Wednesday, April 2, 2008

GameDay Frickin (81) -- Flyers @ Pens






7:30

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In years past, the last regular-season game at Mellon Arena was a somber affair.
Nice try, boys. See you next season.

Not anymore.
This game is surrounded by so much anticipation for greater things.

The Flyers being in town for it makes it so much nicer.
This game is the top story everywhere.

Again, we stress:

The Penguins want to win this game.
The Flyers have to win this game.


-- Aaron A. --

Wow.

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The Awards Ceremony will commence at around 7:20.
Malkin better have a bottle of Aleve for his back after carrying home every award.


-- Heath --

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Personal Blog

On Wednesday, Pensblog Adam was the first caller on the Mark Madden Show
during the 4:00 segment.

We talk in third person because "I" is the most boring word in the English language.

Madden was interested in what people thought the greatest Pittsburgh sports moment is,
behind Maz's jack in 1960.

Just to job the Steelers, Adam threw Kaspar's goal in 2001 into the mix.
A Game 7 OT goal is just intense.
But it doesn't compare to the Immaculate Reception.

And with absolutely no regard for common sense, he made the argument that he could go outside in his front yard and perform the Immaculate Reception.

To which Madden replied, "It would take you many tries to do it."

Adam's last words on the air before going to the next caller:

"At least mine wouldn't hit the ground."

Woooooo.
We have no intention of calling in to make a farce of his show.

But imagining a Steeler fan somewhere almost crashing their car when hearing that...
That is why we're alive.

And if you were the Steeler fan who crashed, you shouldn't be reading this anyway.

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-- KCblog --

Go Pens

165 comments:

Flyer Hater said...

Madden=stunned

That phone conversation will win a grammy.

Nate said...

"At least mine wouldn't hit the ground."

If I heard that in my car I would have crashed because I'd be laughing too hard. Go Pens.

anonBILL said...

"At least mine wouldn't hit the ground."

BEST QUOTE EVER!

Go Pens!

stokes said...

Pensblog Adam: The Wittiest Man You'll Ever Meet.


Well done.

Eric K said...

wow, now that's ballsy.
Franco = stunned.

How great, yet surprising considering the hardon Pittsburgh has for the Steelers, was it when Mario was named greatest athlete in PB sports history.

We should petition next year for a "Greatest Vendor in Pittsburgh Event History." Ken would be a shoe-in, with the old "BEEEEEER" guy from 3 Rivers a close 2nd. anyone remember that guy? im not sure if he worked the Igloo or not, but i can remember him at a *sigh* Pirates game in the mid-90's...he had glasses, gray hair, and a shrill voice that screeched "BEEEEEEEER"

Nate said...

... or the peanuts guy at the pirate games back at 3 rivers that just chucked the peanuts at you regardless of how far he was from you...

Eric K said...

Dear Ben,
I'm sorry I won't be able to watch tonight's game with you in the pressbox, I just really wanted to get back in the lineup in my hometown. Hopefully u r free after the game, maybe we can grab some Starbucks and take a ride on the Gateway Clipper. Tomorrow afternoon I was planning on heading over to Carnegie Library 4 some light reading, you're deffo. welcome 2 join me!
Ttyl, buddy!
<3 R.J.

Q said...

Good Stuff.

PensBlog Adam = Visionary

Lets Go Pens.

Pensblog Staff said...

we hate mentioned that kind of stuff,
'cause this blog is about the Pens.

That quote is gonna be on my tombstone.

ac

Nate said...

To all those Pensblog readers in State College, I'm trying to gauge some interest for the playoff games and meeting up and flooding a bar with fans...If you're interested just make it known on c-blog. And I don't have to let everyone back in the burgh how important these next two games are in central PA with all the flyer fans around. Go Pens.

Stoosh said...

Can't believe the regular season is just about over.

Two games left against the Flyers with a chance to:

1. still win the conference and make the run to the Cup Finals in the east run through Pittsburgh (which could mean only having to go to Montreal three times instead of four if things shake out that way),

2. win both games and possibly knock the Flyers out of playoff contention. The second of those two wins would come in Philly.

I can't even imagine the shit-eating grin that Crosby would have on his face if that happens. I wonder if the ridiculous Philly media would have the stones to name him a star of the game just so they could boo him again. And I seriously wouldn't bet against Sid coming out and waving to the crowd if it happened.

But I'm getting ahead of myself here...

We've got business to attend to tonight.

Time to break out the bagpipes.

Eric P. said...

I'm going to download the show when ESPN puts it up and grab that clip!

malkinian said...

Definitely Quote of the Year. Great stuff Adam


Nate: Definitely. I'm cautious to go to Champs because I go there for every VS game & we seem to not play as well when I'm there, especially lately. But that would be a great spot. Maybe SportsCafe or Pickles???

Mr. Plank said...

Pensblog Adam should be nominated for greatest moment in Pittsburgh Talk Show History. Too good.

Flyer Hater said...

Stoosh, Do it

Nate said...

Sports Cafe closed last year...I usually go to the thursday night games at the Lion's Den and there are about a dozen or so people that show up... Pickles would be a good place too. Anyone else have a preference?

Rhonda said...

hahaha.. classic line.. If I'd have heard that I'd have fallen out of any chair I was sitting in laughing my butt off in the process.

Pensblog Adam for President... the better alternative...

Lunatic Fringe said...

Man I wish I would have fired up Madden today. Being a Raider fan, if I would have heard that live I might have cried tears of joy and laughter.
Adam = Hero

Mike said...

As a die-hard Capitals fan, I can't believe I'm saying this . . . but:

GO PENGUINS!*


*Offer expires April 7, 2008. ;)

Mike Georger said...

i have to suggest pickles depending on the night. for a tuesday or wednesday game that would be ideal, they get good crowds for hockey games.

sucks about sportscafe, i watched the playoffs there last year, great atmosphere

malkinian said...

Ya I'm an idiot I spend Crosby's rookie year watching games at the SportsCafe & I forgot it closed. Don't know where that one came from. Den's definitely a good place. Need some input.

Pensgirl said...

Holy crap, my dentist's office is wondering what the hell I'm laughing at so hard. SLAM!

Brett said...

nate,

during my days at the old PSU, we used to get bunches of Pens fans at Cafe 210 to watch the games. It's most likely that will be your best location.

malkinian said...

Brett:

210 wouldn't be bad either. Game should be done in time incase there's a band playin that night, unless Nedved shows up & waits until 1am to put it home.

Mike Georger said...

the tv's there kinda suck balls though

PO said...

i am in columbus on business right now and am staying at the doubletree in worthington.. anyone know anywhere in that area i can go to catch the game??

chris e said...

Let's do this shit!

Dr. Turkleton said...

@po...

sorry, I don't know how close Worthington is to Downtown, but in the Arena District, there is a place called the R Bar that carries the NHL Net which the game is on...try giving them a call

jackedlobster said...

For those of you that were watching sportsbeat before the game, I though it was a very solid acceptance speach by Sidney Crosby for his sportsman of the year award

Pensblog Staff said...

Flashblog updated..finally

JYo said...

I'm not in the area anymore, but those of you near State College could also consider Damon's. They have quite a few large TVs. Just an idea.

@nate: I don't know where all those jobber Cryers fans came from in State College. I grew up about 25 miles west of there and the whole area has always been predominantly Pittsburgh fans in every sport. I'm guessing PSU has pulled in most of the Filthy fans. Even the CDT has hired some schmuck that has turned the largely Pittsburgh coverage that the majority of the local population wants to see into mostly Philly garbage. Keep fighting the good fight and conquer Central PA for Pittsburgh and especially for the Pens!

Eric K said...

Sykora with one of the weakest sticks in a game all year. you gotta put that 1 home.
Adam Hall has a huge head.
1-0 already, gotta get that 1 back

Eric K said...

G-Diddy
boooooooooomm

Ryguy12877 said...

I swear I just saw a Pensblog Charlie sweatshirt behind the bench on the TSN feed.

Pensgirl said...

Ryguy, you totally did.

NHLN is showing the TSN broadcast. Just before the faceoff that led to the Gonchar goal, they gave a really good look at an area where a guy was wearing a Commit to the Charlie shirt. I'm pretty sure that's why we ended up scoring on that play, actually.

Ally said...

Ryguy, you weren't wrong. It was a blue "WWPCD" ringer tee, if I saw correctly. I missed Gonch's goal to run and get my laptop to see if anyone else noticed!

Pensgirl said...

Oh, Ally, you're right it was WWPCD, not the commit shirt.

Damn we need to stop this shit now. Philly's known for giving up first-period goals - we need to have more of that.

Ally said...

Wow. I did not know it was possible to pronounce 'Jarkko Ruutu' with an Italian accent.

ricks1683 said...

Charlie definitely made the TSN broadcast...Staff- check your mail for the evidence...GO PENS!

Verle said...

about 16:45 left in the 2nd, they showed the flyers bench and there was a WWPCD shirt!
....sick.

Christina said...

pensblog charlie is loitering behind the flyers bench....I LOVE IT.

ricks1683 said...

John Stevens must have been giving off that musk again...LOL

Brett said...

Crosby = HAMMERTIME

jackedlobster said...

Scott Hartnell = Joke

Ally said...

'WWPCD' t-shirt guy pointing at Charlie during Pierre McGuire's interview behind the Flyer bench.

Me = stunned

I salute you, dude wearing the WWPCD shirt!

ricks1683 said...

Malkin = Puttin' on the ritz!!!

Ashley said...

"At least mine wouldn't hit the ground." haha good one

what really sucks about living on campus is that i cannot watch the game when everyone books the stupid lounges to watch america's next top model and big brother...don't they know that the pens are playing the cryers?!??!

Ashley said...

and whoever is wearing the WWPCD shirt should be put in flashblog

Pensgirl said...

Ashley, that totally blows. This game should be mandatory watching for everyone with a TV.

Flyer Hater said...

Crosby says F You

Pensgirl said...

They need to release another greatest games DVD set next year, just to include this game in it. Holy shit.

TSN commentary: "You see Malkin's magical puck presence...." What a phrase.

Ashley said...

the only thing that makes up for my inability to watch the game is the fact that TSN just confirmed their sunday schedule - chicago/detroit and then pens/flyers! woooooooo!!!!

racheleyos said...

fuck the flyers...

clap clap clapclapclap.

anybody else sense they are out to get crosby? douches.

blufftalk said...

RIP Matt Stock -- HUGE Pens fan.

This part is NOT a joke: Matt was laid-out at the funeral home in his Gary Roberts jersey tonight.

J.S. said...

Bluff, sorry to hear that.

This game's for Matt.

Hutch said...

I saw the charlie shirt. it was Joe Artuso rockin that shirt and being a beast. He was giving Hartnal an earful.

Dr. Turkleton said...

damn Devils won in the shootout over the B's


[Hossa]

Pensgirl said...

Bluff, in all seriousness, Gary would probably be speechless to know someone paid that level of tribute to him. And I'm sure Matt would have loved this game.

Pensgirl said...

My mom just emailed me: the Flyers are pissing off my 84YO grandma.

Flyer Hater said...

Fleury=$

ricks1683 said...

Pensgirl, i'm surprised the flyers didn'actually piss ON your grandmother...wouldn't put it past them...

Ashley said...

I love this team

ricks1683 said...

GO HOME FLYERS!!!

Dr. Turkleton said...

OH...
MY...
GARY...

Crosby scores on a redirect, on a shot from the point, BETWEEN.HIS.LEGS !!!!

IMMACULATE DEFLECTION ?!?!?!?!?!?!?!


[Hossa]

Lady Jaye said...

Biiiing!

David said...

Holy shit I just saw a pensblog charlie tshirt.....

/stunned.

Dr. Turkleton said...

The Pens Win The Atlantic !!!
The Pens Win The Atlantic !!!

[I'm sounding like those 2 Rags douches that were thrilled to win the series v. the Pens]

climbing the mountain, one achievement at a time...

next up: Eastern Conference Champs
[not that I think this will make or break their playoffs, but it'll be nice to see a new banner or three in the old barn & the new House that Mario built, as well]


[Hossa]

Ashley said...

Atlantic...Division...CLINCHED!!!!!

WOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pensgirl said...

Turk:

ABSO-FUCKIN-LUTELY.

Can anyone have asked for anything more than clinching the division on the goals that were scored tonight?

Oh, and...the powerplay is back, bitches!

Christina said...

1. Bing. Holy fuck.

2. ATLANTIC DIVISION CHAMPS BABAAYYYY!!!!!

Raybin said...

You'd think teams would learn the Number One Rule of Crosby:

Piss him off and pay dearly for it.

Lady Jaye said...

New banner! Wooo!

Where did you see the tshirt? I need to rewind Tivo!

(Okay, and I have to say I hate talking to my mom during a game because Comcast is 2 seconds faster than DirecTV so when they score she cheers and I'm in a time warp and don't see it yet.)

jackedlobster said...

Did Jarkko Ruutu ball tap that guy in the tunnel as he was comming off the ice??

Flyer Hater said...

Why did the Flyers poke the bear?

letsgopsu said...
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David said...

Charlie is visible behind the Flyer bench during the timeout.

I can take a screencap and email it to staff if need be.

wooooooooooooooo

David said...

"Why did the Flyers poke the bear?"

Why?

letsgopsu said...

wow, that game was amazing

crosby's 2 goals and assist basically said, "don't fuck with me hartnell, i will ruin your playoff chances"

now it is time for the pens to knock the flyers out of the playoffs officially on sunday

chris e said...

pens did that shit!

Raybin said...

Oh yeah, the Charlie shirt was unreal.

Any plans to make Fedko's life miserable after The Gary's return, by the by?

Mike Georger said...

division bitches. division.
it feels good. i may, may, be crying a little bit

Ashley said...

"He's number 87 in your program, but number 1 in your heart." - Bourque

hahaha

rvcfigo said...

Hey I got a screengrab of the Charlie shirt in action behind the Flyers bench.

Lady Jaye said...

david > do it. I think it would be awesome to get a picture of Pensblog wear at the game on the blog. Proof of TPB influence spreading ;)

Mike Georger said...

during the second when i first saw it i freaked out and yelled 'thats a pensblog shirt!'. luckily my roommate is familiar or i wouldve felt made nerdy

Lady Jaye said...

ooopse didn't see your link there rvcfigo. That is awesome! Spread some Charlie love.

Lady Jaye said...

mike > I feel nerdy on a daily basis. It was pajama day at my daughter's daycare and one of the boys didn't know the name of the superheros on his pajamas... I had to tell him who Wolverine, Hulk and Captain America were. :)

Flyer Hater said...

Sid finally got a new hat when he was interviewed by Potash. I guess the other one was water-logged by Marty Biron's tears.

dappie99 said...

here's to praying the pens ruin the cryers playoff chances sunday!

with the division clinched im officially a devils fan friday and friday only.

CONGRATS PENS FOR BRINGING HOME ANOTHER DIVISION!

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

Flyer Hater said...

The whining of Flyer fans is truly great to see

Flyer Hater said...

Here are a few threads from flyersphans.com

"Break Crosby's Ankle"

"Is the league fixed?"

"Kill me?"

"It's going to come down to the last game, isn't it?"

"Three grotesque observation from tonight's joke AKA game"

michelle said...

God, Hartnell is a fucktard

God, I love PensBlog

PENS.

Mike Georger said...

neither nhl.com or espn.com mentions the game yet.
dicks

Jonny V said...

Pensblog Adam, that def. sounds like it was improved, at least the second half of what you said. Nice use of your quick goat thinking. Yes that is an Adam Sandler reference.

Blufftalk, I google that and read about what happened to your friend, all condolences.

Yet another reason Pokeydigimons must be stopped Lady Jaye

Sid's second goal made me cream my pants

A cutie got Gonch's jersey. Malkin's scar looks fierce.

First time as division champs this century.

Staff, u gotta rerun or somehow bring back the playoff beard photoshops from last year

michelle said...

PensBlog Charlie just bent Hartnell over for sure
"TAKE IT AND LIKE IT"

Jonny V said...

Oh, and Zarley Zalapski, an even bigger joke is on some lists of all time greatest home runs, Ralph Branca's shot hear 'round the world ranks higher than Maz's. That homerun only gave the Giants the pennant...Maz's won the friggin' World Series.

Eric K said...

Wow so much stuff from this game
-first, Division Champs whoooo
-I'd take Hal Gill and Scuds on D in any situation, against any team, that is a solid D-pair
-Gonch really stepped up his physical play tonight. i liked the little butt-end on Hartnell behind the net. good to see him finally show some fire.
-Malkin was skating circles around everyone tonight.
-How bout the solidness of the PK now. Malone-Staal/Dupuis-Talbot/Malkin-Hossa/Hall-Ruutu
throw Crosby in the mix somewhere, thats 4 potential solid PK units.
-The Laraque/Cote fight was decent, both guys landed 2 big blows.
-Staal is gonna score a big goal in the playoffs, sometime.
-Gonchar is the best QB in Pittsburgh.
-That between the legs redirect from Sid is something that you pull off once in ur life and tell the story to everyone you meet. Crosby does it on a daily basis just like it's a routine play. That's why he's the best player in the league.
-Cant wait til Sunday. Go Caps tomorrow.

Eric K said...

forget about Hartnell, someone should mail him a thank-you card for basically deflating his team in the 1st period.

oh, and MAF in the 3rd period...wow.

Flyer Hater said...

You know why I love Sidney Crosby so much, other than the obvious reasons? He hates the Flyers with more of a passion than anyone on planet Earth.

MadMax said...

@ flyer hater... were you perhaps on the radio post game show? I heard the "don't poke the bear comment" just thought i'd ask...

malkinian said...
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coffeytalk said...

First:

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Second: Once again, I got a text on the jumbo tron!

"all aboard the USS Hal Gill!"

Third:

GARY ROBERTS

Zarley Zalapski Blues Explosion said...

Well, due to the Center Ice preview sucking ballsack, I missed the game.

But I'm still really happy. Can anyone put this thing up as a torrent file like someone did with that Under the Lights show awhile back? I just will feel hollow and incomplete until I see it.

I will say this, I get text messages every time a goal is scored in a Pens game through ESPN, and just sitting on the couch and reading the text after Sid scored the go-ahead goal pretty much changed my fucking life.

And holy ballsack! I need to hear a recording of that Madden show too. The Zalapster was greatly amused by that one! (Although the Zalapster's inner yinzer-child is a bit pissed off that the Raiders fan enjoyed it).

The Pensblog is like a guerilla in the Pittsburgh sports landscape. Infuriating unsuspecting Steeler fans, jobbing Fedko, and just being a nuisance to the general public (and I mean that in a good way, and before some putz gets angry at the Zalapmeister, let me say that I do like the Steelers, just not as much as the the Penguins).

Sooska said...

The Sid and Geno Show. Gotta love it. Geno is The Maestro.


Anyone else note that Cote never hit the ice again after his fight with BGL until about 2 minutes left in the game. What's that tell you? READY for SUNDAY. WWGRD. Bring it Bitches.

CMUpenfan said...

I have new found respect and admiration for Gonchar for breaking Hartnell's nose. The guy goes after him and Gonchar just shrugged him off like no big deal while breaking his face in.

Flyer Hater said...

Nah Madmax, I rarely listen to the Pens postgame show and have never called in.

Nate said...

Hey guys,
Sorry I got a little drunk... I was playing the Bob Errey drinking game that me and my buddies made up...For rules email me at nremlinger@gmail.com....

Anywho...Yea, for the playoffs in State College, I've had huge success at the Lions Den because it's so close to walking distance and they have a ton of TVs and no one's there at 7 or 730... But Damon's is always an option if we can organize a carpool... We should get this together when things are more concrete like a gameday on a playoff game...

And hell yes on the input!

Dobber said...

nice call adam, and the wwpbcd shirt in the background is fucking awesome, pensblog is taking over the pittsburgh sports scene

sarah said...

Charlie behind the flyers bench=priceless!

johnny said...

I'm so happy for the Pens and all our fans! Penguins mania running rampant in Tallahassee!

Keep the jobbing going.

The Big K said...

Hallelujah Hollywood beyotch.

Hartnell =Stunned
I was banned from Philly's boards. Pissed much?

ATL Champs. Feels damn good.

I love all of you. All of you.

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!
If you are older than me, 13, take a drink!

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Big K said...

AND I SAW CHARLIE BEHIND THE FLYERS BENCH!

coffeytalk said...

Charlie behind the Flyers was amazing. Thank Gary for dvrs. I love going to the game and then coming home and re-watching the glory all over again.


Solid.

M. Vanderlasser said...

The Igloo was the best place in the world to be tonight...just an unbelievable game. Can't say more that you guys already have...except that Ruutu, Orpik, Tanger, et al were CRUSHING people tonight.

...I looked into B. Orpik's eyes during the second period and blacked out for 5 minutes.

LOVED the post-game festivities...USS Hal Gill and Geno and Gonch throwing t-shirts into the upper deck (they have cannons, I tell you!), P. DuPuis skating around in a "Talbot's #1 Fan" t-shirt, and Geno gently lobbing a t-shirt over the glass to a appreciative female fan - she unrolled the shirt and Geno had written his phone # on it, that dog - better check with the landlord before bringing guests over!

Thanks, Potash.

James said...

If you missed this game ..shame on you for six weeks....

letsgopsu said...

dont worry big k, ive already started celebrating

Pensgirl said...

Flyer Hater, we really need to send Derian Hatcher a Taste of Pittsburgh giftbasket for pissin' Sid off in that '05 exhibition game. He ignited a fury from the start and did Pens fans everywhere the biggest possible favor. Flyers game = Unleashing of The Bing

Chubs said...

@nate-
There's four of us in Beaver Terrace (well, three...Scurm is always working) that would join in at the Den for playoff games. Thought you should know.

Brando said...

only saw the 3rd, been waiting for the highlights somewhere, just saw it on sportscenter. we were given a human recap for a change, not just one goal and out. nice job for a change.

lindacohnblog. quite solid.

Nate said...

@ Chubs

Sweet... Scurm has always been lazy as balls. Anyway Damon's seems to be the place of choice due to underagers (not to be confused with those damn bluetampons) but options are still open...

Looks like we're gonna have to organize a mass carpool for this... but it's worth it!

James said...

how great would it be if the flyers had to win sunday to make it into the playoffs and we knock there sorry asses out !!!

Pensgirl said...

Here's a pic for you.

After you enjoy the look on the poah widduw Fwyahs' faces, look behind Thoresen's stick and you'll juuuuuust see it - WWPCD.

letsgopsu said...

@nate

if you guys go somewhere where they let u21 in, i would be down to go see a playoff game with some c-bloggers, sounds like a damn good time if you ask me

FijiH2O said...

Makes me wish I listened to Madden's show, but I jsut can't stand him!

Great game tonight - let's do it again on Sunday!!!! WWGRD

Were there any PensBlog winners at the game tonight?

When I first saw Charlie behind the Cryers bench, I thought I was seeing things. Glad to know I wasn't:D

stokes said...

stokes = stunned

Nate said...

@ letsgopsu

awesome name btw... i think we're leaning towards damon's cause of the under 21 idea.. but still the atmosphere we'd create would sooooooo overwhelm anything at a bar... stay tuned to gameday posts for final plans but i'm pretty sure that's gonna work best for most people

coffeytalk said...

Did anyone else see Talbot jump into the arms of IceBurgh?

Brando said...

sid's between the legs goal is also the #1 play on sportscenter.

fierst78 said...

does any one else think hartnell looks like randy quaid?

Q said...

@ Dr. Turk - calling Sid's goal "The Immaculate Deflection" -
That, my friend, is classic.

McGuire and Stevens totally dominated by WWPCD T-Shirt.

"And The Kitchen Is Closed."
-Mike Lange with 11 seconds left in the third period tonight.

Atlantic Division Champs.

In the driver's seat for the 1 seed.

Lets Go Pens.

Nate said...

I meant to say before...

Pensblog staff... words cannot express my agreement with your pregame post about Bob Errey...

He has his oddities, but his analysis of situations and overall hockey atmosphere is above average...

I feel like I lose a huge part of the game when I watch it on anything but FSN...

Fleury29 said...

I was at work listening to but not watching the game. Someone in gameday chat mentions a Pensblog Charlie shirt behind the Flyers bench.

Fleury29=stunned.

Tonight's game was brought to you by awesome.

Sid=awesome.
Malkin=awesome.
MAF=awesome.
Mike Lange=awesome.
Pensblog Charlie=awesome.

LET'S GO PENS!

Oh, and that Flyers home page is a total joke. They're selling playoff tickets and they aren't even in the playoffs yet. Who the hell does that? Vengeance my ass.

jimmymo32 said...

@ letsgopsu..

i live on beaver ave.. im def. down for waatching game 1 somewhere... ill be at game 2... but game 1 id like to watch it w/ some fellow pens fans..

i always watch it by myself cuz none of my friends r hockey fans

letsgopsu said...

@ coffeytalk, i didnt see that, but if i did, i dont know what i would do

talbot is my favorite player, i love every part of his game. even though he doesnt score much, i think he is an integral part of this team on and off the ice. if he is ever in a non-pens uniform, i will freak out worse than all the armstrong fans did after he was traded

Mike Georger said...

staff should probably allow a guest post for the guy who was behind the bench. unless it was a staff member.

The Big K said...

I can't drink with you but if Pensblog has a party a Damon's I'll still go. I like chicken wings.

letsgopsu said...

@ jimmy

i generally watch it by myself in my dorm room. the only benefit of that is that i turned my eastern pa roommate into a pens fan

FUCK THE FLYERS!!!

Q said...

By the way, after looking at our schedule and counting the w/l/otl, it appears that the Penguins are 20-4-3 at the igloo since Thanksgiving.

(Double check that for me fellow C-bloggers, as I am not the greatest mathematician in the world)

defendingthehomeiceblog.

Stoosh said...

Just got back from Buffalo Wild Wings out at Robinson Twp. I've cracked open my celebratory grog - a Railbender Ale from the Erie Brewing Co. in my lovely hometown of Erie, PA - and I have to say...

*swig*

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

First place never tasted so f'ing good.

Thoughts on an Atlantic Division title, dudes...

1. There are few things more fun than watching the Flyers piss Crosby off because at this point, you just know the beatings will eventually commence. And by beatings, I mean two goals and one assist from Sid.

2. Atlantic Division Champs.

3. I don't care what Scott Hartnell says about not getting Crosby angry (way to lead that charge, Scott-ro). Asking the Flyers to restrain themselves is like putting a fat kid in a Krispy Kreme store and saying, "Don't touch anything." They just...can't...help themselves sometimes.

4. Atlantic Division Champs.

5. Confirming the theory: The Flyers seem to have no real idea how to respond when they push a team and that team pushes them back even harder. Case in point - Scott Hartnell. He was perfectly OK with delivering a crosscheck to Crosby's head, but he became completely unraveled when he took the stick to the face from Gonchar. Speaking of which, does the NHL take a look at that shot to Crosby's head that Hartnell delivered?

6. Atlantic Division Champs.

7. Is there a goaltender in the league who bitches more than Martin Biron?

8. Fleury couldn't possibly be playing much bet...wait...I'm not jinxing this.

9. I don't know what Flyers fans on those boards are bitching about. Given some of the calls that landed Gonchar, Gill, Hossa and Ruutu in the box, the Flyers got away with at least five or six blatant non-calls tonight.

10. Four years ago, I sat up in F1 watching guys like Lasse Pirjeta, Mike Eastwood, Rico Fata and Konstantin Koltsov hand out their jerseys to the fans and listened to Edzo address the crowd. And we wondered if we'd ever see hockey back at Mellon Arena, what with the lockout looming and all sorts of uncertainty surrounding the game, the arena and the team.

Four years later, this division title couldn't be any sweeter. And this wouldn't be anywhere near as fun without this group of fans that we have here at C-blog.

Go crazy, folks! Go crazy!

Mike Georger said...

man i feel old.

pinkphloid54 said...

i swear, hartnell is a bowler and a mustache away from being the third member of laurel and hardy. what a tool.

also, when gonch got all up in his business, bourque was like 'well thats just a taste of your own medicine. don't try to tell me that's not something a Flyer would do.'

it was awesome.

Pensgirl said...

For those who couldn't see the game:

Here's the TSN highlight video - it has the hits and scrums that most highlight shows don't give any time to, but incredibly it doesn't have The Deflection. Me = Stunned

Gotta go the NHL homepage for that, though that doesn't show the closeup replay that really blows your mind. ESPN hasn't uploaded anything yet, but I'd check back there if it's being shown so prominently on SportsCenter. I'm appalled that TSN doesn't have it. It'll be somewhere, no doubt.

On that note, I gotta hit the hay. Can't wait for this recap tomorrow. HOOOOOOOO

Nate said...

OKAY State College Pensbloggers...

Tentative... Game 1 of the playoffs we will go to Damon's

Stay tuned for carpool info and blah blah blah...

Zach said...
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Zach said...

This is what tonight was all about

Whistler said...

Folks, call me stunned. Our team had a game tonight, and it was sick seeing everyone wearing their Flyers crap.

I thought today had "bad day" written all over it. I got into a Hit and Run accident and all I needed was to have the Flyers win.

Well, that ain't happening baby. I can't believe we won!! So freaking happy!!!

The division is ours. Let's keep on keeping on..

Nick Saia (usa) said...

get in the fast lane grandma! Crosby shows up against the flyers EVERY TIME.

reminiscent of the beating he took from hatcher his rookie year. same result too! PENS WIN!

Sadly, I havn't been able to actually see the immaculate deflection... I was listening to the game though, and Lange never disappoints.

Nick Saia (usa) said...

just saw it one espn.... im smiling

Adrienne said...

Epic phone conversation!!

As for tonight, holy shit. I couldn't be happier right now. My room mate is from Philly, so the game was pretty important for the sake of pissing off the entire floor.

I was so impressed by the Pensblog Charlie tshirt behind the Flyers bench. I couldn't help but laugh every time I saw it.

Adrienne said...

As for the playoffs, everyone on the Pensblog needs to get together and take over a bar every game during the quest for the cup

snickerdoodles said...

I've been watching the Immaculate Deflection all evening on On The Fly on the nhl channel. Sweet!!!

jackedlobster said...

Does thepensblog have a myspaceblog?

Whistler said...

Two things.

1. you can see Pensblog Charlie on tsn.ca just click on the highlights. he's there at the beginning.

2. I'd loooove it if someone could BitTorrent this game and post it.

Don't make me beg......

R*G*B* said...

http://digidigidigi.blogspot.com/2008/04/hey-nhl-take-memo.html

"Hey Gino, close your mouth... you're attractin' flies."

Eric K said...

2 words. 1 man. 1 day. Gary Roberts. Sunday April 3. The Third Coming.

well fourth if you count his comeback from retirement, but whatev, Roberts is coming back. Eat it Philly.

Eric K said...

that should be Sunday April 6, hell i dont even know what day it is anymore...

Gordie said...

i'm up for some bar flooding in State College. But alas, I am 20. Althoguh, since it's fixed, I'll be 21 in time for the cup finals. Party. But it'd be great to go out and watch the game. (especially since i do not have versus.) Hopefully the game times for the playoffs are good, i want to go to as many as possible.

Go Pens!

PSU_Rob28 said...

yo another penn stater here... let's definitely get some plans together for the playoffs... i would love to take over a bar

doug said...

look enough of the anti steeler shit ok???
pens wear black and gold because of them(THE STEELERS) not the other way around
look we all have the 4 hour erection from the malsykalone line this year ... but come, on are not the brownies a better target then the team that braught you JACK LAMBERT...watch ya colors..pens BLOG

thedaysofstillness said...

has anybody found a link for the podcast? i need to hear that.

pensblog jeff said...

I like the browns. Shut up about football. Pens = Hockey.

doug said...

pensblog jeff, gary roberts would smack that stain=brownie out yo mouth ....it is and allways will be black and gold .....all the way PITTSBURGH all teams... not the mistake by the lake
learn why....

Stoosh said...
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Adrienne said...

look enough of the anti steeler shit ok???
pens wear black and gold because of them(THE STEELERS) not the other way around
look we all have the 4 hour erection from the malsykalone line this year ... but come, on are not the brownies a better target then the team that braught you JACK LAMBERT...watch ya colors..pens BLOG


Shut up.
Hockey > life

coffeytalk said...

I am a HUGE Steeler fan and I love the jobs The Pens Blog throws at them. If i was looking for Steeler news and conversation, this is not the place. Note the name of this particular blog....

If you want Steelers blogging, Big Ben has his own:

http://br-7.com/blog.aspx

what a read....

sarcasmblog.

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