Monday, May 26, 2008




GAME TWO
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We've watched the Pens all year.
We know how explosive they are.

All the high-paid analysts are saying the Pens have to score more.
No idea how they came to that conclusion.

Roberts is returning.
HCMT has called out the team for their horrible Game One.
The pieces are in place.

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:: Everybody, join in: "Wake up, Gino!!" [ PG ]
:: Wings employ a different PK formation. [ PG ]


:: Ruutu acknowledges Roberts' campaign for presidency. [ PG Q&A ]
How does he not know he is Roberts' running mate?


:: Solid column about Buries It in the PG today. [ Chuck Finder ]
The speculation can now begin on whether or not Lemieux is wearing Airwalks in that pic.

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Fragile Franzen "The Mule" will be suiting up for Game 2. [ TSN ]
If we were Colorado, we'd care.

He's gonna take one hit, and he'll be back in the training room.
Yawn.


[ Flyer Hater ] with the find.

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[ A2Y ] is giving away a game program from Game One.
Just go to that link and be the first to correctly guess who will score the first goal tonight.

No Pens fans over there yet, so everyone has been touching themselves about Tomas Holmstrom.

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703 comments:

VooX said...

Pens fans suffered through hard times and remained behind your team. You were rewarded with stability and a roster of young talent. Unfortunately the dream ends there, as the young pens are not mightier than Team Detroit.

I said Team Detroit for a reason, they are an elite squad, if this were the Great War they'd be Dam Busters wreaking havoc behind enemy lines. We have replaced the mines with minds (bow before Holland curs) and have kept the havoc.

Grab your teddy bears and bite your pillow, cause Big Daddy Detroit is coming again. Let the nightmare begin.

cg said...

the boys come out flying like we've never seen tonight....they will not be denied!

Matt Gajtka said...

Dammit...thought I could be first!

I would say THIRD, as in Pens' third Cup, but I'll prob get beaten to that too.

Matt Gajtka said...

Nope!

GO PENS...Kennedy scores the first goal.

Jason said...

Talbot with the first goal.

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 Detroit,
For thine is the Crosby, and the Malkin, and the Fleury for ever and ever.

AMEN!

Now, LET'S GO PENS!!!!

Kehoe said...

The people jumping ship have no clue what we went through the 1st cup year. We lost EVERY 1st game. Mario sat in game 3 in Minnesota. Remember how you felt then. This is just a blip. Take notice. We are not beat, we are not down. Lord Stanley is certainly within our reach.

eileenover said...

You know, I don't go trolling on other blogs because I really don't care about other teams' fans. What is everyone's obsession with the Pens and their fans? Do you really think you're going to bring us down? I don't give a fuck about "Team Detroit." You must have really low self-esteem if you all you do is troll on other teams' blogs and try to sound like a hardass.

sabrejets said...

What the hell is a Voox anyway?

Tonight we end this bad slimy juju that climbed out of the lake up there and take one.

M. Vanderlasser said...

Amen, Whistler.

Special 90 min pre-game on FSN is on now.

Scuderimania (Robapallooza?) is running wild.

Is Ted Nugent a Wings fan? Lord knows what that man has done to the world's animal population. And Eminem tried to beat up Moby, who is named after a whale (or a Led Zeppelin song).

Thanks, Potash.

Christina said...

Red and Andy. DO IT.

Staalsy scores first tonight, cleaning up the trash from a Kennedy shot from the grassy knoll. Followed by the great fist-pump/Woo! of the Staal family.

GO PENS!!!

Eric K said...

Let's Fuckin Do It

Sean said...

yes hes wearing airwalks

but who is the girl right next to him?

go pens

Carroll said...

Colby Armstrong to join hockeycentral panel for games 3/4!!!

jefe said...

Team Flat Tires will succumb to Steve, Gino, and the Hossanator, and the rest of The Penguins Team.. oh yes. be warned.

@whistler - amen.

go pens.

demondg1 said...

FSN pregame, Paul Alexander looks like he want's to be at a Stiller game. At least he's not Shumway I guess.

As I sit here in one of two Scuderi t-shirts ever sold, I pray to Gary that your guarantee come to fruition.

Now is the time.

BELIEVE in the EVOLUTION.

LETS GO PENS!

Pensgirl said...

Ruu doesn't know he's veep because that's only in cblog and related online outlets. GR for Prez is on signs at the arena.

Easy fix to that problem.

Christina said...

@ sean

that's one of his daughters.

Stanley P. Kachowski said...

I'M SO 'EFFIN PUMPED RIGHT NOW!!!! WOOOOOOOO! GET SOME PENS! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOASDL!

The Seeker said...

What the hell is a Voox anyway?

I think it's the name of another piece of shit car built up in that Detoilet cesspool which won't compete with quality machines.

Zarley Zalapski Blues Explosion said...

I'm goin with the big guy, Geno Malkin will score, then look directly into the camera and tell everyone to shut the fuck up about him.


Then he will prceed to have sex with Osgood's wife and teenage daughter at center ice for good measure while Gary Roberts films it.

You heard it here first!

Jimmy Hugs said...

Lord Gary be with you all tonight.

I heard a rumor that the Dead Wangs watched "Most Valuable Primate" to prepare for the game tonight.

The Seeker said...

It's time to kick-ass and take names.

Pittsburgh Penguins = SHOCK & AWE!


Amen Whistler

VooX said...

Settle down you of sensitive disposition. I am a fan of your beloved pens and their fans, but you have one fatal flaw... you have encountered my Wings, el numero uno,

the D-re-AM BUSTERS

It is fitting that today is Memorial Day, all respect to the men and women who serve(d), as you are about to get a lesson in BOMBARDMENT. Never mind one front, we will open fronts of attack from all angles and challenge "HCMT" to out-general El Presidente Babcock, ruthless dictator of the Red Troops.

So Eileen, honey, settle down and have some warm milk as it is going to get a whole lot worse. Do you want your pink or yellow teddy bear tonight?

Flyer Hater said...

3-2 Wings

eileenover said...

Don't ever call me honey, douchebag.

eileenover said...

Sorry I fed the trolls, I just needed a vent.

KJ said...

cblog is so cool, it attracts bugs/trolls. awesome!


as for who scores the first goal tonight, i just want it to be a pen. i also want the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc goals as well from pitts players.

Chubs said...

Wings fans= Yankees fans

How long til the "1992" chant starts?


Do it.

PittHockey said...

voox = lies

all lies

Jawsh said...

I'd like to think the last thing going through Elroy's head, besides the bullet, was how did he give up 5 goals to the pens in game 2.






Hossa.

stokes said...

@voox:

Its not just you, there's trolls from every team that come on here and try to job us. It doesn't get much lamer than that. Now, i can't speak for everyone on here, but i'm with Eileen when i say that i don't give two shits about the opposing team, or else I WOULD BE ROOTING FOR THAT TEAM.

Don't take it personally, voox. We don't know you, but we know your ilk, and frankly, we're just sick of it.

Cbloggers, I guess that's what happens when you read one of the greatest blogs on Gore: Trolls.

And for the record, i'll be sleeping with my Pound Puppy tonight.

Amen Whistler.

Roberts kills Kornhole tonight.

VooX said...

Eileen, honey, step closer so I can whisper in your ear... BOMBARDMENT

Kat said...

It's not over until it is over. And friends, it's so far from over.

TK with the first goal. Steve with the game winner. Do it.

Jawsh said...

voox...SCF game 2 is on tonight, find someplace better to be the a pensblog comment section

Stoosh said...

Jealousy, Eileen. That's what I'd think is might be, for the most part.

Whether opposing fans want to admit it or not, they see the Pens for what they truly are - the next great NHL dynasty in the making.

I remember reading what John Buccigross wrote about the Devils in his 2006-07 season preview. Namely, the Devils should appreciate the division title they'd win in 2006-07, because the Penguins were coming and it was going to be the Pens' division for the foreseeable future. But I don't even think Buccigross anticipated the Pens coming together this quickly. And the sick thing is that this is just the beginning.

The Wings fans look at their team and they have to be proud at what they've all accomplished. But there are a handful of core guys there who are watching the window start to close, while the Pens are just now beginning to throw open the window on their time. They know this is the case. And while they probably have some comfort in knowing that they have perhaps the best front office and scouting staff in the NHL to see them through the transition, the transition away from the Lidstroms, Drapers, Osgoods and Maltbys is coming nonetheless. And there's probably some uncertainty there.

What voox and some of his other A2Y cronies might not be able to appreciate is the way that "Team Pittsburgh" came together as well this year. They endured a somewhat slow start and then suffered injuries to key personnel that would've crippled 95% of the rest of the franchises in the NHL.

What they might not understand is how the other core players stepped up. They might not understand how Evgeni Malkin made it HIS team when Sid wasn't around to help shoulder the load. They might not understand how Ty Conklin made it HIS net. They might not understand how Kris Letang - in just his second pro season - came in and helped stabilize a defensive corps with his solid overall play and puck-moving skills. They might not appreciate how this team continued to win despite key roles on the team being filled by minor-leaguers. Not prospects, but career minor-leaguers like Chris Minard, Nathan Smith and Connor James.

Pens fans scoff at the attempts of these fans to convince us that the Pens are intimidated by the Red Wings or that they haven't seen adversity. This team had every chance to fold up when Fleury and especially Crosby went down, and most fans probably would've forgiven them if they had. But they didn't. In fact, they played even better.

They weren't intimidated then and I have a hard time believing that after everything they've been through this year, they're even remotely intimidated by the prospect of being down one game to none against the Red Wings.

VooX said...

Kronwall broke Malone's nose, a fire alarm at the hotel broke the Penguins nappy time at 01:30 (mil-time mofos, it's memorial day).

What's the over/under on the heads Kronwall will hunt today? 2...3? If he gets Sid, does that count for 1 1/2? Should we count lost teeth?

Nappy time is over. Your season just got real.

The D-re-AM BUSTERS have arrived. Enjoy the nightmares.

Lauren said...

I say Gary Roberts checks someone in half five minutes in and is credited with the first goal as the puck goes in off the half-corpse's stick.

Go Pens.

Stoosh said...

I'm sure Malone's had his nose broken before. He's a big boy. He'll be just fine.

Tell Kronwall to stay on his feet.

Chubs said...

*grabs blankey*

Is it gametime yet?

VooX said...

Stoosh-Douche, I know your team, I watch your team, we get Center Ice in the igloos up in Canada. I have watched as the Eastern Conference has been a mess of sloppy defence falling before the penguins.

Well little birds you've encountered one GIANT iceberg and there is no way you are conquering Team Detroit. BOMBARDMENT

Jimmy Hugs said...

@stoosh - word

Pens 66 - Wangs 0

Lauren said...

Hate to feed you, Voox, but isn't an iceberg a bad metaphor when you're dealing with Penguins?

Jawsh said...

If Detroit is a giant Iceburg...


Consider the pens to be global warming.

The Big K said...

WIN. JUST. FUCKING. WIN

eileenover said...

That, stoosh, is why you're an All-Star.

Pensgirl said...

Stoosh, I never understood why fans of any team have ever thought another team might be intimidated by theirs. That's just not in the nature of professional athletes. If they ran scared, they wouldn't have made it to their sports' best leagues.

It's laughable, really. Anyone who spouts such nonsense is just letting the idiot flag fly.

Man, each one of these trolls is more boring than the last. Don't people take pride in their work anymore?

debrisslide said...

@Zarley Zalapski Blues Explosion - I would pay to see that. . .

Also just in general: every Western Conference playoff game I watched was much lower in intensity than anything I watched the Penguins play. Garbage goals and desperation. . .not a lot of skill.

The Big K said...

DO IT.

jefe said...

@stoosh - RIGHT ON.

i told A2Z blog.. which haha looks like ASS. that sykora will put one home 5 minutes in.

booya.

okay im shutting down now and heading to my tv for pregame. enjoy!

go pens.

\<')/

SteveCrosbyFan said...

I think they are Chuck Taylor's?

Rutuu with the first goal..

IwoCPO said...

Pens fans: Here's the link to the post where you guess the first goal scorer.

http://www.kuklaskorner.com/index.php/A2Y/comments/here_come_the_banker_the_lawyer_and_the_copall_looking_for_a_game_2_live_bl/

Whoever identifies the first scorer gets a game 1 program. If you guess correctly, leave your email address in the comment so i can contact you for mailing info.

Beav said...

In preparation for Game Two, I watched Robocop 2 and watched him clean up the trash in Detroit. I can only hope Gary Roberts takes a page from that book and slaughters the Wings tonight. Let's Go Pens!!!

JYo said...

WOOOOOOOO! Lets Go Pens.

I wasn't around the last couple hours of the last C-blog, but I see some people apparently have either incredibly short memories or incredibly thin skin. The puckbunniesblog joke was sarcasm over the overreaction of the posting of a certain picture recently. You all assumed the parties in the pictures are puckbunnies and you don't know them. I make a joke about it in the current picture and you jump down my throat. I'm guessing you have to know someone to get in to the practice and it couldn't just be random people either male or female. Now I see why Dr.T posts that he is joking about 20 times around any mention of the PBs. I know the pressure is up because of the game one loss, but calm the hell down. This is tPB not LGP. Sheesh.

IwoCPO said...

Fuck. Just go to the A2Y main page. You'll see the live blog. Put your predictions there.

http://www.kuklaskorner.com/index.php/A2Y/

Lauren said...

...Gary looked into the camera, and I saw my own death. And it was beautiful.

Jimmy Hugs said...

lasers just shot out of Gary Roberts' eyes and killed my dog!

Party of Ruutu said...

LAST VERSUCKS Y'ALL!!!

sexymexyjeffy said...

@ voox

There's 4 games left in your season, you should be suckin' on my ball sack

@ CBLOG

Let's Do This Shit!

ps whoever called geno scoring then banging the Osgood family my hat goes off to you, i was going to just make a classless statement that i hope PBC has sex with Voox but Charlie has standards bitches


one final ps the only thing keeping us from being sportscasters is we don't get paid to love our team.

eileenover said...

Don't worry jyo, I knew you were being sarcastic and had no problem with your comment. I think some people are just a little on edge right now.

JYo said...

You know, I don't go trolling on other blogs because I really don't care about other teams' fans.

Couldn't agree more, but to be fair, we don't know what its like to have a team with a blog that can only attract 19 fans.

Wings fans= Yankees fans

Couldn't have said it better. At least the Spankees fans have the most titles in their sport.

Party of Ruutu said...

GO PENS! I woke up in a frenzy. GO PENS! STEEEEVVVVEEEEE!!

JYo said...

Thanks eileen, I'm glad someone got what I was going for. I am constantly running sarcasmblog so I thought it would be more obvious. Whatev.

eileenover said...

No problem jyo.


LET'S GO PENS!!!!
Tonight the Wings see the REAL Pittsburgh Penguins.

michelle said...

STEEEEEEEVVVVVVVEEE

DO IT BOYS.

Carroll said...

GO PENS GO!!!

First goal: Steve!!!

chris e said...

Let's do this shit!

Stoosh said...

@ Voox -

Douche, eh? I wish I could compete with your clever witticisms. Unfortunately, that was funny the first ten thousand times I heard it. Nice try, though.

And I also watched as Dallas did all the dirty work for you, bouncing the two biggest threats to your squad in Anaheim and San Jose. Luckily, San Jose still hasn't figured out how to beat teams other than the Red Wings in the postseason. And I think a peewee team could've put up a better fight than the Avs did, so let's not pretend the Pens are the only team with the perceived easy road thus far.

But there's nothing I'm going to say that's going to convince you. And it's not like it matters anyway, because in the general scheme of things, I really don't give a flying fuck what you think. So go on with your tired war-term analogies and pretend your rallying those Red Wings troops.

Just know that they can't hear you either.

Stoosh said...

Time to get out the bagpipes, C-bloggers.

LET'S

GO

PENS

johnny said...

To all my Brothers and Sisters out there, especially those of you in Detroit and at the Igloo, I let the world resound with a huge "Let's Go Pens!"

Penguins mania is rocking the world. Play 'Boys of Winter'!

Annie said...

I like how they keep showing that clip of Babcock going "Un-FUCKING-believable!"

VooX said...
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IceCold... said...

LOVE YA STOOSH

always on top of your game.

this team as gone through hell and back this season. from bottom of the division to top of the conference. while our top goalie and player were out might i add. one game is ONE game. or is detroit gonna pull a montreal and think it only takes one game to accomplish something.

LETS GO PENS

Jimmy Hugs said...

I'm hungry for some wings.

Let's Go Pens!

VooX said...

Stoosh-Douche, we did our own dirty work, we won the President's trophy.

It is also why during the opener of this series Crosby and Malkin will not be sleeping in their cribs at home.

Tell me how you will overcome the Team game of Detroit? Gary Roberts, please... even the 2nd coming of Jesus in Steeltown can't save you from the upcoming BOMBARDMENT.

You have had it easy all year in the East, now unless you can find some miracle to move the puck up the middle, you will need a miracle to win this series.

Malkin is tired, and Fleury finally makes it onto the rink safely. Good luck baby birds.

JYo said...

GR in the starting lineup according to Lange!

J.S. said...

voox, is that the only word you know? Bombardment? Whatev.

GR will take the ice, put Dennis Franz, Mule, or whatever the fuck you want to call him, into a haze 10 min into the game. Count it.

[J.S.: mad as hell and ain't gonna take it anymore]

IceCold... said...

also, that NHL commercial for the cup just made me cry. even if we don't bring it back. WHAT A SEASON!!!! WE ARE PLAYING FOR THE STANLY CUP!!! 16 YEARS INT HE MAKING!!!

marq said...

fleury killed me with hurrying to take his helmet off before the anthem.

at least he didnt fall in the process.

Matt in N.C. said...

@zarley zalapski blues explosion

WOW! Matt in N.C. = Stunned
Maybe Lord Roberts goes in for the POV.

@voox
Get your war right. Dam Busters were WWII not WWI and they were not behind enemy lines wreaking havoc.
They were bomber formations (RAF 617 squadron) skipping bombs at dams to flood the Ruhr and deny Hitler his second most productive industrial area. Douche.

GO PENS!

dying alive said...

Jimerson blows that broad they've got singing the national anthem out of the water.

Dubs said...

LET'S DO THIS SHIT C-BLOG!!!!! GO PENS!!!!!!!

JYo said...

TK layed out Kornhole!!!

Party of Ruutu said...

Roberts hit everyone he saw.

VooX said...

"fish & chips and chase" all day long baby-birds, the Wings just eat it up, like they are already showing

dying alive said...

Hey, good to know that the Wings fans aren't sleeping. They woke up long enough to boo two players getting tangled up.

VooX said...

Krownwalled!!

JYo said...

Kornhole has been layed out twice now.

Chubs said...

Anyone else hear the dueling chants of "Let's go Redwings" and "Let's go Penguins"? or were half the Detroit fans just a little slower?

Dubs said...

someone needs to Lindros the Rented Mule ...

JYo said...

It wouldn't surprise me Chubs. Everyone knows they can't sell out their own arena, even for the Cup finals. What a joke of a fan base.

dying alive said...

BTW, did anyone see them interviewing McCarty on the news earlier tonight. With that curly hair and all of the tats, he looks like Ryan Malone in about 20 years, after a lot of very hard living.

JYo said...

Third line holding it deep. Nice work! The Mighty Wings have to ice it to get our third line out of their zone! Wow. Impressive work there Wings!

Pensgirl said...

Chubs I heard it.

Dubs said...

we're doing a better job with puck possession so far ...

Dubs said...

couple face-off wins too

Dubs said...

g-damn fleury come on

eileenover said...

Ah what the hell?

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dying alive said...

I don't think you can really put that on Fleury. It looked like it hit him and bounced.

JYo said...

I don't think you can really put that on Fleury. It looked like it hit him and bounced.

You mean it bounced off Fleury or off a d-man? If it hit Fleury first, that is a pretty weak goal. The ol 29er certainly thought he should have stopped it.

Dubs said...

Oh Gary ... no shots on goal yet ...?!

PaulinMiamiBeach said...

we're doing a better job with puck possession so far ...

yeah, sure you are. might want to think about getting a shot on goal, tho...

Party of Ruutu said...

Noooo!

VooX said...

you guys got your wish... Scuderi scored that goal. have you got a shot yet? how's that "fish&chips and chase" going?

BOMBARDMENT

JYo said...

Looks like the d-men are handling D, Z, and the rest of their skaters coming in to the zone without much trouble. That is a good sign for how they are playing anyway. No more softies though!

dying alive said...

Boy, it must be a sad life when you have nothing better to do than troll a blog while your team is competing in the SCF.

@ jyo - I think Fleury. It just looked like it changed directions a bit, so it must have hit something.

Dubs said...

Voox - go away Troll your bandwagon is waiting for ya

VooX said...

"Don't score on our own goal, Scuder"i, was the message Hal Gill just sent. Great stickwork boys.

Matt in N.C. said...

It'd be nice to put one on net for
Gary's sake....

Dubs said...

man this is pretty sad

Chubs said...

...wow.

Party of Ruutu said...

Wow Fleury is pissed.

eileenover said...

What the hell is wrong with them. This is ridiculous. They need to wake the fuck up.

VooX said...

2 goals for us... no shots for you. new dynasty my bollocks.

Matt in N.C. said...

Two weak ass goals...and no shots.
We are not bringing it.

Let's see if we can get a shot on the PP.

dying alive said...

Hey voox, I think I speak for everyone here when I say that if you want to discuss hockey, feel free to stick around. If you want to be a troll, fuck off. Or die in a fire, whichever is most convenient for you.

PaulinMiamiBeach said...

Boy, it must be a sad life when you have nothing better to do than troll a blog while your team is competing in the SCF.

you guys are sad. my team is playing your team. can't handle a little fan involvement? too bad.

JYo said...

Nice trip. Need a goal here to get back in it.

Dubs said...

finally some shots at least

JYo said...

Don't worry, they'll go away when their mom comes in the room. Obviously only someone the ilk of Phillyfreak is interested in being a troll.

dying alive said...

@ paul - check my post to voox. We welcome fan involvement. If you want to act like a retard, save it. We've dealt with much bigger retards who are much better at trolling in our earlier series.

Trolling is the ultimate display of small penis-dom.

Matt Gajtka said...

Anyone having any Ottawa flashbacks...this feels like last year's first round, unfortunately.

Party of Ruutu said...

DA- lol @ small penis-dom. Best. line. ever.

Dubs said...

good to see zetterdouche on his ass like the little bitch he is

Dubs said...

someone has got to hit that friggin RENTED MULE ... GET HIM OUT OF THE CREASE!!!

Matt Gajtka said...

Just like Game One, the Pens aren't making the simple plays.

Get it out and get it deep!

Chubs said...

Am I crazy, or do they play Hava Nagila during stoppages? Wtf?

Party of Ruutu said...

Yes, Chubs. I dunno, it's funny.

Dubs said...

gary is a monster

Matt Gajtka said...

Man, Gary had a tremendous shift! then he takes a dumb penalty.

frustrationblog

JYo said...

PP looks a lot better tonight. No goals, but at least they are getting pressure and quality shots tonight.

Matt in N.C. said...

Horrid.

No fire whatsoever except maybe from Lord Roberts.

PaulinMiamiBeach said...

Am I crazy, or do they play Hava Nagila during stoppages? Wtf?

yeah, they do. why? no idea.

JYo said...

Do they have an organ there or is it a tape? If they have an organ, it makes more sense that they are playing a song like that. If not, its pretty dumb.

Party of Ruutu said...

Call me crazy, but I didn't think that was horrid.

wtf. Geno still hasn't waken up,

debrisslide said...

If they can get 2 goals in a period, so can we. It's simple.

I think I'm going to have a heart attack.

Matt Gajtka said...

Another factor in the PP looking better is that they haven't used the behind-the-net camera angle...YET.

PittHockey said...

offense = mud
defense = mud
maf = dirt right before rain

Hip said...

Man.
I hate when I forget to update cblog to the next post!!!

We got to get it together here real fast.

JYo said...

Great call Matt. That didn't occur to me. I suppose I'm trying to block that camera angle from my memory.

dying alive said...

Messier looks like Beldar Conehead.

Dubs said...

It was an OK first period, but only 6 shots, and 3 of them on a power play ... and now Period 2 starting a man down ... not lookin good

PaulinMiamiBeach said...

If they can get 2 goals in a period, so can we. It's simple.

gotta shoot first.

dhudzin said...

A bounce would be nice.

dhudzin said...

Or even a penalty on a blood-drawing high-stick. And no Edzo, it wasn't Gill that hit Scuds in the face you fucking idiot.

VooX said...

for all of your sensitivities (sob) and accusations of trolling, I have made several points.

you can't beat our team system... check

you can't move the puck up the middle... check

I thought you guys were the kings of satire and humour... phffaa thin skinned babies.

and about my manhood, it is literally very substantial, so sorry to crack another one of your theories (like that the pens will win)

Docciavelli said...

I'd like to ask the other hockey coaches their advice on this one: Anyone else agree that maybe HCMT should abandon the 1-2-2 for a 2-man high puck pressure forecheck?

You give good puck-moving D like Detroit has any space to make a breakout pass, and you've waited too long. It seems like the Wings D are making the passes that the Ottawa/Rangers/Flyers D couldn't. Dallas had some success with the 2-man dump-and-press, particularly when they threw it opposite corner for a driving winger. The Pens have a size advantage. They should use it.

Chubs said...

It sounds obvious, but I think they just need to get one to open to floodgates. Morale just doesn't seem to be existent at this point.

JYo said...

The radio intermission brought up the shots thing too. The Wings aren't really trying to set up quality shots every time down the ice like the Pens are trying to do. They keep throwing the puck at the net and a few go in. The Pens need to start playing that type of playoff hockey. They won't dominate this team like they have the last 3, so they can't expect a picture perfect goal every time. Time to start throwing things in and crashing the net.

johnny said...

@Dying Alive. I think Messier looks more like ET.

PaulinMiamiBeach said...

Or even a penalty on a blood-drawing high-stick. And no Edzo, it wasn't Gill that hit Scuds in the face you fucking idiot.

um, yes it was. quite clearly.

johnny said...

Chubs,

It may be obvious, but that is my exact sentiment.

eileenover said...

I think Staal is going to bury one. He's was on fire during that PP.

Dubs said...

if they keep putting pucks on the net like the Detroit fairies are doing, it looks like Roberts is gonna get an ugly one ... he's playing pretty well down low ... crushing people left and right

dying alive said...

We like humor. But you have to be funny to be humorous.

And speaking as a woman, the first thing that will make us assume that you have a small peen is feeling the need to tell everyone how big it is.

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Hip said...

@voox - if your manhood truly was substantial you would have ignored the comment. The fact you responded shows your insecurities.

That's psych 101 buddy.

Now tell us how you banged your model girlfriend right before game time too. Do it.

voox = fail

PaulinMiamiBeach said...

I think Messier looks more like ET.

LOL

I always think of this guy:

http://umtailgate.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/goonies_sloth_1024.jpg

dhudzin said...

@ paul

Check the first replay the showed, not the second or third where you can't even see Scuderi's face. Whatever Detroit player it was, it ricocheted off Gill and hit Scuderi in the face. On the third angle they showed it looks as if it's Gills stick, but if you look closely, Scuderi's whiplash is a split second before Gills stick arrives.

Matt Gajtka said...

I'm really surprised that Fleury let those two in, especially the first one. Second one was more Hall's mistake for throwing the puck back behind the net without looking first.

But Marc-Andre had better get it together quickly...he's gotta be flawless now.

Welcome to the playoffs--after 15.1games, our Pens are finally struggling. But no Cup has ever been won without fighting through at least one rough spot. We find out what our team is all about in the second period.

dying alive said...

@ hip - great female minds obviously think alike.

pops said...

god, this is just painful. anyone wanna do anything?

Dubs said...

Paul -

Even though you're the enemy ... SLOTH! LUV IT

sabrejets said...

Don't the Detroiletters have a blog for Vouche to troll on?

Stoosh said...

While I heat up this nice big cup of Sarcasma, can someone tell me if we have any even-strength shots on net?

You'd think Edzo and Emrick would talk about stuff like that.

Lurking Detroit fans - I now know how it felt to be the Philly fans watching the Pens in Game Five of the ECF. It looks like there are ten Red Wings out there at times.

I think we got some chances on the power plays, but we're just not getting the bounces right now.

We need to find a way to match the Wings at even-strength. Dump & Chase isn't working if there's no chase.

They need to simplify their game and just start shooting the puck. The one problem with Therrien's system is that it too often works for quality chances and doesn't allow as much for instances where they can just throw the damn thing at the net and get some dirty goals. Detroit is doing a good job taking time and space away from the Pens. Therrien needs to come up with something different.

Defense hasn't been all that bad. Whitney on the PK terrifies me. Fleury probably should've stopped at least one of those goals, but we'll see how he comes out. He's shaken off worse than this.

It's not over yet...not by a longshot. This team has proven before how quickly it can cut leads down. One goal at a time.

Hip said...

@pops - I wanna cheer on my team until the final buzzer sounds. You in or you out?

johnny said...

It is always possible that former UConn great Charlie Villanueva is Messier's love child.

Dubs said...

STOOSH -

I believe we have 3 even strength shots, 3 PP shots

pops said...

im def in. lets fuck this shit up

JYo said...

I don't know PofRuu, but it wouldn't surprise me. I suppose the only thing that matters is how many goals each team has at the end, so if it takes 90 shots to win, so be it. I'd imagine they could have done that in a multiple OT game.

dying alive said...

Good news, folks...Edzo says that Sid has PIZZAZ!

Stoosh said...

@ Pens fans -

If you cheered for your team through the 2001-02, 2002-03 and 2003-04 seasons, you can cheer through anything, least of all a two-goal deficit in Game Two of the Stanley Cup Finals.

If you're ready to throw in the towel now, I'll be the first to boot your ass off the bandwagon.

johnny said...

Talk to you cats again at the end of the period.

Let's Go Pens!!!

Party of Ruutu said...

Apparently, the 90 shots thing is all in my head.

JYo said...

While I heat up this nice big cup of Sarcasma

Its a shame you have to point out when you are being sarcastic around here anymore. I thought thats what this site was all about.

dying alive said...

@ Stoosh - most of us here know Pens pain. This is nothing.

PaulinMiamiBeach said...

Check the first replay the showed, not the second or third where you can't even see Scuderi's face. Whatever Detroit player it was, it ricocheted off Gill and hit Scuderi in the face. On the third angle they showed it looks as if it's Gills stick, but if you look closely, Scuderi's whiplash is a split second before Gills stick arrives.

sorry, you're wrong.

http://www.ubeek.com/images/image_014.jpg

look where Filpulla's right hand is. no way he's holding that stick. watch the replay again, it's clearly the Pens' stick.

Docciavelli said...

@stoosh:

See my earlier thought about the 2-man forecheck. your thoughts?

TheNWChica said...

Okay....Chica is home! LET'S DO THIS SHIT!

PaulinMiamiBeach said...

a better look at it:

http://www.ubeek.com/images/image_015.jpg

clearly Gill's stick.

VooX said...

without the refs' assistance have you got a shot on net yet?

kronwalled again!

dying alive said...

Raise your hand if you can't wait to see Kronwall knock himself unconscious one of these times when he takes a run at someone.

*raises hand*

Docciavelli said...

Looks like HCMT listened to me. Pens forecheck = much more aggressive on the puck.

Bravo Therrien. I'm looking forward to the final 31 minutes of this.

Lauren said...

I really think the Pens could capitalize if they did the Flying V, but that's a little Mickey Mouse...

Hip said...

@paulisatoolbox - glad you found your calling in life.

Dubs said...

krondouche leaves his feet with every one of those 'big' hits ... it's a cheap shot, he's a punk.

JYo said...

It seems like every time a puck is sitting in the slot, the Wings get to it first, regardless which end of the ice it is in. The Pens need to win a few more of those to limit chances on D and to create a couple more on O.

eileenover said...

I really don't care about who high-sticked Scuds right now. I care about our team actually scoring a goal. They need to stop passing and shoot the damn puck. They're not supporting each other behind the net and that needs to change.

VooX said...

halfway through the second the pens have 1 shot on goal... FTW baby!!

Dubs said...

wow an even strength shot! nice TK!!

eileenover said...

I miss r*g*b.

dying alive said...

Nice to see at least one Wings fan is excited at the possibility of seeing them sip prune juice from the Cup. Too bad the rest of "Hockeytown" doesn't give a shit.

Party of Ruutu said...

lol @ Kid Rock.

Dubs said...

Holmdick ... have some FREE CANDY!

eileenover said...

Free Candy is pissed and I like it.

TheNWChica said...

Come on Steve!

J.S. said...

If you cheered for your team through the 2001-02, 2002-03 and 2003-04 seasons, you can cheer through anything, least of all a two-goal deficit in Game Two of the Stanley Cup Finals.

well put, Stoosh, well put

LET'S GO!!!

(turning the page.....)

Docciavelli said...

@voox:

Why talk trash about shots? It's 3-3 this period now that the Pens have gone with a more aggressive forecheck. That would bother me. Not to mention that the Wings haven't had a shot on net in about 7 minutes.

And finally the nastiness starts up. This is what the Pens need.

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