, kick. The Radio City Rockets are calling about an open spot.

Lloyd said...

everyone who was in gdc: go here
http://tinyurl.com/2tjzkv

JYo said...

Scotiajoke = stunned

jaos said...

da-stinct!

mmmk1989 said...

remember folks, the only thing kicked on this play was a large sum of cash kicked in the refs direction

hahaha, my dad and i talk on the phone during the game, thats what he said about the play

threshhold9k said...

After review....there was a distinc kicking motion!

eileenover said...

USS Gill !

Sooska said...

USS GILL -Steiggy

mmmk1989 said...

USS Gill Reference!!!

I love it!!!

Sooska said...

@eileenover-SIMULPOST

Sooska said...

TRIPLE SIMULPOST

mmmk1989 said...

cblog first?

oh and i was looking at the stats just now, is any one else surprised gonchar just got his first assist?

Flyer Hater said...

I can't wait to see all the Penguin conspiracy theories that will come out if we end up winning.

Craps and Flyer fans will be in heaven.

Also, what was with Fraser doing an Ed Hochuli impression for that review?

The Big K said...

Ruutu=life changing.

eileenover said...

Haha we all read each others minds. I love c-blog.

Katie said...

Flyer hater -- don't you mean "after" we win... positive thinking, guys!!!

The Big K said...

@Flyer Hater

You know it'll be like that.
"Bettman's Boy Sid"
"Crosbaby"
"Cindy"
Tossing the game vs. Philly.
Whining Crosby.
Ugly Malkin.
Ruutu is nothing but a diver?

THEY ARE JUST JEALOUS OF US!
WE HAVE THE BEST TEAM IN THE WORLD!
THE TWO BEST PLAYERS IN THE WORLD!
A TEAM THAT DOES NOT GOON AROUND!
A TEAM THAT IS ABOUT TO SWEEP!

Get the fuuuuuuuuuckkkk over it I say

Anti-Penguinities.

mmmk1989 said...

ease up on the 's' word, you know, the one followed by w.

i am very superstitious about that stuff when it comes to playoff time.

Flyer Hater said...

Katie, you just don't do that. Nothing is certain. Ottawa scores in the first five minutes of the third, we're all calling for the benching of Fleury in favor of Wregget.

It ain't over yet.

Dr. Turkleton said...

Connor James SCORES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1-0 WB/S

sorry, thought this was:

the BabyPensblog

Dr. Turkleton said...

that it, FH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

now we just need to work on the big K a bit.......

CC_5052 said...

thanks for the WBS update dr. t

bluzdude said...

With all the talent on our side of the ice, who'da thought it would be Jarkko with the highlight reel goal?

I bet Don Cherry had an embolism watching that.

Katie said...

Sorry, Flyer Hater, but I always think my teams are going to win. I understand your reasoning, but I chose not to cloud the cosmos with negative thinking. No worries. Let's go Pens!

CC_5052 said...

awesome - Mike Yeo getting some face time with a Dan Potash voice over.

and about the Ruutu goal-thats what? his 1st shot? Hossa takes a million and gets nothing

i'd still take Hossa any day though

Pensgirl said...

First chance to get on cblog tonight, so this comes late but the CBC guys were whining up a storm about that no-goal on the apparent theory that he intended to kick the puck to his stick. Too bad the kicking rule doesn't turn on intent, numbnuts.

dappie99 said...

honestly i think we got away with a call. the replays didn't slow it down enough but it appears that the distinct kicking motion may have had the puck go off letangs stick. neither errey or steigy mentioned it at all. if it did hit letangs stick it would have been good for sure. no mention whether it did just that it was a distinct kicking motion. anyone who can post videos later should.

RULE 70: Kicking the Puck
i: A kicked puck that deflects off the body of any player of either team (including the goalkeeper) shall be ruled NO GOAL.

ii: A kicked puck that deflects off ANY stick (excluding the goalkeeper's stick) shall be ruled a GOOD GOAL. After the puck has been kicked, makes contact with any stick and then deflects off any player (excluding the goalkeeper) and into the net will still be ruled a GOOD GOAL.

M. Vanderlasser said...

Devils 3, Rangers 3

Sooska said...

@ dappie99 - had the same thought. Bibbs mentioned about Letang's stick being in there but then he dropped it. I usually think Bibbs and 29 are pretty fair judges of these things and admit when any team gets jobbed by the refs.

Sooska said...

Bibbs: Gary Roberts groins were working harder than his ankle.

M. Vanderlasser said...

Yeah, whenever I sprain my ankle, I notice how much harder my groins have to work.

Good ol' Doctor Bibbs.

CC_5052 said...

Mario Sighting!!!!

pensblog jeff said...

To Russ and Matt, those cool fans I met down at the mellon, I'm sorry I couldn't get those photos up, I seem to have lost my camera cable. My bad!

M. Vanderlasser said...

Free Candy!

CC_5052 said...

nice hit brooks!

Katie said...

I can't take this. Expire, time, expire!!!!!

Tatum and Matt said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

pensblog jeff said...

HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

johnny said...

87 Buries it!!!

Katie said...

Wooooooooooooo!!!

JYo said...

Time for a new handshake picture! SWEEP!!!!!

Now that the futureblog police can take a chill pill, we can talk about who the Pens might play next. Lets go Craps!

CC_5052 said...

SWEEEEEEEEEP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chris said...

87 buries it

M. Vanderlasser said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

I want to paint "Free Candy!" on the side of our car...what kind of paint should I use?

Sid's goal = cat trauma.

The Big K said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

karri said...

How awesome is GR there!!!

WOW!

JYo said...

It was clear the game was over when GR made an appearance on the screen. He might as well have been father time because he squashed any chance the Thenatorth may have had.

WOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Christina said...

bust out the brooms baby, cause the Pens just completed the SWEEP!!!!!

Laura von Awesome said...

Wooooooo! I guess Pens= sweepblog!

Blow Sens Blow!

Flyer Hater said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

FIRST SWEEP SINCE 92 FINALS!!!!!


WE SHOULD HAVE STARTED CONKLIN!!!

eileenover said...

Senators=stunned

smitty said...

4 down! 12 to go!

Flyer Hater said...

Did anyone else see Letang basically get beheaded by a high-stick at the end of the game?

Gotta love playoff hockey.

Dr. Turkleton said...

Congrats Pens!!!!!

25% up the mountain!!!!!

I'll say it now cause the series is over...

that was waaaaaaay too easy.....

whomever they face in Round 2 will be much, much, much more tougher than the Sens were....

they probably coulda trotted out an Alumni team from that Roberts' Ottawa '67s squad they showed & they would've given the Pens a better series....

Great experience for all the boys who went thru that series loss v. the Sens to go thru this end result instead.....


HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

M. Vanderlasser said...

@flyer hater - yeah, we were thinking that nothing short of an actual beheading would have drawn a penalty in the last minute...

karri said...

"Even the blind squirrel can find the nut."

ahahahahaha

eileenover said...

Haha look at those guys behind Rob and Jay.

jackedlobster said...

does anyone else think Hossa could have had atleast 3 hat tricks during this series???

Flyer Hater said...

Jordan Staal had the best game of his career tonight.

Laura von Awesome said...

@ M.V ... so true, so true... but we enjoy the heart-failure, which is why we're fans :)

I'm gonna go get my broom and sweep the floor in Pittsburgh's honour... Shame, I would have loved to have been at Scotiajoke Place tonight, but it's an hour bus ride from my place in donwntown Ott...

Strange, I don't hear any horns blaring or anything... Maybe the stupid Sens fans will shut up now :D

Me=LeaferinOttblog

Laura von Awesome said...
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Sooska said...

nowwhatdoIdoforoveraweekblog?

karri said...

Flyer Hater - totally agree with you. He played out of his mind, every shift he was on tonight. Couldn't ask more from him.

Adrienne said...

Ruutu's goal was outstanding.

SWEEEEP!

Can't wait for the semi's. :D :D

M. Vanderlasser said...

Wow, and what a clutch performance by ed Harris/Gene Krantz.

Okay, time to go riot on the streets of Carlisle!

See you in Round 2, Pens fans!

Thanks, Potash!

JYo said...

@ Dr.Turk: I think the Pens could handle the Craps in a similar fashion, even with OV. The have no defense and Huet hasn't been playing like Gerber did. I am pulling for them big time. Not only so the Pens get them next, but also so the Cryers go home.

Even though a Cryers win likely means the Habs have to put up with their goonery, it also means the Pens would play a Rags team that has mostly dismantled Brodeur and the Debs. I'll take the Craps over that any day.

It sucks we have to wait so long for round 2. Can't they just simulate the rest of round 1? Who cares about the other teams???

J.S. said...

Dear Ottawa Senators,

Because of your early exit from the post season, I would like to borrow Mr. Slewidge to sing the National Anthem at my next inline game. Then again, he was 0 for 2 in the post season, and my team doesn't need any more losses, so you can keep him.

Respectfully,

J.S., c-blogger.

Jeff Spicoli said...

dude....

Tatum and Matt said...

alreadygoingintowithdrawalblog

Sooska said...

unreal Fleury doesnt get a star.
3 Hossa 2 Gerber 1 Malkin

dying alive said...

dying alive = speechless


I love this team.

Flyer Hater said...

Sooska, relax and breathe on weeknights for a change.

JYo said...

Sid is waxing nostalgic about back when they were a young team a whole year ago. Seems like only yesterday...

Baby Pens win too!!!

The Seeker said...

Pittsburgh Penguins = SHOCK & AWE!


Penguin Sweep

Pensgirl said...

What the hell are we going to do for a week without Pens hockey? Am I going to have to see my friends and interact with the world? Bah!

Admit it: if you were asked who'd have the series-winning goal, you wouldn't have gone with RUUUUUU. (I wouldn't have either.)

On Letang's stick in the no-goal: I think that's the piece that took the war room so long to decide on, and I'd say they made the right one. First of all, I don't think it did hit his stick. I just rewatched my videos and I'm more certain than ever that it never hit. The view from behind the net, in particular, really looks like the puck went off Vermette's foot and behind the blade of Letang's stick, under the shaft...widerightblog.

But even if I allow that it wasn't certain...here's my 'professional' legalistic opinion on how the call was/should be made:

1. Goal ruled on ice.
2. Review has to conclusively overturn it.
3. Distinct kicking motion is obvious, which is a conclusive overturning.
4. Puck may have hit a stick on the way in, but no angle actually shows that, so there's nothing there to negate the conclusive overturning (I would argue that the action requiring an overturning is obvious, and you can't fail to make that call because of something else that isn't so certain.).

The opposing argument would be that any inconclusive piece of the review renders the whole thing inconclusive and requires the on-ice call to stand. But I find that weak in light of such definite evidence to overturn.

Twocentsblog.

Nailer News said...

Sens = Golfing
Don Brennan = Doing Guys

queenofthesky82 said...

The last time the pens had a sweep I ODed on fruit by the foot and passed out still wearing my LA Lights...but waiting has made it even sweeter YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH PENS!!!!!!

The Big K said...

Last time Pens won a playoff series,
I WAS SEVEN!

HELL YEAH GO PENS.

eileenover said...

I bet Douche Brennan won't shut up. He'll still be talking about the bad calls made against the Sens and the how "fat" Pittsburghers are while the Pens raise the Stanley Cup.

smitty said...

in the name of sportsmanship, a tip of the hat to :

1. Gerber, this series couldda been a real joke if not for his effort.

2. Volchinkov ( sorry if I butchered the spelling ) to come back asap from that head shot,1 word: heart.

Enough sportsmanship,

rest of sens: GOLF!

MURRAY= PICKLE STABBED!

GO PENS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dr. Turkleton said...

@pensgirl

I'm surprised SFIT doesn't have video PROOF that it went off LeGames stick...

@jyo

agreed.

the Craps are playing kinda with deer-in-the-headlite eyes...but a 1st round win sure would give them a bit of mo....
I'm just gonna sit back & hope the other 3 series go as LONG as possible.



[Hossa]

Matt in N.C. said...

SWEEPBLOG!

JYo said...

Completely agree with that Turk. Hopefully the rest go 7 and they get banged up, even though that means longer until the second round. Oh well, sit back and enjoy the carnage.

Laura von Awesome said...

Pickle-stabbeage has ensued all across Ottawa tonight. I bet Douchebag Brennan'll have a field-day tomorrow :P

Alfie=STUNNED

Senssuckblog anyone?

Dr. Turkleton said...

My credit card just got charged for the Round 1 Pens tickets in their 'Pay as they Play' program.....


not really....but I wonder how long it'll take Lemieux Group to show up on my statement???.....

[this way is MUCH better than the old: Pay us now for ALL the Playoff games & we'll credit your account for next years regular season]

Dr. Turkleton said...

MELTDOWN COMPLETE

so says the NHL page on tsn.ca

Pensgirl said...

Turk, if there is any video out there that conclusively shows Letang's stick hit that puck, then that's karma baby. If you remember, in game 1 last year Sid scored with his shin, foot firmly planted on the ice, as he slid on one knee, and they waived it off as a kick. Now that was a bad call!

eileenover said...

I say for the next round all Pittsburgh cbloggers watch the games outside the Mellon.

taligateblog

eileenover said...

*tailgate

Damn it.

Pensgirl said...

HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Sean said...

SWEEP! Roy MacGregor of the Globe and Mail (basically Canada's USA Today) deserves credit for predicting that Ottawa would defeat Pittsburgh in seven games. Wonderful selection!

Stoosh said...

S

W

E

E

P

Go crazy, folks! Go crazy!

Flyer Hater said...

Pensgirl, WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Flyer Hater said...

Just another reason why we commit...

The Seeker said...

Approximately 2000 fans were outside the arena tonight watching on the big screen.

thegreenseas said...

SWEET SWEEP!!!
The puck did not hit Letang's stick. It went behind his stick. The CBC broadcast had a good view of it from behind the goal and the Versus crew also said it did not hit his stick. They got the call right. End of discussion.
YEAAAAAAAAAHHH! GO PENS!

Stoosh said...

FLYER HATER -

That was the best tasting celebratory beer I've had since the arena deal was done...I think.

I might have to have another...just to make sure.

marigab87 said...

SWEEEEEP!!! NIICE!!

Go PENS!!!

Stoosh said...

Lord knows that Bryan Murray, the players and the rest of the Sens ass-kissing media has probably raised the Rideau River to flood stage with all their tears, but maybe they'd be coming back to Pittsburgh to play Game Five if they wouldn't have waited until Game Four to actually play something remotely resembling a complete game.

Dr. Turkleton said...

@pensgirl

yeah, that sid non-goal last year still puzzles me...but, the way last years series was going...that call seemed to fall into place with everything else that was going against the pens [didn't Volchenkov or another dman score on a bad deflected goal shot from the point that went high in the air & fleury 'lost it' & it went in?]

this year: paybacks are a bitch, starting with the Sens.

coffeytalk said...

I was one of the 2000 crazies outside the arena tonight! What a thrill!!!!

I recommend going to the 711 down the street and buying a Crosby Big Gulp cup, come back to your car fill it with some booze and stake a claim in the grass.

Go PENS!

Stoosh said...

PENSGIRL -

They showed Sid's goal from last year and as they mentioned during the broadcast, if you waved that goal off last year, you absolutely had to wave this one off as well.

Vermette damn near wound up with his right leg while Sid's was more of a sweeping motion. Vermette's stick blade was much closer to his left boot than his right. In fact, I think Letang's stick blade was almost pinning Vermette' stick blade up against Vermette's left skate boot.

When they slowed it down and took it almost frame by frame, you could tell there was no way it would've hit either stick blade.

sarah said...

watching the game outside of the arena was unreal. somuchfunblog.

Annie said...

Hells yeah! Awesome sweep. I wish I could be in Pittsburgh now. :(

Did people watching FSN catch all the Mario sightings? Must have been close to ten...

When it was all over and they were shaking hands, all I could think was "karma's a bitch". What a difference a year makes.

Brett said...

WOOOOO

Hopefully we can keep the momentum over the long layoff we'll have now.

The Big K said...

Great job Murray does!
Big deadline deal:
Marty La-joke.

Fire your coach, that you pick!

Freefall continues!

Oh, next time Cryin' Bryan............
DON'T PISS OFF THE PENS!

Suck a big one Cryin' Bryan.


THE IGLOO WILL ROCK FOR ROUND 2!
IT WILL BE OUTTA THIS WORLD!

Ev0luTioN said...

So now starts the question.. Who do we want next? In my opinion, its looking like we're getting the Rangers. I'd rather have the Devils or Caps, but I don't think either have the fire-power to catch up in the series.

RobbieBrown44 said...

Y108 Bringing Pizza Hut = kickassblog

The Seeker said...

The only bad news tonight is that I couldn't get this game streamed online anywhere so there's no way to create the full playoff series video without Game 4 and Game 1.

Ev0luTioN said...

Oh, my friend and I argued over the atmosphere there'd be out from of Mellon Arena. He said there'd be 100 people tops. I laughed at him. Good to hear so many people went out for that. Wish I could have been there. Anyone have any good stories to share?

Pensgirl said...

Stoosh, ya hit the nail on the head - again. Worthy teams use (real or imagined) ref jobbings as fuel to play better, harder, faster. They overcome bad calls and render such issues moot. There have been times, during tight games, where we've been assessed a craptastic penalty, and I always say to my roommate, "Shorthanded goal." You steal momentum back by playing better than the other team. You make the bad call mean nothing by turning your underdog status into something positive (even if it's just a good chance and not a goal, it still works for this purpose). That's what winners do.

The Seeker said...

Lapointe however was very classy in the handshake line giving Crosby a hug as well as a congratulatory handshake.

Ev0luTioN said...

@Pensgirl.. Nail.. Head..

Laura von Awesome said...

@ TBK: Douchebag and Cryin' Bryan will be out in full-force tomorrow... I guarantee they'll keep whining for a long time to come... It's not our fault Alfie was too busy staring at Marian Hossa's ass... Seriously!

Tomorrow, I believe I shall walk into work and give my Sens-loving coworkers a big hug and a smile... Possibly a bag of golf clubs marked 'Jason Spezza'... Lol!

Like I said earlier:

Q: What do the store I work at and the Sens have in common?

A: I knew they'd both be swept by 10 pm this evening :D:D:D:D

...I look forward to reading Douchebag's column on my lunch break tomorrow :)

HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Eric K said...

Ruutu with the Crosby-esque backhander= CLUTCH.

1st sweep since the Hawks in '92. Hasek blew.

The Western Conference is s-o-f-t. Whoever wins the East, wins the Cup.

Revenge never tasted so sweet.

Give it up to Gerber, he was solid.

Crosby: "Boo that, bitches."

Tee time for Murray.

Go Pens

Dr. Turkleton said...

@seeker

I saw that too...I think he then gave MAF a nice pat on the shoulder...he probably is a good locker room guy...but his time seems to be up for playing any type of prominent role in the NHL....

I didn't know Johnny Vermont was still a prominent figure for the pens.

Had me scratchin' my head before I read the article....

The Big K said...

@lva

I can see the headline now.

REFS BEAT SENS 3-1!
Don Brennan. Joke.

Last night in Ottawa, the Sens got swept.
They were outshot by like 50 percent and the Pens goaltender, who sucks, was good, but the calls were awful. What a joke it was to see Vermette's goal waved off. Kicking motion? Didn't look like it. But my head was in my ass, so what do I really know anyway? And that Ruutu... WHAT A DIVER. I TAKE CHRIS NEIL OVER HIM ANY DAY! That goal required no talent at all! And no call on USS Gill for hitting Alfie too hard on the boards? Crysby can get back to his dad, Gary Bettman, and go get killed in the second round! LET'S GOLF PENS!

Douche Brennan.
Ottawa Sun, 4/17/08

karri said...

The Seeker - I have the entire season on DVD, including the 4 Playoff games. The first game is the VS feed, though. :(

I'm looking for a ripping program for my computer...any suggestions which one to get?

confusedblog

(several in my fam have DVD'ed them too)

Chris said...

You read it here, first: Pens vs. Rags in round 2; Jagr comes back to Pittsburgh and gets cheered during intros.

Laura von Awesome said...

@TBK... I will check Douchebag's column tomorrow just in case...

Ottawa Sun
Don Brennan, Douchebag

"Last night, the Penguins completed a first-round sweep of the Ottawa Senators, and... It's all a conspiracy, because the NHL wants Sid to win the Cup! WAAAAAAAAAAAH!"

*page is smudged with tears as he holds onto Cryin Bryan*

I can see it already! I really wish I had been at Scotiajoke Place to laugh at the Sens myself... But I suppose that picking on their fans, who are just as stunned as Douchebag and CB shall have to suffice for now.

My sens-loving coworkers said today, 'at least the sens made it, the leafs weren't even in", and I was like, 'what a joke!' I guess they think that choking in the playoffs every year is still better, right?

@ Stoosh... Love the pics! What better way to commemorate the revenge! Vengeance is OURS!

Pensgirl said...

Thanks ev0.

Alright, I seriously gotta get some sleep but I'm gonna close with this. Me too, Mickey D's. Meee too.

Whistler said...

@seeker

try

www.nhltorrents.co.uk they'll have it. They have EVERYTHING.

I would love to have a torrent of game 1. I was there and want to keep it as a momento.

I'll be back in the Burgh next week.

Gonnaseeround2blog!

The Big K said...

Stoosh:

Do I see the beginnings of a playoff beard?
Better be careful.

In a few weeks you'll be tripping over it!

wilsmith said...

All I wanted was to go down to the igloo tonight!

Why do I have to live in the valley of despair?

coffeytalk said...

right on, pensgirl!

Dr. Turkleton said...

@stoosh...aka: grandpa

gotta bust your balls on this one:

coming from someone who's OLDER than you...

either you're in some kind of 5th dimension that's like 6 months behind OR you don't know how to set the date on your digi-cam...is your VCR still blinkin' 12:00, too ???? [jk]

Game 1 iceTIME going Once, going Twice.....

The Seeker said...

@ Whistler

Thanks but I am lost when I go there???

Where the heck can you download the games?

sarah said...

@ev0luTioN

the arena was awesome. it seemed like everyone there understood hockey (aka not many fairweather fans) it was great to watch a game around so many devoted pens fans.

Jonny V said...

I heard we won some game tonight? Yeah? I think 180 some comments say whatever else I could possibly come up with. Savor the flavor guys, it's gonna be a bumpy ride, and with a week off, that's a lot of savoring. A plethora if u will.

Stoosh, nice pics of the moment. Is that a playoff goat u got going on? Here's a pic of my playoff beard

I'm holding a Sidney Crosby toy, i mean doll, i mean action figure. He's a swell player.

Ev0luTioN said...

So, so jealous Sarah. My friends and I up at PSU are addicted to the Pens. A shame we have to put up with the cliche Flyers bandwagon fans.

MizzPenz said...

Crap..I'm getting married in July. If not, I would marry that guy holding the "Sweepin' Out the Trash" sign.

I can't wait to hear all of the cryin' going on tomorrow from Sens fans and tsn.ca Conspiracy my ass.

The BEST team wins! Rest up boys!

The Seeker said...

@ karri

Wow! I just saw your reply.

Here's a link to the DVD ripper I use:
Magic DVD Ripper

You can install the trial version and use it something like 5 times for free. I could also hook you up with the serial key if you want to keep it permanently.

Do you have a DVD copier installed? I would absolutely love to get a copy of that DVD!

Magic also makes probably the best, most user friendly, and easiest DVD Copier program available. It'll also work on a computer that has only one DVD burner drive.

We need to talk!!

sarah said...

@ev0lution I grew up around hockey, and I have always loved the sport. It's just funny to see the people who told me I was wasting my money going to games 4 seasons ago are now "hockey fans" That's why I never watch games with my friends.. When you come home from PSU make sure you watch a game from the arena!

FijiH2O said...

pensgirl -

Great find on the Sens/Mickey D's pic! They found out tonight that payback is indeed a bitch and revenge is a mother fucker!

Ev0luTioN said...

@Sarah..

Oh my, I'll be there. When I come home I'm generally one of the idiots waiting 3 hours in student rush to get a ticket. Poor, but a life-long, die-hard fan nonetheless.

karri said...

Seeker, thanks...my computer burns DVD's, but I can't get my made DVD's ripped to make a copy of. I've asked friends and my fam...no help. My Great-Aunt has the same problem...also a huge Pens fan. She has all of the games too. Same with my cuz. I work at night. I've missed a lot of the games live. Both last year and this year. So I bought a recorder. (I'm amassing quite a collection)

I would love to share. :)

And Jonny V...nice playoff beard!

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JYo said...

re: "The Western Conference is s-o-f-t." and "Jagr comes back to Pittsburgh and gets cheered during intros."

Are you two guys serious or just jobbing around?

The west is very tough and the advantage the east winning team will have is that the team from the west will likely be pretty beat up by the time they get to the finals because no matter who they play, it will be a tough matchup every round. There are no Sens, Craps, and Cryers out there. Not that its a bad thing to be in the east for just that reason...

In a perfect world, Jags would come back and be appreciated for what he did here. In the real world, there is very little chance of that. A lot of people still hold a grudge against him for some reason. You only have to go back a couple of weeks to see the kind of jobbing he takes when he hits the Igloo ice.

The Seeker said...

@ karri

I sent you and email to the address link in your profile.

It sounds more like you want a DVD Copier (a ripper rips portions from a DVD making smaller clips).

My email will mention both things.

Thank YOU!!!

dappie99 said...

a week without penguins hockey....a year or more ago i'd be used to this...not now!!

Crosby + Malkin + Fleury = Spoiled Pens fan! :-P

LETS GO PENS!

Ev0luTioN said...

@jYo

I'm with you on everything.

While I try not to be biased (hard, though), I still think the Pens are the best all-around team going right now, especially with Fleury's insane streak as of late (nothing wrong with riding a goalie through the playoffs). The west has a lot of talent, all of which seems to be spread out evenly through the teams.

In terms of Jagr, hes done a ton for the Pens. I really never did understand the boo'ing, but to each their own.

The Seeker said...

How frickin' life-changing was the picture of Gary Roberts at age 16?

Then Steigy and Errey talk about his youthful escapades and something about playground bullying.

Gary probably took other kid's lunch money and used it to take out their Moms!

PS: I guess the VIAGRA signage on the boards at Scotiabank Place didn't help any Thenatorth get UP for the games at home?

JYo said...

re:"I still think the Pens are the best all-around team going right now"

I don't disagree at all, but it is hard to objectively evaluate given that we are obviously Pens fans and also that they played an opponent that had no interest in even showing up for most of the series. It will be very telling when we see how this team responds to adversity. I expect them to do well, but there is only one way to find out...

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dappie99 said...

and hats off to Alfredsson ...playing with a fully torn MCL is just nuts......thats the definition of a true leader and a tough hockey player


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