Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Winter in the Sun



[Hold Your Breast. PENS WIN.]

4-3

[NHL.com recap]

Not only is the view up here pretty nice, but it makes it easier to partake in one of our favorite hobbies.


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1-1.

The Pens were beasts for the rest of the period.

One of those stretches of beastality was shortened when Jarkko Ruutu and Steve Downie threw down.



Both guys got in some solid punches, but the story of the fight was Steve Downie skating away from the fight like a schoolgirl.

There must have an offer in the locker room shower he could not refuse.



Seriously, though. That's Philly's enforcer?
That's funny.
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SECOND PERIOD

The Pens cashed in early in the second on that 4-on-3.
Malkin gets it to Gonch, who floats one to the net. Big goal.


Picture: John Stevens ask the refs to disallow the goal because a little boy in the stands distracted goalie Biron.

2-1.
Dickhead

This was the Pens first lead against the Flyers this season.

After a couple minutes, Scott Hartnell comes in and gets a shot off on Conk.
In the background after the whistle, you see BGL giving Hartnell the how-do-you-do for that Malkin punch in the first.
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THIRD PERIOD

The worst possible thing to happen to start the third period...happened.

Umberger got things going, grabbing a rebound in front of the net.
Conklin makes a solid save, but the rebound goes back to Umberger's stick.

3-2.



Then another mistake comes, when the Flyers catch the Pens on a line change.
Jeff Carter gets a semi-breakaway, but Whitney hooks him.

Huge PK on the way.

The Pens kill that off, and unreal end-to-end hockey ensued.
Christensen had the Pens best chance, but instead of just unleashing a wrister and praying, he was thinking about doing the dipsy-do and lost control of the puck.

There was 10:00 left, and it was survivorblog.
The Flyers were pressing, and the Pens were on the heels.

Later on, Jeff Taffe jumps onto Malkin's line out of nowhere for the 20th time of the game.
He almost puts one home.

Before the Flyers can get it out of the zone after that chance, Malkin grabs it and feeds a wide-as-balls-open Letang on the right point.
Letang jobs in, Derian Hatcher decides to screen his goalie.
LeGame just picks his spot.

4-2.
Flyers fans = STUNNED


--Lauren--


--Starky5--



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Go Pens.

137 comments:

shawnawwwesome said...

If You Ain't First, You're Last. CBLOG LOSES.

coffeytalk said...

man, sometimes i wish Bob Errey would color comment on my everyday activities...

Dan said...

the postman just got here...........

J.S. said...

LOOK AT THE WATER!! LOOK AT ROBERTS DRINKING THE WATER!!!!

dying alive said...

Ah, the Fiji Water game. Good times.

Less than one month to go until training camp.

Raybin said...

That was easily the second best Erreyism of the season.

The best (at least in my opinion) was at New Jersey: "HE THREW LANGENBRUNNER FIFTY FEET INTO THE BOARDS! But of course I'm exaggerating."

shawnawwwesome said...

In Errey's defense, as I recall Roberts was drinking the hell out of that water.

dying alive said...

Steigerwald had the best comment of the entire year during the Thanksgiving Day game vs. Ottawa. The Pens won in a shootout and after the last goal he yelled, "There's the pumpkin pie in your face!"

My friend and I still refer to it as the "pumpkin pie in your face" game.

P.O. said...

pumpkin pie is delicious

The Big K said...

Top 10. I can live with that.

wilsmith said...

Right around the time of this game, the Pens fan base exploded.

Max Power said...

Pumpkin pie is good but

Victor Raison said...

I was at that game. I remember afterwards, the Flyers fans were still feeling their marbles and they kept chirping something like, "Oh yeah, you won 1 out of 5, big deal." I just smirked because I knew what was coming. I believe the next time they met the score was 7-1, which was eerily similar to Game 5 of the ECF. How's that for foreshadowing.

Man, I hate Philly.

Ditto on pie, but I believe max has sufficiently ruined pancakes for me.

Dan said...

donuts > everything

Max Power said...

@ dan

Agreed!

J.S. said...

I'll try to right the ship when it comes to pancakes.

Does this help

Max Power said...

I'll go ahead and undermine js with the pancake penis!

J.S. said...

I have a feeling I'm not gonna win this battle of pancakes, so I'll take it in another direction.

LOOK AT THE WATER!!

Jonny Van Mundegaarde said...

All I have to say with all of this breakfast meal talk is...
MMMM, MMMMMM, Bitches!

Max Power said...

That was to be undermind. Me=f'tard

Max Power said...

Politics

Dan said...

jonny subscribes to bumpaddle HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

BlacknGold66 said...

This was Ms. BnG's first Pens/Flyers game.

Beforehand she was like "Why does everyone, including you, hate Philly so much?"

Afterwords it was non-stop "Fuck Philly!!"

Gotta lover her for that. Newbie Pens fan absorbing the hate in a heartbeat.

It was probably because the guy in the "Stunned" pic on the bottom right was a complete asshole. He was drunk off his ass and starting shit with everyone. I actually kinda felt bad for him after awhile.

Poor stupid fella... shoulda never became a Flyers fan.


Worst comment. Ever.

Max Power said...

Definitely funny but wrong

Jonny Van Mundegaarde said...

It's a cricket magazine, Dan haha

Dan said...

dead link max

jonny put on the invisible locks, i can't open the door!

Max Power said...

2nd attempt

Raybin said...

Holy jumping blue hell, max, that "Practice" picture is worth a fat man's weight in platinum.

Raybin said...

The Flyers fans in the right hand picture credited to Starky5 are wearing Forsberg and Gagne jerseys.

To which I say:

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA....jokes.

Maria said...

Gary Roberts is the reason I drink Fiji water. I'm not lying.

Going through a day with Errey and Steigerwald doing a play-by-play and color commentary of my life would be so amazing. Almost as amazing as having a chorus from a Broadway musical follow me around all day and sing songs about what I'm doing while dancing obnoxiously.

Guy Germaine said...

I never drank a drop of Fiji water before Gary. But during the playoffs...it just felt right.

Pops Freshenmeyer said...

Going back to pancakes for a second, may I recall the late, great Mitch Hedberg as my hope that the upcoming Pens' season isn't like pancakes: all exciting at first, but by the end, you're sick of them.

I Have Kasparaitis said...

"HE THREW LANGENBRUNNER FIFTY FEET INTO THE BOARDS! But of course I'm exaggerating." Aww, memories of Malone *smiles*

I'm pretty sure Bob Errey is amazingly hilarious no matter what. His commercial is gold. *laughs*

One of my all-time favorite Erreyisms is "Hey, you can be by the net but beside the net is not in front of the net. I want your butt right in his nose! (pause) Sorry about that! I didn't picture that, folks! (Bob Laughs)"

Pickle-stabber and fortuitous bounce also make me laugh.

Another reason to be happy when the season starts, the Bob Errey Blog!

dying alive said...

Further evidence that things associated with Detroit suck: that Kid Rock song where he samples Sweet Home Alabama. Jesus jumping christ, that song is the reason that earplugs were invented. I feel like my tympanic membranes have been assaulted.

To quote Stanley Goodspeed in the movie The Rock (which is nearly the movie equivalent of that Kid Rock song), "It's very very horrible, sir. It's one of those things we wish we could disinvent."

Dan said...

i am sick of that song. it also has some werewolves of london in it.

i drank fiji pre gary. i like the taste (or lack thereof) that you can't find in aquafina or desani. gary drinking it makes it even more kick ass. i now refer to it as gary roberts water.

Hip said...

If I had money to blow on Fiji, Roberts might have convinced me to start drinking it. But I think tap water is the reason my immune system is so jacked up anyways.

If anyone wants a good read in the Colbert, tongue in cheek type vein, read A Practical Guide to Racism by Sam Means. He was a classmate of mine at Dartmouth, has written for the Daily Show etc. and is funny as hell.

Guy Germaine said...

I've seen that book Practical Guide to Racism. I think it was at Urban Outfitters. It looked like pretty good stuff.

P.O. said...

whoever thought of this website is brilliant...this just killed about 20 min of work for me... someone needs to do this at Pens games

Hip said...

GG - controlling for the fact I have stress incontinence to begin with, I did wet myself an inordinate amount of times reading that book. It is absolutely hilarious - assuming you like that stuff. He takes the tired racist jokes out there and makes it all a bit smarter.

Max Power said...

Best part about pancakes: pancake sex!

Look it up. Good stuff. Especially with butter!

J.S. said...

lol, max power never disappoints

Max Power said...

Seat cushion may be used as a flotation device

J.S. said...

this might suck more than that Nickelback song. Actually I'm quite certain that it does.

Guy Germaine said...

@ p.o. Thanks for that link! You're right, someone needs to create an Igloo Chicks website for Pens games. You should bring that idea up at the next board meeting.

J.S. said...

oops, I meant Kid Rock song. Regardless, Nickelback still sucks.

J.S. said...

LOL, lots of J-Lo jobbing at the end of First Take because she said something about Phelps not being relevant or important or something.

dying alive said...

When is the last time J-Lo has been relevant for anything other than getting multiple divorces and popping out a couple of kids? Her music sucks and she's not exactly Meryl Streep when it comes to the acting.

Max Power said...

@ dying alive

Obviously you've never seen the movie Anaconda!

J.S. said...

they mentioned Gigli, "best Fly Girl ever", and nobody could name a top 10 J-Lo song.

Now if you want to talk about a quality artist, you talk ODB.

ODB lives!
For those at work, you may want to keep the volume way down.

Pops Freshenmeyer said...

On another topic completely, how popular is Tom Ridge in Pennsylvania? I know he got elected governor twice, but is he still viewed positively after his run as Homeland Security Secretary?

I'm not from Pennsylvania, so I really have no idea about this.

I could tell you that Tim Kaine is reasonably popular in Virginia, not as much as Mark Warner, but most Virginians with half a brain realize that he's contantly getting screwed over by the Republicans in the House of Delegates here. Doesn't mean he'd be a great choice to be Obama's running mate, though.

Annie said...

Cblog topics seem to be all over the place recently, and apologies for that, but I gotta say this before I take off.

This time on Saturday I will be in the HOCKEY FUCKING HALL OF FAME!
My dad, brother, and I are driving up to Toronto tomorrow, after spending tonight in Ithaca NY to get my brother moved into his apartment.

We're seeing the Sox/Blue Jays game Friday night, and spending the entire day at the HOF Saturday.

ProbablymoreexcitedthanI'veeverbeeninmylifeblog.

*squees like a psycho fangirl*

I'll take lots and lots of pictures to share.

(PS - LOOK AT THE WATER! LOOK AT ROBERTS DRINKIN THE WATER!)

Byee!

Guy Germaine said...

Tom Ridge is from Erie. Of course he is popular. Erie don't make no slouches.

eileenover said...

That's 1-800 VERY DRY.

shawnawwwesome said...

Politicsblog. That can't end well.

I refuse to go to the Hockey Fucking Hall of Fame until they throw that foul-mouthed Bryan Trottier out. And that's all I have to say on that subject.

eileenover said...

Is that supposed to be a joke?

brndlynn said...

i always thought that clip was hilarious.

eileenover said...

You're a fuckin superstar!

Guy Germaine said...

Randomnessblog. We need to retire Ronnie Francis's number 10 to the rafter. And maybe Paul Coffee's 77 too.

eileenover said...

@guy germaine

Ronnie

jefe penguino said...

gratuitous youtube link

Guy Germaine said...

@ Eileen

Very nice. I see that I'm behind the curve on that but at least I'm in good company.

Max Power said...

The story of Hossa

Dan said...

retire 10, exile 68

P.O. said...

while he was a huge douche compared to francis who was/is a great dude... 68 > 10

brndlynn said...

max: link doesnt work.

Max Power said...

Damn it! They closed the site.

Dan said...

it takes more than skill to deserve to have your number retired

10>77>7(fata)>your mom>68

P.O. said...

there wont be another number retired until 87 is ready to go up

Max Power said...

strange last request

M. Vanderlasser said...

@eileenover, I was hoping that the 1-800-VERY DRY commercial would show up during the Olympics between McDonalds's commercials (fried chicken for breakfast? awesome!), Coke (why can't we all just get along?), and that freaky AT&T commercial where butterflies are swarming all over N. Luikin, but no dice...

@pops, Tom Ridge isn't as popular as Dick Thornburg, but he's more popular than Milton Shapp (whose name works perfectly when substituted for Mickey Mouse in the Mickey Mouse Show theme song).

J-Lomovieblog: I thought that Out of Sight was pretty good - funky Isley Bros. soundtrack and D. Cheadle was a standout.

Maurice "Snoopy" Miller: "I've, uh, vertically integrated myself. You know, diversified and shit, and now I'm into the occasional grand larceny, home invasion... shit like that."

P.O. said...

i just got home opener tickets on the glass for $125

WOOOOOOOOO

Dan said...

max, another dead link, wtf?

brndlynn said...

i think max has been drinking a little too much at work today!

Max Power said...

Its not my fault. They closed the site. I deny allegations that I participate in sobriety in the workplace. It takes work to be this awsome!

Max Power said...

take 2 AWSOME!

jefe penguino said...

max, you can do it!

or, yuo can do it!

sexymexyjeffy said...

@ I Have Kasparaitis

pickle stabber is good, but ' a soft dump into the boards" always gets me.

Pops Freshenmeyer said...

I wasn't necessarily trying to start Politicsblog earlier, it's just that I'm not from Pennsylvania, and this is about the only online community I frequent where a majority of people are from PA. I'm mainly just curious as to Ridge's current homestate popularity should McCain tap him as running mate.

I Have Kasparaitis said...

@sexymexyjeffy: Ha! I almost forgot about that one ... oh, Bob, you are hilarious. Apparently he isn't that fun to have as a landlord. He owns an apartment or some housing and not a lot of his leasers really like him. How do you hate the Bibster, though? He's too funny to hate, and he wore the number 12.

jefe penguino said...

@ihk -you should get one of those awesome split jerseys of malone & errey.

I Have Kasparaitis said...

@Jefe: Haha!! I think I would have to be pretty wasted for that to happen ...

Besides, Malone deserves his own jersey ...

Hmm, Malorey? Errone? That's just weird *laughs*

brndlynn said...

Eronne made me think of Mike Eruzione from the 1980 Olympic team and now I want to watch Miracle. is it bad that I can pretty much bring everything back to hockey in some way or another?

I Have Kasparaitis said...

@Brandi: No ... I turned a subject from how I don't like Pepsi into a subject about maybe I should because Sid is sponsored by Pepsi and how Gatorade is a Pepsi product. A conversation about Freddy Sanchez's back spasms turned into a conversation about Gonchar. Or the conversation about the mens gymnast into a conversation about why Roenick is playing for another year and how he still is useful to his team ... that ones a bit harder to explain how I got into it, though. *laughs*

brndlynn said...

my friends who dont care about hockey (i know, i know) cant stand it when i turn the subject around to hockey.
funny story - or at least i think so - i had people over for the first steelers preseason game. my bf was so confused as to why me and the rest of the people here were talking about hockey the whole time. he was even more confused when we brought my laptop out at 2 in the morning to watch one of the playoff games while we were drinking :)

I Have Kasparaitis said...

@Brandi: My anti-hockey friends ruin it by saying some one like Mike Richards is attractive. I then pretend to be nice but tell my best friend how the world is looking dim. She understands being a Pens fan *smiles*

Although one of her friends is a Red Wings fan and all I heard for weeks was how his team was best ... I made my best friend sit between us or I might black-out and attack. I can't be held responsible when someone not only attacks my team but Kasparaitis. That's a low-blow ...

What would the world be like w/o hockey? One that I wouldn't want to be a part of ...

eileenover said...

I can tell you that I would probably be stuck in a white padded room without hockey. Seriously.

brndlynn said...

@ ihk: im glad im not the only one. and you have better restraint that i do.

@ eileen: i dont even want to consider it.

have to do it....87th comment.
[crosby]

J.S. said...

NY has been sports hell for me. Nothing but talk about Derek Jee-tah, She-li Manning, and Brett Favruh. Good GOD(ard), they act like there are no other teams on the planet. Hell, I haven't heard any NHL coverage the entire time i've been here. I even got bored (or had a deathwish, take your pick) and chose to job A-joke, or I mean A-rod after his base running last night. Instead of having anything bad said to me, I had a group of fratboys tell me that "gayrod is a $20m homo who can't play baseball." I may hate on him but dude has some talent I think. Anyways, I got my wish and I get to leave this damn place tomorrow morning. If I can find a way to rip a google video to mp3 (it can be done on youtube), I intend on playing my favorite FEAR song while leaving this state. I'll try to post a link of it once I get back to my room.

Dan said...

with all this nothing to talk about, am i the only one who misses mystery science theater 3000?

Steve In Denver said...

p.o. - great link.
Girls sharing a hotdog at a ballgame = nitrate heaven.

The DNC is here next week. I wish we still had wwgrd...I had big plans for waving one of those GR for Prez signs in front of cameras.

I have a lemieux for prez of earth logo, but it's not good quality and doesn't look good blown up.

Any ideas cblog?? Make it good...I want to end up in our temporary jail, donned as "gitmo on the south platte".

eileenover said...

You're not the only one Dan. My dad and I talk about it all the time. His personal favorite is the Patrick Swayze Christmas.

Dan said...

eileen - thank god, i thought i was the only one who remembered that show. the movie was on last week on hbo.

steve - mario for president. after his quote last week, there's no need for anyone else.

The Goon Blogger said...

Reading that WitS reminded me that I'm so happy that Umberger is a Blue Jacket now. I swear he's the only reason the Flyers won games against the Pens this season.

J.S. said...

dan, absolutely not.

I will or will not say if there's a torrent of old MST3K shows out on the Gore.

J.S. said...

Steve, regardless of whether Gary has relocated his campaign offices to FLA, wave that sign.

I would be more than proud to have Gary Roberts as my Commander In Chief.

brndlynn said...

I have never seen a single episode of Mystery Science Theater. Every time you guys mention it on here it takes me a while to figure out what youre talking about.

KaylaJ said...

brandi its def worth checking out. bad b movies or docs are funny by themselves, but having people make fun of them as well, classic

brndlynn said...

kayla: its one of those things that I always meant to do but never got around too. maybe someday.

eileenover said...

That's pretty much a sin in my house Brandi. If you ever get a chance, watch it. It's seriously hilarious.

J.S. said...

It's kinda like Cheap Seats, except with B movies and that it's actually funny.

Flyer Hater said...

BALLS

Rage said...

@dan--HELLZ YEAH I miss MST3K!!!!! But that's why I have about a hunnert of em downloaded...woo-hoo!!

sh0ez said...

I have returned cblog!

For those who are part of the Pens Gameblog events on Facebook, you should have a new message in your Facebook inbox from me. Check it out!

Did I miss anything important? I heard about Whitney and the sad story about the Challis boy. I don't think anything else happened? Don't even mention Phelps! Ha ha.

Rage said...

and I ain't afraid to share people!!

Rage said...

@ sh0ez-PHELPS?!?!? but jlo is training for a triathlon!!!

Rage said...

Did I see a FEAR reference AND a "Practice" motivator?!?!? The awesomeness is....uhhhh....awesome!

Dan said...

the mst3k torrents take forever to d/l. any suggestions?

KaylaJ said...

patience? or while you wait, watch the clips on youtube

Dan said...

and why is pitt stuff so hard to find on the net, especially when you know what you want? dammit!

sh0ez said...

@ dan: I have The Final Sacrifice, Santa Claus and Manos: The Hands Of Fate on my computer. They do take forever to get. So worth it, though.

sh0ez said...

And so everyone knows, ticket prices have seemingly gone up quite a bit for next season. Example: B-level tickets for the Detroit game in February are gonna be going at $110+ and C-level at $99+. Fun!

Dan said...

ya i knew i had manos somewhere and i found it!!!!!!

Dan said...

lemmiwinks!!!!!!!!!! hell ya!!!!!!!!!

KaylaJ said...

lemmiwinks, aka the story of richard gere

J.S. said...

manos is so worth it

geez, $99 for C? It is for Detroit, so I'm willing to pay.

J-Lo, triathlon? She must be working on the triathlon of suckage.

Music? Check
Movies? Buries it
Only one more thing to go...

J.S. said...

one more motivator

LEMMIWINKS MADE IT!! He's the Gerbil King!

Dan said...

you don't actually pay $99 for a ticket in detroit, you get mugged, then are given a ticket out of sympathy.

brndlynn said...

dan: those are for the game at Mellon against Detroit. we were able to get the group seats in section C. its going to be incredible.

J.S. said...

woohoo, Lewis Black got his own show, and he's ranting about PETA and the NRA

I Have Kasparaitis said...

J.S.: He has had the show almost the entire summer, the one were he judge, right?

J.S. said...

LOL, I'm guessing you're serious.

Shows how much TV I have watched all summer.

brndlynn said...

NHL2k9 ranked Sabourin overall as one of the worst players in the league while Crosby was ranked overall best.
too lazy to make a link:
http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog/puck_daddy/post/From-NHL-2K9-overall-ratings-the-worst-players-?urn=nhl,102279

akus said...

and I ain't afraid to share people!!


Exactly who do You share and what parts?


----
^^^
Mind melt after working 12 hour

(new job working in a bar/resturant with 5 tv's. 2 of which are plasma )so i did get to see the ESPN piece on John Challis.

* will have to ask if they get NHLN, maybe i can negotiate that as part of my tips*


11 more days of August, which ain't bad.

nor is;
1 month
14 days
15 hours

.

J.S. said...

linkage

Riley Cote has a 30 in agility. Heh, I think I'm better than that.

dying alive said...

Anyone who likes MST3K is automatically a friend of mine. And the best episode is debatable, but mine goes to The Final Sacrifice.

dying alive said...

My vote, that is. Duh.

J.S. said...

Cote may suck on NHL2K9, but he's no Shawn Chambers. Chambers, one of the defensemen that 66 split on a breakaway in the first cup finals, received a 1(!) in NHL 93.

The big difference is that Chambers has two rings, and Cote is just a joke.

link to the article about Chambers, who is interviewed about his character

eileenover said...

Walsh and May win Gold!!! WOOOOOOOOO!!!!

meecrofilm said...

May and Walsh's gold in volleyball was great, but the clear highlight of the night was Nastia Liukin's balance beam routine at the champions gala....

Raybin said...

@dying alive

"The Final Sacrifice" FTW!

"Oh baby, Rowsdower saaaaaaves us and saaaaaaaves all the woorlllldddddd..."

"Time Chasers" is just as good.

PensfanSeoul said...

They tried to kill me with a forklift.


One of the best MST3K moments IMO...Just ordered some of the videos off of Amazon...(I am stuck in Afghanistan and my download speeds here leave a little something to be desired...)and they are saving my life right now.

Its hard to smile with this much sand in my teeth....

PensfanSeoul said...

Oh and who can forget....
"Big McLargehuge"

PensfanSeoul said...

Here is a nice representation of MST3K>

sh0ez said...

I wonder if there are any Larry Csonka movies on . . .

dying alive said...

I wonder if there's beer on the sun?

shawnawwwesome said...

I would look into it.

Dan said...

i can't remember any lines from it, but the movie with all of the worms was one of my favorites. of course even more mst3k debate breaks out after i go to bed. listen up kids: don't grow up, never get a real job. you have to go to bed early, and it sucks.

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