Wednesday, May 28, 2008

woooo

Renaissance Hotel
107 6th Street
Pittsburgh, PA, 15222




Renaissance Hotel
107 6th Street
Pittsburgh, PA, 15222

145 comments:

John said...

Woop woop!

Chubs said...

HOOOOOOOOOOOOO

was hopin for a first, it was not to be

jefe said...

so nice its posted twice.

game 4.

Azkar said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Gabriel said...

Solid win from the Pens tonight. Chippy game, but they had the Wings on their heels a lot more than I would have liked. Glad to see they're going to make a series of it...Saturday will be interesting.

Brett said...

I lost about 10 years of my life due to anxiety in the 3rd

WOOO

coffeytalk said...

I have grey hair now.

hooooooooooooooooooooo.

shawnawwwesome said...

The Russian is cut! The big Russian is cut!

Lloyd said...

that 5 minute play between whistles in the 2nd half of the 3rd period is a play of legends.

You tape that shit and show that to someone who doesn't watch much hockey and you have a new fan.

I nominate Hacksaw for the rest of the series

Flyer Hater said...

Paul Devorski=JOKE

jefe said...

tailgateblog im on my way.

Christina said...

HOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Docciavelli said...

Chicanery? Never!

Sean said...

they said on NBC that they are flying home for 2 days.

smitty said...

That was a hell of a game!

4th line= HUGE

Roberts sets up Hall-fire & brimstone's goal w/apocalyptic forecheck


as for Orpik, one word....

DAMN!

Sid is the MAN!

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

AllahRagbar said...

fuck holmstrom. i'm gonna shit on his hotel pillow

BlacknGold66 said...

Are we 100% sure that they are staying at that hotel?

I thought visiting teams usually stayed at the William Penn?

As far as the Wings going back home for two days... NBC announced that they were, in fact, staying in the 'Burgh.

DO IT.

smitty said...

@ Flyer Hater

The Pens are goin to the playoffs!

Flyer Hater said...

Smitty, let's not get ahead of ourselves...

Docciavelli said...

On a completely unrelated note, does anyone remember how the Marines blared that terribly loud rock music at Manuel Noriega in the Vatican compound in Manila? "Operation Just Cause." There's your history lesson for the night...

jtc27 said...

They are flying back to Detroit for the 2 day break.

smitty said...

Flyer Hater, it's the beer talkin.

Fleury29 said...

This is only the beginning.

I'll see you guys for game six.

I'll be the tattooed, bearded 6'3" guy in a navy retro Pens hat, black Fleury jersey and Adidas Sambas...or, if a whiteout is called for, the 1992 Stanley Cup finals Lemieux jersey and a Gary Roberts for President t-shirt underneath yelling 'FREE CANDY' at the top of my lungs.

Orpik was a bad, bad motherfucker tonight. I'm thinking when I get my white jersey it's going to have #44 on the back.

FREE CANDY!

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Docciavelli said...

I hear the Renaissance may have a Jewish Trumpet-Playing convention tonight. Is that right? Too bad I couldn't bring mine and play some Hava Nagila.

Hip said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

Unreal.

Wholenewseriesblog.

We can do this.

Go Pens.

Dr. Turkleton said...

Renaissance Hotel

(412) 562-1200

if you call & ask for Floppa's Room...that will go to all 6 Swedes on the roster + Elroy.

Flyer Hater said...

Brooks Orpik=Willy Wonka

robert said...

I hope somebody posts that shift by Orpik on YouTube. He must have had 5 crushing hits in 30 seconds. That will go down in history as "The Shift"

BlacknGold66 said...

Flower and Bing just talked about "The Shift."

That shift by Orpik changed my life.

Dan said...

FREE CANDY!
FREE CANDY!
FREE CANDY!
FREE CANDY!


davorski for jobber of the week.

nu said...

@docciavelli:

Hopefully you'll do a better job than those clowns in Detroit. Whoever thought up the concept of ending "Hava Nagila" with "...Chaaaaarge!" needs to be shot.

The Seeker said...

robert said....

"I hope somebody posts that shift by Orpik on YouTube. He must have had 5 crushing hits in 30 seconds. That will go down in history as "The Shift""

That's true, but the three blind mice that keep the game stats only credited Orpik with 7 hits in the entire game!????????

nu said...

I forgot:

SCUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUDS.

He was playing like a man possessed tonight.

jefe said...

my friend noticed that babcock put a piece of gum in his mouth and 17 seconds later when they showed him again, he spit it out to drink water. wtf. mustve been nervous as fuck with wonka crushing his players. anyway, dont waste gum douchebag.

The Big K said...

Please forgive me people.
I would love to be the one who pulls that alarm.
Sadly, I can't drive!

Phuck my life.

Really guys I am sorry.

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

MT= too fucking badass to need GUM.

Hip said...

You speak the truth FH. Orpik was possessed tonight.

They need to give stars to defensemen.

rcp5029 said...

BROOKS BROOKS BROOKS BROOKS BROOKS BROOKS BROOKS BROOKS BROOKS

I was proud to be sporting the black 44 jersey tonight. Damn.

smitty said...

Attn Paul Alexander:

PLEEEEAAAASE GO BACK TO KDKA!!!

Your NO Rob King!

robert said...

Seeker

7 hits by orpik? they must have only kept track of that one shift.

The Seeker said...

I guess only Pittsburgh gets penalties when they play tough in front of their net?

Evidently this is the case since through 3 games now the Dead Wings don't get called for doing exactly what Gill got called on.

Not to mention that no one seems to ever notice Kronwall's skates leaving the ice on practically every single hit he throws.

I know it's nothing new that NHL Reffing sucks and every team has legitimate gripes...I'd just LOVE to see some consistency before I go to my grave.

RaCHeLeYoS said...

going five hole just txted me awhile ago: slap med runkemly!

drunk maybe??? lmao

coffeytalk said...

FREE CANDY comment.

The Seeker said...

@ robert

Yeah....Mike Lange gave the stat after the game and sounded just as amazed by it as we do.

I assume he was talking about the official scoresheet.

JYo said...

I missed out on the live C-blog and just finished watching the game on DVR. A few thoughts:

HOOOOOOOOOOO!

Sid was possessed and set the tone.

I'm not sure if the Wings thought they were playing basketball with all the picks they were setting, football with all the tackles, or soccer with all their diving. Whatev, the Pens played hockey for the first time in the series and won.

Gill owns Jokestrom and the only thing he can do about it is keep studying at the Osgood school of diving and hope to keep getting the calls.

Orpik was possessed on one shift and handed out more free candy on that shift alone than most people do on Halloween.

Flower, wow. More than solid tonight.

Roberts showed the young'uns the intensity they need. He did not look out of place when he was on the ice with Sid and Hossa and brought gritty play to the fourth line too. What a player!

Detroit fans should pay attention to the fans at the Igloo to see how good home fans get behind their team and make some noise.

Sweep? I guess not. If the Pens can hold serve on home ice again in Game 4, they even it up and steal a little momentum heading back to the Joe.

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Flyer Hater said...

Holmstrom=Diver

nu said...

is it too moronic to ask if and how this remotely compares to our friends the Senators last year?

The Seeker said...

@ the big k

That's no excuse during the Finals man....The Cup Changes Everything.

Steal the old man's Posrsche and get 'er done!

[LOL]

robert said...

anybody hear Pierre McGuire talking about how Ruutu was yelling at maltby telling him it was time to retire...

lmao

JYo said...

One thing I don't understand is how the Pens could possibly beat the mighty Wings when the Wings had more shots. I thought you had to have more shots to win. Can someone explain that to me? Also, any analysis of +/- available yet???

The Seeker said...

@ robert

"anybody hear Pierre McGuire talking about how Ruutu was yelling at maltby telling him it was time to retire..."

ROTFLMFAO

That, and asking Holmstrom: "Did that hurt?"

Hahahaha

johnny said...

@Big K,

You live in the South Hills, right, bud? Either walk to the nearest T-stop or ride your bike. For $2.50 round trip, you can get off at Gateway Center, walk to the hotel, do your thing with the bullhorn, and stop by Candyrama for some "Free Candy" in Market Square on the way back.

JYo said...

Pistons go down too. Great night in Detroit sports!!!

gpclay said...

yeeeeeeaaaahhhhbbbbbooooyyyeeeeeeeee

96 should retire too!

johnny said...

Job of the evening. Not sure if you cats caught this, but my buddy, a lifelong Jacksonville native and Cubs fan (how bullshit is that?) switched to the Cubbies during the second intermission.

On the ESPN2 ticker it said, "Breaking news. Red Wings 2-Penguins 1. End 2nd."

Worldwide leader, indeed.

pops said...

i hope divestroms back is broken. what a d-bag.

WOOO WHAT A WIN!

BROOKS ORPIK IS A BEAST! WHAT A SHIFT!

The Seeker said...

@ jyo

This just in from tonight's game...

Crosby +/-: -14

Zetterberg +/-: +63

M. Vanderlasser said...

Sleep well tonight, Pens fans - what a win!!!

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, etc.

Dr. Turkleton said...

@coffeytalk said:

I have grey hair now.

don't be going all 'The Bride of Frankenstein' on us, now....






[Hossa]

FairfaxBlog said...

@ seeker

i wish they would do an "unedited" mic'd up of Ruutu. I can only imagine the things that come out of his mouth

Fleury29 said...

JYo there's no "if." The Penguins are going to win the next four games.

Believe it.

As intense as Roberts was.
As possessed as Crosby was.
As brick-fucking-wall as Fleury was.
As batshit insane as Orpik was.

That was nothing, nothing compared to the crowd at Civic Arena.

Amazing. There was noise the entire time. The entire time.

When R.L. Stine was thinking about what to name his series of books, the arena tonight is what he focused on. Goosebumps.

If Detroit is hockey town what is Pittsburgh? Jo(k)e Louis Arena wasn't anywhere near as loud as the ol' Igloo.

It goes without saying, but I'll say it again.

LET'S GO PENS!

M. Vanderlasser said...

Oh, and I hope the Wings have a good team dentist, they ate a boatload of free candy tonight!!!

nu said...

Can we be Hockeyburgh, or is there a more awesome name?

nu said...

wait, sorry, we're Pensburgh. But somebody already came up with that.

JYo said...

Thanks for the breakdown Seeker.

WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

The Seeker said...

Announcers:

"I don't know for sure if they have wireless internet outside the arena"

Of course we do! What do they think this is Detroit?

Al Gore's internet was all but BORN at CMU!....

letsgopsu said...

@ rachele

You may wanna skip over this comment. Just warning you.

@ everybody else

Tonight may have been the best night of my life. The crowd was amazing. I am proud to say I was a part of that crowd. It seemed like we were chanting "Let's go Pens!" half of the game. OMGary, I cannot put the experience I had tonight into words suitable to describe it. It was otherworldly.

Oh yeah, Malkin may not have gotten any points, but he definitely looked good tonight.

ballin_pens said...

anyone read the nhl.com recap? Apparently Greg Malone took our only shot during the first PP

RaCHeLeYoS said...

letsgopsu - lol.... i'll have regrets until i die.

glad you had fun though. did I hear an osgood chant at one point?

The Seeker said...

"Can we be Hockeyburgh, or is there a more awesome name?


Well...kinda.

I always thought just the old standby , "The City of Champions" sounded pretty good.

letsgopsu said...

@ rachele

There were 2.

meecrofilm said...

HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

michelle said...

The candyman did

if orpik had only 7 hits then they must have credited the others as Wings hits on themselves

jumonvillechick7 said...

So one of my friends here at OU who's never ever watched a hockey game before in her life decided tonight was finally the night she was going to come watch a game with me. And now we have a new hockey convert! I did tell her earlier this quarter that she wasn't allowed to start watching hockey unless she committed to the Pens (simply because we're the best...) Even before she watched her first Pens game, from everything I'd been relaying to her about the games and the team she was committed. And even when we sucked and couldn't score this weekend she still found a way to commit to the team (by being anti-Det. for their diving and pro-Pens for Robert's awesome hits on some people...)

Anyhows, yay for new fans! :)

xuscbausp said...

THE PENS ARE
ALIVE
AND
SWELL!

HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

imnew said...

Octopus recipes.
HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

eileenover said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO that game was incredible. Best game and crowd I've ever experienced.

aunt penny said...

Somebody please photoshop a pinata with a red wings logo and Orpik hitting it for the recap. Or driving the van into it.

Best comment of the night. Kudos to whoever thought that up.

GO Pens.

3

dying alive said...

I just got home from the game. A few thoughts:

1) I have never heard that building so loud. I've said that a few times this playoffs, and it just keeps getting louder. My ears are ringing. I have no voice at all. Pens fans rule the world.

2) Free Candy is on some brand of acid that hasn't even been discovered yet. Please, King Shero, re-sign him. That shift he had brought the entire arena to their feet.

3) Yay for Adam Hall. It's nice to see jobber players get rewarded. Hopefully Kennedy gets his goal in game 4.

dying alive said...

OH!

And as my friend and I were leaving the game, we were walking past that parking lot where people always stand and wait for player autographs. I'm staring straight ahead and I notice a really nice suit (I'm 5'2", so for anyone taller than 5'10" I generally notice their clothing first).

I look up at the guy, and it is none other than Alexander Ovechkin. Walking right out of that parking lot and up the hill on Center Avenue. He was with one guy who I assume was either his agent or security, but really...they made him walk out among the unwashed masses? He got past the first wave of people OK because it took a second to register who it actually was, but I'll bet he was mobbed halfway up the hill.

He's not nearly as ugly in person as he looks on TV. And he's a very sharp dresser.

letsgopsu said...

@ dying alive

Was it just me thinking this, or did it seem that the Mellon was just as loud during "The Shift" as it was during any of the goals. I know I was screaming my ass off when Orpik single-handedly decided, "No, you guys will not score right now. I will not let you."

eileenover said...

@dying alive

Ovechkin was sitting in a box right behind me and letsgopsu. Mark Messier and Gary Bettman were also in the box. When I was coming back from getting my food Bob Errey walked past me. I said "Hey Bob Errey" and he smiled and said "How's it goin." I was very happy.

RaCHeLeYoS said...

aunt penny - workin on that photoshop :D

zaitsev007 said...

agreed to all previous comments as to the awesomeness of the game tonight and the play of the penguins - especially Bing, Free Candy, and Gary BAMF Roberts.

but no mention of BUGSY? it looked to me like he was one of the hardest working guys on the ice wearing black & gold.

my props go out to the pittsburgh native tonight and all of the f*%$ing awesome Pens Army.

LET'S GO PENS!!!!!!!!!!!

dying alive said...

Triple post blog - how did the crowd noise come through over the broadcast?

Fleury29 said...

I liked the Ovechkin interview. He put douchebag Mike Milbury in his place.

AO is really starting to grow on me. I can only hope for a Pens/Caps series sometime down the road.

Fleury29 said...

dying alive it was amazing (see one of my previous posts for more on that.)

dying alive said...

@letsgopsu - You didn't imagine it. That's what made it so cool. That shift by Orpik got as much reaction as the goals did.

@eileen - Awesome! I love the Bibster!

Dr. Turkleton said...

@fleury29 said:

If Detroit is hockey town what is Pittsburgh? Jo(k)e Louis Arena wasn't anywhere near as loud as the ol' Igloo.

the only time it got loud was:

A) a Goal [duh]
B) the guy twirling the octopus
C) showing Kid Rock on the jumbo

I think the acoustics in the Joe are bad: one level from the ice to the top...& their 'ceiling' is open with catwalks & beams that probably absorb sound rather than reflect it [I could just be talking out of my Franzen, so who knows...is there a soundologist in cblog...maybe I should call the Renaissance...I think their convention is in town!!!!]

I can see them being Hockeytown for:
Their History

Not.

Their fan support.

I had a nice discussion with this fellow outside the Joe [his young son kept on saying, 'Daddy, don't TALK to him, he's not wearing a Red Wings jersey!'] and talked to him about the attendance issues...he said is a combo of the economy been REALLY bad there compared to the rest of the country and that most 'fans' aren't that willing to drive into Detroit anymore....he said there's rumors that Ilitch has land about 30 minutes NW of the city & it's possible that they'd build a new arena there [posturingblog?]...that it would be good for the fans since the majority of the commuting fanbase travel from the North.

Beav said...

yeah I can't really blame them for not wanting to be in the shithole that is Detroit (especially at night). I respect Detriot's past but they better do something to fix "Hockeytown" or just call it "Pistonstown" and end the charade

Dr. Turkleton said...

@dying alive

definitely a consistent level of loudness....[but I had the volume cranked up to 11]

xuscbausp said...

sure it's only one win but it's still fitting:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=p7uBfCiMh-o&feature=related

VICTORY! VICTORY!

dhudzin said...

Reposting in this thread:

Outside the arena was so loud after goals. I've been to some pretty huge college football games before with tens of thousands of drunk, screaming college students and to be able to compare the 5000 outside Mellon Arena to that is remarkable.

Fireworksblog - I dunno if they showed it on TV, but they shot off a ton of fireworks outside the arena after the win. Seemed like it went on for 15 minutes. The Pirate's contribution to the playoff run, no doubt.

ZPAwoman said...

My stomach was in knots and felt like I was going to be sick in the 3rd period but they pulled it off so it is all gravy now.

Chicka Chicka WOO WOO!

LETS GO PENS!

dhudzin said...

@ eileen/letsgo

How was it inside and how were the seats? I wanted to see if I could hear it, being outside, but honestly whenever it was loud inside, it was loud outside and it all blended together. Awesome win tonight! WOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

Pensgirl said...

I posted this at the end of the last thread too, but FREE CANDY.

Dr. Turkleton said...

@beav

I was even brave enough while waiting in a bit of traffic after the game to put my window down [/sarcasma] and ask the guy in the car next to me if there was a radio station that had a postgame show...he looked at his buddy driving & they both shrugged their shoulders as if I asked them to perform brain surgery...then one mumbled, 'I think there's an XM station that has something'.....WTF??? was my thought...'OK, thanks!' was my reply.

I guess I was in the wrong to ASSUME that if you went to a DETROIT hockey game, you'd know what radio station they're on.....

shame on me for 6 weeks for that assumption....

Cluelesstown, perhaps?

letsgopsu said...

@ dhudzin

As has already been stated, it was constantly loud inside. The atmosphere was amazing. The seats were good too. They were D section, so they were somewhat high up, but they were right on the blue line where the Wings shot twice. We had a real nice view of Crosby's 2nd goal. Best money I've ever spent.

KJ said...

dr turk, did daddy slap the lil' brat?

as for AO, the unholy gary, and mess, they showed them on nbc. it was AO & ungodly gary talking and messier stuffing his mouth with something. somewhere was mike eruzione as well

speaking of unholy, don cherry looks totally charlied up tonight. i almost expect the guy to smash watermelons later.

and while i still don't have grey hair, i am still out of breath after holding mine so much in the last 6 minutes

eileenover said...

@dhudzin

The seats and the crowd were amazing. I've never been in a crowd that insane and loud before. The Gary and Osgood chants were hilarious and the Orpik chant made my life.

@pensgirl

That's an awesome picture.

Beav said...

@ Dr. T

Gary forbid you ask a question. Just makes me hate detroilet all the more

FairfaxBlog said...

In reference to "The Shift" from NHL.com Recap

4 -- Hits in a 14-second span by Pittsburgh defenseman Brooks Orpik, who finished the game with five.

First i heard 7 and now i hear 5? That can not be accurate.

xuscbausp said...

pensgirl: amazing pic.

how good does it feel to be officially in the SCF? i said earlier today we'd win and im saying it again.
saturday we make this 2-2

jefe said...

being 2,100 miles away, the crowd from the tv side seemed perty loud since my volume was set at buries it [66]. but i couldnt hear them during the free candy giveaway cause i was going just as crazy!

saturday i will be within feet of the mellon, so ill get a first hand experience of the madness that is tailgateblog and lawnblog. unreal.

Beav said...

I will be in Pittsburgh on Saturday, not sure about Tailgateblog or Lawnblog yet (hopefully the g/f agrees) but I will certainly be there in spirit if I don't actually make it.

Stoosh said...

Postgame Thoughts, dudes...

1. WOOOOOOOOOOOO!

2. WOOOOOOOOOOOO!

3. WOOOOOOOOOOOO!

4. Folks, we got ourselves a bit of a series now.

5. Wait a minute...I didn't think this Pens team could play with this Wings team.

6. I disagreed with the decision to sit Legame in lieu of Sydor but Sydor was awesome tonight. I'm gonna stop questioning Coach Therrien now.

7. Whitney was awesome tonight as well. He's been getting nastier and nastier as the postseason has gone on.

8. Tonight was one of those nights when Sid was just a full step above everyone else on the ice.

9. If it was this loud on a Wednesday, how loud is that place going to be with 17,132 Pens fans who are going to have all Saturday to drink and party before the game?

10. Dear Ray Shero,

Brooks Orpik. Pay the man.

11. On Franzen's goal, it seemed like Scuds didn't realize he was as close to the boards as he really was, and it opened just enough of the middle to allow Franzen to get through. Nice goal by Franzen.

12. Maybe it's just me, but for a player who has made a very nice career for himself by playing in front of the net, Tomas Holmstrom seems to act surprised about the abuse he takes there.

13. Maybe it's just me, but Hossa and Malkin seem to be on the verge of a huge breakout game.

14. Game Four is now the biggest game of the year. One game at a time.



Hossa

xuscbausp said...

ill be in pittsburgh for game six.
thats right. i said it.

Dr. Turkleton said...

@kj

hahaha...no, he just said, "No. It's ok, son."

as the Dad was turned to tell him this...I gave the kid the old 'C'mon...ya wanna go pretty boy???' motion with my hands, just to scare him a bit.

dhudzin said...

That's awesome! Sounds like a blast. Tonight's my last night in Pittsburgh for the summer as I'm leaving tomorrow for my internship in Florida (woooooo!), so tonight was more than a fitting way to say goodbye to the city. And I have a new lucky Pens sweatshirt.

Dr. Turkleton said...

@stoosh said:

7. Whitney was awesome tonight as well. He's been getting nastier and nastier as the postseason has gone on.

There's only 1 possible explanation: The Beard.

TheNWChica said...

Jefe! You're leaving me out here in the Pacific Time Zone??? Man, I thought we were friends!

Stoosh said...

Exhaustedblog.

I've got nothing left right now, so it's time to hit the hay.


Pens fans, be awfully proud of yourselves tonight. Pierre Maguire couldn't hear himself think down on the ice; he mentioned it a few times. He couldn't believe how loud it got in the building. The whiteout looked awesome once again, and the crowd was a presence from start to finish.

You all represented the Penguins, the city and the fanbase better than anyone could've hoped. It was sixty minutes of insanity for Pens fans and sixty minutes of hell for the Wings.

So let's do it again on Saturday, eh?

Pensgirl said...

Stoosh, it's not just Whitney who's found the nasty in his game either. Sarge is sick and damn tired of not having his name etched in silver.

(I know, Sarge found his physical game awhile ago...I just needed an excuse to post that picture. Getty was on fire tonight.)

letsgopsu said...

Well, I have to be up at 8, so see you tomorrow night c-blog.

PS-Dr. T-

I'm working at the Skycoaster and the Racers in case you're interested.

Stoosh said...

Or Whitney was playing for his buddy Madden. :)


This is me exhausted but still not wanting to head off to bed.

Just so fired up and happy with pretty much everything I saw tonight. And sitting at home watching on television, I was just amazed at the sheer energy generated in that arena tonight by the fans. Like I said, "proud" is the right word, but it's probably an understatment.

What I saw from the fans tonight is why I love being a fan of this team.

xuscbausp said...

i cannot wait to get back to the burgh next wednesday. it will be remarkable

Jonny V said...

I had my TV cranked during the whole game, the fans made me so proud tonight. Orpik went psycho tonight. I don't know what else to say. I'm spent.

xuscbausp said...

the candy man was special tonight. so was MAF, though. thanks for keeping us alive.
just a great night to be a pens fan

Jonny V said...

And proud is most definitely an understatement

jefe said...

sorry nwchica!

i had to take advantage of not having a job. the cheapest earliest flight to the burgh was saturday through next week. mostly lucky timing.

hell i might not even come back to the left side, and ill just live in the igloo.

eileenover said...

@stoosh

I was definitely proud to be a Pens fan tonight, that's for sure. Before a faceoff I saw Malkin standing there just looking around at the crowd cheering and waving our towels. I honestly don't think other teams' fans realize just how insane and supportive we are.

Dr. Turkleton said...

@letsgopsu

ahh...the Racer - alright...part of the Coaster family...

TONS better than what some of the other rides / or games [boringblog] are out there...

forgive my K-Wood ignorance, but is the Sky Coaster that thing that swings over the stage/lagoon ????

I heard someone say in cblog they 'hated' the job....towards the end of summer, you might get burned out a bit....but they probably worked on something boring or in Kiddyland....

Have Fun!!!!

TheNWChica said...

Well have fun! I'm up to my butt in work or I'd get a flight out Friday and meet you guys there.

dying alive said...

I know that someone from the Pens organization reads this blog based on what I've seen, so hopefully they read the comments also. If so, please pass this message along to Brooks Orpik:

Please do not leave us. We'll take up a collection if that's what it takes. I'll get a paper route. Thanks.

RaCHeLeYoS said...

Sky Coaster swings over the lagoon yes. Over the bridge too.

jefe said...

thx and dont worry nwchica, there will be plenty of other chances over the course of, say, the next 30 years to get to the burgh for another SCF :)

we still gotta ride out these next 2 days of no hockey. thats gonna suck. at least its 2 days of a BIG WIN to look back on. and of course cblog helps.

xuscbausp said...

well cblog i believe im calling it a night...and not by choice haha.

3.

John said...

You can watch the SHIFT by Orpik. Just go to the NHL.com highlights of the game and fast forward to 5:30 into the video. The next 15 seconds will change your life.

That game was so amazing my dog was pumped. He was in the room for all 3 pens goals and out of the room for both Wings goals. Needless to say, after the second wings goal, he was locked in the room.

Unbelievable win.

eileenover said...

Anyone else see that one AMAZING save MAF made in the second I believe? Pietrangelo mave have made "The Save," but MAF's was definitely the best save I've seen him make in the playoffs.

debrisslide said...

I was outside the arena tonight enjoying the party. If you were there, you're officially awesome. Thanks for making my night so amazing!

Every time we got a goal I thought I was going to vomit from screaming so loud. I think the feeling was shared throughout the crowd. BADASS SHIT. The drive is probably an hour and a half from my home (much more with traffic) but when you're pumped it feels like 10 minutes. I loved being there, holy shit it was great. Especially with the WINNING!!! going on.

btw, those three/four consecutive hits by Orpik were beautiful.

Dr. Turkleton said...

@rachel

thx...have to take a trip out to the old park again someday...

xuscbausp said...

oh my god i just watched "the shift" and got goosebumps. no joke. im watching it again.
so much for going to bed

xuscbausp said...

videos from tsn regarding game 3:

http://watch.tsn.ca/nhl/clip56025#clip56025

http://watch.tsn.ca/nhl/clip56027#clip56027

http://watch.tsn.ca/nhl/clip56030#clip56030

http://watch.tsn.ca/nhl/clip56026#clip56026

http://watch.tsn.ca/nhl/clip56033#clip56033

THANKS, CANADA, FOR GREAT COVERAGE

dazzy said...

Holy shizznat. It's going to take me forever to fall asleep after that.

#1. The whiteout and noise of the Mellon made me fucking PROUD to be a Pens fan. CBC had AMAZING sound. The "Let's Go Pens" chant before the anthem brought tears to my eyes.

#2. WWGRD? Hit anything in a red and white jersey. My god, talk about leading by example.

#3. Brooks Orpik is a scary, scary mo-fo. Please God, let him work things out with Coach T to stay here.

#4. Bing is a fucking MACHINE. He just went "fuck this shit" and owned their asses.

#5. Malkin had a nice hit (possibly in the second) and seemed like he had TONS more energy tonight. Next game = his.

#5. My dad wanted Hossa to bury one tonight so bad. He's a closet fan, I think.

#6. When my dad (who's a monster Habs fan, and has nothing but meh for the Pens) starts commenting on how bad the officiating is against the Pens (instead of pointing out what the Pens are getting away with ), you KNOW the officiating's bad.

And that's all I've got for now. HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO(sa)!

xuscbausp said...

the 2nd link i posted above praises gary.
as well they should dammit

PittHockey said...

woooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Robert said...

I just watched "The Shift" and seriously got emotional. Orpik just does whatever it takes.

somechic said...

I was one of the "army" tonight. It was the most intense and best sporting event i've ever attended. Props to all the fans. DO IT again on Saturday.

freddy's mole said...

hey grapes - i think a rainbow just threw up on your suit

debrisslide said...

http://pics.livejournal.com/debrisslide/pic/0001d701

Yeahhhh

sh0ez said...

Orpik was a complete beast. As said, someone get that on Youtube.

Gill made a complete joke out of Holmstrom.

I was sad to see LeGame scratched as he's one of my favorites, but the poor guy looked frightened and Sydor really brought something to the game tonight.

Sid was on fire.

Everyone played great. Kennedy needs a goal. Bad.

Really, anything said is just being repeated. Solid effort by the Pens.

cantwaittilsaturdayblog



Hossa.

PensfanSeoul said...

Jesus Tapdancing Christ.

That was in 14 seconds.

14 Seconds to change your life.

Good lord Brooksie...Thats enough momentum in one shift to change a series. Seriously.

God....

Matthew J, said...

Funniest/Most Hypocritical message board post I have ever read -- Courtesy of HFBoards.com:

"14ari13
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 2,193
vCash: 500

In 3 attempts the refs/league finally wins a game for the Pends..


Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo, whiners."

Michael said...

Why does Robert stack get tits?



That is very very wrong.

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