Sunday, November 30, 2008

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People always say we are lucky to have Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin.
That is true.

But we are even more lucky when they both are on fire.

This win made the Buffalo game a little easier to think about it, and it made it another successful week [3-1] for the Pens.



Stephen S.
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You want to talk about a player finding where his business is, it's Crosby.
All that crap about him slumping in the beginning of the year.
What a play.

Huge goal at home with memories of the Buffalo game still lingering.

Next shift, Malkin and Sykora almost sent the Devils reeling, but no dice.

When Malkin's line hit the ice again, they drew a penalty. Well, Malkin did.
The Pens pooper play goes to work.
A couple close calls, but the Devils hang on.

The Devils got their chance on the PP with a Sykora high stick.
Patrick Elias had a horrible PP. Blew two one-time chances with Sabu out to lunch.
The Devils' hard work on the man advantage got rewarded with a Zajac penalty.

The pooper had some chances again, with Gogo hitting a post. But that was it.
Good start to the game.

In the second half of the first, Malkin made some kind of sick pass to Sykora that won't show up in the box score.
Crosby jumps onto the ice and does the spinorama.

The rest of the first period was an exhibition by Malkin and Bing.
It's good to be a Pens fan.

Somewhere near the end of the first, out of nowhere, Eric Godard goes careening into the boards behind the Devils net. Jesus.

The penalty box throws Eaton a Welcome Back party.
Scuderi is like the Tin man when it comes to blocking shots.

The Pens kill most of it to end the first.

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During the game, Paul Steigerwald commented on Tyler Kennedy,
saying something along the lines of him having a shot in every game this season.

It was an off-the-cuff remark, a "well, it feels like he has" statement.

Actually, he does have a shot in every game this season, save for one:
the 4-3 loss to the Caps.

CROSBY -- Shot in every game except for San Jose loss.

TENK -- Shotless twice: Most recent Islanders win and Toronto 4-1 win.

GOLIGOSKI -- Shotless twice: Ranger loss, first Philly win

MALKIN -- Shotless once: Rangers loss

MAX -- Shotless three times: Ottawa game, recent NYI and BUF games

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The Pens killed the rest of Eaton's business to start the second.

Goligoski became the third Penguin to get owned by the ice. Jesus again.
Oh, hey, Malkin doesn't fall randomly anymore. Just realized that.

Zach Parise is an idiot. He blatantly interferes with Pesonen and gets surprised when there's a penalty.
Nobody's surprised when Crosby makes another ridiculous play.

Malkin keeps the puck in when it was sure to be gone. He keeps it alive and gets it to TK, barely.
Through the legs backpass to Bing, who sees Sykora all the way.
He makes a pass few hockey players can make.
Matt Cooke hits that punk Parise. Starts a melee, lets the Devils know this ain't a joke.
Jarks Ruutu used to do that if our memory serves correctly. But then Ruutu would take a crippling penalty.

All that crap brought on a 4-on-4.
Advantage Penguins every day of the week.
Malkin plays a NHL shift, getting up from being jobbed, and lunges at a loose puck.
Bing, after near-missing on a slapper, kept everything alive.
Appropriately, he puts it home.


Is it possible not to want your team to have a 3-0 lead?

The rest of the period is made up of the Devils trying to "open" it up.

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As soon as th puck drops you just want to see time fast forward so the Devils don't have a chance to get back into it.


Pesonen can't get it out, Scuds gets trip up. Mike Rupp puts one up where Mom keeps pictures of naked boys. 3-1.
Unbelievably huge goal for the Devils.

Bad news city.

So now we get to see Zach Parise and Brian Gionta commit penalties for the entire third period and get away with it. Marty St. Louis called he wants his identity back.

The Devils start doing their thing, you can feel a goal. But Sabu shows us whats up.
It is funny how superstitious players are. Sabu changes his mask against the Isles and gets pulled.

The Devils had a great chance to get back in the game when Tanger Outlets went off.
But the PK Unit does its job. Huge kill.

Father Time 3:16.
Clemmensen pulled. Crosby lunges. HT. 4-1.

What a gentleman

  • Sid's first home hat trick.
  • 9-2-1 November for the Pens. Bank.
  • Solid performance on the back end of a two-nighter.
  • Sabu does his job.
  • Go Steelers. We hate Steeler fanboys, but we hate New England more.


Jason said...


Allison said...

Looks like stephen s. had some sick ass seats.

And those shotless counts are interesting.

Sykora looked like a kid on Christmas. Beautiful. He needs a hattrick this season. Do it!

PittHockey said...

what an awesome game to watch

woo Sid

fleuryous said...

Tonight's game was beautiful.

Sid was amazing, but that's no surprise.

The defense tonight was great. Sabu did really well, but the defense helped so much with the ONE goal that New Jersey scored.

Scuderi=virtuous human being.

And our PP definitely looks better.

Keep it up, guys.
November was a great month--
let's make December a better one.

Let's go Pens.
(and Stillers)

fleuryous said...

Allison, Sykkie DID look like a kid on Christmas. I loved it.

Sykkie has hopefully gotten his groove back.

curtO. said...

What a great freakin game. Glad I was a witness.

Also, I wore my CURTO #76 - thePensBlog jersey tonight and ran into Buries It #66 - thePensBlog jersey. Mutual respect. *snap*

I'm sure Stephen S. will give the details on Mr. Potash eying us up and pointing at our jerseys while mouthing the words, "I love thePensBlog."


Allison said...

@Fleuryous- yupp. Or as kimberlass and debrisslide might say, a chinchilla on christmas.

Actually, on second thought, I'm not sure even they know what a chinchilla looks like on Christmas. But I'm pretty sure that's what face it would make.

Allison said...

@curto- if that is true about potash- oh man, I love him even more.

debrisslide said...

Guess who's driving from Steelers country to Pats country tomorrow!

I hate football but I need to see something from Boston lose dramatically if I'm going to be going to college there.

Allison, <3

BlacknGold66 said...

Solid post Staff... as always ya homos.

My Scuds Army is growing.

Vote Scuds to the All-Star Game.

Sid = Vomit-Inducing Sick.

LeGame58 said...

Sid and Geno are dirtier than a toilet seat at a truck stop in Cleveland.

3rd line wins games

Kat said...

That 'shop of Bing from Dirty Dancing is one of the funniest things I've ever seen.

coffeytalk said...

Ruutu in fact made the same knock-a-devil into the bench play that Cooke did:

Ruutu Smash>

can't find a tubed vid of Cooke's hit, yet. but i did find a fight between hey there malone and cooke:

punchie punch>

glad the p-tash saw the jerseys. we gotta get him one.

Cornelius Hardenbergh said...

Bruins beat the Red Wings 4-1!

Also, go Pats!

Chubs said...

Ron Jeremy is money.

Hand of Godard said...

More on Burress shooting himself.It's probably shitty of me to rejoice over someone doing something so stupid, but I'm a bad person and I've always hated Plax.

Dylan said...

Wow I picked a great game to finally get to this year. Crosby and Malkin were on some kind of super acid... what a show.

Too bad I had to sit next to an incredibly fat chick and had a bunch of I-don't-know-what-the-hell-I'm-talking-about fans behind me (seriously, Stall was *not* the best player on the Pens last night). Great game though!

dcbng said...

The pass from Crosby on Sykoras' goal never touched the ice. Sykora just tapped it in out of the the air. Perfect pass, perfect tap in.

As for plexiglass, well, this was the first time he got around a safety all year...

penstone410 said...

good to know i am not the only one who immediately thinks of Kris Letang at the near mention of Tanger Outlets.

mr. potash loves the pensblog. this is why i love mr. potash. good to know the jerseys are getting noticed.
@annie, (coffey, tits mcgee, whatever.. i love you babe) i agree, we need to pitch in and get potash one

pride85 said...

LOL @ LeGame58

I too found myself excited that we were doing so well, and then of course, terrified that we were going to blow the lead. I was almost chewing holes into my Geno jersey because it just felt so right that we were winning but there's been comebacks before. What a terrific game, seriously.

Sid's smirk after he scored on his belly? Mwhahaha.

Sykkie's glee was gorgeous. I really hope he can get up to a career 100 PP goals this year. Steggy said he was up to 98 now.

fleuryous said...

Yeah, the Bing Dirty Dancing Photoshop made me laugh quite a bit.

Keep voting for the NHL All-Star Game! I still can't believe that Orpik isn't on the official list of votes. I vote for him every time.

Go Pens.

btumpak said...

plaxico burress hahahahhahahahhaha joke.

go pens.

Stephen S. said...

For a minute I thought Potash was trying to get the ushers to help him bum-rush us for our jerseys. Probably should have walked over and said hi... i was still stunned from being so close to the glass.

Thanks again CurtO... the seats were lifechanging!

megz590 said...

wow i laughed out loud at bing's dirty dancing picture... nice work staff

akus said...

Jagr is in an All-Star game,it even has his name

Jagr Team."


If anyone would put Sid in the corner, he could still tickle the twine.

Cooke, Staal & TK.
I love watching that 3rd( will never get broken up) line.
Cooke & that smirk on his face.
Yep, the Bruins beat the Wings, and they also chased Conks before Elroy replaced him.


akus said...

Cooke = Crunch Smashlots.

MizzPenz said...

I thought for sure I would wake up and see a PS of Bing as an actual Penguin sliding on the ice.

Couldn't make it to the game, so I hope the people that were in our seats appreciated what they were witness to last night.

So fun to watch when they are clicking like that!

Let's go Pens!

Steve In Denver said...

dcbng, that Plax safety comment was sick funny.

I still hate him for that game in his rookie year when he caught the first down pass, slid, and spiked it (= live ball, fumble) without being touched. Moron.

No games till midweek sucks.

Someone needs to make an iPotash sign to hang at one of the games.

Go Pens

jovi said...

dirty dance pic is genius.

staff - about the malkin falling down comment, you've forgotten about that fall in ATL when he skated into the boards.

awe, gotta love that russian.

meecrofilm said...

I said it like 5 times last night, but it bears repeating:

Bing Cityyyyyyyyyyyyy

stokes said...

So that's what happens when you play an entire 60 minutes! that's amazing.

Sid must have been reading Cblog yesterday.

Christine said...

Ron Jeremy :)

sven butenschon said...

great to see sykora get a goal it has been too long

to tpb family that came up and gave me props for the buries it you guys = all business

they should scratch ruslan more games he was a beast last night

Dare i say it but Satan was possessed


floridapens said...

i was wondering if you still had plans on comming down for the florida road trip?

apeth08 said...

Idk thepensblog's email/ mine mail never gets to them, so can someone tell them that there's a hilarious Malone video on youtube

footndale said...

Had a great time at the game. Pittsburgh is nice city. Enjoyed the first stay. Wife was in heaven all weekend long.

I'm sure we'll be back again.

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