Saturday, November 22, 2008

GAMEDAY [20] -- Vancouver Canucks

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12-6-2 -- 26 pts

This should be a fun game, as the Canucks make their first visit to MellonCity in forever.
We love big-time goaltending, and let's face it: Vancouver has the king of big-time goaltending.


Robert Luongo will rob you.

If you remember, last year's game was an instant classic, with Sabu stunning the world in the shootout.


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:: Based on some reports, Sabu will have to be stunning everyone for the next 3 weeks or so, but there is no official word on MAF. [TRIB]

:: Ryan Whitney is looming. [PP.COM]

:: Letang owns Todd White:

thanks to Sirscha

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A lot of us use Justin.TV to stream the Pens online.

You better use it while you can.
Because something tells us it may not be around long after this story:
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"A college student committed suicide by taking a drug overdose in front of a live webcam as some computer users egged him on, others tried to talk him out of it, and another messaged OMG in horror when it became clear it was no joke. Some watchers contacted the Web site to notify police, but by the time officers entered Abraham Biggs' home — a scene also captured on the Internet — it was too late."

[Yahoo]

We quietly wondered if he had watched the Minnesota game or if he was a Thrashers fan.
But this happened on the 19th.
That's in poor taste. We know.

But if you kill yourself on Justin.TV, it's hard to feel bad for you.

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Another strange NHL voting Captcha:

thanks to Jonas A

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Patty Roy goes to the rafters tonight in Montreal tonight:



Doesn't get much better in big games.

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A lot of tired characters right now.
We are going with an unknown.

During the mid '90s, he was clutch during the afternoons when we'd get home from school.
No reason he can't build on his afternoon success.

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Business.
Do it.

We're heading to the Mellon for the game.
Our recap is gonna be more delayed than Warren Commission.

251 comments:

fleuryous said...

Have fun at the game, staff!


Come on Pens--I know Luongo is a beast, but Sabu is being pretty beastly himself these days.


GO.
PENS.


And go Pitt Panthers, because if they win this game, it'll be rather clutch.

WOOOOOOOOOOOO.

fleuryous said...

And I hope MAF will be okay!

fleuryous said...

Sorry...too many posts in a row, but Cooke said he won't let up any against his former teammates.


I trust that he won't either. haha.


I think Colby was being a little too nice on Thursday...but he's a beautiful human being.

stoney said...
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akus said...

Captain Planet is possessed of a wry sense of humor and has been known to crack jokes and use puns at times as well.


Sounds like a team player!!

--
This is not what i wanted to read, "Vancouver plays a very similar system to Minnesota."


Go Pens.

stoney said...

Captain Planet? No shit? Solid call staff.


Captain Planet, he's our hero, gonna take pollution down to zero....

christina said...

Captain Planet owned my afternoons.

LETS GO PENS!!!!!!!

pittsburghsteelrocks.com said...

Patrick Roy and Captain Planet have the same haircut. Both first ballot Hall of Famers.

Let's Go Pens!

tanya said...

you are going with some blue dude with unbelievable horrible red underwear that would make ovechkin proud? of course....

anyway, games on tv: rangers vs senators, bruins vs habs... games NOT on tv: canucks vs pens

tanya said...

unbelievably*
obviously i don't have to commit a suicide, my former english teacher will kill me

kstewy16 said...

Cooke Staal TK line is going to RAPE tonight!!!!!!
I'm callin a goal for each of them, 6 hits from Cooke, perfect on the PK for staal, and a TK fight.
Do it.

Matthew J, said...

My first real contribution to PensBlog with Captain Planet. I am honored, tpb.

Now let's do this.

akus said...

Pregame show.

Bibs calling Luongo, LuWANGo, then correcting himself.

LOL.

vital beach said...

I wouldn't be too worried about this game being a repeat of the Minnesota snoozefest. A lot of teams nowadays play that style of hockey. What makes it boring when watching a team like Minnesota play that style is when they have virtually no offensively-dynamic players. When you have to move your best offensive defensemen to forward to get a spark you know you are mud.

Vancouver actually has some talent and entertaining players. Something Minnesota can't say this side of Marian Gaborik's groin.


LETS GO PENS!

debrisslide said...

I hope MAF is okay, too. This whole MAF being out thing and us not knowing anything about it is slightly terrifying.

John Curry posts a shutout in his first ever NHL game. You heard it here first.

Kat said...

Captain Planet? With our powers combined we will beat the Canucks? I'm game. Finally get to watch a game in real time. Thank you Saturday games.

And as the cherry on top, Sharks vs Caps tonight. Should be interesting to say the least.

J.S. said...

figures there's an afternoon game and I get called into work. Hopefully I can get out of here soon so I can at least catch part of the game and maybe hang out with a few people later tonight.

I won't go into a lengthy rant about the streaming suicide, but it was a stash of Xanax and stupidity that did the kid in, not justin.tv.

pops said...

"soooo we jiggliiiiin????"

links anyone?

akus said...

ATDHE.NET

It is the only feed i found.


OHhhhhh, Pops i was wonderin where You was.

pops said...

haha. im here im here. coming up clutch once again, akus. thanks!

M. Vanderlasser said...

Shit, let's do this!

This do, let's shit!

Let's shit this do!

No, dammit, that's not right...

chris e, where are you???

akus said...

Feed is FSN!!


Gotta love that.

pops said...

its not even funny how badly pens fans put atlanta to shame

pops said...

2pm start? no problem. sold out

Kat said...

Holy shit is the entire 3rd line fighting right now!? My god.

pops said...

this better not be a PP for the canucks

akus said...

Cookie............likes em to crumble after they hit the ice.

LosPinguinos said...

niiiice start

rickyaustin33 said...

2:00pm, Begin Game.
2:01pm, Matt Cooke rocks some dude into a tilt-a-whirl of fuck.

akus said...

Pops, is the feed choppy? Or is it just my pc?

Thrashers feed was smooth.

pops said...

works perfect for me. maybe try restarting during intermission?

pops said...

well fuck, i knew these cunts would screw the pens over

LosPinguinos said...

game misconduct on Cooke?! WTF?

M. Vanderlasser said...

Cookie's gone?!

Kat said...

What a clusterfuck. Why the hell did they throw Cooke out!? BS...

pops said...

hahahah, i love hcmt going ape shit on the refs, F bombs flying, only to see three little kids right behind him. LOVE IT

dhudzin said...

HCMT "Bullshit.... fuckin' bullshit!"

Agreed.

johnnylaw said...

What bullshit, Cooke out 25 seconds in.

pops said...

fuck luongo

fuck him

Steve In Denver said...

Couldn't get the stupid feed to launch quickly and missed the fight.

Glad you didn't choose the ambiguously gay duo for today's game...Dallas will be using that one.

fleuryous said...

Holy shit...Luongo...

LosPinguinos said...

Damn. He's hurt.

pops said...

yes luongo is hurt.

peace, chump

Steve In Denver said...

Luongo just tore his vagina.

fleuryous said...

Canucks are going to be DOUBLY pissed now.


Ah, Pens, keep your heads up.

pops said...

i dont mean to be happy that hes hurt. but if it means a win for the pens, then fuck it

if he dies, he dies

rickyaustin33 said...

Luongo forgot to stretch before the game apparently.

Steve In Denver said...

Right on, Pops.

Kat said...

Wow....Luongo's down. What a weird game so far. This could be huge.

fleuryous said...

Aw, guys...don't be jerks. haha.


I hope he's okay...an injury, no matter who it is, is not funny stuff.


Even if it's Sean Avery.

pops said...

he probably just needs to take a shit again, like 2 years ago in the playoffs

dhudzin said...

See ya later Mr. Captain.

M. Vanderlasser said...

Cooke and Luongo can watch the game together now?

rickyaustin33 said...

"The Canucks goaltenders are seeing alot of rubber" - Steigy.

THen I guess he aggravated something?

btumpak said...

torn vagina.

Steve In Denver said...

Best theme song ever.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WqazleR3FE

LosPinguinos said...

what the hell? what are they gonna do now?

fleuryous said...

Wait...are you serious?

Steve In Denver said...

Daniel Sedin suits up next.

pops said...

this is ridiculous, do we have to lend them a goalie now?

dhudzin said...

I bet Sanford stays in.

rickyaustin33 said...

Umm - what happens if both goaltenders leave the game?

fleuryous said...

He might be okay...a hurt face you can play with.


Ask Malone and Geno.

pops said...

great, the prick just drew a penalty for them. what an actor

pops said...

nm

ArnoldSlick said...

where can i watch the game online...someone tell me please

Steve In Denver said...

http://atdhe.net/live-tv-742.html

ArnoldSlick said...

thanks steve

fleuryous said...

I love Tenk, but he kinda looks like a prepubescent boy. haha.


Once again, I do love him, though.

fleuryous said...

SUPERSTAR.

pops said...

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES!

Steve In Denver said...

If you slash Henrik, does Daniel feel it?

pops said...

probably just deep down in his ovaries

fleuryous said...

Dude, Geno is living up to his Incredible Malk nickname. haha.


He is wrecking shit.

fleuryous said...

SABUUUUUUUUUUUUU.


You fucking beast. haha.


WOOOOOOOOOO.

ArnoldSlick said...

any other site to watch the game--that one is being shitty

pops said...

ok...

sabou just made me shit my pants. what a save

fleuryous said...

Can we talk about how Sabourin is in the best shape of his life?

pops said...

i think its because he doesnt believe in smiling. he is business 24/7. seriously, have you ever seen sabourin smile?

M. Vanderlasser said...

Godard = "Beastie Boy", sez Bawb Errey

fleuryous said...

Whitney looks like Michelle Kwan in that segment.



Good for him, Man. Too happy.

Allison said...

God damn sleeping late, I miss the first 10 mins, and what sounds like some interesting moments.

btumpak said...

the PP is looking like shit

fleuryous said...

Dammit.


That would have been a pretty ridic save, though.

pops said...

so frustrating to have 359 chances and come up with 0 and then shit like that goes in

pops said...

and of course fucking sanford and son is having a career game

Steve In Denver said...

Demitra made it through a period without getting injured, and scored to boot. Yay him. Pussy.

fleuryous said...

When I see Kennedy chew on his mouthguard, I laugh every time.

He chews on it voraciously. He's hungry. FOR VICTORY. haha.


We'll get a PPG. It'll be fine.

Steve In Denver said...

Were the girls in the VW commercial the same girls that were in the Shining?

Allison said...

God damn, that is the best commercial in the history of television

btumpak said...

sanford is a joke.

akus said...

Canucks radio reported that Luongo has a groin injury( not sure of the severity of it)

Rba said...

shit this ATDHE feed is terribad, anyone got another feed?

LosPinguinos said...

oh what the fuck

pops said...

just let him walk right in front. fuck

Allison said...

I love mics near the players

akus said...

I agree that feed is the shits,choppy as hell, but i havent seen any other feeds.

I gave up watching it online and went back to my tv.

pops said...

yea gill. finally someone doing something about these fuckers going to the net

pops said...

goddamn it. this is going to be a snoozefest. they'll just choke the life out of this hockey game.

Allison said...

That ATDHE feed's working fine for me

Team Canada said...

I'm watching the ATDHE feed, and it is perfect. Smooth and crystal clear.

fleuryous said...

Can we talk about how the camera focused on the Sedins, and they did the SAME THING in sync?


I laughed.

Rba said...

I've watched porn for the 1980's on VHS with better quality than this feed. Makes me upset :(. And what happened with Cookie, did he get jobbed or something?

Steve In Denver said...

My computer sux, and the feed is fine here. Maybe you need to throw a Tie Domi elbow to your hard drive.

Kat said...

@ Fleuryous, Seriously that was bizarre. Talk about twins from the shining.

LosPinguinos said...

@fleuryous

Haha yeah I caught that. It was weird...in a funny way.

pops said...

no shots on goal in the 2nd!!!!!??

FUUUCK

Kat said...

If this is how we are playing with Sanford in, how they hell would we have handled Luongo??

Bacon077 said...

"have you seen the wallpaper in my bathroom steigy?!?!?"

--bob errey

pops said...

sanford - what a fucking cunt diver

Steve In Denver said...

The dump and meander aimlessly strategy is not really effective.

pops said...

well at least they got something on net, even if its not the puck

Kat said...

When in doubt, throw players at the net.

Team Canada said...

This game is boring.

fleuryous said...

Dude, the same hole is ALWAYS open, and there's a Canuck player ALWAYS there who dumps it out.


COME ON PENS.

fleuryous said...

YES.


P.
P.
G.

pops said...

oooh a powerplay. big big big powerplay.

Steve In Denver said...

Malkamania needs to drive one through someone into the back of the net.

pops said...

fire mike yeo

fleuryous said...

....


We're always better down in the third.


Then we take them from behind,
Dutch Door Action.

Come on Pens.

Team Canada said...

"Come on Kris, get a goal"

Right, like it's that easy.

fleuryous said...

To put things in perspective., the Canucks don't have a PPG either, so...stop the fire Mike Yeo garbage.

Steve In Denver said...

I hate the New Jersey Canucks.

pops said...

its just a joke as per "trade staal" and other. chill out

Team Canada said...

I was just reading up on Luongo on good ol' Wikipedia, and look what was up:

"On November 22, 2008 Roberto left a game versus the Pittsburgh Penguins after what some are calling a career ending injury"

What??

Steve In Denver said...

Rick DiPietro must be on wikipedia

Team Canada said...

The link is to TSN where comments are saying it is a torn ACL

fleuryous said...

Potash definitely said Cookie Monster.

Rba said...

COOKIE MONSTER

fleuryous said...

a torn ACL?


Dude's done for a WHIIIIIIIIILE, IF that's true.

fleuryous said...

I was just saying that, because people say it a lot and are serious...


My fault, sorry.

pops said...

no worries, bruv. lets hope for a quick one in the third.

FreeCandyVan44 said...

potash is in love with tpb

Team Canada said...

I think that Matt Cooke also looks like Cookie Monster.

pops said...

zigomanis a caveman? haha. oh no.

fleuryous said...

I think Matt Cooke and Mike Zigomanis may be best friends.


Don't they look like...brothers? haha.


Matching missing tooth and all.

Rba said...

Winning faceoffs, so easy, a caveman can do it.

Team Canada said...

Love Wikipedia. Fixed just that quick. Now:

"On November 22, 2008, Luongo left a game versus the Pittsburgh Penguins after suffering a left groin injury"

fleuryous said...

ZIGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

pops said...

CAAAAAAAAAAAVEMAAAN!!!!!

A WHOLE NEW GAME

LosPinguinos said...

ZIGGY!!

kstewy16 said...

ZIGGY!!! I got back from work just in time.

Kat said...

YES! We got one. Ziggy, big time

Allison said...

Zigamazing!

kstewy16 said...

Must have been my fault, they had to wait till I was home before they could start scoring.

kstewy16 said...

"Zigomanis Zigging and Zagging."
-Paul Steigerwald November 22, 2008

fleuryous said...

Scuderi is beautiful. haha

pops said...

somehow that was not holding. buahaha

fleuryous said...

Yeah, pops...that was a neglected call.

kstewy16 said...

I think they were holding each other though, so in good ol hockey, thats a no call. Of course in Bettman hockey, its supposed to be a 4v4, but luckily these refs made a good call.

fleuryous said...

Um, interference, ref?


Jesus Christ.


We're going to get it.
It's gonna be huge.

kstewy16 said...

Geez this game is getting nutz, the Pens are going insane, Sid Geno and Talbot are playing like its game 7 of a playoff series.

fleuryous said...

THAT'S what I want to see, though.


I want to feel like I'm on amphetamines for at least 60 minutes...that's what hockey's about. haha.


WOOOOOOOOOOO.

kstewy16 said...

haha, maybe Chris Stewart broke out the "special" smelling salts.

kstewy16 said...

Between this timeout and our timeout, sid and geno are playing 3 of the last 4 minutes.

btumpak said...

anyone else hate the Western Conference??

fleuryous said...

I clearly heard a Tyler Kennedy "FUCK!"


Yep.

pops said...

i hate that they choke the life out of hockey

Kat said...

@btumpak, YES. Sharks not included though. I flove that team.

kstewy16 said...

I like the Avs, but other than them, the west blows. I'd rather move than be a fan of those teams.

pops said...

ok if someone says THAT was not a penalty, they are blind

fleuryous said...

Eh.


Empty net goals are lame.


Pens played solid.

kstewy16 said...

NO FUCKING BOARDING! ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME! THATS A FUCKING BOARDING, GAME MISCONDUCT, AND SUSPENSION!!!!

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fleuryous said...

And the refs blow chunks.

pops said...

what a bunch of cuntrags.

frustrating loss.

go pens

Rba said...

fucking cheap!

Anna. said...

Wow.

The Goon Blogger said...

I hope the refs choke on the whistles they swallowed.

What a bunch of garbage.

kstewy16 said...

OK, I'm now begging for a 'Nucks Pens SCF, just so we can beat the fucking shit out of those douchebags. Fuck them, Fuck the refs, and Fuck the west.

Kat said...

Another whack game against the soul sucking West. Whoo...

meecrofilm said...

Fuck it.

Poo on the islanders.

I've said it before and I'll say it again: Amy Winehouse looks better than the Pens' PP right now.

Flyer Hater said...

Pens aren't making the playoffs.

Flyer Hater said...

Blaming the refs=refrain of losers

Hit on Talbot by Ohlund=100% Legal

Quit bitching, it's so fucking annoying.

fleuryous said...

Cooke would have wrecked shit.

If the refs weren't douchebags and let him stay in the game, I feel like things would have been different...at least more interesting.


Zigo is beautiful human being.

Sabu is still a beast.

Tyler Kennedy should have had a goal...maybe even two.
Beautiful playing by him today.

12-5-3...stop panicking.


GO PENS.

fleuryous said...

FLYER HATER, I MISSED YOU. haha

meecrofilm said...

Yeah, Pens just couldn't close the deal in the 3rd. That's the effort you want too. Just didn't get any bounces.

kstewy16 said...

haha, habs retiring Roy just makes me laugh. I'm guessing he's gonna flick off the crowd during the ceremony, and then beat up Price.

fleuryous said...

Our 3rd periods are usually either mud or BEAUTIFUL.


We REALLY stepped it up in the third, just no dice.

What's with goalies being wrecked this season? Jeez.

Flyer Hater said...

Yeah, because all Roy did in Montreal was give up 8 goals against Detroit on December 2, 1995. It's not like he won 2 Conn Smythes, a couple vezinas, or anything.

Joke.

meecrofilm said...

With all the talk about reducing the size of goalie equipement, there's a league-wide conspiracy among all the goaltenders to fake more injuries in hope that the higher-ups will reconsider all of the size reductions.

kstewy16 said...

Fuck off Flyer hater, I didn't say he wasn't good, or didn't do great things in Montreal, but he left badly, and a shit ton of people in Montreal still hate him, and he hates them too.

Flyer Hater said...

Sanford going down like he was JFK in a motorcade in Dallas Texas after Staal barely nudged him was one of the most pathetic goaltending displays I've ever seen. I've played goal all my life in organized hockey and I've never tried anything like that to buy a call.

Flyer Hater said...

Yeah, you obviously have the pulse on what every single citizen in Montreal thinks and when did you get Patrick Roy's phone number to analyze his thoughts on the city? I'd really like to have it, since he's my idol. Maybe he can give me a few pointers. I'm pretty sure most of the people who support Le Habitants remember the two unreal performances in 86 and 93, not the way he left. Now quit posting, until you know what the fuck you're talking about.

Joke.

meecrofilm said...

Fo' realz, FH. I'm a goalie too and I just cringe whenever I see shit like that being pulled at a professional level. It never enters my mind at all while I'm playing. What the fuck.

Joshua said...

The Jon Benet killer could have been on the ice during the third period and the refs would have let it slide.

Flyer Hater said...

OH NOEZZ!! The refs let the players decide a game for once in the third, ALERT THE AUTHORITIES!!

meecrofilm said...

The one real problem I had with the refs was Cooke's ejection. I reiterate, what the fuck.

Other than that, refs letting all kinds of shit go in the third is pretty much the norm, for better or worse.

The Goon Blogger said...

I got nothing against the hit on Talbot got hit straight on the shoulder, and he flew into the boards.

I'm pissed about the no call on Gogo getting tripped infront of Sabu. Incidental contact? Then don't call the one on Gill earlier in the game too. What if it leads to a goal? Weak. I'm also against the interference call in the corner late in the game. I forget what Canuck player it was but he was literally on his knees pushing against a Pen who was trying to get the puck which was a good two strides away.

We didn't help ourselves with our missed early PPs but blatant no calls in the third is ridiculous. Why is it only in the third that you need to chop of someone's arm to get called with a slash? Call the game the same the whole way. If you make a hook in the first period, the same hook should be called with a minute left in the third.

"Oh, you're cheating, but it's almost the end of the game, so it's cool."

What?

Also, Orpik should have got the gate, not Cooke, just sayin'.

The Goon Blogger said...

Maybe Patty Roy can tell his boys to assault someone in the crowd during the ceremony, or beat his wife (sorry, allegedly)?

Fuck Patrick Roy.

No denying he was a great goalie, no question about that, but there's no denying he's a terrible human being.

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The Goon Blogger said...

Start Curry thread on LGP in 5...4...3...2...1...

meecrofilm said...

Patty Roy sure was fun to watch though.

In other news, it's officially been reported: MAFer is now out for at least 2 to 3 weeks. Vomit.

In other news, I just made that up because I'm a dick.

Go Pens.

Flyer Hater said...

"Terrible Human Being"

LOL, Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, and Timothy McVeigh were terrible human beings.

The Goon Blogger said...

Oh my bad, I didn't realize we couldn't have context and reletively speak within the context of the game.

In that case:

The refs didn't make terrible calls I guess.

Dropping the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, the Firebombing of Dresden, and the Holocaust were terrible calls.

Allison said...

Patrick Roy the player - favorite goalie ever.
Patrick Roy the human - not so much.
He's not going to the rafters cause he's some great humanitarian, it's cause he was a fucking monster in the crease.

somechic said...

Earth, fire, wind, water, heart=FAIL

mallori said...

Why are they playing "We Are The Champions" at the ceremony? I could MAYBE see if it was because of the Cup they won with him...MAYBE. But seriously?

meecrofilm said...

I wonder if there will be a riot after the ceremony.

KaylaJ said...

i'm gonna skip saying anything about today's pens game since i don't want to throw up...

anyway, i don't know, with his charity work and after reading the stories of him letting sick kids score on him in practice, its hard to say patrick roy is such a bad person.

and truthfully, before you blame roy for the way he left, you may want to read how both sides acted. roy was almost traded to CO before savard was even canned and then to be treated like dirt by a coach trying to huff himself up, its not the way to treat a top notch player

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