Thursday, October 16, 2008

GAMEDAY [5] -- CAPITALS





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If we still have to wait a while before playing the Bruins,
what better two teams to play than Washington and Toronto?

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Last year, two of the best games of the season were against the Caps.
Ovie had the hatty. LINK
Backstrom was a joke. LINK

Washington got to the playoffs last year.
They were an Ovechkin wrist shot away from getting past the Flyers.
They are the sexy pick to win the East this year.

And instead of hating the Capitals and their fans for their success,
we have embraced the fact that, if not already, this WILL be the Pens top rival,
with many playoff matchups on the horizon.

Have the Caps become the chief rival of the Pens? MVN

Olaf Kolzig not being on the Caps' bench this season may be an omen.

Game Prediction:
Pens 11, Caps 10


Riding the hot hand

238 comments:

Resputan said...

First.

Crosby gets 3 points tonight

Raybin said...

I'm your huckleberry.

I'll be at the game tonight!

DO IT

jhorn said...

i think if the pens are gonna score 11 goals tonight then crosby will have about 10 points

just a guess

dying alive said...

The Caps won't be a chief rival of the Pens until they start beating them on a consistent basis.

BlacknGold66 said...

Fucking assholes.

Every time I post something on the previous thread you post something new.



Anyway... it's worth repeating as it ties into tonight's game.

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I think that "special" feeling will come back real soon for the Pens as soon as:

1)Someone starts crashing the net.

2)The Steelers go on a three game winning streak and the assholes that go to Pens games just to say "Yeah, I was at the game... blah blah look how cool I am." can go back to following the current "Hottest Team in Pittsburgh."

3)The players stop running into each other on the ice.


Let's Go Pens!!!

dying alive said...

I finally got to see the video from the post earlier today.

That man has never touched a vag.

Raybin said...

That man has never touched a vag.

He would probably decline if offered the opportunity.

mmmk1989 said...

yahoo should have the game online right?

if not, im always open to listening to Lange

tanya said...

Game Prediction:
Pens 11, Caps 10

thanks, my precious crappy laptop is now covered by coke

stokes said...

YES! I fucking love Doc Holliday. Val Kilmer NAILS that role.

I agree with resputan. This is the first time that Sid has gone 4 games in his NHL career with a goal. He will not stand for that crap anymore, I'm telling you. He's going to have a Lemieux moment(for the entire game) and dominate tonight. Maybe Satan will show up too...

debrisslide said...

The NHL has been paying Crosby off so he can score his 100th goal against Ovechkin's team. He will outskate like three guys and softly wrist it in before crashing into the boards like a hero.

Just a thought.

Dixie Normess said...
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Dixie Normess said...

"Look, darlin', it's Alexander Ovechkin. Deadliest pistoleer since Wild Bill, they say. What do you think, darlin', should I hate him?"

slush said...

Even though I am bitter that Jaos is going to the game, while I stay home with our croupy kids, hockey on tv is waaaay better than the reality shitefest on all summer. Ill take it.

go pens! do it.

The Goon Blogger said...

I knew Doc would be money city.

I have two guns, one for each of you.

Do it!

Dr. Turkleton said...

bng66...

if 2 of those 3 happen...I'll be happy. [as long as #2 is involved]


signing off, from racists Western PA [per Western PA representative John Murtha]

BlacknGold66 said...

"You hardly even know him."

dave said...

Could the Caps be to us what the Browns are to the Steelers?

Colin said...

Crosby HT tonight, take it to the bank.

Go Pens.

Hand of Godard said...

Having my picture at the top of ThePensBlog for a day is my life's greatest accomplishment. Thanks staff!

I'm predicting Sykora's first career hat trick.

"Nonsense, I have not yet begun to defile myself"

Colin said...

PS - Theodore is the new Kolzig.

mallori said...

Why does EJ Hradek call Robert Lang "Robert Long"?

tanya said...

@ mallori
maybe he decided to be nice and translated it from german... or then he can't speak

KaylaJ said...

sid does need his 100th goal, but hey, as long as the pens win i'll be happy

ps, if you're looking for a chat, we'll still here on game days>

PittHockey said...

knock ovie the fuck out.

DO IT!

Dixie Normess said...

i like Staal to get a goal and a helper tonight.

Pensgirl said...

"Have the Caps become the chief rival of the Pens?"

No. Just like a Flyer fan would have said to one of us in the 80s, you can't have a rivalry when it's so one-sided.

On paper, we SHOULD be rivals. We were good at the same time and bad at the same time and got good again at roughly the same time.

And granted, it's not like we blow them out. Last year, two games went to overtime, one almost went to overtime, and the other was decided by one goal. I attended all four of them, and each was entertaining and fast-paced. And the Caps certainly seem to get pumped to play us.

But even with all that, we almost always seem to come out with a W, and until that karma shifts, we can't be rivals. To be a rivalry, Pens fans need to look at the Caps on the schedule and think "Ooh, tough game" instead of "I wonder how we'll get them this time!" Caps fans need to see us on the schedule and get pumped, not seethe.

We did used to have a rivalry, back in the Patrick Division days. I won't be surprised in the least if we get there again, maybe even by the end of this season. But right now, the answer is still no.

Right now, we're not the Caps' rival. We're their foil.

fleuryous said...
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fleuryous said...

I'm still going with my Crosby goal prediction.


And I'm gonna say a Sykky goal as well.


We win, 4-3.

And I predict an Ovie-Geno showdown.
OOOOOHYEAHBROTHER.

Patrick said...

Is tonights game going to be available anywhere online?

debrisslide said...

patrick, channelsurfing.net has a listing. Something should pop up around gametime.

christina said...

Bing steals the show tonight.
3g+2a.

LETS GO PENS!!!!!!!!!

chris e said...

I've been slacking lately....

Let's do this shit!

KaylaJ said...

yahoo will be showing the game

and i saw this and immediately thought of pensblog:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. doctors have found the Bee Gees 1977 disco anthem "Stayin' Alive" provides an ideal beat to follow while performing chest compressions as part of CPR on a heart attack victim.

debrisslide said...
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debrisslide said...

By the way, staff, the first Caps recap you linked is possibly the most hilarious recap in Pensblog history. Maybe I'm just tired but reading it and remembering the game is making me laugh out loud. Again, alone in my room. BRILLIANT. Best recap of a game we lost, anyway.

TheNWChica said...

I think Free Candy will get in on the scoring tonight with at least a helper and the USS HG will NOT be giving up a goal!

jefe p said...

malks get an F.U. goal from top of the circle stemming from last years half collison with ovie.

Adam Sacco said...

talbot + legame score tonight.

debrisslide said...

Crosby: 1G, 2A.
Talbot will score on a breakaway, impregnating every woman in the arena.

J.J. Veshio said...

Why Theodore, whatever do you mean? Maybe hockey's just not your game Jose. I know! Let's have a spelling contest!

bluzdude said...

I have to endure the idiot twins on the local DC coverage...

Not looking forward to that one bit. All the winning helps soothe things though...

jovi said...

anyone have any links to watch the game

Allison said...

oh man...i finally get home, really looking forward to watching the moron I'd been reading about all day in the previous c-blog, and the video is no longer available...asshole 2 times

fleuryous said...

By the way, can we recognize the fact that TK has the top points on the team right now, along with Gino?


Geeked out. haha.

xuscbausp said...

i actually get FSP tonight.
woooooo

bayonetwork said...

Doc:
"say goodbye to me, go grab that spirited Ovie and make him your own(ed). Take that puck from him and don't look back. Score every second, Score right on through to the end. Score Geno, score for me. Geno, if you were ever my friend... if ya ever had even the slightest of feelin' for me, score now, score now... please."

xuscbausp said...

look at all the empty seat costumes at the thrashers game

Annie said...

FREE CANDY will stun them tonight. I had a dream about him last night - it's meant to be.

OOCally said...

My Prediction

Malkin 2 points

Crosby 2 Points

Letang 1 point

Sykora gets 3 points

BIZZNASTY Kicks someones ass

Orpik gives out some candy and 1 big Candy BAR

J.S. said...

@kayla, the irony of using the song "staying alive" to restore a heartbeat.

I'm happy today, in fact f-ing ecstatic! After several months, I finally got my Letang stick (Easton Stealth S17, RH). Thing is unbelievably light.

Did I miss a link to chat or is there nothing out there?

[Orpik/Potash '08: A Winning Team]

xuscbausp said...

Chatblog time:

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


DO IT

BlacknGold66 said...

Cblog on gameday = predictionblog

How did this happen so suddenly?

xuscbausp said...

haha great minds JS

Carroll said...

http://www.justin.tv/crash_line

fleuryous said...

Is the video link on Yahoo not working for anyone else?

Rage said...

@BnG66- when eileenover nailed it and got top billing on the recap. She rocked the hiz-houze

debrisslide said...

I AM SO GLAD THE YAHOO FEED IS FSN PITTSBURGH.

That's all.

Allison said...

@fleuryous-
me too so far

brett said...

WOOO Pittsburgh feed on NHL Center Ice!!!!

YAY FOR "STEIGY"

Allison said...

i wasnt getting it on justin.tv either, but it's up now on yahoo

fleuryous said...

That A.O. hit was rough.


GET HIM BACK, GENO. haha

Anna. said...

GOGO!

Helll yesss.

Zach said...

caps = stunned

GodILoveHockey said...

None of the options to watch the feed work for me, so it's back to the gamecenter on NHL.com and listening to the radio feed for me.

Gogo is a beast.

Anna. said...

I love tonight.
Geno goal (:

Annie said...

See what happens when you put the puck on the net, guys??

Tony Little said...

Buries it

debrisslide said...

Malkin deserved the goal, Crosby got the assist. Crosby with next goal.

Annie said...

I really do love Geno.

Hehe, Sid's got two points in the game already.

Tony Little said...

The PP's working...

The Goon Blogger said...

Gino and Ovechkin drop the gloves tonight. Write it down.

TheNWChica said...

Canucks 2 - Wings 1 after 1; 6:49 and 3 SOG for Hossa.

OOCally said...

So far I got 2 out of For Predictions correct.
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"My Prediction

Malkin 2 points

Crosby 2 Points

Letang 1 point

Sykora gets 3 points

BIZZNASTY Kicks someones ass"

TheNWChica said...

Alright ladies....take this gift and run with it!!!

Bengui said...

Lets get another GoGogoal !

Tony Little said...

the PP is exploding all over the place

Tony Little said...

the Ghost of Kolzig...

kstewy16 said...

does the PP look good enough to end the "Fire Mike Yeo" talk yet?
Cus they just exploded all over jose's face.

TheNWChica said...

Damn it Fleur!

kstewy16 said...

Biz Nasty is a BEAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tony Little said...

BIZZZZZZNASTY!

Annie said...

Biz-Nasty just opened up Bradley's face. Wow... short and sweet fight.

debrisslide said...

biz nasty owned that shit

Allison said...

AHHHH... they just sadi Biz Nasty!!!

PittHockey said...

BEASTonnette!

Anna. said...

Bizzy = Beast.

Allison said...

*said*

kstewy16 said...

Steigy saying Biz Nasty might be a season highlight so far.

TheNWChica said...

Wings just scored....2-2

kstewy16 said...

That hit by OV was bullshit, he hit Geno with his fist/stick butt right in the face.
typical faggot, he can't hit like a man so he does that kind of bullshit just like Kronwall "leaping" into every hit

Flyer Hater said...

At least Ollie the Joke would keep the games interesting before choking at the end, Theodore just sucks the entire 60 minutes

Allison said...

I really need to see the hit count of Ovie on Gino at the end of this game.

The Goon Blogger said...

BIZ. NASTY.

Dude just made an unquestionable case to keep him with the big boys team. He absolutly crushed Bradley!

kstewy16 said...

The really good thing about Biz Nasty is that he doesn't have that "heavyweight" title yet, so people aren't afraid to fight him like so many are with Godard Laraque and the other big boys.

dhudzin said...

Chemistry class? C'mon Bobby, you know it's Physics!

kstewy16 said...

highway fucking robery

debrisslide said...

Crosby is probably tallying almost 30 minutes for this game. The man is possessed.

Tony Little said...

Biss is unreal... Bradley got messed up.

Annie said...

Hehe, someone was just yelling, "YOU FUCKIN' SUCK!" after Ovie was almost knocked into the bench.

Tony Little said...

OV needs his ass beat

TheNWChica said...

Makes me wonder if Geno slept with Ovie's mom or sister or something. Jeez!

Allison said...

@annie-
that made me smile :)

dhudzin said...

I thought they were yelling "FUCKIN CHARGE!!"

jesus saves, satan scores said...

godard or biz need to step in and knock ovechkin out and/or break his nose.

Allison said...

Makes me wonder if Geno slept with Ovie's mom or sister or something.

HAHAHA

TheNWChica said...

I like Feds....but only because he's my age. lol

Tony Little said...

Makes me wonder if Geno slept with Ovie's mom or sister or something.

Perhaps both?

Malkin's a pimp.

Flyer Hater said...

These refs are beyond awful.

kstewy16 said...

Malkin is a P.I.M.P.

Not to mention, he has 3 points, Crosby has 2 points, and OV has 000000000 points.

So it needs to be a goon that kicks OV's ass, and let Malkin and Crosby keep their eye on the game, where it has been. If OV would stop looking for the hit and play hockey, the Caps might not be losing right now. If I were sitting in that locker room, i'd be telling him to get his shit together, quit acting like a fucking 2 year old, and play hockey.

Flyer Hater said...

I love how Ovechkin gets completely off his game everytime he plays the Pens. He's either trying to do everything to show up Crosby or trying to shiv Malkin in the corner when no one is looking. He never seems to play well (except when Crapourin is in net).

Looks like the team defense is back boys and girls. 9 shots in 2 periods against the re-incarnation of the 1982 Islanders ain't too bad.

Jonny Van Mundegaarde said...

Hopefully Ovechkin gets the ol' what go around, come around

Funny how Joe the plumber was wanted by every news media outlet until they found out who he was voting for. I'm sure in a couple of days we'll see some woman from his past tell us all about his history of running the KKK and using stolen babies to practice his punting skills...

kstewy16 said...

haha, 28 vs 28, Godards shot vs Semins shot, it is almost a joke. Semin's almost disappeared on my TV, Godards kind of end over ends right to Theo.

fleuryous said...

Brooks Orpik leads with hits.


DUH.


And that Jordan Staal hit was beautiful. haha

fleuryous said...

And Scuderi=moneeeeeeeeeeeey.

kstewy16 said...

Wow they should have held up on the Subway sandwich, that was some nice hitting by Letang.

fleuryous said...

UGH.


The tie curse.

TheNWChica said...

I turned it over to watch my boys and the Wings...and OMG their TV guys are so lame.

Anna. said...

You have GOT to me shittin me.

TheNWChica said...

Son of a bitch

fleuryous said...

Crosby has to bury one now.


It's obvious.


And I do love this video.

Flyer Hater said...

Does Jordan Staal have an ounce of offensive ability?

kstewy16 said...

haha, i like the "Great day for hockey" commercial, just because every time I see that Malkin slap shot breakaway goal i get a huge smile on my face. Now can we get this shit going? Either get the 5 on 5 going, or draw some penalties.

Anna. said...

Sid needs his 100th goal..

Tonight maybe?

TheNWChica said...

Shoot it!

Tony Little said...

It's be great to see Biss take a run at OV.

TheNWChica said...

Nah...if someone is giving Alex a beat down it should be Geno.

fleuryous said...

I hope Kennedy goes after Ovechkin.


hahaha.

Just do it.

fleuryous said...

Give that dive a 9.2.

Allison said...

hahaha who else saw him skating around with his hands up while play was still going on?

brett said...

fuck.

Allison said...

eckkkk.... clearly a goal. unfortunatly

TheNWChica said...

WTF is going on boys??? 4 unanswered goals???

Allison said...

fuckfuckfuck

Bengui said...

Someone should tell them (before saturday would be great) that hockey games last 60 minutes, not 30...

Tony Little said...

exactly

fleuryous said...

Ovechkin is a tool.


What did he do this game?

spanky kane said...

great job pens

faceoff goal, well ok, thats a tough one. but i saw a bunch of others that shouldnt have happened.

Flyer Hater said...

"Someone should tell them (before saturday would be great) that hockey games last 60 minutes, not 30..."

Good lord shut the fuck up.

norojo said...

that was the most atrocious thing i have ever seen, therrien should skate them ragged tomorrow, hell he should pull a brooks and make them skate suicides right now. pathetic

The Goon Blogger said...

Caps wanted it more, plain and simple. They out worked the Penguins in the most important period of all.

I always hate losing to the Capitals because they act like they're so great when they beat us. Congratz Ovechkin, you now have all of THREE wins against the Penguins in your career.

Blow leads make me vomit. Biz Nasty's dominating fight seems irrelevant now.

Kierstan said...

Way to crap the bed in the 3rd period, Pens...dammit. The Caps totally outplayed them in the 3rd. Me = irritated.

Whistler said...

WTF?

C'mon guys.. We are so screwed..

Zach said...

yea. we got raped.

thomes08 said...

i had something to do and couldn't get back until the start of the third period and all i can say is...

THIS WAS EMBARRASSING!


wtf guys.

good to see crosby get some points but he was a -4

debrisslide said...

The last minute of the game I literally cried a little.

Today sucked, I wanted my boys to win, and Crosby to pick up #100. We all did.

Who's ready for Toronto?

Flyer Hater said...

"that was the most atrocious thing i have ever seen"

Go to hell, seriously.

This place is just as bad or even worse than LGP now. 2-2-1, season's over.

Vince said...

Players need to start taking runs at Lady Alex... He has been taking cheap shots all year and now he's going after one of our top players... I don't care about not getting a whistle, I just wanna see somebody take a run at him and put him on his ass

Kierstan said...

So frustrated. The Pens have yet to put together a complete game. They play great for a while, but have seem to manage to lose all momentum for at least 1 period each game this season. It's hard to win games if you don't play out the whole thing. It's early and there's plenty of time, but it's frustrating after playing so well and being 2 goals up, then totally losing it all in the 3rd.

Crosby's on 199A, 99G, 298pts, I think. So primed for a breakout...please?

debrisslide said...

Oh, and if I scream FUCK FUCK FUCK KEEP THE PUCK FUCKERS SUCK MY DICK SEMIN that loudly again for 25 minutes, I'm probably going to get a noise violation.

justinafi said...

was that the pens tonight? or was it the NHAHA Vipers?

jesus saves, satan scores said...

well...if it makes anyone here feel better, detroit lost too...

xuscbausp said...

yeah is it too early for an amber alert for staal?

xuscbausp said...

havent played for a full 60 minutes yet. five goal win against toronto this saturday will cure all haha

Kierstan said...

debrisslide - I remember when I was an RA...I never wrote up noise violations for people yelling at the TV during sporting events. I was probably one of the worst offenders on my floor. :)

I'm with flyerhater, though...this wasn't the worst thing I've ever seen. Venting frustration is good (and needed), though. It gets really hard to keep perspective after losing like that, though, I know :P

norojo said...

@ flyer hater
I dont recall saying anything remotely close to "season's over." If you don't think theres anything wrong with blowing a 3-0 lead then youre an idiot. i wouldnt jump ship if we were 0-82, im as diehard as they come that's why im angry to throw away 2 points. you can pretend like youre better than everyone because you dont get mad after losses but it's probably just because you don't care as much as i do

debrisslide said...

I have really been noticing Staal's defensive play lately. He might not be scoring right now, but he's going a good job at keeping the puck in and knocking some people down. He'll get some decent goals this season, I'm not worried.

Flyer Hater said...

"but it's probably just because you don't care as much as i do"

Yeah, that's it.

Ass.

Or maybe I'm not retarded enough to get violently ill over losing the 5th game of the season. When you follow the team for more than one consecutive season, you can talk to me about fandom junior.

LargeTurkey said...

staal isn't that good. He really isn't good. How much are we going to pay this guy? He definitely doesn't deserve over 2.5 next year.

xuscbausp said...

and we're in mid-season form. we're fighting about who's the bigger fan already!1111


(pens aren't making the playoffs this year. ha)

norojo said...

im 21 and ive been following the team since i was old enough to know what hockey was. get off your high horse and stop preaching

sh0ez said...

The Pens aren't even remotely close to pathetic. Some of the people on here, though . . . christ.

The PP looked good as well as the PK.


Bring it, Leafs.

Anna. said...

5 games and 0 Siddo goals.
...Makes no sense to me.

fleuryous said...

Dude, MT just laid the smackdown.


bahahaha.

Flyer Hater said...

No Shoez, the Pens suck, the Caps don't have any offensive ability and there's absolutely nothing positive to take away from this game. It's by far the worst loss in franchise history, I hope the team moves to KC because I can't bare the heartbreak and disappointment anymore.

Kierstan said...

I turned the TV off, Fleuryous, what'd he say?

Kierstan said...

I live about 3.5 hours north of KC...as much as I like the Pens, I was very glad when they got the deal to stay in PA. KC is a black hole.

fleuryous said...

A reporter asked him why they were staying back too much sometimes (please, correct me if I'm wrong), and MT says


"YOU REALLY THINK I'D TELL THEM TO DO THAT?"

And he didn't say anything else.
I laughed.
He was piiiiiiiiissed, though.


1. Jordan Staal is not terrible. His defensive skills are pretty boss. He is 20 years old, therefore not as consistent as the older guys just yet. You were all probably in diapers at his age. haha.

STOP WORRYING.
If the season were based on 10 games, then maybe start worrying, but I do believe there are 80 games...maybe. Just...maybe.

RaCHeLeYoS said...

pens aren't making the playoffs.

I Have Kasparaitis said...

Largeturkey: I hope you are being sarcastic. Staal needs to stand in front of the net no doubt, but the boy needs time to adjust. His defensive skills make him an asset and his rookie season showed awesome numbers, you don't let talent go, and Staal has it.

Kierstan: FH was being sarcastic ...

C-blog needs to grow a pair and realize losses happen. We lost, yeah it sucks, but sitting here crying about it isn't going to make it better.

The Big K said...

This was a joke.

This team is a joke.

Staff, if you're not up to it, you don't have to recap this shit. I can't.

norojo said...

ok, im not posting after this. obviously it's just one game, and obviously it's early. i dont want to do this tit for tat shit with fellow pens fans but there's nothing wrong with being upset over a bad loss. frustration over blowing a 3-0 is not comprable to abandoning the team or saying they might as well move to kc. flyershater, i salute you, you obviously control your temper a lot better than i do. game sucked but we'll steal 2 from someone down the road.
go pens

fleuryous said...

Dude, watching these interviews after a loss are kind of painful--they just look so upset.


Toolbag's on the screen. WOO.

xuscbausp said...

fire MT
trade staal
trade bing
cut maf
sell the team to hamilton

sh0ez said...

Breaking News: HCMT joins the N.W.O.

@FH: I don't know. The second game against Ottawa was worse with it being the second game of the season and all. That game showed the Pens are in trouble this year. I still say the Leafs are winning the Cup. They'll take the Pens in a blowout, 6-1, on Saturday. The lone goal will be scored by Kris Beech.

Kierstan said...

IHK: I know he was. I guess responses can lose meaning over the Gore without voice inflection. :)

In regards to Staal, I think he'll be fine. His defense has looked great to me, and he's not a point-a-game guy anyway. Give it time.

fleuryous said...

I love how people were crucifying Mike Yeo two weeks ago, and how many of our goals were PPGs?


Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep.

Stoosh said...

Thoughts, dudes...

1. Note to self: Avoid LGP tonight. It's not gonna be pretty.

2. Third period sucked. There's no way around it. It sucked. The Pens had that three-goal lead before the midway point of the game and I cringed because you could almost see this coming. When you still have 30 minutes to play, you can't sit back like that against a team like Washington.

3. Sid was a -3 tonight. Two assists as well, but ouch.

4. Bad coverage by Letang on the first Washington goal (who got caught watching the puck while Fleischmann was standing in front); excellent shot by Semin on the second Washington goal; questionable turnover by Sid with the spin-o-rama pass that helped lead to the third Washington goal (as pointed out on NHL Live); good shot by Gordon on the fourth goal.

5. I'm starting to wonder about Staal on Malkin's wing. I'm just not sure. I think you have to give it some more time, but Staal just doesn't seem to have that touch right now with the puck that you want to see a winger have.

6. Fact: Whitney and Gonch are still going to be gone for a long time. Nevertheless, Therrien needs to find a way to generate some offense from the point. If nothing else, I'd like to see him start running the offense from further down in the zone...maybe along the boards or even off that cycle and get the defensemen like Goligoski and Letang to start pinching.

Not panicking...we're gonna have games like this. Just a little concerned and a little shocked because the energy level on the team seems to be a little bit down for some reason. I think they need to simplify things a little.

I'd love to see them come out flying Saturday night.

RaCHeLeYoS said...

lol shoez.

Flyer Hater said...

"This team is a joke."

Shouldn't you be in bed little boy?

Flyer Hater said...

Serenity Now

Insanity Later

Kierstan said...

And again, solid recap from Stoosh. Good points on all. Thank you for the logic.

slush said...

commit to the stoosh.

Vince said...

i hate losing to the capitals....

debrisslide said...

This game sucked but you knew it had to happen. It was heavily anticipated and we broke out with a decent powerplay that was made phenomenal by the shittiness of Jose Theodore. Then the Caps got something going and we forgot how to play even strength hockey. IT HAPPENS. If we'd had more shots on goal in the third period, we probably would have won 4-3 instead.

debrisslide said...

Oh, and if you haven't committed to the stoosh yet, you're one of the sad, pathetic few. . .

*COMMIT*

BlacknGold66 said...

I still say someone needs to start crashing the net.

xuscbausp said...

whats a stoosh

sh0ez said...

Breaking news: In a fit of anger, Ray Shero has traded Evgeni Malkin to the Sedish Elite team, HV71, for recently released center Kris Beech. Shero is rumored to be firing Michel Therrien tomorrow and replace him with recently retired Red Wings goalie, Dominic Hasek!

Told you Beech will get that goal on Saturday!

Tony Little said...

Biss vs Bradley

nikki said...

"Pens stunned by Caps"- from pittsburghpenguins.com hahaha
stunned indeed
this one hurt

Kierstan said...

LOL sh0ez. You know LGP would take that and run with it.

brett said...

The missed Satan opportunity in the third right in front of the net was painful. He needs to get in synch, and now.

Kierstan said...

It's nice to see Sid shooting more when the opportunity presents itself. He's still sometimes passing when he could shoot, but at least he's working at it. Not that I don't like him passing, but it just seems to me that sometimes he passes too much often when he's got just as good a shot as the next guy.

J.S. said...

that "reporter" who asked that question was WXDX morning guy Tim Benz

Zach said...

not time to lose faith. we may not be where we left off last season but it takes time to get used to things and get some chemistry going. just gotta hope things start clicking within the next month or two

Flyer Hater said...

I'm officially on the trade Staal bandwagon. I know he's a good defensive player but he's not Bob Gainey or Guy Carbonneau like some make him out to be. He's just an albatross on that 2nd line, he just has no offensive ability. He reminds me more and more of Wayne Primeau every game. Trade him now before the rest of the league finds this out. The reputation this guy has, you could get a great player in return.

Jonny Van Mundegaarde said...

Tim Benz? I thought Madden would have eaten him by now. He's bite size, ya know...

Flyer Hater said...

If any Craps fans gives you trouble here are some buzz words to use in rebuttal

Kolzig
Beaufre
Carey
Lemieux
Nedved
1991
1992
1995
1996
2000
2001

sh0ez said...

Staal for Gaborik. Page turn.

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