Sunday, August 10, 2008

Winter In The Sun # 47

[Blood, Sweat, and Tears. PENS WIN.]

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We hope the Habs fans saw the game tonight. We know it can be hard to see a game with tears in your eyes from all the crying that goes on up there.
They must have saved all the boos they give Crosby for their own team.

One of the bigger wins of the season. Evgeni
Malkin played a game people could be talking about for a long time.

At this point, you can only live game-by-game.
To the man, the Pens showed up.

Bring on the Craps.

A little later, Roman Hamrlik jobs Talbot into the boards.
Laraque retaliates and hits Francois Bouillon with an elbow.

That could have been bad news when the Pens went on the PK.
But they killed it, helped by some big saves by who else but Dany Sabourin.

He's Back

The Canadiens started getting some business going, but Sabu was holding tough.

And then, the Habs made a fatal mistake.
They let Laraque set up in his office.

-- J. Schiff Esquire --

He gets it out to Jeff Taffe. He buries it.


Right after the PK, Malkin changes the world.
He books a flight from New York to L.A.
Malkin could have shot it or pass it to Gonchar.
Both were high-percentage plays.
But Cristobal Huet came up big.

Malkin showed up again later when he sprung Sykora on a breakaway with an 11-line pass.
No dice again.

With that save, you could feel the Penguins chances of jumping to a 2-goal lead diminishing.

Malkin was a force in the first half of the second period.
No two ways about it.

When the game jumped into the second half of the period, Christensen goes off for a slash.
The Pens kill it beautifully.

Towards the end of the period, some jobber pulls down Ruutu. Powerplay.
But Ruutu somehow gets called for diving.

And then Malkin was on for about two minutes. He was dead tired.
But Dandenault still found it necessary to interfere with him.

If there's anything referees have, it is a jobber detector.
Dandenault could say Malkin simply ran into him, but come on. Don't be stupid.

You did it on purpose, joke.

The Penguin survived a scare, as Plekanec had a solid shorthanded chance after stealing the puck.
Sydor laid off of him a little, knowing that putting his stick in front of a potential shot by Plekanec would do more bad than good.
The Plekanec rush goes for naught.
t was time to pull Cristobal Huet.
Gut-check time.
The Habs fly into the zone, but the puck gets pooped to Malkin.

He tries to put it home from downtown, but it hits the pipe.
Usually that means bad news. But on the bright side, if it doesn't it the post, it is icing.

The Canadiens brought it back into the Pens zone as your balls/ovaries start to fall off.

If you want to know why other teams hate Ruutu, it's for what he did during that last Montreal possession.
When the puck came around the boards near the benches and a Hab was trying to keep it in, Ruutu stands up on the bench and starts screaming gibberish right into the dude's ear.

The puck went around the boards, the Pens got it out.
Okay, Montreal is gonna regroup and come back and --

Then a blur flies into the picture. It's Malkin.



Not to run Malkinblog here, and it doesn't really even matter, but...

The Bell Centre media decided to give two stars to the goalies.
The third star fell to Mike Komisarek, the beneficiary of home-ice advantage.

Mike Komisarek wasn't the third star at his own house tonight.
Huet was all right.

How Malkin wasn't a star of the game is bizarre.


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sh0ez said...


Rage said...

Hey it just me or are the # of updates getting a little humdiculum?

Flyer Hater said...


Against the Habs anyway.

I Have Kasparaitis said...

@J.S.: response to Latvia mens volleyball comment: Yeah, I know what you mean. I was ticked at the bowing thing. My Mom was like "Oh they are just happy they are winning." I told her US players wouldn't do that unless it was mens basketball, and they are top athletes in the world, so they should be sportsman-like and not rub in the fact on a play that wasn't even match point. I saw Mist May-Treanor do 4 times better of a performance at one point and all she received from Kerri Walsh was a high-five. They aren't getting gold on that ... jag-offs.

@Rage: They haven't done Winter in the Sun for a while, so they are catching up ...

Flyer Hater said...

IHK, it's against proper c-blog etiquette to carry over conversations from previous versions of c-blog.

I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

I Have Kasparaitis said...

@Flyer Hater: It's proper etiquette to respond to someone after you leave, jobber. *laughs* Wait, when did we have etiquette here anyways?

Sabu does not look anything like the Thieving Giraffe, even against the Habs ... Dryden = Hall of Famer ... Sabu = 3rd string goalie last season ...

I wish Kovi would play for us again ...

Flyer Hater said...

I hate Kovalev. He has the talent to be one of the best players of all time but he chooses not to be. If you put Crosby's drive and determination into Kovalev's body, he's easily a 600 goal scorer.

sh0ez said...

@ rage: They need to catch up. The only thing that sucked is that my Live Bookmark for the site would pop up and minimize NHL 08. Hah.

Flyer Hater said...

The Steelers signed Daunte Culpepper and Byron Leftwich.

Jerry Staubach=best shape of his life

akus said...

rage says,
Hey it just me or are the # of updates getting a little humdiculum?

what i see,


Smile rage, Bob Ross loves You.
........and You know what He would say!!!

PittHockey said...

Paul Newman has finished chemotherapy and has told his family he wants to die at home.

The Oscar-winning actor was pictured being pushed from a New York cancer hospital in a wheelchair.

Yesterday, it was reported in America that Newman, 83, had only weeks to live and had returned home to his wife, Joanne Woodward.

"Paul didn't want to die in the hospital," a source said. "Joanne and his daughters are beside themselves with grief."

The source, described as a close family friend, said that the star had spent the past few weeks getting his affairs in order.

It was claimed that some of Newman's actions had caused tension among of his children.

"He gave a prized car - a Ferrari with his racing number, 82, on it - to a long-time pal," the friend said.

"The sudden move angered his children. It's especially hard for them to come to grips with what's going on.

"The word they've been given is that he has only a few weeks to live."

Can we get a post dedicated to Paul / Slap Shot?


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