Sunday, May 4, 2008

GameDay (2.5) -- Rangers @ Penguins





The only thing there is to say
is that there's cause for concern if this series heads back to MSG.
No one wants to even think about that.

Hell hath the fury of Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin.


On a side note.

This a casket match for double J.


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:: Scott Burnside's 5 Things To Watch. [ ESPN ]
Solid again.

:: Sean Avery has been moved out of ICU. [ TSN ]


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Let's get the accolades out of the way right now.

Their goalie is red-hot.
RJ Umberger is on a drug no one even knows about yet.
Daniel Briere has progressed from a little girl into a woman.

They haven't been the Broad Street Bullies in these playoffs.
They haven't taken any backbreaking stupid penalties.


-- Courtesy of [ The700Level ] ---

They've beaten the sexy pic Washington in the first round.
They've demoralized the #1 seed Montreal Canadiens in the second round.

They deserve to be in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Their opponent is yet to be determined.




:: A great piece about Pennsylvania being the "State of Hockey". [ Fanhouse ]

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:: Remember that Sharks game back in February?
That's the last time the Pens have lost in Mellon Arena.

[ The Seeker ] did some legwork and posted some of these links in Cblog yesterday.

:: Therrien's answer to how Crosby will react to being blanked in Game 4:


“I have only one answer: You’ll see Sunday.”
[ Yahoo ]

:: Adversity arrives at Penguins' door. [ PG ]

Being up 3 games to 1 in a best-of-seven series shouldn't be considered adversity.
But it's as close as it has gotten for the Pens.

Following the Game 4 loss, there was the silver lining of the Penguins franchise getting the revenue that comes with an extra home playoff game.

But the other silver lining is that this makes some of the greener Penguins
realize that the playoffs aren't a 16-0 cakewalk.

:: [ Faceoff Factor ] broken down all that Malkin-breakaway business from Game 4.
We were wrong in thinking the goal should have counted. Simple as that.

[ Blueshirt Bulletin ] refuses to let it go, though.

:: Therrien equates Malkin's slew-foots to Avery's antics.
Sounds about right. [ NY POST ]

:: If you look for the Devil, you will always find it.
[ Larry Brooks ] has found it all series in the officiating.

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:: Game 3's FSN telecast was popular in the Pittsburgh area.
It dwarfed ratings for "Dancing With The Stars" and "American Idol". [ PG ]

:: [ Going Five Hole's ] Mike Lange Tournament is down to 2.



The joke is on you if you clicked that picture.
Go [ here ] to vote.

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Sam S. sent in these nasty wallpapers:


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On Route 119 in Youngwood
[ Hutch ] with the pic.


[ CharmedChild ]


[ War Penguin ] saw these shirts being sold for $6 in the Strip District.

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KENTUCKY DERBY IS A JOKE



Yeah, the favorite, Big Brown, won the race. Care.

But following the race, the second-place finisher, Eight Belles, while slowing to a gallop,
broke her two front ankles and had to be murdered on the track. [ Deadspin ]

VOMIT



Just terrible.
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Ed Harris called a closed-doors meeting with Pensblog Staff.

He did not bring up our choice not to go with him for Game 4 in New York.
He did not bring up his Academy Award-worthy appearance in "Milk Money."

But he did deliver a rousing speech.



I want you all to forget the game plan.
From this moment on, we are improvising a new mission.

How do we get our boys to the Eastern Conference Finals?
Easy. We win Game 5 by any and all means possible.

It's the option with the fewest question marks.


I want this marked all the way to the Eastern Conference Finals with games to spare.

NHL teams have only come back from a 3-0 deficit twice.
It sure as hell isn't gonna happen on my watch.

Failure is not an option.

GO PENS

620 comments:

PittHockey said...

Let's send JJ off into retirement / the russian league with a nice helping of BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

dave said...
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freddy's mole said...

Sid will bury one...guaranteed

somechic said...

Lead us Ed!
Game 5....DO IT

Jebus the XIV said...

Love the Yokozuna/Taker pic from the early 90's. 94, I think. Props to Hutch on the sign pic as well. Simply amazing.

BigDKC said...

Fleury29

Where are you gonna be for the game tomorrow?

BigDKC

IceCold... said...

it seems like i missed quite a bit over the past couple days

totally pscyhed for the game today!! DO IT

btw, is anyone else sick of the constant stream of bitching from players and coaches. it makes these opposing guys sound like whiny bitches.

almostaproblemblog. an ex who i haven't talked to in months and was a total asshole to me at the end of relationship, called me today and said he has an extra ticket for tomorrow. so i guess tomorrow we're gonna be best friends! can't wait...

LETS GO PENS

TheNWChica said...

I suppose I should go to bed because when I wake up it will be almost time for the game.

10 hours and 47 minutes! Whoooooooo!

Raybin said...

Oh good God, you had to remind me of the 1994 Royal Rumble.

This would of course the legendary event where the Undertaker "died" after a cloud of green smoke escaped his urn, delivered his own eulogy from inside a casket, then rose to heaven via clearly visible wires. All of this after it took TEN GODDAMN PEOPLE to get him into the casket.

Don't believe me? Too stupid even for mid-90's WWF? Tsk. You poor naive bastard.

Clear 15 minutes out of your schedule and watch:

Part 1

Part 2

Ed Harris already said all else that needs saying.

Pens 4, Rags 3.

Raybin said...

Speaking of this casket match and Double J, catch him in the certainly-not-gay-at-all red and white outfit when they're pushing the casket up the aisle in part 2.

jefe said...

how about a staal goal?

go pens.

Cody said...

@thenwchica: I was just thinking the same thing. Bed? Who can sleep with a game like this coming up?

I'm sticking with my Sid Hat-trick prediction. He looked too pissed not to.

Zarley Zalapski Blues Explosion said...

So what you're saying is that if we win today, Jagr is going to be raised up through the roof by clearly visible wires?

Sweet.

Raybin said...

@zarley

But then he'll be back 8 months later to fight a Fake Jagr in a match that will bore the entire civilized world to death!

Little known fact: The Undertaker vs. Fake Undertaker match was a kind of "big bang" of boredom.

With increasing advances in technology, people were starting to be less and less bored. Then came that fateful match in August 1994.

Much of the residual boredom that exists in the world almost 14 years later can be traced from that moment.

What kind of quaaludes was Vince on during the mid-90's anyway?

Remember Diesel vs. Mabel from the next year? Neither does anyone else.

Sorry, less wrestling, more hockey from now on, promise...

Whistler said...

As we prepare for the upcoming game, let us pray..

Our Roberts, who art in Pittsburgh, Gary be thy name.
The Playoffs come, The cup be won,
to Pittsburgh in the Arena called Mellon.

Give us this day our daily Pensblog
and forgive us our reporters as we job those who job against us
And lead us not into Philly, But deliver us from the Rangers,
For thine is the Crosby, and the Malkin, and the Fleury for ever and ever.

AMEN!

Now, LET'S GO PENS!!!!

Korn said...

Don't boo a man who did so much for this team in possibly his last game in the NHL. I'll never understand that. Boo Craig Patrick, not Jagr.

Ed Harris turns in a solid performance in Gone Baby Gone. Worth 2 hours of your time...

The Big K said...

Who can explain to me why it is OK for a 3 year old animal to give its life for the profit of wealthy owners, trainers, and jockeys?

Christina said...

Ed Harris. DO IT.

Bing with the HT, Geno nets 1+2, and one of them absolutely lays out a Rag just for good measure.

War Penguin said...

The Big K: I don't think you'll find many apologists for the sport of horse racing here. (My own thoughts, if you want to race your horses, okay, just expect lots of people to be nauseated when one of them has to be put down because it broke its leg.)

Warning: if you click the link in the next paragraph you will read about some gross stuff.

I gotta note, though, that most jockeys are not rakingin the cash.

Quingo77 said...

Gradclassblog

I am in grad class today from 8:00 am to 6:30 pm. At 2 I will be watching live video of the game while Professor Roberts is teaching from Pittsburgh.

Nothing this lady has to say today in class is more important that what the Pens have to say!!!!!

People in the south have no respect for hockey

*King

M. Vanderlasser said...
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M. Vanderlasser said...

Amen, Whistler.

Bring the noise today, fans...the boys need you.

I had nightmares about the Willy Orpik photoshop last night.

In Ed Harris I Trust.

P.S. Horse racing? Bleah. I'd rather watch Scott Hartnell do his laundry.

The Big K said...

War Penguin-
Trust me when I say that I am no animal expert.
I just can't stand to see an innocent 3 year old horse to lose its life before my eyes.

J.S. said...

and to think I was making Alpo jokes when 8 Bells was down for the count. I had no idea they'd be injecting the needle on the track. I almost feel kinda bad...ok, I'm over it I think.

They should have did that to Jason Kendall after the injury he had when he was running to first base.....I keed, I keed.

If Jagr were to come back onto the ice as a final goodbye after the game, I would have no choice but to cheer. Yes, I boo him, but I boo him on the ice during gametime. When 10-12k join in the booing, you have to wonder if it gets in his head. I've seen him say both sides of it; that it doesn't bother him and/or that it makes him sad or something along those lines. But getting back to my point, Jagr carried this team for years and by the sounds of his recent interview, it almost sounded like he misses being here.

Mike said...

Let's go pens, I wanna see a PA battle

Stoosh said...

Horseracingblog...

Until about two weeks ago, Papa Stoosh worked as a floor manager at Presque Isle Downs - the casino and horse race track in Erie. Late last summer, they opened the track and managed to get about 4-6 weeks of live action thoroughbred racing in before closing it up for the winter. When the races are running, they have a race every 20-30 minutes, starting at like 9:00 AM and ending around 8:00 PM each day.

Last year, they had to put a couple of horses down on the tracks that got injured and he said they try to keep it as far away from the spectators as possible. Not that it's greusome...it's not; it can be a little upsetting to people who know what's going on, though.

It's really something to see. We were up there last year on the last day they raced before closing the track for the winter. I've never seen these horses run up close and it's amazing how powerful they are. And we're just talking about a relatively small track in Erie. I can't imagine how powerful these horses that ran in the big time must be. It's really neat to watch if you've never seen it before.

Mike Costa said...

I Don't Work Today But I'm Going Down Anyway, And I Highly Doubt I'm Getting On As An Extra So I'll Be In F31, Stop By And Say Hi. :-D

Stoosh said...

@ J.S. -

I was supposed to go that Pirates game. We'd just gotten back the day before from Myrtle Beach and I was exhausted. A couple of friends of mine got tickets about 15 rows up on the first base line. I didn't go because it was hotter than all hell that day and I didn't feel like sitting out in the sun and baking.

When they were carrying Kendall off the field, I could see my two friends in the background. It happened right in front of them. They said because he had so much momentum, he actually took a full step on his busted ankle before rolling to the ground, and then of course screamed "Oh F-------". I think you could hear him yell on the broadcast.

I forget who it was, but they said whoever was playing first base for the Brewers came over to see him, saw Kendall holding his ankle and then turned around and puked all over the field. Like five or six people sitting down the first base side passed out or got sick as well.

Glad I made the decision to stay home and watch it on TV.

michelle said...

I'm lawning it today kiddos, with my WWGRD wristband and my Croz jerz and my pens chair.

DO IT.

Stoosh said...

Feeling very good about today's game. I think last game got the team back on the path and I think they'll be very focused going forward. On top of that, I think they'll be a little extra-motivated to get this done given that we now know what awaits us in the Eastern Conference Finals. I think Sid and Malkin want this series with the Flyers something badly...Malkin seems to harbor just as much hatred for the Flyers as Sid.

While the best part of a Pens win would be to see them advance to the next round, I'm also loving the fact that I might have a chance to see what may be the final game of Jagr's career. Last time I went to a Pens playoff game, I saw what we all thought would be Lemieux's last game in Pittsburgh. Now I might have a chance to see Jagr's last game; Jagr was one of my favorite Penguins ever and he's one of the players responsible for making me a diehard Pens fan.

If in fact this is the end of his NHL career - and for obvious reasons, I hope it is - I'll definitely be standing and applauding for him at the end.

Matt in N.C. said...

GAMEDAY! WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

@quingo77

People in the south have no respect for hockey

I gotta call bullshit on that one. There are plenty of southern hockey fans. Granted many are transplanted Yankees like me, but the bar I go to to watch some games has been filled almost exclusively with knowledgeable fans. A considerable number of them are PENS fans.

In the immortal words of chris e:

"LETS DO THIS SHIT!

Dr. Turkleton said...

@j.s.

jason kendall?

i'm glad Dr. Chip Burke didn't do that nasty deed to MAF when HIS ankle went limp midseason [jk]

Ever since James Bond busted Zorin at his horse racing scam back in '85...the sport has gone drastically downhill...[like heavyweight boxing after Tyson munched on Holyfields ear]

Tropic Thunder out in August with Ben Stiller, Jack Black & Robert Downey Jr shows some promise.


Happy Cuatro de Mayo Everyone !!!!!



[Hossa: buries it!]

Stoosh said...

Anyone else heading down to the lawn or to the lots for tailgateblog?

I may try to head down a little early because I have to meet C-blogger Gaylord Focker at Gate One...he has the tickets.

Dr. Turkleton said...

@stoosh

by saying heading down to the lawn or to the lots for tailgateblog you mean heading down to the mom-in-laws place to celebrate Mother's Day 1 week early....then, yes. I'm there.

SK said...

The Pens will come out with the intensity that was sorely lacking during their loss to the Rangers in game 4. I suspect 10 may have helped a few players get their heads screwed on straight for this contest.

T - 3.5. Everything is go.

JYo said...

Right on JS, boo Jagr during the game in hopes that it throws off his play, but pay due respects after the game for all he did here. If he does retire, hopefully this is the last time we see him in the Igloo (you know what that means).

Re: Cryers not being the broad street bullies.

They may not be on their typical rampage, but this is from the Burnside article the post linked to: "the Flyers lead the playoffs in the number of times they've been shorthanded (53) and the number of power-play goals they've given up (12)" Their thuggery is actually a hindrance this year. They aren't beating anyone up too much, but they are giving up tons of penalties and PP goals.

Ed Harris is all business. Do it.

Lets Go Pens!

Flyer Hater said...

Wait, horse racing still exists?

Flyer Hater said...

Jyo, it's not their fault. It's all apart of the big BUTTman conspiracy.

(Even though a Pens/Flyers Wales Conference Final would draw a lot more ratings than a Pens/Habs Wales Conference Final)

Steve In Denver said...

Here's what I'd love to see today - Sid with 2, Geno with 1, Syko with 1 to build a 4-0 lead, and then JJ comes off the right wing boards late in the game, makes a sweet move and buries a meaningless one. Then he gets the honorary 1st star to a standing O.

Hockey Gods, Do It.

Also, the last time I was in Pgh for a non-funeral reason, the wife and I were going to go to that same Pirates game. Luckily my wife found out she was preggers that morning and we decided that braving the heat, minus beers, was a bad idea. I remember watching the game at home and thinking how glad I was not to be there.

Let's get down to business.....
Lets Go Pens

coffeytalk said...

Headin' down to the Mellon right now.

look for Ronnie Francis #9 and you've found a coffeytalk!

GO PENS!

Spencemo said...

I can't believe how badly the Habs blew up last night. Price went from brilliant to swiss cheese in no time flat.

On a better note,

WWGRD? Kick ass, baby...

Gametime. WOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Ashley said...

Hey guys, I need a little help...

I've never been to a hockey game before when I wanted to take pics, but this week I'm heading to the World Championships and would love to take all kinds of photos. The problem is that I'm not sure what exactly is allowed at the arena. Are usually any rules governing camera use at games that I should be aware of? I know it sounds like a stupid question, but I'd rather not have the powers-that-be confiscate my brother's digital camera.

The Seeker said...

Re the article about Pennsylvania being the hockey state....Nice write up although they could have included that Team Pittsburgh won the nationwide Highschool championship last year.

@ The Big K

I agree with you about thoroughbred racing. Those horses are too young to have fully developed leg bones so breaking them is common especially when you run them in the mud. My feelings have nothing to do with the money involved..it's simply inhumane.

@ Mike Costa

Good To See You Man! Where Have You Been?

PENGUINS = SHOCK & AWE TODAY!

Stanley P. Kachowski said...

The close of that post = *CHILLS*

The Seeker said...

@ Ashley

I've never been to a World Championship Hockey game, only NHL. Their rules could be different???

Here they are worried about weapons, bombs, glass bottles, and alcohol. They've never stopped me from taking a digital camera inside. They look inside women's purses so I'd put the camera in a pocket instead and leave any bombs or AK-47s you might have at home.

Dr. Turkleton said...

@FH

the OTB in Moon Twp. might be adding on a new wing because of me.

Thank Gary for the Pens run & the Playoffs or they might have broken ground a few weeks ago.....

@stoosh

you're right...nothing like seeing the horses up close & personal...never have seen the ponies race at Presque Isle, but have seen them at Mountaineer...to stand a few feet away and see them break out of the gates & going full speed across the finish line is truly amazing. Something that doesn't carry over to tv very well. [kinda like a sport we all know & love, eh?]

Quingo77 said...

@ matt in n.c.

I guess I should have clarified. Your right the hockey fans down here are a majorily (wordcheckblog) are not from here originally. Growing up in Erie, PA I've watched my fair share of hockey. No one from this area that I've met who was born and raised here cares about hockey.

Dr. Turkleton said...

@ashley

seems like 'telephoto lenses' is the key to being able to get a camera in or not...but I think each event/venue is different...might just have to try & if they say 'no' they should be able to check it for you.

I was up in Toronto for the NHL draft & they wouldn't let me take my camera w/ lenses in [old cannon, non-digi] & they checked the camera bag for me.

Went to the draft in Nashville with the same equipment & they said 'NO Problem!'.....

but, I haven't seen anyone denied with just a digital camera with standard lens at the Mellon.

Up at an OHL Niagara Icedogs name they announced that no photography at all would be permitted & i kept my digi-camera in my pocket [too many Winter Classic™ pics on the card to give that up for a few Caputi pics [sorry, stoosh]

Good Luck!

Vanessa Day said...

OMG I am going crazy. I'm going to miss the first hour of the game cause I'm stuck at work! This is NOT FAIR! The Habs should have won.

&hearts

Vanesas

Stoosh said...

@ Dr. Turk -

I'm a gambling newb when it comes to horses, but I'm trying to learn because I'd love to spend a day watching the races in Erie one of these weekends this summer.

How often do you get over to the OTB site in Moon? I'm like 10 minutes away from there and it used to be right down the street from where I lived.

The Seeker said...

What was up with the article that was linked at the Penguins website after Game 4 saying it was a big mistake for HCMT to scratch Scuderi in that game?

Scuds wasn't scratched!

reporterconfusionblog

Stoosh said...

@ Spencemo -

I agreed with the Versus crew last night...Price will someday be an elite goaltender, but he isn't going to get there until he learns to respect the game at this level a little bit more and be more careful with the puck. And I'm sure he's not as nonchalant as he looks when he's out there, but it really looked on a couple of those goals like he took his time getting to where he needed to be to make the save.

There's an arrogance to his game that all goaltenders need to have, but right now it's crossing the line into cocky. He might have been able to get away with some of this stuff in juniors or at the AHL level, but it's not going to work at this level.

Vanessa Day said...

@Stoosh... that's exactly what I think... Price is overrated. Not every team has the luxury of having a MAF.

&hearts

Stoosh said...

Heading down to the arena shortly.

I'll be in a black Penguins "2008 Stanley Cup Playoffs" t-shirt, gray cargo shorts and a black Pens hat. I'm up in F1, first row if anyone wants to make the trek up and say hi.

Tee time is calling for the Rangers.

Break out the bagpipes.

Pensgirl said...

Ashley, I have a Sony DSC-H2, which I have been allowed to use in both Pittsburgh and DC. That H line is basically the heftiest point-and-shoot digital camera style you can have. I think the only question mark is digital SLRs, the fancier cameras that serious amateurs and professional photographers use, that have the interchangeable lenses. Sometimes only the photographers with credentials are allowed to bring those, and sometimes anybody can. I don't have one so I don't know.

Big K, I don't understand it any better than you do.

Am I the only one who is sick and tired of seeing all that "33 years" bullshit in articles? Note to morons: THERE IS NO PATTERN. The upset doesn't happen "once every 33 years," it happened twice: once, and then another time 33 years later. If that's a pattern, then the US will be invading Iraq every 13 years and the Pens should have won every Cup since 92 (hey, in 91 and 92 they won it "once a year," right?).

I'm feelin' very Righteous Bros. today, as TIIIIIIIIIME goes by so SLOOOOWLY. Is it 2 yet?

Raybin said...

He might have been able to get away with some of this stuff in juniors or at the AHL level, but it's not going to work at this level.

Marc Andre Fleury syndrome. Such an unbelievably gifted natural athlete, no one ever bothered to actually teach him the basic mechanics of goaltending. Price was spitting out rebounds like a broken ATM.

If they get Price his own personal Gilles Meloche, he'll be a dominating beast like Fleury is now.

This could be one of the most valuable learning experiences of his career: He's not as good as he thought he was. Now he can start really learning.

Stanley Cup said...

1940...1940...1940

Sorry, I just had to share.

Who could ever forget the igloo rocking in 1992 when the Mario-Less Pens defeated the hated Rangers.

xocharmedchildox said...

I dunno but you guys, but im gonna cheer jagr if it is indeed his last game @ the end. He basically carried us to our cups and he at least deserves that.


Lets go pens =]

Fleury29 said...

We all know what has to be done. This series ends today.

LET'S
GO
PENS!

The Seeker said...

@ vanessa

Here's a Ruutu song for ya...

RIGHT-click the following link and choose to save and download this Ruutu song:

Ruut, Ruutu

Ashley said...

seeker, turk and pensgirl -

Thanks for all the info! My camera is farrr from professional and it's small enough to fit in my pocket, so I guess that's where I'll keep it as I go through the gate. I definitely want to take pics of the CAN/USA game and of the crazy Latvians that have invaded Halifax :)

Re: Carey Price

I have to disagree with the idea that he's too cocky. I think he's just mentally worn out from having to play so many games and from having so much pressure placed on his shoulders. It certainly didn't help that everyone was focused on how he was doing and virtually ignored how poorly his teammates were playing.

BlacknGold66 said...

Ed Harris = Gold Jerry! Gold!



M.Vander: Not sure I'd call #15 hot. Not sure if I'd call #115 a man either.

Wooooooooooooo!

Flyer Hater said...

Pens lose today,

we start running chernobylblog

Ashley said...

Raybin - Price does have his own goalie coach in Montreal (Roland Melanson). He usually plays a sound game, but I think he unravelled a bit under all the pressure. In fact, it was Melanson who suggested that Carbo sit Price in Game 4 because he seemed mentally tired.

He's a very young goalie, so I don't really fault him for it.

somechic said...

54 MORE...54 MORE...54 MORE!

Vanessa Day said...

@ Seeker... You are amazing. I have always wanted to put that song on my iTunes.

Ruutu is seriously the only one I'd divorce my husband and become a puck bunny for!

lovehimblog

@ Ashley, About Price: I think in the rough game of hockey, you also have to be mentally tough. Look at how MAF has changed from just last year. I don't think I've seen him do his skate-around-the-right-side of-the-ice-in-a-circle thing after a goal nearly as much this year.

&hearts

Stanley Cup said...

The HATEmeter is running rampant.

1 1/2 more hours of Ranger HATE building up.
At least I'm making good use of my time.

Zac Wassink said...

play like gary roberts today

The Seeker said...

Time to get psyched for this win!!!

The Boys of Winter

END IT NOW!!!!

Let's GO PENS!

GwinTheEskimo said...

now its time to ramble on

Lloyd said...

DriveBackFromTheRaceBlog:

i should be in radio range by the time the puck drops. i'll try to be in PBCB at some point if i have a cell signal.

M. Vanderlasser said...

Vanessa, you can listen to the game here until you get out of work:

http://penguins.nhl.com/

(Look for the "Listen Live" thingie on the right side of the screen)

M.

Vanessa Day said...

Thanks, M. I'm going to try that if can't just get out of here! I think I may just close up early... I can't stand it anymore! I am so excited, and I just can't hide it.

&hearts

DeCeV said...

Wooooooooooooo. Who buries it today?

Vanessa Day said...

^^^^^

87, 12, and/or 48 (cause he wants it, bad!)

&hearts

TheNWChica said...

Amen Whistler!

Hey Cody, did you ever go to bed? I finally passed out about 2.

And Ashley, not sure if you're still around, but I take pictures of my junior boys and I have a small Fuji FinePix; which I'm hoping to upgrade soon. From the Tips site, they say Basic Compact Point and Shoot Cameras with a lens no longer than 2” in length and it may not be a detachable lens.

J.S. said...

@Stoosh, I actually cringed and held my ankle after reading that description. Snap, full force on an already snapped ankle/leg, puke, ouch!

Gene Cranz, bring us home!

mmmk1989 said...

no link to pensblog chatblog?

Flyer Hater said...

If we score the first goal, the Rangers fold and the crowd takes over.

Crosby on a breakaway.

87 buries it.

DO IT.

J.S. said...

since we're doing camerablog:

Olympus SP-510UZ, 10x optical, 5 digital, 7.1 MP. Available at your local Circuit City for under $300.

Able to zoom from one end of the ice to another using only my optical zoom and still have some zoom left. If somebody is walking around Mellon and finds an Olympus lenscap, it's more than likely mine.

J.S. said...

Pensblog Chatblog - DO IT!

TheNWChica said...

Hey JS...I am looking to upgrade this summer. You're pretty happy with yours? I take game shots and our arena only holds about 8500, so I'm assuming I would probably get some decent close ups even across the ice; as I sit 2 rows behind the bench.

mmmk1989 said...

thanks j.s.

eileenover said...

Tyler Kennedy needs a goal today. He's been playing hard and it's about time.

LET'S GO PENS!

J.S. said...

chica, I'm content with mine. There's an auto setting on there that more than does the job along with three other settings that I haven't had a chance to toy with yet. The video settings are pretty solid too. Went to a concert this past Wednesday and was able to film......err, view (since we all know it's illegal to video a show) a show halfway back from the stage. If I get a chance, I'll post a link on youtube so you can get an idea what it looks like.

dhudzin said...

wooooooooo

TheNWChica said...

Thanks JS!

GO PENS! DO IT!

chris e said...

Let's do this shit!

The Seeker said...

The J Schiff artwork that was the Penguin smashing the Statue of Liberty had a perfect record for wins.

Let's DO THIS SHIT folks!!

TheNWChica said...

OMG! Lord Gary on the Ceeb! *bows*

H.C. Prick said...

NBC continues to prove my point that women shouldn't be sports analysts by having the daughter of Ellen and Rosie pronounce Marty Biron as Marty Beerun.

-I'm bitter, angry and ready for hockey.

eileenover said...

I still think Gonch is going to nail Jagr with the biggest check of his life. Hell, I just hope someone does.

PittHockey said...

new gary roberts trailer

johnny said...

Play "Boys of Winter"!

TheNWChica said...

I think Ruuts needs to have a replay of his hit on JJ in Italy.

Jawsh said...

You guys can go ahead and dub Bing Mr. McFeely today...because he is about to deliver us a win.

Nick Saia (usa) said...

comon zorro!

Jawsh said...

Game 4 = first game of playoffs i wasnt in penschat or cblog....problem solved.

EmmBee said...

I sure hate those on-ice interviews! 2 minutes before the puck drops and I'm sure Sid really wants to chat with NBC!

JYo said...

@jawsh: What a mistake!

Glad to see you resolved that issue.

Sooska said...

@ hcprick- actually she pronounced it correctly as the French would. Everyone else says Bure-on. as in Pavel Bure.
@ whistler, chica etc. the MAlkin shirt is ON.

GOPENSGO

Steve In Denver said...

Spicy bloody mary - check
Kids duct taped to the wall - check
Lucky shirt - chickity check
Mike Lange on internet radio - check
Crowd roaring - chills

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

LETS GO PENS

Jawsh said...

CAR

Jawsh said...

GAME ON

Pensgirl said...

Is it just me or did Lundqvist act like he'd been scored on when the puck went in his crease just now? I don't know what that was about but if he's even slightly mentally off we need to crash him NOW.

Chase said...

Versus announcers = teh suck

Sooska said...

pensgirl- same thought here. he did not know where that puck was at all.

JYo said...

Top two lines look pretty solid so far. Could be a big game for both groups. Do it!

TheNWChica said...

In case anyone cares, Russia and the Czechs are tied at 3 in the second.

Pensgirl said...

Sooska, I've never seen a goalie slump and throw his head back like that when play was still going on. He had to have thought it was in. That was one of the oddest things I've seen.

Jawsh said...

PP!

Juniper T Castle said...

OMG, guys, NBC is all fuzzy on my TV! GO PENS!!

racheleyos said...

wtf we need to score on henrik's fat ass. ugh

JYo said...

1st PP = mud

Juniper T Castle said...

Chase,
Isn't bike racing on VS?

TheNWChica said...

God I hate those on the bench interviews. Don't you think MT has better things to do then talk to your stupid ass? Gah!

Carroll said...

TK needs a goal!

TheNWChica said...

TK can taste it! Go TK go!

racheleyos said...

good penalty kill.... roberts is fired up!!!!

Pensgirl said...

WWGRD? Singlehandedly keep the puck in the offensive zone against three Rangers.

JYo said...

It would be awesome if TK could bury one. It looks like he has some kind of turbo button he is using when he takes off and flies by everyone.

Flyer Hater said...

Crosby and Malkin with more turnovers at the blue line than a Steelers QB in an AFC Championship game.

dhudzin said...

Scary Gary will get everyone fired up!

JYo said...

Come on FH, that haven't turned it over THAT much. Is that even possible?

racheleyos said...

wow we're taking stupid ass penalties on jagr!!!

Malroc said...

*cough* jagr dove *cough*

Pensgirl said...

C'mon Rachel, Jagr clearly dove. What's he doing falling down? He's too good to ever fall...somebody needs to tell him to just play hockey.

TheNWChica said...

I'm wondering if the boys aren't just a little nervous...they always say that that 4th win is so hard to get.

racheleyos said...

lol.... i love you guys...

another good penalty kill. but damn, what do we got to do to get the puck behind henrik? cut his arms off?

Flyer Hater said...

good point jyo

johnny said...

Time to seize the momentum back. Let's Go Pens!

Flyer Hater said...

rachel, how about put him in non J.S. Giguere goalie equipment?

H.C. Prick said...

If I had a nickel for every time somebody yelled "get it out of your (insert favorite profanity) zone!" at my television, I'd be spending the second period eating nickel soup.

Stanley Cup said...

Did anyone else see Isiah Thomas on the Ranger bench?
Let's kill these muthers.

Roszival will do something wrong.

Pensgirl said...

Chica, Milbury did say their bench was "more tense" than the Rangers', for whatever that's worth. I'd have liked to see the fans start the LGP chant about five minutes in. In my experience that goes a long way to helping any team get loose and get goin'. They had some OK chances but seemed to be a bit sluggish again, although clearly they're playing a bit of a trap so guys were hanging back on purpose. But they made some bad decisions with passes again, trying to force some things. It'd be nice if they'd just fire that thing and crash Lundqvist like he smacked their sisters.

Flyer Hater said...

I wish Sid would go up to Hilter Mustache and tell him to stay on his skates after one of his 50 dives in the first period.

The Seeker said...

I guess only the Rags can interfere and get away with it?

TK was clearly interfered with chasing that puck into the corner..no call.

That's fine wit me as long as they call it evenly, but they won't.

cg said...

checking in from Norway....

Game is on Canal+ Sports 1...it's showing the NBC coverage, but the sound seems messed up...not getting any crowd noise, and I hear Emmerick talk during the breaks (no commercials)...

Just wondering if everyone else is getting this, or if it's only a problem over here....

Flyer Hater said...

Seeker, interference isn't a penalty anymore. Didn't get the memo?

Flyer Hater said...

Is Pierre McGuire filming Mr. Clean for women commercials?

racheleyos said...

my parents keep saying the pens are going to lose this game and I would like to smack them for doing so. "They have the momentum, blah blah." How so?? We just killed off 2 Rangers power plays.... I'll hold my ground. I hope the Pens win just so they'll shut the eff up :D

JYo said...

cg, not a problem on a US feed for me.

I think the Pens looked far better in the 1st today than in game 4. This series ends today!

cg said...

At a break, right after Roberts threw 3 big hits...Emmerick says to Edzo "I don't blame Mara for how he reacted....I wouldn't want to make eye contact with Roberts either...that guy's scary"..Lovin' it!!!

Anyone else getting this? no crowd noise sucks, but the behind the scenes stuff is priceless....

EmmBee said...

@cg: NBC coverage would be better if it didn't have the sound. Consider yourself lucky!

JYo said...

Thats awesome cg. Consider yourself our "insider" for those sorts of comments.

cg said...

@jyo - Thanks! guess it's just over here...

I'm going to get a shot of the TV down here to send to staff....wanted to get national anthem, but they didn't show it here...

GO PENS!!!

TheNWChica said...

Hey CG...you might be getting the raw feed from NBC. On Center Ice, I've seen a few of the local stations that carry games do that. And I agree the stuff that goes on when they think they're off the air is more entertaining than the game.

The Seeker said...

LET'S GO PENS!

cg said...

laptop's in the room...TV's in the lounge....hopefully I'll have some more gems to post after the 2nd.

Heading back down...LETS DO THIS!!!! WOOOOOOOOOO!

Pensgirl said...

Hasn't the statute of limitations passed on announcers asking Edzo about when he coached the Pens? For the love of God, it's been brought up on more days than he actually served as coach at this point.

Jawsh said...

oh man, 66 buries that so hard

Jawsh said...

lot of blood on that

H.C. Prick said...

Drury's face just became a woman! (alternate post: Are You There God? It's Me Chris Drury's Face)

JYo said...

The Pens get a big break on what could have been a 4 minute penalty.

johnny said...

powerplayblog!

Jawsh said...

We gotta keep the pressure up, the queen has lost track of the puck at least 3 times

Chase said...

Jawsblog!

TheNWChica said...

Is that the Jaws music they're playing? Solid!

JYo said...

PP = mud for the second game in a row. Can they decline penalties? They give up more chances to the PK than they get on offense.

dhudzin said...

What in the hell kind of call is that?

dhudzin said...

Flashes of Marty right there.

Pensblog Staff said...

fuckin nerveracking.
shittititittitititittiti
tit

TheNWChica said...

Aw man....66 buries that!

Jawsh said...

Anyone else glad thats a PP and not a Penalty Shot?

JYo said...

HOSSA!!!

Juniper T Castle said...

HOSSA! HOSSA!

eileenover said...

HOSSAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

H.C. Prick said...

BOOSH!

Pensgirl said...

Now THAT'S what I'm talkin' 'bout! HOSSAAAAAAAA!

Steve In Denver said...

HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSAAA

Jawsh said...

My feed is slow...i don't know why yet...but HOSSA!

eileenover said...

He BURIED that one.

JYo said...

Lets get another. Pile on now!

johnny said...

Don't think Hossa will be looking so somber on the bench anymore!

Bonus powerplayblog!

Juniper T Castle said...

Yes, jawsh, very happy.

Sooska said...

I kinda likes Roszival today.

Jawsh said...

I think THAT qualifies as the kind of goal we were all envisioning in feb.

TheNWChica said...

@ jawsh...mine is too, but hey, something to look forward too.

Hooooooooooooooooosa!

Pensgirl said...

The refs felt bad that the Rangers failed their PK, so they're letting them take a re-test. Let's make 'em fail again!

bbbbrian said...

With a goal on this PP I'm gonna work on a Stunner photoshop even though I'm pretty sure I've seen one. Anyone know a good cheap version of photoshop?

Jawsh said...

@brian, u can use the gimp

TheNWChica said...

Russia vs. Chech: 4-4 going to OT

Pensblog Staff said...

if roberts scores there, we shut down the blog

TheNWChica said...

Czech...badspellingblog

Flyer Hater said...

If Roberts scores, the building crumbles.

JYo said...

@brian: gimp.org

JYo said...

GENO!!!

H.C. Prick said...

KA-KOW!

eileenover said...

Oh Geno I love you.

Juniper T Castle said...

Malkin! Malkin! Kid's a star!!

Sooska said...

GENO MEANS GOAL

Jawsh said...

Hurricane Geno, you can't stop a force of nature.

johnny said...

Ruutu is in Jagr's head like the Lawnmower Man!

Steve In Denver said...

MVP
MVP
MVP
MVP

Juniper T Castle said...

Poor Jagr. That's what happens when you make one player carry the whole team on his back.

TheNWChica said...

Geno needs to show more emotion. lol

smitty said...

Since when is being within 5 feet of JJ a penalty?

dhudzin said...

HAHAHAHAHAHA LOOK AT RUUUUUUUUUU.

I love this shit so much. TOTALLY off his game.


And I love you too Malkamaniac!

EmmBee said...

"Let's see if all that ice time on the power play affects Malkin..." GOAL Guess not!

Sooska said...

The Staals are brothers AND Jagr used to play here, hence the boos!

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