Saturday, May 24, 2008




GAME ONE
7:30

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Everyone, including ourselves, expected a solid preview on here for this series.
But when it came down to it, the talking is now over.

We've linked everyone else who had something to say about this series.
Our Mirtle Q&A was pretty much all we had to say.

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Unbelievable. The time has come.

As we said earlier today,
we wanted to thank everyone who has jumped on board with us since we started the site.



The pics, links, and whatnot that we receive every day
is what keeps the site going.

We wouldn't want to do these long-winded thank-yous
in a somber gameday post if the Pens are down 3-0 and on the brink.
That would be too depressing.

Personally, we just checked our gas tank, and the gas light just clicked on.
It will be pedal-to-the-medal during this last mile.

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The Mellon Arena doors will be opened for Games 1 and 2.
The $5 admission donation will go the Mario Lemieux Foundation. [ MLF ]

We would want it no other way.

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Chris E said he wouldn't be able to make it.

So:




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We could have gone with Red and Andy, who are undefeated.
We could have gone with Hacksaw, who has been solid throughout.
We had Ed Harris, who has closed out a series for us.

But the man who helped win arguably the most important game of these playoffs is getting the nod.
He made an appearance for Game 3 against Philadelphia and dashed any and all hopes of Flyers fans.

He addressed Pens Nation at 6:30 Eastern Time:
( Note the beginning of his speech. Bobby R. did. )



Good evening.

In less than an hour, Pens fans from here will join others from around the world.
And we will be launching the largest battle cry in the history of the Penguins franchise.

"Penguins franchise."
Those words should have new meaning for all us today.

We can't be consumed by our petty message-board squabbles anymore.
We will be united in our common interest.

Perhaps it's fate that the recap will be posted on May 25th.

And we will once again be playing for our freedom;
not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution, but from disrespect from the media.

We are fighting for our right to live; to exist.


GO PENS

505 comments:

jefe said...

one.

dalmavs41413338 said...

First, but why the 6:30 post?

BlacknGold66 said...

Do it.

Eric P. said...

LETS GO PENS!

dalmavs41413338 said...

Grrrrrrr

Whistler said...

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 Detroit,
For thine is the Crosby, and the Malkin, and the Fleury for ever and ever.

AMEN!

Now, LET'S GO PENS!!!!

M. Vanderlasser said...

A-f'ing-men.

LET'S GO PENS!!!

jefe said...

haha.

GO PENS!

TheNWChica said...

Yeah...I am looking at the post and I can't see why we had to wait until 3:30.

DeathByEmu said...

Finish This.

TheNWChica said...

and I almost forgot...

GO PENS! DO IT!

Tee said...

Goosebumps.

Nothing to be said here, I'm a mess.

Pensblog Staff said...

"in less than an hour"...

we're pathetic

xuscbausp said...

first song: http://youtube.com/watch?v=6Y7NX2n4iUc

TheNWChica said...

Nah...I'm just slow.

Thanks Staff! I was hoping we would get Bill tonight. :)

xuscbausp said...

and now two:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=QxZod5xYdxg

DO.IT.

xocharmedchildox said...

Considering the whole posting at 6:30 thing, does it have to do with Herb Brooks?

KJ said...

whoohoo!!!

Matt Gajtka said...

Get this one tonight!!! No "happy to be here" attitudes.

Easy for me to say, I'm in front of a keyboard in my living room...

Jimmy Hugs said...

I need a speech from that NHL network coach right about now...

LET"S GO PENS!

WOOOOO!

j. dorn said...

Lets kick the tires and light the fires!

GO PENS!

jkraus67 said...

Just got done watching the end of the 1992 Cup clenching game. Let's bring that bling back to the 'burgh!

xuscbausp said...

im off.
gary be with you. gary be with all of us.
LETS GO PENS

PensfanSeoul said...

The biggest first period of your life is about to start....I can't breathe...oh my god I cant breathe.


This has been the longest day of my life....

GET IT DONE.

spanky kane said...

getting my battle suit ready and heading into hostile territory at my friends house (wings fan). is it bad luck to wear my 92 Jagr pigeon jersey?

Sooska said...

"They're a little young."
"That they are."
"They look a little nervous..."

Sign me up, Mr. President.

>WWGRD wristband - ON!

>Malkin jersey - strength renewed on 6 days of rest and a dose of Pittsburgh's air and water - ON

Lauren said...

If I die of heart failure before this series is over, spread my ashes on the Mellon Arena ice...But not until all is said and done.

LET'S GO PENS.

Johanna Montana said...

I'm so amped I hate anyone who isn't a Pens fan right now. Crap. Do it!

johnny said...

Let's Go Pens! I'll be blowing the roof of of Buffalo Wild Wings in Tallahassee and jobbing the evening away!

Jenks said...

GOOOOOOOOOOO
PENNNNNNNNNNNS

Johanna Montana said...

Is it really starting at 7:30 EST??

Sooska said...

@lauren - if I go my ashes are to be thrown into the hole they dig for the foundation of the new arena.

KDKA reporting a lot of Pens fans in attendance at/around Dee-twaaa and the Joe and it is Burghwest part deux.

Sooska said...

@johanna - 8pm

Johanna Montana said...

Thanks Sooska.

Azkar said...

In less than an hour, Pens fans from here will join others from around the world.


thats probably the reason it wasnt posted until 6:30

Sooska said...

current temperature in the Burgh?

66 degrees

racheleyos said...

HMMM

The last time Pittsburgh rolled into Detroit...
[insert picture of Bettis holding Super Bowl trophy here)

do the damn thang pens.

Lloyd said...

can we get a link to PensBlogChatBlog?

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

Flyer Hater said...

My computer just crashed

TheNWChica said...

I know it's not even close to the Burgh, but it's 71 here in beautiful Everett.

Jimmy Hugs said...

I can tell that I'm a bit on edge b/c I just punched an 80 yr old woman wearing a Wangs jersey.

Johanna Montana said...
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Sooska said...

@ chica- omenblog coast to coast! (almost!!)

Sooska said...

FREE CANDY post

TheNWChica said...

@sooska- I squeed a little when I checked the temp after you posted it there.

My tummy hurts...in a good way, but it still hurts.

michelle said...

You guys
I know it's been said but,
Stop and take a second and contemplate what happened this season. Think about those times where student rush was really more like student-walk-at-a-comfortable-pace. When the lawn was only filled with that homeless guy who likes to pee in Mt. Dew bottles. Go back to when the Mellon was the Civic Arena, and when you didn't know whether to be hurt or glad that Jagr wasn't dying alive anymore in our town.

Go back to the Pens parties you had in elementary school during the cup runs (Or however old you were, whatever you were doing for the Pens then). Think about the moment you saw Mario lift the cup over his head.

It's been a long trip.
What can you say now except



DO IT!!!

stinkyharry said...

Lucky/Stinky Harry is in the house in Detroit tonight, wearing his WWGRD onesie! There are TONS of black jerseys here, and "Let's go Pens" cheers keep starting up in the stands. It's awesome. So far, I have to admit, Red Wings fans have been really nice. Then again, I am holding a sleeping baby, so it would take a really special kind of jerk (e.g., a Flyers fan) to heckle us.

Here's hoping Harry's record holds for away games! More updates later if my phone's battery holds on...

LET'S GO PENS!!

Lloyd said...

i'll post the link as 2 parts...

trust me... no RickRoll here.

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

TheNWChica said...

Oh and can I tell you not only how glad I am that the Geno and his stick icon is back; but I must have watched the Inside Pens with him and Gonch about 5 times last night.

obsessedblog

chris said...

11,000 at Mellon Arena

Sooska said...

@ chica- I am strangely calm. The feelings are al good and ocnfident-sure footed and purposeful.


one man. one team. one goal. one mind. one heart. one CUP.

Hip said...

Unfuckingbelievable.

Every fiber of my being is on high alert right now taking it all in.

Let's Go Pens.

Johanna Montana said...

lloyd - I ended up going to the link, but that chat stuff doesn't work for me. It may be a firefox thing. I feel out of the loop.

cg said...

I.......can't.......breathe......

DO IT!!!!!!!

Christina said...

unreal representation at the Mellon.

holy shit. let's go baby, the Stanley Cup Finals are here!!!


GO PENS!!!!!!!!

TheNWChica said...

Sooska- I think once the pregame comes on and I see the boys, I'll calm down a little. I was like this last year with the Ducks too.

Sooska said...

and obviously unable to spell or type.

@ chica- I am glad you are glad. I am sure Geno would be glad too. That icon has been good to all of us. It had to brought back for the finals. The Snotty Cow was to counter the Phlyers BS but Geno kissing his stick is for serious hockey.

michelle said...

fans come through on the Mellon event tonight, that's unreal. where are you seeing the updated numbers??

Kendra said...

HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO




Pens in 2.


Hossa.

Sooska said...

@ michelle- KDKA reported that 10000 were expected to show up@ the Igloo - some people were down there waiting as early as noon.

Hip said...

Dudes - you people who say you can't breathe are making me nervous!!

TheNWChica said...

@sooska- I figured a happy Sid would be good for tonight...we'll see how he goes and will change to cartoon Geno if need be.

michelle said...

@sooska

Unreal. I wish I could be there tonight, for sure.

I'm pretty sure we're the more important hockeytown ;)

Sooska said...

@ hip -perhaps a prescription? take a few goals, WIN and come back to cblog in the morning!

Sooska said...

@ chica - I noticed relaxed Happy Sid and thought it was a great choice to go along with the passionate Geno.

jefe said...

well, im shutting my computer down like flower is gonna shutdown the flat tires.

c you all later.

go pens.

Johanna Montana said...

The CBC is starting up.
http://www.justin.tv/richsportsonline

Sooska said...

It does seem versucks is doing a 730 pregame. How come I didnt know about this?

TheNWChica said...

Oh, and if anyone is watching online and doesn't want to watch Versucks, the pregame on The Ceeb just started at http://www.justin.tv/richsportsonline.

If Carroll isn't around, I'll have updates on UglyCherrySuitblog.

TheNWChica said...

Great minds Johanna!

Sooska said...

@ johanna- sorry for the misinfo- I guess 8 pm means 730 pm on Versucks.

Nicholas said...

LET'S DO THIS SHIT

WE WILL NOT VANISH WITHOUT A FIGHT
THIS IS OUR YEAR!!!!!!!


GO PENS

TheNWChica said...

Max and Fleur are talking in the tunnel, and Max is all smiley.

Johanna Montana said...

They don't look scared!

GO PENS!!

Johanna Montana said...
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racheleyos said...

12,000 people in the arena??? holyshit! people there as early as noon? i'm stunned...that's absolutely insane.

"WHAT YOU GONNA DO WHEN MALKAMANIA RUNS WILD ON YOU?" - fan dressed as hulk hogan.

i love my life.

xuscbausp said...

i couldnt do it.
i tried to go out but i couldnt go without cblog. not game one.

TheNWChica said...

Must be pretty loud in there....the guys can barely hear the dudes on the sidelines.

Johanna Montana said...

I hate Osgoods's helmet.

Sooska said...

USS Hal Gill is a "lunar eclipse"

JYo said...

Its almost time! Lets Go Pens!!!

Pensgirl said...

Temperatureblog: 71 in Bawlmer

I'm ready for a stompin' to fix the craptastic day I've had.

TheNWChica said...

Sounds like Franzen is still out tonight.

racheleyos said...

channel 11 [pittsburgh area] is having a nice overview and stuff....don't kno if anyone was watching it.

TheNWChica said...

Sidlanta is set and ready to roll as the first line.

Hip said...

@Sooska - you should be the doctor! What an awesome Rx!!

Sooska said...

Max just hit Geno - trying to loosen him up? BGL is smiling like a butcher's dog.

Carroll said...

chica - i am here, just picked up dinner (shawarma, as always). I can't wait to see the jacket this evening as well.

I am bouncing off the wall. I left the recital at intermission today to make it home in time for the game. Thankfully my neice was on second so I did not miss her performance. She did great and so will the PENS!!

Can't wait for Sid's interview after the commercial.

Sooska said...

thanks hip! that will cure what ails you!

The Seeker said...

I think it may be about time the Dead Wings learn a little about the
Pittsburgh Penguins = SHOCK & AWE!


Git er done...

TheNWChica said...

Yay Carroll and yay for your niece!

Mmmm...shwarma! I'm going to put the enchiladas together at the 1st intermission and hopefully we'll have the fiesta mexicana tonight.

Bring on Bing!

Brett said...

DO IT

Matt in N.C. said...

@sooska

Asheville, N.C. current temp is 71!


WOW! I am super fired up! Words cannnot express it so I won't try.

Gray Penguins Hoodie of Victory ready to roll.

GO PENS!

jaos said...

It is our time, OUR TIME!

LETS GO PENS!

TheNWChica said...

Man I hope it's Scott Oake talking to Bing....Elliotte is such a tool.

Mallori said...

anyone else notice bill patrick's red tie on hockey central. just like when he wore the orange one during the philly series. can he make it any more obvious?

/sarcasmblog.........maybe.

JYo said...

I don't have the sound on the TV, but it looks like the bottom of the VS screen is indicating the game starts at 8:14. Lets get it on!

Carroll said...

ron mclean interview - not elliotte

TheNWChica said...

I see! Bing!

Oh, and note to Bing and his dresser...wear a regular shirt sweetie, not a t-shirt.

Johanna Montana said...

I think I'm gonna crap myself and pass out. I hope someone finds me before the game ends.

Carroll said...

I'm not a fan of the really light grey suit Sid is wearing (it's the one he wore yesterday at the media event).

racheleyos said...

i just saw a dude on tv with a free candy shirt on in the mellon.

ahhhhhhhhhh woooooooo

Kendra said...
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TheNWChica said...

Carroll...I seriously want to take the boy shopping. I think he's getting there with his clothes, but needs a little help with colors and putting the look together.

Johanna Montana said...

rachel - awesome!!

TheNWChica said...

Yay Free Candy!

racheleyos said...

haha yay. I'm gonna have to wear a ridiculous shirt there monday so I can get noticed :D

TheNWChica said...

Mario is in the building!!!

Fleury29 said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Let's Go Pens!
Let's Go Pens!
Let's Go Pens!

Carroll said...

Mario's suit looked nice. Maybe he can pass that advice along...

Johanna Montana said...

lol @ fleury's Loophole icon.

SexyChubbs said...

What's the over/under on how many beers I drink in nervous anticipation during and after the game?

PittHockey said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Carroll said...

Rachele - have you decided what you are going to do to get people's attention on Monday.

Jawsh said...

I've been trying to think of something profound or motivating.

No words.

From Tarnstrom to Stanley.


Do it.


HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Sooska said...

nerves are setting in-heart pounding and rate raising -breathing shallow-my hockey headache is setting in.

hip, will I live? I should take my own prescription.

Carroll said...

Gotta love Geno!!! Thanks for the wink...

TheNWChica said...

Goosebumpblog

I get them every week when I hear the HNIC theme, but tonight is different.

racheleyos said...

carroll - i don't know, maybe i'll just go nude...

haha. not really, i don't want to be stuck behind bars.

Carroll said...

rachele - then you can say hi to house14, I'm sure that's why he hasn't been on here lately.

My nerves....aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh!!!
Deepbreatheblog.

TheNWChica said...

Let's start already!!!

Sooska said...

@ carroll- house14 -haha -I knew we were missing someone.

TheNWChica said...

I think I had a sundress made of that material.

Sooska said...

yellow and purple gerger daisies? OMyGARY!

TheNWChica said...

I love you Maxie! Kick someone's ass for me tonight!

Matt in N.C. said...

HNIC just said Thirsday nights winning PA Lottery number was 8771.

Sooska said...

LET"S GO PENS! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

TheNWChica said...

OMGFleur.... *facepalm*

Carroll said...

OMG MAF, not the way you want to start the SCF!

racheleyos said...

lmao fleury. faceplant onto ice.

SexyChubbs said...

fleury falling...

badomenblog?

Carroll said...

chica - I don't think Cherry brought his A game. He's already worn theat suit a few times this playoff season.. Thank god it was not the pepto suit!

Johanna Montana said...

OMG MY GOSH!!!!!!!!1

Sooska said...

old 29er said there is alot of black and gold and they can be heard.

Mario is going to drop the puck with Yzerman in a special puck drop. 66 BURIES IT!!

TheNWChica said...

*is a total girl and blows kisses to our boys*

Pensgirl said...

No Chubbs, it's not a bad omen at all.

When I was a gymnast our coaches always told us to fall in warm-up so we wouldn't fall in the competition. Gettingitoutofthewayblog.

TheNWChica said...

carroll-no...please, not the pepto suit again. I would rather see that red velvet one he had a few years ago.

Sooska said...

already an octopus -sheesh -who read the PG about the octopus/

the guy just got a $10K fine for twirling.

kaitlin said...

nasty

Pensgirl said...

Did that joke just say STEVEN Crosby???

TheNWChica said...

Did I just hear him say Steven Crosby????

Carroll said...

pensgirl - I hope you are right.

TheNWChica said...

Mario could crush Stevie if he wanted to.

Sooska said...

How freakin' cool was that puck drop? I wanna cry!

TheNWChica said...

Drop the fucking puck already!

Carroll said...

nothing like being on the biggest stage of your life and have your two idols drop the puck and shake your hand.

Sooska said...

good old Steve. was that a slip or pn purpose? if so, how damn low?

Sooska said...

faceoff WIN

Johanna Montana said...

Yay Steven Crosby!

TheNWChica said...

Man I want TK to get a goal so bad.

TheNWChica said...

BGL and the Shirtless Wonder! Whooooo!

kaitlin said...

LARAQUE!

ugh, I have to go to work.

GO PENS.

Sooska said...

Phew-I am breathless!

Johanna Montana said...

Yes!

Sooska said...

Free Candy!

Matt in N.C. said...

Free Candy?

threshhold9k said...

rags 2 riches isn't broadcasting. Get on your game, joke who runs the channel. Thank gary for mike lange.

Sooska said...

wow was that BAD! goalie cannot play w/o his mask.

TheNWChica said...

Oh shit...you guys need to protect Fleur!

Johanna Montana said...

Safety Dancing.

Sooska said...

threshold- it does that all the time-try refreshing

TheNWChica said...

@threshhold- Are you looking for the Ceeb broadcast?

http://www.justin.tv/richsportsonline

TheNWChica said...

Free Candy!

Pensgirl said...

How awesome is it to be on the road and still hear RUUUUUUUUUUUU from the crowd?

Johanna Montana said...

Ruuuuuuuuu...

Matt in N.C. said...

Holmstrom just got some Free Candy in the corner...

TheNWChica said...

I think Brooksie is a good match for Homer. I hope he can keep that big Swedish butt out of Fleur's face.

TheNWChica said...

Fuck...so close to Fiesta time!

Pensgirl said...

Hossa really needed to bury that.

Sooska said...

good show of white out towels. I am listening to Mike nad 29 and Mike said there is a big guy standing right in front of him ( where are they in the crowd?) and he cant see the whole ice. niiice. first Steve, and now our radio guys are being blocked.

TheNWChica said...

Bye Nicky!

Pensgirl said...

HOLLA Bugsy, sending the oh-so-fabulous Lidstrom to the box!

Put it away boys!

Sooska said...

turkey on the table.

Sooska said...

Sid??? Sarge???

TheNWChica said...

OMG Jiri Fischer! Sorry...I'm a Pens girl, but his story still makes me weepy.

TheNWChica said...

PP=mud

Sooska said...

PP again. ok boys you know what to do this time.

JYo said...

PP=mud

I thought that at first, but it wasn't really that bad for the first time against this non-conventional PK. Lets see them bury one this time though!

Sooska said...

too slow. yikes they are thinking about it.

TheNWChica said...

Shit!

66 would have buried that.

Johanna Montana said...

Who else is sweating profusely?

JYo said...

This VS camera angle sucks. PP is looking better though.

JYo said...

TK just missed!!!

TheNWChica said...

Fuck

Sooska said...

no goal PP for goalie interference.

OMGARY!

Chubs said...

NO GOAL

Thank you, sweet Jesus

Carroll said...

NO GOAL!!!

JYo said...

I think the crowd is chanting "Ozzy", but it sounds like "Crosby"!

TheNWChica said...

Please delete my last comment! lol

You suck Homer!

JYo said...

Thanks Holmstrom! Cheater!

Matt in N.C. said...

HOLMSTROM=SUCK IT

You go to the box. You feel shame. Then you get free.

Pensgirl said...

Good eyes by the ref catching Holmstrom's stick move there.

TheNWChica said...

Hey Carroll...Let's vote to get rid of the ranger just because those ads are annoying.

TheNWChica said...

STFU Babcock!

Carroll said...

chica - better then the dockers commercial.

threshhold9k said...

Just dodged a bullet there. Expect a bs even up penalty soon though or else will cry conspiracy.

JYo said...

Expect a bs even up penalty soon though or else will cry conspiracy.

They'll do that anyway. Everyone that plays the Pens does. That said, the even up call will probably still come.

Sooska said...

well the Pens better get used to that kind of hitting. ref says no.

TheNWChica said...

So with all those hits, does Kronwall give out free meatballs?

JYo said...

Looks like Kornhole leaves his feet a lot on those hits. If someone ducks one, he might break his neck.

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