Sunday, February 10, 2008

GameDay (56) -- Flyers @ Pens



1:00pm




We know what the Flyers are about.
You know what the Flyers are about.

Nothing needs to be said.



This is serious.



Go Pens

..........................
Update:

Matt K. sent this jibjab in.
You'd think they wouldn't be funny by now.





111 comments:

canaanregulatesblog said...

Let's hope the pens can exploit a soft/injured d-core of the cryers and get two HUGE points. woooO!

Anonymous said...

how did FSN "drop the ball"??

canaanregulatesblog said...

for a lot of people, FSN didn't work for at minimum the first period and part of the second.

sh0ez said...

Weird. I wondered what the FSN problems were, too. I had none here. The game was televised fine the whole time. This seems to happen a lot. Heh. Best part of the game was watching Laraque wondering what the hell Ivanans was doing with the bear hug.

PhillyFaninTheBurgh said...

Just got done cooking up cheesesteaks and I'm heading down for student rush now. See you guys there.

Lady Jaye said...

Suppose I should get my butt in the shower and start getting ready for the day... having to leave at 11:30 to pick up everybody in my posse is just throwing me off. I'm just happy I finally got my four year old to agree to wear her Pens jersey by telling her it's a dress... Not sure why she boycotts sportswear. I've gotta change that! Anyway... canaan, nice logo graphic there. Really like that.

seeker said...

Today's featured video:

We'll Kick Your Arse Ya Flyers Scum

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnL77xMGsdY


GO PENS!

Hip said...

on call - hoping to have some time to follow online

Go Pens.

Flyer Hater said...

That Mario picture just crashed my computer.

vinnie said...

See ya'all at the game.
We're playing Plinko today, from what I hear.

MikeCosta said...

I'm Ushering Again Today. I Was In E29 Yesterday But Only Because Alot Of New People Worked, So I'll Most Likely Be Pushed Back To Section F So Take A Look For Me (I'm Usher 222)

christina said...

good luck to everyone in student rush - the weather's wicked right now. you guys are champs....

not much to say other than DO IT.
GO PENS!!!!

Anonymous said...

i didn't even kno there was really student rush anymore the rest of the season, scattered single seats, limited view, standing room only available. interesting.

Jeffry said...

you guys should really change the colors of the site, that would be the coolest...well no it wouldnt but my monitor is exploding and it cant see the post titles without highlighting them. i guess it could just be that picture of mario.

wilsmith said...

wicked weather in the burgh?!

When I left my house yesterday to go to the game we moved up the ETD 30 minutes because there was six inches of fresh snow here and it was still coming down! by the time we got to pittsburgh I had ditched the jacket and was walking around in a t-shirt. It was like we hit a wormhole and ended up in Florida!

wicked weather... pffft =P

Adrienne said...

Go pens. :x

wilsmith said...

those jib jab things are great. so simple, so stupid, yet so great.

ShameFaced said...

I don’t know if I have a new man crush or what but ever since we got the clarification on how to pronounce “STOOSH” I’ve been singing this salt n pepa song:

Ah, stoosh it - stoosh it good
Ah, stoosh it - stoosh it real good
Ah, stoosh it - stoosh it good
Ah, shoosh it - s-stoosh it real good

anyways: let's go pens!

Flyer Hater said...

Jib-jab vids never get old.

Pooch said...

Anyone else in the state college area noticing the weird slow-motion sound on FSN? Just when you thought Errey couldn't sound like more of a D-bag, he gets slowed down to 1/4 speed.

Anonymous said...

was max just making "sex eyes" with potash?

1 pm garbage said...

so...

2 weekend Pens games,
neither in HD....

how much do I pay for cable-oh ya a friccin' ton!!!!!!!

(Pens website will lie to you)
thanks for nothin.

open the damn arena roof already.

Pooch said...
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Pooch said...

The audio is fucking garbage. Strike two for FSN this weekend. But at least i can actually watch the game today

cragger said...

Keith Jones + Steve Coates = Gayer than a hatcher/biron sandwich.

cragger said...

just sitting here hoping hatcher tee's up another one of his own player.

the frigging philly announcers just said "Sudden Impact" and that Steven Segal was the star in a movie set in the civic arena...

WOW. Philly.

xxstolichnayaxx said...

WTF Downie you chicken shit little cock sucker run away from Jarkko like a little girl...stay there and get ur ass beat like the bitch u are

stokes said...

Ruutu just made Downie WALK AWAY from a fight. Downie=JOKE. And then Errey called him a "back-stabber."

Anyone read Bob Smizik today? Probably the biggest moron to ever get paid for writing anything. I HATE HIM.

let's go pens.

cragger said...

I hate hatcher.

HATE.

What a classless goon.

Mike Georger said...

terrible officiating. that no call on sydors stick being held for like four seconds in front of the ref is inexcusable.
looking forward to malkin elbowing the face of whoever that was that punched him

Pensgirl said...

stokes, that was Hollweg they called a backstabber. They were talking about how some dude in ATL compared Ruutu to Hollweg, and basically that it's crap because Jarkko hits you to your face and Hollweg hits you from behind.

Steigy was right about that kick to Malkin. It was obvious on the live-shot angle. They do a terrible job picking replay angles a lot of the time.

cragger said...

somebody please give steve coates the friggin jobber of the week trophy.

SOMEBODY DUMP BEER ON HIM DOWN AT IGLOO PLEASE! GIVE A PITTSBURGH KID STUCK NEAR PHILLY HOPE!

Flyer Hater said...

We can't even get the fucking calls IN PITTSBURGH. What a joke, these refs are awful, almost as bad as the ice.

J.S. said...

shittyweatherequalssuccessblog

I got out drill because of the snow and wind. I get home, and not a flake of snow is falling. Wooohooo, I get to watch two periods.

C'mon Potash, I want to see more of Mellon.

stokes said...

pensgirl, my bad. i thought they mentioned downie and how he more a cheap shot artist and won't actually do anything to your face. my bad, i apologize.

The refs are pretty awful.

Anonymous said...

potash should have tried to open the mellon's roof

cragger said...

From philly sucks, read the last line -

http://email.phillysucks.com/

From: jdon6232@mac.com
Subject: Nice

Although I have been a Philadelphia sports fan my whole life I think
your website is great. I am sick and tired of all the people around
here crying like they are owed something. Keep up the good work. The
thing that really gets me is every team always gives tributes to the
past championship teams…give it a rest that was the past stop living
in it. From a frustrated but realistic Philly sports fans (not the
******Flyers because hockey isn’t a real sport and Flyers fans are the
biggest pussies)******

HE GOT HALF OF IT RIGHT LOL.

zebrashits said...

penalty on crusher - that cancelled out highstick to staal - shoulda been a no call.

refs are bad 2day.

next 2 pds are gonna be ruff.

cragger said...

Gonchars goal at 19:23 in the second was "soff"

Biron is mud.

Pensgirl said...

stokes, Downie would certainly be as worthy of the description as Hollweg. Not to mention everything you can call someone who walks away from the middle of a fight in front of 17K people.

scoring title said...

malkin averaging a point per period

watch out ovechkin, geno can score and pass

stokes said...

Lemieux and Roberts in the same luxury box. And the Mellon is still standing? Unreal. How does that even happen?

Pensgirl: For sure, he's a giant baby.

Anyone see Malkin shrug that Flyer off-i think it was Richards- like he was nothing coming out of his own end? Malkin has been otherworldly. i cant think of any more superlatives to describe his presence.

justincredibleh said...

so i'm at work keeping track online and was wondering about this:

18:44 Christensen, E. : Hi-sticking - 2 min
18:44 Kukkonen, L. : Hi-sticking - 2 min

were they sword fighting or what?

cragger said...

so i'm at work keeping track online and was wondering about this:

18:44 Christensen, E. : Hi-sticking - 2 min
18:44 Kukkonen, L. : Hi-sticking - 2 min

were they sword fighting or what?

wicked pickle stabbing competition...

Pensgirl said...

Justin - Kukkonen caught Staal in the face as they wer skating behind the net. Crusher's "penalty" was not shown on TV either live or on replay, and neither Steigy nor Errey saw it.

Malkin, puttin' on a show for his folks. Love it.

Anonymous said...

geno just pooped all over biron.

biron is mud.

love it.

stokes said...

So, when do you think they'll trade Crosby?

Mike Georger said...

is the dude next to malkins mom gonchars dad? looks just like him

Flyer Hater said...
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Janne Laukkanen said...

^kenny melvin

Anonymous said...

If it wasnt for the Pens RJ Fag wouldnt have a career!

cragger said...

LEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEGAME!

J.S. said...

LETANG CLAN AIN'T NOTHIN' TO FUCK WITH!

jaos said...

Whew, I was holding my breast until the last second. Suck it, flyers!

Anonymous said...

"hold your breast...... HOLD YOUR BREATH, STEIGY"

hahahah freudian slip, bobby?

Tiffany (aka Steph) said...

"Maybe he was arguing cuz he thought he deserved a 4-minute penalty!" ~ Errey on Timonen


And I swear he just said "Hold your breast" instead of "Hold your breath". Ahahaha!

I love Errey... <3

WOOOOOO HOOOOOO!!!

Flyer Hater said...

LEGAME!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Tiffany (aka Steph) said...

LOL you guys are quick... (-;

Anonymous said...

Bob Errey likes breasts I never would have thunk it. hahahah

b

aunt penny said...

errey gets two-minutes for holding the breasts..........

J.S. said...

Yes! Geno without his translator.

justincredibleh said...

legame.

cragger said...

I just listened to John Stevens talk about the game.

Poor guy, not because of the loss but because of the philly media asking him questions like, "this loss hear signals that your team may not make the play offs..........."

Then they went on to ask him 22 questions about whats wrong with "Simon Gagme"

bwahahahahaha.

Anonymous said...

I might have to shell out the dough and get a LeGame t-shirt. How about a Laffy Taffy shirt too?

cragger said...

My grammar is terrible, hopefully everyone forgives me.

jaos said...

fleury going to wb!

Malkinian said...

Geno running englishblog w/ Potash..priceless.

All this mvp talk w/ AO, taking nothing away from the statistical season he's having, but his team would hardly be relevant if they weren't in the southleast division. Today was the prime example of how much better Geno is at making his teammates better than AO.

Solid game by all lines today.

Let's Go Pens!!

stokes said...

The Pens are winning when it counts. Philly can have those first four games, because its go-time now and the Pens look ready to go.

Geno.....i got nothing.

What can you say about this team?

I had to go save Dormont from errant wires due to the wind, so i missed the last ten minutes, but i'm watching the wrap-up and...wow. just wow. What a terrific shot by Legame. And i'm super pissed that i missed Geno in English.

Fleury to WBS for conditioning. Nice.

GO PENS.

stokes said...

Malkinian: its hard to make your teammates look better when all you do is shoot the puck.

Anonymous said...

I'm kind of glad we're off until Wednesday. This game took years off my life.

malkinian said...

stokes: so true. he can have all the richard trophies he wants. sid and geno will take the cups

stokes said...

Smack down!

(I can't even say that with a straight face.)

jaos said...

Man, what a different feeling from the beginning of the season. It was said many times that 82 games is a long time. But sitting here after this win with the pens just playing their hearts out makes it ring true for me.

Now we are four points on top of the 2nd in our division, 3 behind ottawa. And I can only hope things continue as we start getting our players back from injury/sickness. Crosby, Roberts, Kennedy... they have a great situation to come back to.

I'd really like a shirt with the conkblock photoshop!

GO PENS!

Anonymous said...

FUCK... yeah.

malkinian said...

"Malkin drew Hartnell into taking a roughing penalty, even though it appeared Malkin shoved Hartnell first." - AP recap

Apparently the sucker punch by Hartnell had nothing to do w/ it.


Idiots

DeathByEmu said...

Whoo hoo! I am working in Philly today, listened to the first and second on XM, then stopped to eat at a sports bar for the third. Awesome. They were so bummed on their Comcast network. Suckers.
Go from a first place tie to turd place and four points back, over a one day period...hard to take I guess. HA HA!

Matt K said...

OMG

JUST GOT BACK TO THE GAME.....THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE GAME

SOMEONE GOT THE TEXT

"FLYERS = STUNNED"

ON THE JUMBO-TRON

HOW GREAT WAS THAT

Matt K said...

Also, some guy up in Section F had a Flyers jersey that had the number "75" on the back and instead of a name it said

"LOOSERS SINCE"
75

CLASSIC

Pensgirl said...

If you heard screaming coming from the East at about 3:15, that woulda been me after the power went out in my neighborhood. Just got it back. Had to call my parents, who set the phone next to the radio so I could hear the end.

The most satisfying of wins though.

I'd consider keeping Geno as the #1 center for Sid's first few games back - he clearly is having no trouble leading the team and that would give Sid a chance to completely regain his conditioning before putting the team back on his shoulders.

Steve In Denver said...

I wouldn't be suprised to hear that Geno chopped Sid's ankle just so he could own the team a little longer. He's such a beast. And it seems like every game he's getting hungrier.

My stupid dish dvr wouldn't record the 3d period, so I totally missed Errey's breast comment. Dammit!!

No bet to dominate the 700 level's site??

Anonymous said...

Is anyone afraid of Malkin wanting to leave Pittsburgh and be the number 1 guy somewhere else?

Stoosh said...

THOUGHTSBLOG...

1. SHAMEFACED - That's so awesome! I may now have a mancrush on Shamefaced.

2. Sat up in F1 today, first row, where my buddy has two season tickets. I've probably gone to fifteen or twenty games with him over the last season and a half and never realized that c-blog poster Dickie Dunn was sitting two seats over until today. Coolashellblog.

3. Refs were brutal today. Just brutal. Pens forwards were getting mugged today and nothing was called. Sydor and Scuderi each that their sticks held three or four teams and nothing was called (apparently, Mike Knuble didn't do much else today...every time he got beat, his answer was to hold the stick of a Pens player). Inconsistency like this is just ridiculous. On top of that, they miked the refs so they announced penalties and the one ref had a voice that sounded like he dropped in from Munchkinland or the Lollipop Gang (thanks to the dude sitting next to me for that).

4. Stokes has it right...Philly fans were running their mouths prior to the game about their record in the season series so far. Philly can have the season series...we'll take first place in the division.

5. It's amazing what happens when teams play hockey and don't buy into Philly's goonery. And Philly...good look with Danielle Briere for the next, what, six or seven years? That's money well spent.

6. Speaking of bad, Steve Downie is a perfect microcosm of the Philly franchise. Running his mouth, throwing cheap shots, running his mouth some more, leaving his feet when he throws a check (threw one on Scuderi that went uncalled), drops the gloves against people he knows aren't great fighters.

And when it finally comes time to answer the bell and he realizes he's in a little bit of a fight because the opposing player is pounding on the back of his skull, what does he do? He quits.

That wasn't a kid who stopped because he was tired...he told the ref just five or ten seconds before that he wanted to keep going, then Ruutu caught him with two or three good shots and he fucking quit. He turned his back and he skated away. He quit, just like the loud-mouthed, overhyped, cheapshotting little punk that he is.

Like I said...he's a perfect microcosm of the Philly franchise.

Losers Since 1975 indeed.

Stoosh said...

ANON @ 5:55 PM - Nope. They'll almost certainly approach him about an extension this summer, and that extension will probably pay him in the $6M or $7M-per-year range.

He may always play a bit of a de facto second fiddle to Crosby here, but I think they'll use them as like a 1A and 1B line.

Malkin is a solid team guy and a good leader...I remember when he was drafted that he drew comparisons to Lecavalier and it wasn't just for his on-ice abilities. He seems like a good team-first guy.

justincredibleh said...

malkin: "smile"

Mike Georger said...

Malkin said. "I don't really like to play against them. ... I don't like that team. It's something that's a little bit extra."

i love this man

chris e said...

Does anyone know if there is somewhere that I can watch the videos of the Malking interviews? I keep hearing about them but I have CI and the feed gets cut off right when the game ends...

FritoWill said...

just anyone else just want malkin to say "I will brake you"


what a game, guys played huge defense tonight.

FritoWill said...

where was uncle Jorge?

Flyer Hater said...

Mike, it seems like Malkin and Crosby both hate the Flyers. Oh isn't it glorious!!!!! This is the kind of win that puts a smile on your face for days.

Flyer Hater said...

Stoosh, the officiating around the NHL as of late has been mostly horrendous. I'm very curious to see how the playoffs are officiated because it could be very ugly.

Anonymous said...

Link to Malkin's interview with Potash...

http://msn.foxsports.com/nhl/story/7782750/Pens-get-big-effort-from-Malkin-to-beat-Flyers

it's on the right hand side, under the title "penguins swim past flyers"

canaanregulatesblog said...

what a sick solid win today.

firstplaceblog indeed.

go pens!

Malkinblog said...

Don't look now, but Malkin has the "coveted" featured comment on ESPN's main page.

Whistler said...

@ Craggers

Steve Coates must die.

A couple years ago he came to Reading to do something with our team. Afterwards, the team went out for drinks and he was there too. Took all I had not to jump across the bar and beat the living crap out of him!!!

chris e said...

Thanks Anon!!

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, but with the way Malkin has been playing, I don't see him taking anything less than what Sid's making.

I figure going into negotiations with Sid last season, Shero had both of them pegged down as 10 million per season, no questions asked.


To make a long story short, I don't see him going anywhere, because there is no way Ray Shero won't give the man his money.

Whistler said...

@ Cragger

Where in God-Awful SE PA are you?

I'm in Reading...

I still think we need a gathering of our types in this area....

canaanregulatesblog said...

whistler, im in secane wooo! philly area ftl!

Dying Alive in Pittsburgh said...

Malkin will be the next Jagr. Bringing his family over and soon Malkin will be dying alive and want to go back to russia for more money like Morozov.

Euro and Russian players are moody as hell.

If Gary Roberts is Superman, does that make Campbell of the Sabs Kryptonite?

Steve In Denver said...

I saw this link on the LA blog in thier Pens Kings recap. It's Chris Berman's tirade. I can't believe I've never seen it before:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnC8BtNBNLo

You guys mentioned Reading and it brought back a funny memory - I used to play in dek tournaments there, and there were train tracks near the rink and we used to take the rental car out there and hit the hump in the road where the tracks were and sail through the air. Priceless.

seeker said...

Anon @ 5:55 said...

"Is anyone afraid of Malkin wanting to leave Pittsburgh and be the number 1 guy somewhere else?"

I was just reading a day ago that Malkin loves Pittsburgh and the team itself.

He also says he's more than happy to allow Sid to take all the glory and the media like he does. He likes being the "other" guy as he says he's actually shy and wouldn't want the pressure. He also said it allows him more room to skate when other teams key on Sid.

He won't be leaving.

dying alive said...

I texted "Pensblog Charlie loves the Flyers" to the jumbotron, but no dice. My timing must be off or something.

We had some Flyers fans in my section today and they were huge douchebags. The guy spent the entire first period ripping on the Pens for how soft they are and how they're a bunch of divers and whiners and his girlfriend laughed this braying hyena at everything he said as if it was the funniest thing she'd ever heard. He got progressively quieter as the Pens started getting further and further ahead, and then they stalked/skulked out with five minutes to go in the third. It was beautiful.

paekhead said...

whistler, cragger, canaan...im in conshohocken/plymouth meeting area....let me know if anyone ever gathers for playoff games or whatev? go pens.

Pittsburgh Girl Forever said...

What an awesome game! Malkin is on fire! (As well as that entire line.) Legame is well winning legames.

Kind of funny and really weird when Steiggy and Errey talked about Roberts and his water choices. I love Scary Gary, but I'm kind of weirded out by the fact they talked about it for 5 minutes.

Great performance ... kind of insulted by Steiggy saying that his baby's nickname should be RJ. No child shall have a nickname involved in a rivals! Malone grew up hating the Flyers, no way that child would have a Flyer's name.

Any of yins watch after the game? Malkin was so adorable ... I usually refrain from saying that about 6'3" hockey players from Russia, but ehh. It was great for him to have an interview without his translator; he was talking with Potash and had the hugest smile. Gotta love Geno!

Let's pray we keep this up a long time!

Pittsburgh Girl Forever said...

Oh PS ... Fleury sent down to WBS for conditioning!

paekhead said...

@mike georger where is link to malkin saying he doesnt like "that team?" i have only found the one wiht him saying "smile"...thanks

Erica said...

paekhead- That is at the nhl.com recap of the game. He also mentions how when he goes to philly, he has the problem with fans throwing popcorn at him while on the bench. Classless.

DeathByEmu said...

oh boy.. and now that he called them on it they will move up to D cell batteries and full drinks.

canaanregulatesblog said...

Paek, you are wicked close to me.

Jonny V said...

So I had the drill today, and a little like J.S. they send us home around 3 because of the weather, and the fact that some people may have two-plus hour drives ahead of them. I'm psyched, right? So i go home, and my dad tells me that the cable and internets went off a little after three (I feel u pensgirl), and he only got up to about the beginning of the third period. I felt like Charlie Brown
as I decided to just take a nap.

Tiffany and Dying Alive in the same comment post? U know it was a big game.

Jonny V said...

And LadyJaye, check out your namesake updated.

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