Monday, January 5, 2009

GAMEDAY 40 -- NEW YORK RANGERS

[Picture+19.png]

Madison Square Garden.
Pretty much the last place you'd want the Pens to play tonight.

And for that reason:


We are guaranteeing a win.



Go Pens

756 comments:

Rba said...

Big game tonight, get our asses in gear. We need this one.

WIN ONE FOR THE STOOSH!

(stache for stoosh? no? ok)

adam66 said...

do it.

because if we don't, dare I say.


Buries It, best shape of his life.

meecrofilm said...

ZOMG TRADE!!!1

Anytime you trade a player who is never gonna crack your NHL roster for a pick who someday might, you win.


I can't say Splinter inspires confidence. Where the fuck are Red and Andy?

Go Pens.

Staff said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Ian said...

If worst comes to worst, go with James Bond for the gameday character, he's a clutch performer.

coffeytalk said...

do it, rockapella

Ian said...

coffeytalk- Rockapella is a good call. Carmen Sandeigo is easier to find than the Pens offense.

coffeytalk said...

i was slutty carmen sandiego for halloween this year and had good luck with that.

slut it up for luck.

go pens.

Stilly said...

Cowabunga. Master Splinter ftw. Go Pens.

Mike T said...

I mean, it can't be much worse than the Panthers game, right?

meecrofilm said...

@Mike T.

at least no one got injured during the Panthers game

adam66 said...

@Ian

Epic choice. I approve.

Obviously Timothy Dalton.

letsgopsu said...

We definitely should have gone with Red and Andy. Was just watching Shawshank today and as I was watching it I figured that Red and Andy would be perfect to get the Pens out of the current funk.

Ian said...

Adam- Dalton did his own stunts, which makes him probably the most badass Bond. The way the Pens are playing, I say play all 6 Bonds to get as much mojo as possible.

Freyer said...

One of the following is for sure:
If we win, we will have tremendous momentum and everyone will say this is the turning point in our season.
If we loose, everyone will say we're done for (and they might not be all that wrong).
HUGE GAME!

PittHockey said...

i'm not getting my hopes up.
I just want to see some real hockey.
do it.

The Goon Blogger said...

@adam66

James Bond begins and ends with Dalton. People don't even know what James Bond is if they disagree.

ALL.
BUSINESS.
TONIGHT.

Fucking Do It Pens!

Mike T said...

Satan is on the 4th line tonight with Godard and Jeffrey

PittHockey said...

finally, other people that don't hate dalton.

license to kill has always been one of my favorites.

Stilly said...

Dalton the bouncer? Patrick Swayze was all business in Road House.

The Goon Blogger said...

@Pitthockey

Nothing wrong with that one, but The Living Daylights will ALWAYS be my favorite bond flick.

[Dalton]

Molly said...

so i'm loving that when i open the blog, i see the hanging elmo, and i get a kick out of it EVERY time!
GO PENS!

jc said...

Max Talbot gets off the snide tonight...Lock it up!

Flyer Hater said...

Not going with Red and Andy=loss

pops said...

god im pumped for this game.

LETS DO THIS SHIT!

MYYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH!!!!!
:)

dying alive said...

I support the choice of Master Splinter.

Flyer Hater said...

Let's hope MAF puts on a performance like this

Rba said...

To be fair, i think Dalton is the second worst Bond. Craig is pretty fail.

Moore
Brosnan
Connery
Dalton
Craig

Sorry, I loved LTK as a movie, it was amazing, im just a huge Moore fan and i loved Brosnan's wit and attitude towards the movies.

I know i might be hated for that, but to each his own. But im sure we can all agree, Craig is pretty bad as a Bond.

Flyer Hater said...

Master Splinter=fluke

Red and Andy=Proven playoff performers

Sweet Trav said...

I said it in the last post... I don't know why, but I feel a turn around for the Pens with a 4-3 SO win.

I'll be thrilled with any kind of win, but if they beat the Rags in a SO, it would stun New York and most likely give the boys a HUGE boost.

pops said...

i heard Van Halen's Right Now on the radio 5 times today...

its a sign.

turning this shit around

RIGHT NOW!

The Goon Blogger said...

Saying Moore and Brosnan are the best=EPIC Fail.

How many sexual euphemisms can we jam into two and a half hours? Let's find out!

pops said...

Can't stand Moore.

I would go...

Connery
Craig
Lazenby
Brosnan
Dalton
Moore

Ian said...

Dalton.

bmont84 said...

Good choice. Splinter's hometown is NYC.

Rba said...

Forgot about Lazenby.

pops said...

brosnan was money in goldeneye and it crashed and burned from there

Andrew S said...

apparently no one sees how badass the godfather is. marlon brando? al pacino? go home

this

or this

can't go wrong.


go pens

Ian said...

I'm all for the Godfather as well...let's make them an offer they can't refuse.

Rba said...

Anyways, predictionblog.

If King Henrik is playing, it's going to be tough, however reports say hes been under the weather, so we may see the backup in there. If Henrik is in, look for it to be a close well fought game, possible overtime. If the backups in, i see smash city for the Pens. Theyll come out balls on fire and it'll get a great game

W/ Henrik 4-3 Shootout possibly
W/o Henrik: 4-2 Pens.

meecrofilm said...

The Godfather = most overrated movie of all time.

The Goon Blogger said...

Lazenby was beast city in his one flick (which is extra so because On Her Majesty's Secret Service was his first movie). But it was only one, and not one a lot of people have said.

Rba said...

Everyone forgets Lazenby, and it's very easy to.

I'll have to watch HMSS tomorrow afternoon.

Bethany said...

So, I forgot to comment this. While waiting in the student rush line on Saturday, we saw Dan Potash enter the building. He said something to us along the lines "If I could I would get them to all give you free hot chocolate." Then some guy interjects, "I want some". Potash replies, "not you, you asshole". I heard Dan Potash call some guy an asshole.

pops said...

little danny potash calling someone who wanted hot chocolate an asshole!?

its borderline ludicrous!

The Goon Blogger said...

I'm gonna call shenanigans. Dan Potash is a gentleman and a scholar.

meecrofilm said...

Potash should be a gameday candidate.

nicholas richter said...

Still say that Godard Fan has Game Day written all over him.

meecrofilm said...

I think for some reason, Godard Fan (like the Haitian) is just untouchable now for some reason. And for some reason Red and Andy have entered that group. Yes I wil continue to bitch like a Rangers fan about that.

kstewy16 said...

@Goon Blogger,
Seriously, I thought I was the ONLY one on earth that liked Timothy Dalton. He is by far the best Bond ever. That simple.

I'm glad Master Splinter is getting another chance to end our woes. Last game of his didn't go so well, but this one will have a better ending.

pops said...

if i saw dan potash, the first thing i would say would be...

"Potash, I'm just gonna put it out there... I hate your fucking guts! BUT GODDAMN do I respect you!"

and then id possibly lean over and smooch him on the forehead, laraque style

The Goon Blogger said...

I miss the balls out insane interviews Potash had with Malone, Laraque, and Ruutu last year. Just sayin'.

"Yeah, but I don't wanna be like you Potash."

Rage said...

Dark and Ruthless Just sayin

GO PENS

Ian said...

Andrew S.-

The Godfather

The Goon Blogger said...

@Rage

Greatest Type Cast of all time.

Rba said...

How about Goldfinger for a gameday?

"Do you expect me to talk?"
"No Mr Losing Streak, I expect you to DIE!"

pops said...

Dragan from Layer Cake...

if anyone knows what I'm talking about.

coolest movie ever

kstewy16 said...

So I just got done watching 300 on HBO, its become my new thing, watch a movie before a game starts, but anyway, King Leonidas should be a gameday sometime. I'm inspired as fuck right now. I'm ready to finish college, kill some people, write a book, save the cheerleader, and fuck some bitches. If he can inspire me to do all that, I think he could inspire the Pens to play a solid 60 minutes.

The Goon Blogger said...

Francisco Scaramanga was always my favorite Bond Villain. What a name.

Rba said...

Goodmovieblog. Going to have to watch Layer Cake again. Nice, going to have to pay attention tonight to the non game comments heh.

The Goon Blogger said...

@pops

When Craig was first named as the next Bond, and people were skeptical, I merely handed them a copy of that movie.

pops said...

"Oh, you give a fuckin' aspirin a headache, pal!"

pops said...

Definitely. I quote shit from that flick all the time. Apparently he has agreed to do a sequel...

jc said...

@ Pops


David Lee Roth as a gameday character?

pops said...

i think Right Now was during Samy Hagar's days, but I'm personally more inclined to DLR. I've heard arguments for that being Van Halen's best song ever... just food for thought

The Goon Blogger said...

Anyway guys. Per usual I don't cblog during the game. And, luckily for me, it's also food time. Laters

Go Pens!

pops said...

Gizmo for Gremlins

AAAAAAAAAAAAND IM SPENT

pops said...

fuck. that should say Gizmo FROM Gremlins

pops said...

LAYER CAKE>

pops said...

watch the movie after the game, of course

Rba said...

ugh, fucking friends ring me up and want to go bar hopping so i hope theres a game on there, catch yall later, go pens.

jenna said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
debrisslide said...

10 minutes to liveblog. . .wooooo.

jenna said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
BlacknGold66 said...

DOOOOOOO IIIIIIIIITTTTTT!

Matt said...

well, this is one of those games I get to catch down in Philly on versus...I hope it's worth it. Here's hoping Crosby goes batshit tonight and scores five hat tricks (what would that be called???)

Flyer Hater said...

5-4 Pens, Malkin OT winner

fleuryous said...

I want TK and Dups to get goals. Wearing the Dups shirt tonight--it's gotta happen.

And I want the third line to play balls-out...which has been proven to happen over and over.

MAF, do big things.


DO IT.

Go Pens.

PittHockey said...

RBA, your bond list is backwards. just sayin'.

M. Vanderlasser said...

Pens, let's go!

Allison said...

@goon- you should be over at PH for their sure to be epic live blogging of the staal drinking game... In fact- that's where we all should be.

PittHockey said...

i'm in for the staal drinking game.

it will dull the pain.

pensfan871 said...

Goin back to the basics tonight. Not wearing my blue jerseys...going back to my classic Sid black.

Go Pens!

jenna said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
PittHockey said...

vs announcing.

I might cut myself.

PenguinsExperience.com said...

I don't get TSN2, where this game is airing, but I do get TSN so I'm watching the World Juniors instead.

jenna said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
PittHockey said...

drink!


drink!

urban said...

Marc and Jordan Staal are brothers.

jenna said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
pops said...

im gonna keep my expectations low and just hope for an emotional game, full with effort and possibly more than 20 shots on goal

LETS GET IT ON!!!

PittHockey said...

drinkx4

pops said...

jonesy picking a 4th liner (satan) to watch out for. once again, proving he is a fucking dumbass

M. Vanderlasser said...

Yep, if you keep your expectations low enough you'll always be satisfied.

I'll be happy if none of the Pens fall through the ice and drown tonight.

Rob Brown said...

Here we are. Giddy up!

GO PENS!

pops said...

is that matt hasselbeck whoring EAS? forgot that dude was still alive

dying alive said...

Looks like they've downgraded to a 40 watt bulb at MSG.

stokes said...

DO IT.

brett said...

we absolutely are winning tonight.

Reason 1: I was offered tickets and can't go

Reason 2: I got home too late to bet on the Penguins as I had planned

dying alive said...

Penalty kill. That didn't take long.

PittHockey said...

downing the bottle now, fuck it.

dying alive said...

Oh FFS. That had better not kill any momentum the Pens had.

And my god, could they have a more stupid goal song?

jhorn said...

figures it only takes them a minute

dmbforum40 said...

Sources are saying that the Versus cameraman has down syndrome...

PittHockey said...

nice, 4 minuter

PittHockey said...

FUCK

PittHockey said...

at least he drew another once

dying alive said...

ZOMG, guys, let's get the Crosby sucks chant going! Dur hur!

PittHockey said...

vs announcers are idiots. jesus.

PittHockey said...

that ping is the worst sound ever

pops said...

I hope mike yeo dies in a fire

dying alive said...

If points were based on how many times a team could hit the inside of the post without actually scoring a goal, the Pens would be the super champs.

PittHockey said...

pops: that's too good for him

pops said...

this is absolutely pitiful

PittHockey said...

SHIT FUCKING SUCKS

dying alive said...

The Pens powerplay should be taken out into a field and left for dead.

pops said...

staal!!!! hahahahah

not only does he give up the puck like a bitch, he gets a penalty to ruin any chance of scoring on our joke of a powerplay

pops said...

im done commenting on this pitiful bullshit. im just gonna watch and try not to kill myself

dying alive said...

I truly do not believe the rumors that there is any threat to the jobs of Therrien and his staff. A man who was in fear of his job would not continue to run the same predictable, lousy power play that has been sputtering all season.

pops said...

fleury couldnt stop a beach ball right now

dying alive said...

He's probably nervous because he knows that the Pens aren't actually going to give him any help by, you know, scoring a couple of goals.

pops said...

i stand corrected.

i still think yeo should be pushed in front of a truck. just let him be in charge of sharpening skates and get him teh fuck away from the PP. not scoring on a 2 minute 5 on 3 usually leads to bad things at the end...

go fuck yourselves hockey gods

Rage said...

pops...others deserve to die, we(Pens fans) are superior, regardless of how our team is playing. If someone must die, it should at least be a Flyers fan. What do they have to live for anyways?

Staal's agent is gonna dump him at this rate.

wilsmith said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
PittHockey said...

I'm going to watch canada-sweden.

it'll be nice to watch some real hockey.

wilsmith said...

I dont think this is what anyone meant, but did someone mention cake?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-azqXygCzO8
if the link doesnt work

Resputan said...

I hate versus with every ounce of my being

PenguinsExperience.com said...

@PittHockey

If the last few games are any indication, Canada/Sweden is going to be a great game.

pops said...

hitting 3 posts... a good sign according to therrien. i dont think he understands posts dont count as goals

pops said...

seriously. im done takling about staal. he couldnt hit water falling out of a boat

PittHockey said...

pe.com: yeah, I know. the Can-Rus game was nuts.

wilsmith said...

heck, hitting a post doesnt even count as a shot.

PittHockey said...

pops: three post. three post!

biff said...

Story of season:

"Shot missed by Jordan Staal(Wide of Net)"

pops said...

fucking up on that 5 on 3 took away any emotion these guys came out with...

pops said...

i mean seriously, how far was staal away from the net? 3? 4 feet? seriously!!!? YOU CANT GET A SOG FROM THAT RANGE ON A TWO ON ONE!!!?

pops said...

that long-haired red headed dude loves versus

jayness said...

Staalsy blows. Holy shit.

pops said...

its really sad when ruslan fedotenko is the only player on the pens who looks like he gives a shit...

pops said...

HAHAHAH! mara BREATHED on staal and led him to cough up the puck

wilsmith said...

that was far from a good pass from malkin. he should have *drumroll please* taken the shot.

staal had to shoot that from a real awkward angle, i wouldnt give him grief over that one.

pops said...

ok. im honestly done commenting. im just gonna get angry and alienate all you good pensblog people.

PenguinsExperience.com said...

1-0 Canada.

jayness said...

I'm giving him grief over everything else he's done thus far.

PittHockey said...

pops, we're all angry. vent away.

pops said...

YAY PowerFAIL!!!!

PittHockey said...

can we sign canada's powerplay coach?

PittHockey said...

holy balls maf

pops said...

dump and chase is the most retarded system when a) you can't generate chances from a cycle and b) you have absolutely zero forecheckers

pops said...

YES! Steve! fucking shooting. thats half the battle

pops said...

YES! another chance to waste 2 minutes from the clock

dying alive said...

Man, the Rags are getting tons of penalties called. Look for a bunch of even up calls in the second.

Fleury, lawl.

pops said...

i dunno. talbot's penalty was a fucking joke. i cant believe that shit got called. and of course, the rag's god awful powerplay actually scores once ever 6 games...

really, after that 5 on 3, the pens we're back to fuckaround hockey

PRAYING!!! for a better 2nd.

jayness said...

Get Fedex on the first PP. Dude's playing balls out. He would've buried that pass from Sid that TK shit the bed on.

M. Vanderlasser said...

Well, it IS only 1-0 and all of the Pens are still alive...

dying alive said...

I meant there are tons of penalties being called on the Rags. The Pens will be taking some in the second, whether they are legit or not.

holygoligoski said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
dying alive said...

I don't think TK shit the bed on that pass. It was a great play by Lundqvist to poke check him, he never really had a chance.

Bigger waste of space: Keith Jones or Brian Engblom?

meecrofilm said...

Refs are trying to win the game for the Rags by calling a bunch of penalties of them, knowing that with each Powerplay the Pens fail to score on, their confidence will get collectively worse until they want to kill themselves by the 3rd.

pops said...

get these guys a fucking sports psychiatrist SOMETHING, im starting to think these guys are just absolutely mentally fucked at this point. 0 confidence.

meecrofilm said...

Tk didn't have a great handle on that puck, you could see it bouncing on his stick, so he couldn't get the initial shot off which is why he tried to deke.

I think.

jayness said...

I understand that he was trying to fake and go backhand and Lundqvist made a great save, but whatevz. Was just generalizing the outcome.

Engblom.

pops said...

im not blaming tk on that. at least the play didnt end with the puck hitting the backboards.

quiteprolific said...

Jones

pops said...

but more importantly, in this sylvania headlight commercial, why is that dude standing with a little boy in the dark? im positive i dont want brighter headlights in order to see whats going on there.

meecrofilm said...

I've been saying for the past few games that the Pens just can't get a break. Which has held true for this game. Except for one slight snag.

2 minutes. of 5 on 3.

What.

The.

Fuck.

jayness said...

"And remember, The Pens PP. So easy, a caveman could kill it off."

pops said...

ok, im gonna try a drastic drastic measure PENSBLOG...

i think all the jobbing we have pulled on AO over the past couple of weeks has jinxed us, so im gonna take one for the team and declare that

cringe

AO is the best player in the world....

now with that out of the way, the pens should turn this shit around.

jayness said...

I don't know if you all knew this, but the Staal brothers (who are playing each other tonight!!!) are from Thunder Bay.

Raybin said...

A bad sign when a bullshit penalty call leads to a goal for the other team one minute into the game.

I've refused to get on the "Staal sucks" bandwagon, but I may be on it by the end of this game. He is playing like he absolutely does not give a shit.

Matt Gajtka said...

Pens get three goals this period.

Raybin said...

Did you hear the subtle dig Beninati took at Edzo after his approximately 8 hour blather about nothing regarding the Staal's childhood?

"Thank you, Eddie, for telling us all that we're not watching a game from Thunder Bay right now!"

When Joe f-ing Beninati jobs you, it's time to pack it in.

PittHockey said...

staal's doing it on purpose so we can give him a small contract after this season.

we're also dumping this season to see if we can grab tavares for fun.

Raybin said...

Well, we all know the Pens deliberately tanked the 83-84 and 04-05 seasons specifically to draft 66 and Sid, so why not.

pops said...

20 seconds of passing between sid and whitney leads to a harmless shot

powerfail... 0 for a million

jayness said...

Tanger's going to be the one to break this woeful PP streak. Count it.

Raybin said...

In this 0-for-whatever span the powerplay is on, I don't know if I've seen a more pathetic attempt to carry it past the blueline into the offensive zone.

Even Benijoke and Edzo were commenting on it. "Pittsburgh has no speed through the neutral zone, they're making it easy for the Rangers who're just standing up at the blueline and picking off the puck."

pops said...

terrible. absolutely terrible

Steve In Denver said...

I had a Pirates hat sitting on top of my tower of Pens hats. I moved the Pirates hat. The shitstorm of losses can stop now.

pops said...

HAHHAHA keep missing the net, jordan. youre doing great

penalty. thanks god for the awesome penaltykill the pens have. phew

jayness said...

I can only imagine Yeo's conversations on the bench.

"Okay guys, that's perfect. Yeah, Sid. Now just pass it back to Whit, and Ryan, you pass it back to Sid. We'll do that for a while, and then someone will put a light wrister onto net, which is bound to get blocked. PERFECT."

Unreal. How does this guy still have a job?

biff said...

"Shot missed by Jordan Staal(Wide of Net)"

wooooooooo!

pops said...

i actually know people that have staal on their fantasy teams...

ahhhh i wish i was kidding

Dr. Turkleton said...

from last post...

johnnylaw + DA...

I simply took Missed Shots + Shots on Goal to determine the % of Shots on Goal...

DA...do they keep a stat for Blocked Shots [on an offensive zone attempted shot]?...if they do, that'd be kinda neat...I've only been able to find Blocked Shots [as in, on shots coming at you]

you figure if they're tallying the Blocked Shot stat, like say, when Scuderi goes down on one knee to block a shot...they could also tally the bloke who took that shot and count that as a Missed Blocked Shot, too...[maybe they already do this...as I haven't found the NHL's definition in their stats what exactly a Missed Shot is...]

[Bye Bye T.J. Kemp: We Hardly Knew Ye]

Where In The World Is Bill Thomas?

pops said...

oh hey! malkins playing!? sweet!

jayness said...

It's simple mathematics, really. As Geno's mullet grows longer(+), the Penguins losses go up exponentially.

pops said...

nevermind

PittHockey said...

jeyness: yeoke doesn't even talk to them anymore, he just scribbles some drawings on the dry/erase board and hopes they do something that results in a goal.

johnnylaw said...

I hope the Pens really don't lose this one. All the losses in this streak, they were definitely the weaker team, but in this one, they're down because shots love to go in off Scuds' shin.

Malkin getting blocked on the 2-0 made me throw up in my mouth a little.

pops said...

i like the decision to shoot it...

pops said...

you have no business winning hockey games when you dont score on a 2 minute 5 on 3. sorry to say so, but hockey proves it time and time again

jayness said...

Does anyone else think it looks like Staal, Boucher, and Eaton are moving in slow motion?

PittHockey said...

god, vs blows

pops said...

shots from the blue line that hit the net tonight... 0

johnnylaw said...

It makes perfect sense that Henrik has one of the worst months in his career and he's pitched half a shutout here tonight. I'm glad I'm not at home or else I'd probably kick my dog.

pops said...

ha! they could've started two blocker dan blackburn and this game would probably look very similar

pops said...

someone punch this bitch in the face. im sick of hearing her stupid ass questions.

pops said...

whats the point of picking up a scoring winger when you're not in position to win jack-shit? engblom is a moron


powerfail time

johnnylaw said...

Those 3 or 4 posts have been slowly eating holes in my stomach lining. This is getting way beyond alka seltzer now.

Now time for another PP. If they don't score here, I'm probably going to be vomitting blood.

PittHockey said...

cool failureplay

Disclaimer

We are in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League.

In accordance with the Fair Use Copyright Law, The Pensblog uses logos and registered trademarks of the National Hockey League to convey our criticism and inform the public.

Photos on The Pensblog are used without permission but do not interfere with said owner's profit.

If you own a specific image on this site and want it removed, please e-mail us (thepensblog@gmail.com) and we will be happy to oblige.

wooo