Saturday, November 15, 2008

GAMEDAY [17] -- BUFFALO SABRES


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9 - 4 - 3
21 PTS


Buffalo ain't no joke.
Coach Lindy Ruff wasn't going to sit idly by and watch his team not make the playoffs again.
We still hate him.

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Musical chairs on the Pens blue line. PG

THE TRIB dominates with this stat:

Pens victories this season when trailing after two periods: 5
2007-08 total: 6

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Fleury's mask. Click to enlarge.

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Ready to roll

153 comments:

chris e said...

Let's do this shit!

PenguinsExperience.com said...

I always find streams here:
http://www.myp2pforum.eu/nhl-icehockey

Antonette said...

http://atdhe.net/

Best I've found so far, and it streams from GameCenter, not a TV, so the quality is really good.

BlacknGold66 said...

Chris E = Money

Go Pens!!! Whoop the Buffaslugs!!

Puckshagger said...

6-1 decimation in front of the sabre faithful at the hands of the blue jackets...

FAIL



Do It Pens!

SexyChubbs said...

Just saw in the Trib, although I'm sure you all discussed this yesterday:

Biz-Nasty was placed on Waivers!

I'm a little upset.

Colin said...

It would be pretty sick if Fleury and Sabu had seperate sets of gear for the vintage jerseys.

bayonetwork said...

how many people ordered pensblog jerseys?

the only person i know of is pittsburghler.

PenguinsExperience.com said...

Bissonnette cleared waivers and is now in WBS. All is well.

M. Vanderlasser said...

Well said, chris e.

Zigomania continues to run wild in the 717.

Let's Go Pens!!!

Maggie said...

MAF mask is sick
I have to say I miss the Yellow pads and glove,
and did someone say Biz is still with us ???

I love Biz Nasty

did anyone see the youtube video of Godard vs Hal gill?

Matty said...

adthe.net is money for those of us who had to leave pittsburgh...and who get to watch their team twice a year in an arena where the moment illya kovalchuk touches a puck, people get boners.

Chris said...

Lets do this.

Kimberlass said...

He's so proud of that mask.

PenguinsExperience.com said...

Kimberlass, I love how proud Fleury is of his mask.
I think he's really excited to wear it finally.

debrisslide said...

channelsurfing.net comes through big sometimes.

debrisslide said...

Unfortunately channelsurfing is NOT coming up big tonight. It has every NHL game except Buffalo@Pittsburgh.

Luckily, this is probably happening:
http://atdhe.net/live-tv-488.html

AlanClique said...

pregame show on penguins.nhl.com if anybody wanted to see that

The Goon Blogger said...

Just watched the Dark Knight for the third time at the dollar plex. Still awesome.

Let's Go Pens!

MAF's Helmet=Money in the bank.

J.S. said...

YES!! The Hedgehog gets the start!

link = worksafe (just a notation from wiki)

AlanClique said...

is it just me or does that pic of malkin on the tops of the pens site look nothing at all like him

http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/8503/45571641iz3.jpg

dying alive said...

Is that atdhe.net site working for anyone tonight? It's just giving me a spinning circle thing. I'm not sure if it only starts at puck drop or maybe they only use IE. Or maybe it's not on? :(

bayonetwork said...

that video was on the jumbotron was pretty sick.

dying alive said...

nm, it's working now.

WOOOOOO!

FreeCandyVan44 said...

jeff not singing the anthem?

FAIL

LosPinguinos said...

I'm loving Flowers new helmet

J.S. said...

you know who's missing tonight?

Yes, Kotalik and Connolly

PenguinsExperience.com said...

Is the blue throwing anyone else off?

It feels like they should be outside.

jovi said...

http://www.atdhe.net/live-tv-488.html

is anyone else having a prob with this link... i only get sound.

PenguinsExperience.com said...

I'm watching it and it's working great.

LosPinguinos said...

Saw the coming.

FreeCandyVan44 said...

i hate pominville

Chris said...

Pens getting worked right now, hopefully they can regroup.

FreeCandyVan44 said...

anyone know what E.F.G.T. stands for on fleury's helmet?

johnnylaw said...

They're the first initials of all of his grandparents, all of which are dead.

FreeCandyVan44 said...

oh didnt know that. thanks

johnnylaw said...

Fleury is money on the PK tonight

FreeCandyVan44 said...

i'd say so...solid save at the end of the PK

The Goon Blogger said...

Is there even a crowd at this game?

FreeCandyVan44 said...

im watching the sabres telecast and i swear they have the worst announcers in the entire league. not only is his voice annoying, but he starts yelling and flipping out over nothing.

Kimberlass said...
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Kimberlass said...

Whistle = my worst enemy.

FreeCandyVan44 said...

i hope the ref's wife know how hard they are screwing us tonight.

johnnylaw said...

Wow, fucking BS call on Cooke. Lindy Ruff probably sucking a little cock before the game to get that one.

Stoosh said...

Um....someone from the Sabres just brought his elbow right into Cooke's head as he went into the boards with Rivet.

He's going to live, but that is a penalty.

Stoosh said...

Nice to see Devorski detached himself from Ruff's dick long enough to catch that call.

Stoosh said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOO

Malkin

FreeCandyVan44 said...

MALKAMANIA BURRRRRRRRIES IT!

johnnylaw said...

Goal, from Russia with love, and a bit of a money shot for Miller's face.

FreeCandyVan44 said...

now they are looking alive!

Stoosh said...

For what seems like the third or fourth game in a row, Sid is playing at some level of pissed off or fired up that I haven't seen in a while.

Stoosh said...

Malkin thinks Semin's scoring lead is bullshit.

27 points should tie Geno for the league lead.

FreeCandyVan44 said...

stoosh: must be bc he proved to that scrub hossa we dont need him.

Stoosh said...

WOW!

Unreal shift by Cooke-Staal-Kennedy to draw another penalty.

Kimberlass said...

My '71' tattoo is the luckiest thing ever. It is yet to see a game without a Malkin point.

Hurrah for superstitions!

Stilly said...

Anyone have the link to chatblog?

johnnylaw said...

Cblog a little bit dead tonight, then again, there were posts a plenty for two straight against Detroit and Philly.

Stilly said...

Lame

Kimberlass said...

http://www.blackcatpaintball.com/sponsoredteams/submafia/erics_stuff/pensblog/pensblogchat.htm

Stilly said...

<3 Thank you!

The Goon Blogger said...

Seriously, is there a crowd at this game...?

The fans are a joke tonight.

Kimberlass said...

No problem!

FreeCandyVan44 said...

no kidding. i'd kill to be there tonight.

Stoosh said...

Second period thoughts, dudes...

1. It's comforting to know that despite the fact that I have ten years on him, I have more of a hairline than Alex Goligoski.

2. Patrick Kaleta would've been better off just taking a .357 and shooting each of his teammates in the foot. Dumbass penalty right after your team goes up 2-1, dumbass.

3. Wow, Georges Laraque just beat the ever-living shit out of some Gratton kid from the Flyers.

4. I'd love to meet the person from Toyota who greenlighted "Saved By Zero" as the song for that commercial. And then just like we wanted to do last year with some of the whiny, bitchy Pens fans, I'd like to introduce them to the business end of a Civil War era bayonet.

Midnight Musings said...

anyone remember the last time the Pens debuted a third jersey? It was against the Devils.

I was there...




We lost 9-0...



It was miserable. I hated those jerseys for a stretch after that.

Stoosh said...

@ Midnight -

I was there that night as well. First, only and last time I will ever take Igloo Club seats if offered.

FreeCandyVan44 said...

lucky save. miller isnt that good

Midnight Musings said...

every time Gogo keeps the puck in the zone, i want his babies...........................................I'm a man...

FreeCandyVan44 said...

HAHA thats true love for your team.

johnnylaw said...

Maybe it's because the last two games were so intense, but this games seems really boring. Lack of quality chances on both ends. Maybe I wouldn't care as much if the Pens were in the lead.

FreeCandyVan44 said...

i'd have to admit though, everytime i see brooks knock someone into next week, i wanna make out with him.

AlanClique said...

why is Godard on Malkins wing

Midnight Musings said...

alan,

I had the same thought

FreeCandyVan44 said...

pshhh...buffalo announcers "should be a dive on satan"

idiots

LosPinguinos said...

I absolutely love this commercial

johnnylaw said...

Time to get another PPG.

Also, every time I see Gill or Eaton getting the puck for an open point shot, I miss Gonch and Whit that much more.

AlanClique said...

GOGO!!!

smitty said...

Stick to the nuts isn't a penalty in the NHL ?

Steve In Denver said...

Go Go Go Go Go

Wooooooooooooooooooooo

FreeCandyVan44 said...

OH WHAT A GOAAAAAL!!!!!

GO GO GADGET WRIST SHOT

johnnylaw said...

GO GO Gadget goal!

Midnight Musings said...

THE WHITN....THE LETAN.....THE GOLOGOSKI PLAY!!!

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rickyaustin33 said...

Once again...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hksil-KkebQ

johnnylaw said...

I knew somebody was going to link to the Wham video.

Every time I see George Micheal in the "Choose Life" sweatshirt, I want to choose death.

Steve In Denver said...

George Michael chooses coke and balls.

FreeCandyVan44 said...

lol on point with that one, ricky

FreeCandyVan44 said...

fleury just made my groin hurt with that split

johnnylaw said...

Fleury just saved Letang's ass. Total PWNage there.

demondg1 said...

MMA fans, Lesnar or Couture?

johnnylaw said...

@steve

You forgot wanking off in public toilets.

PatricktPB said...

Guys, to be completely honest, I'm just not feelin' Eaton. Ever.

FreeCandyVan44 said...

@ demon: not now chief im in the fuckin zone

FreeCandyVan44 said...

STAAL IS OFFICIALLY THE SEXIEST MAN ALIVE

LosPinguinos said...

Woohoo that was beautiful!

johnnylaw said...

Wow, awesome passing for the third line. I think I need to change my shorts now.

AlanClique said...

What a pass! god i love that line

Midnight Musings said...

giant F#$% You! to Miller from Staal for the shot to the gonads

Steve In Denver said...

I never wank off in public toilets.

Nice Karma goal.

Ryan Miller chooses balls.

FreeCandyVan44 said...

WOOOOOOOOOOO

johnnylaw said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Midnight Musings said...

i love this team...it's that simple. So goddamn explosive

M. Vanderlasser said...

SESAME STREET!!!

MISTER POTATOHEAD!!!

bng66, I just shat myself!!!

Twice!!!

johnnylaw said...

@steve

i was referring to you stating that George Micheal chooses coke and balls.

PatricktPB said...

I loved that 3rd period.

FreeCandyVan44 said...

staal should be a saint

johnnylaw said...

Game. . .bitches. Now Malkin is finally ahead of Semenstain and I don't think that'll change, barring injury. Suck it, Alex!

Midnight Musings said...

Down a goal going into the third? Yup, right where we want them...

Allison said...

so I've learned not to get upset when I can't watch the first two periods... all the action happens in the last 10 mins anyway.

johnnylaw said...

Against the Pens no lead is safe. Fleury was money tonight after some shaky play the last two games, although his D wasn't giving great support.

Yeah, we should definitely trade Staal, that guy isn't doing anything for us.

The Goon Blogger said...

What a third. J. Staal is officially back. He just needs a shortie.

The incredible Malk just can't be stopped.

Three nights in a row trailing in the third. Three nights in a row I get down to business with rolled up sleeves on my sweatshirt. Three nights in a row comefrom behind 3rd period goals. Just. Saying.

AlanClique said...

Damn now im sad i traded Staal in my NHL 09 dynasty.

Steve In Denver said...

@ Johnny Law, I was being funny. I know what you meant.

Trade Staal now. Sell high, baby.

Kidding.

Allison said...

Useless observation of the night:

Besides the Penguins being undefeated on Mondays, they have earned points in every Saturday game so far this season.
The Penguins don't get a Saturday off until January 17.
Just sayin'.

Joshua said...

@ alanclique

I did the same thing. I traded Staal and Whitney for Kovalchuk.

I traded back for Staal in the off-season. Still kept Kovalchuk. Bitchin'.

smitty said...

Miller shouldn't have POKED the bear (Staal)

Joshua said...

Whitney is looking more and more like trade bait. I want to see how he plays when he comes back. If he's still squatting to piss in his own end, we should dump him. If he doesn't play physical, he has nothing on Go-Go and Letang. They may be smaller, but if Whitney doesn't use his size then it doesn't matter. We should free up the cap space for Staal.

Chris said...

Ron Jeremy delivers.

johnnylaw said...

I don't know if I'd quite consider Whitney trade bait yet. Eaton has been really disappointing, and tonight was no exception. Also, trading someone who just got back from surgery might not yield a high price.

The Goon Blogger said...

I forget who it was, but they said once Jordan Staal gets hot everyone will go back to talking about Ryan Whitney.

What a call.

smitty said...

The Montreal All-Stars Lost to Philthy 2-1.

Flyer Hater said...

We just find ways to win games.

Joshua said...

I've never been down on Staal or considered trading him. I don't care if he scores under ten goals a season. He's a very valuable part of this team, always has been and always will be. If he scores goals, it's a bonus. I'm talking about Whitney because of Go-Go's play.

That's why I said I want to see how he plays when he comes back. We're obviously going to have to give him a while to show he's healthy to get fair value for him. I think Letang is good enough to cover for Whitney. Go-Go will likely trail off as the season wears on, as he is a rookie. Maybe not. We get Gonch back at some point in the spring. We still have Sydor. I don't know. I think Whitney is definitely trade bait. I'm not saying before the trade deadline or anything. I would definitely advocate getting rid of him to free up the space that might be needed to sign Staal.

I'm just not a big Whitney fan. He could prove me wrong and make me a fan if he plays his size when he comes back. He was injured last year, so I have to take that into consideration.

Flyer Hater said...

We have a better record when losing heading into the third period, than we do when leading heading into the third period.

Insane.

And remember, we usually don't start playing real well until January.

Rage said...

@goon blogger-umm, yeah, that was me sayin that the whitney traders would fire back up.

Flyer Hater said...

Today Goligoski is Paul Coffey, tomorrow he's Ian Moran.

Rage said...

so true FH...hell he was Ian Moran yesterday if memory serves..

Flyer Hater said...

The one constant, Malkin is a beast.

Anna. said...

There's nothing better than getting those texts that inform me that the Pens won.

Staalsy's on. I love it.

pops said...

missed the game tonight, shit, but i checked the score the second i could and a 5-2 win put a huge fucking smile on my face

SIX IN A ROW

WOOOOOOOOOO

ron jeremy is money so far. absolute money shot

Rage said...

Just wait til sykora gets going too. It will be UGLY

mallori said...

Not sure if someone has commented about this yet, but can someone please upload Geno's post-game interview? I was at the game and didn't tape it.

Ken Rice was at the game. I was walking behind-and-to-the-side of him. I tried to (slyly) take a picture of him with my phone but it's basically of the back of his head.

mallori said...

@goon blogger

The crowd was one of the best/loudest so far this season. The third period was extremely boring and once the Penguins scored to tie, it wasn't really quiet again. It was pretty loud in the second too. Tons of Let's Go Pens chants, especially when the odd Let's Go Sabres/Let's Go Buffalo chants started.

If you (I'm talking about people in general) are watching on FSN Pittsburgh, you don't get a good feel for the crowd at all because they have horrible sound.

71crush said...

I can probably video the Malkin interview and post it on youtube if you dont mind crap quality...

mallori said...

I don't mind at all. I just want to see the video! Many thanks if you can do it.

Hip said...

Shit if I knew chris e had come through with a huge first here tonight, I wouldn't have been half as nervous heading into the third.

I was more than expecting a let down tonight but the boys found a way to pull it out.

Gotta love Geno just dishing it out at will now. And nothing makes me happier than seeing Staalsy spread the arms and bellow out the goal celebration. Kid is playing with some serious confidence right now.

WOOOOOOOOOO.

Great atmosphere in the igloo tonight. Just an awesome game.

Susan Burghart said...

Woooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

The Big K said...

The Penguins just traded Sydor for the right-handed, talented Phillipe Boucher.

Awesome.

Kimberlass said...

the big k, where did you see this?

Oh, and we have our recap up over at PH. Just sayin', if you're bored before the big show comes on here.

Pensblog Staff said...

Big K is correct. It is per RDS.

Boucher is a beast when healthy

mallori said...

Here is a link in French

Please excuse the lack of HTML, I'm too tired.

http://www.rds.ca/hockey/chroniques/263655.html

Kimberlass said...

Yeah, just found it.

I thought he was injured right now?

Whatevs, he's a good player, but I'll miss Sydor.

Allison said...

Just some more of me looking at random stats: the Penguins have scored the most goals in the East. The only teams with more goals scored are Detroit and San Jose.

Joshua said...

I'm no saying that Go-Go is Paul Coffey. He's a rookie. He drives me nuts when he hangs Malkin out to dry on the power play. He's ultra aggressive to the point of being reckless. He makes rookie mistakes. That will cease in time. I don't, however, feel comfortable relying on him for the playoffs.

What I am saying is this: in terms of the near future Staal is more valuable than Whitney. We have several defensemen than can bring an equivalent skill set as Whitney. Staal is special. If Whitney gets better defensively, he might close the gap with Staal in terms of utility. I just don't think that Whitney is worth the cap hit and if it comes to keeping one or the other, I think Staal should stay and we should dump Whitney.

pops said...

boucher huh?

he is a veteran d-man. is he even healthy? how much is his cap burden?

Kimberlass said...

Wait, why is there an either/or situation with Staals and Whits?

...what?

debrisslide said...

joshua.

no.

pops said...

ok, apparently boucher is making 2.5 mil same as sydor

pops said...

AND the penguins just got a year younger!!! 36 for a 35. and boucher is more of an offensive threat. wooooooooooooooo

in shero we trust

Joshua said...

It's not definitely an either or, but it could be if Staal keeps producing like this. He's going to ask for around 4 million a year if he puts up 25-30 goals this year. Whitney has a pretty large cap hit, one that I would rather see allocated to Staal if it comes down to it.

@ Debrisslide:

Yes.

debrisslide said...

Joshua, people don't play for the Penguins because they want money thrown at them. Trust in Shero.

Joshua said...

That's all fine and good. Staal has stated that he wants to stay here. I think he'll take a little less like Crosby, Malkin, Orpik, Fleury, etc. I trust Shero, but he can't do anything about the cap. We are pretty tight up against it right now.

It may very well come down to a choice between Staal and Whitney. We need wingers. Sykora is up at the end of this season. Satan and Fedotenko are on one-year deals. The cap might restrict in light of the world-economic situation. There are a lot of variables that make the situation complicated and dependent on more than the character and avarice of the players.

e.mirchich said...

@mallori

I agree. I was at the game tonight and for a little bit there it is true that fans were a bit quiet. Hell I have no voice anymore, and was told repeatedly by my section's usher to watch my language but I was livid that we were getting double-teamed by the horrible officiating of the Penguins hating Devorski Duo. Yes, there are two of them - one is a lineman and the other is a referee. And they both blew some easy calls and made some weak ones.

But I digress, the team wasn't feeling it in the first and neither were the fans. As the game wore on and we finally got some offense going the crowd livened up a bit and started overpowering/hijacking the "Lets Go Buffalo/Sabres" chants every time they sprouted up. The best was toward the end of the third when we had taken the lead Sabres fans were trying to rally the team with a good old "Lets Go Buffalo" which turned into a earthshaking "Go Home Buffalo" within seconds.

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