Saturday, December 13, 2008

GAMEDAY 30 -- FLYERS

flyers
power's out


401 comments:

norojo said...

fantastic post, beat the philth

kstewy16 said...

No one can say the other F word.
Go pens.

kstewy16 said...

Sucks they didn't get to post my NHL.com FAIL.

Go to NHL.com and scroll about half way down and you'll see "Chillin with...Matt Cooke"

Just look at it for a few seconds and you'll see the fail.

PenguinsExperience.com said...

kstewy, "Chillin' with ... Matt Cooke
The Flyers forward celebrates one of the lower moments in Philadelphia sports history."

Way to go NHL.com

holygoligoski said...

Connor James... WOOOOOOOO!


kstew- I saw that and did a triple take.. NHL.com = Fail.
(For like the 800th time this season)

holygoligoski said...
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akus said...

link @ flashblog

FSN&Pens

J.S. said...

nice one, bruva

FreeCandyVan44 said...

went to the wbs game last night in syracuse and met janne...so stoked. the only thing that could make this weekend better is knocking the dirt off of philthadelphia

fleuryous said...

Connor James, let's make some things happen.

I hope Godard plays. If Hartnell pulls stupid shit, Godard will let him know that's not "appropriate." If Hartnell throws a glove, Godard will drop his.

I want an AHLer to get a goal. LET'S DO THIS.

Let's Go Pens.

rebecca said...

DO IT.

btumpak said...

lets do this shit. go pens.

Kat said...

Ugh, Center Ice with the late start fail again. Thanks for the link.

wilsmith said...

w.t.f is going on

btumpak said...

WHY is this game not on center ice right now?????

Dr. Turkleton said...

Allison said...

it blows my mind completly when I see kids younger than me playing in the nhl...at what age will that stop?

When you start worrying about how many players are STILL PLAYING that are your age OR OLDER [and create a list of them, as sort of a 'brotherhood' of sorts, watching them retire, one by one...]

I started my list right after the lockout ended....I'm down to 22 active players on my list [21, if Shanny doesn't lace 'em up this year]


coffeytalk...

sounds like a good time on the 23rd!...wish I could attend but I'm going to the game then have to work on the 24th. I'm too old for that much activity in one evening, anyways...next time you schedule an event at an old folks home, I'll be there...[goes to turn up thermostat from 84º to 87º, as there's a chill in the room]

I'm expecting a lot of Inglewood Jack out of Philly this afternoon.

fleuryous said...

Not even a minute in, and Hartnell's a tool.

Big surprise.

dying alive said...

Scott Hartnell is probably the only player I can honestly say I wouldn't mind seeing take a two-hander to the face.

btumpak said...

FINALLY ON CENTER ICE.


FAIL

Kat said...

Finally...Center Ice needs to get it's act together.

Veshinfsky75 said...

Is there a reason FSN is blacked out right now??

dying alive said...

Flyers fans are obsessed with Sid. OBSESSED. Yet they claim they don't care about him.

dying alive said...

FSN is not blacked out for me.

holygoligoski said...

Those orange uni's make me wish I was color blind.

rebecca said...

@Veshinfsky75
It's good for me. Had the same problem the other day with the Islanders for the first five, six minutes.

btumpak said...

no team in orange should get any respect

fleuryous said...

Touche, dying alive.


Flyers vans make me vomit.

But you have to feel sorry for them...they're Flyers fans. They have to root for Hartnell every game. Yikes.

dying alive said...

That was hilarious. Flyers fans heard the whistle and started booing, and the penalty was on the Pens.

TheNWChica said...

I so did not need to hear Bob say the word aroused.

Oh, and Annie, I will have to decline the party on the 23rd. If I weren't so far away, I would so come.

quiteprolific said...

Man I hate living in NJ and watching these hacks on philly CSN

Veshinfsky75 said...

I dont know. Maybe from the snow or power outages. Its comcast so you never know what your gonna ge haha

FreeCandyVan44 said...

shiiiiiiiiit

dying alive said...

Barf.

meecrofilm said...

Boards hate Sabourin.

Kat said...

god dammnit. I don't need hate hernias this early in the morning. Fucking Philly...

fleuryous said...

Eh, Letang tried.


As-hul gets the goal.

jovi said...

i thought fleury was playing?

btumpak said...

god i hate philly.

dying alive said...

Pens just need to start getting some shots on that joke of a sieve that the Flyers have in net.

pops said...

surprise surprise, sabou being WAY THE FUCK out of position on a wide-ass shot. not a good start

meecrofilm said...

fleury is the backup today.

norojo said...

fleury is healthy, get sabu the fuck out of there, im sick of his always being out of position

Stoosh said...

@ Jovi -

Fleury is the backup for today. Back in the lineup, but there's no need to rush him back in and risk another injury, especially against these clowns. One more game by Sabu won't hurt. They don't play again until Thursday night, so you can get MAF another few days of rest and then get him back against Atlanta.

Sabourin better settle the fuck down though. He's fighting the puck too much right now.

pops said...

great, another PP where the flyers will get more shots on goal shorthanded than the pens will on the PP

btumpak said...

here we go... dont get pretty just shoot the puck

TheNWChica said...

Speaking of early in the morning... what is up with the team and/or NHL scheduling these early Saturday games? It's freakin breakfast time out here. lol

Kat said...

Hartnell takes a penalty. Surprise surprise. Should we take bets on when he throws his first tantrum.

Jesus, someone alert the Pens that they are on the PP.

btumpak said...

lame.

dying alive said...

Flyers spend that much time in the offensive zone because they are desperate to keep the puck away from Biron.

pops said...

wow. the pens even awake today? another stupid penalty?

dying alive said...

WTF? Can we get some 5-on-5 hockey at some point?

This doesn't even look like the same team that won 9-2 the other night.

fleuryous said...

dying alive said...

Flyers spend that much time in the offensive zone because they are desperate to keep the puck away from Biron.
---------------------

dying alive, I love you. haha.

pops said...

yea cause they played the god awful islanders. the pens PP is a joke when not playing a joke team

jovi said...

thanks Stoosh ,

i know ur right, but i realllllly hate philly; but ur right.

but let me stress my hate once again.

Stoosh said...

They always look awful when they start off these early afternoon games. This PK is huge...could give them the spark they need.

homesprout said...

FSN blacked out for me too....

holygoligoski said...

John Steven's gives me that "Chester, Chester child molester" vibe whenever the camera goes to him..

rebecca said...

philth bags.

pops said...

they should keep taking penalties its obviously working

TheNWChica said...

shit

Rachael said...

This game is giving me diarrhea

norojo said...

our pk does absolutely nothing, we stand around and let them move right in in front of the net. i dont know whats worse, our pp or pk

homesprout said...

Nevermind...it just came on so I can see Philthy go up 2-0 :-/

meecrofilm said...

Sabourin has played admirably since MAFer's been out. But I can't wait til Fleury is back and making those saves. (And yes, I still would've started Sabourin today).

fleuryous said...

I miss Gonchar a lot :(.

TheNWChica said...

One more goal and I'm going shopping instead. I can get an ulcer at my own arena tonight.

dying alive said...

Ugly so far. The Pens are the better team when they're not shooting themselves in the foot by taking stupid penalties.

What are those retards chanting? Penguins suck? How about "Penguins took us behind the woodshed and beat our asses in the playoffs last year?"

Schide said...

Can we please stop playing these damn saturday afternoon games? The Pens can't play for shit in them.

But this is exactly what the Flyers wanted, an ugly game full of hitting and both teams taking penalties. The Pens absolutely cannot score on the PP away and the Flyers can score shorthanded, and they have a great home PP.

Rachael said...

I would go to the woodshed with the Pens

Just sayin'

fleuryous said...

P.
P.
G.

akus said...

This doesn't even look like the same team that won 9-2 the other night.

The Pens are not playing the same team either.



[goals & bridges]

pops said...

oh yay, a PP they wont do anything on. ugh. this is frustrating. especially when i have some piece of shit flyers fan who doesnt even watch games braggin to me about the fucking flyers

dying alive said...

HOW is that not a trip?

btumpak said...

WTF how wasnt that a penalty now the pens have one....

pops said...

hahaha. theyre playing the dumbest fucking hockey ive ever seen.

dying alive said...

Are you fucking kidding me? Malkin gets tripped in the neutral zone and the Pens end up getting a penalty?

norojo said...

great call, ignore those two trips and call us for some bullshit. looks like im gonna be going back to studying a lot sooner than i planned

fleuryous said...

TWO trips.

Barf.

Kat said...

What the flying fuck is going on? Is this a nightmare? Perhaps I should go back to bed...

holygoligoski said...

Since when are they selling officials shirts at Salvation Army?

Jesus.

meecrofilm said...

That's BS. Pens got tripped twice, no call.

dying alive said...

The organ player is leading them in the "Crosby sucks" chant. That has to be the most classless excuse for a sports organization in the world. And they're proud of it. Lawl.

pops said...

i dont care what gets whistled, the pens are losing this game, not the fucking refs

Stoosh said...

Meecro -

Sabu's played about as well as anyone could really expect. He's got holes in his game and the longer a goalie like that plays, the more those holes get exposed.

Sabu's weakness is rebound control and covering up the puck. Opposing teams are crashing the net on him and getting the puck lost in a crowd. Pens defensemen aren't doing him any favors - they could do a better job tying guys up in front and getting to those rebounds (the latter is where we're really missing Gonchar...he's very good at corralling those rebounds in front of the Pens' net).

dying alive said...

Times like this is when we really miss Gonch and Whitney. I'm not jobbing our defense, but we need a D or two who can hit the net. I love Brooks & Scuds, but those guys couldn't hit water if they fell out of a boat.

dying alive said...

@ pops - I agree, the Pens look lifeless and you can't blame the refs. But if they're not going to call blatant trips, they shouldn't be calling ticky-tack crap on the Pens. Either call everything, or don't. Just be consistent.

holygoligoski said...

I want to see some big hits on the ice.

Fuck. They're wearing atrocious jerseys.. see the orange and nail it. It's as easy as duckhunt.

pops said...

its in philly. dont expect reffing consistency

pops said...

i hate listening to steigy and errey making excuses for the pens.

Dr. Turkleton said...

Memo to Steigy:

Excuses are for Losers. ~Winners.

Dr. Turkleton said...

pops...

+1

pops said...

how many shots do the pens have? 1?

TheNWChica said...

Pops and DocT: Word

OMG they're so irritating I'm this close to closing out this window and going to watch the Philly feed.

Rachael said...

I'd rather listen to anyone make excuses for the Pens than have to listen to Versus, who actually have boners watching this game

meecrofilm said...

Way way more missed shots than shots.

jovi said...

LOL ..."HOW US DOIN' "

pops said...

somehow they got credited with 6 shots. but i think thats bullshit. theyve missed the net more times than theyve hit it

dying alive said...

Yeah, Steiggy is being a bit of a whiner. He has a legitimate beef about the missed tripping calls, but that's the way it goes sometimes.

TheNWChica said...

I miss you Maxie!

btumpak said...

fight someone please

pops said...

well, on the bright side, it can only get better.

Allison said...

ok, im going to take my deep seeded hate for everything flyers, and be completly objjective.

I'm not sure even Mario Lemieux could make that uniform look good.

the way heir names are written... it is fuckin gross

Flyer Hater said...

Sabourin looks like absolute shit once again. Thank God Fleury is back.

norojo said...

why exactly are we giving sabu so much credit? i dont get this whole 'sabu has done a great job' crap. He's lost more games than he's won. Having a losing record doesn't make a goalie good, even if he is a backup. Conklin was a third stringer last year and came in and won games. Sabu did that at first but has been total crap since then.

Flyer Hater said...

WHO LOVES THEM SOME POWERPLAYS, THEY MAKE THE GAME SOO EXCITING LOLSUXXORS!11!!!

BARF.

AdamSocial said...

Let me be a typical fagger fan and state that today, we're not only playing against the team in orange, we're playing against the team wearing the stripes.

rebecca said...

shit for the first. honestly was just like watching and asking myself if the pens were aware what's going on

pops said...

independence day is on. i smell an inspirational speech and a big comeback when we upload a computer virus into the flyers mother ship and then stick a nuke up their assholes

PenguinsExperience.com said...

Steigy definitely sounds like he hates Philly.

fleuryous said...

They have 6ish. haha.


Man, I hate the Flyers.

Tenk could have done/said something to Vaananen, but he chose to be a gentleman...and not take a stupid penalty. haha.

I hope we come back and win to make Hartnell piss his pants.

meecrofilm said...

It's that stupid "name written on tape, put on the back of the jersey" look. Which is stupid.

@Allison. I'm not about to start everything up again, but this was too good to pass up.

I wanna see Staal make a difference in this game. He's due, and he seems to have a little extra jump today so far.

btumpak said...

does sid wear a size 7? looks small

Flyer Hater said...

"Let me be a typical fagger fan and state that today, we're not only playing against the team in orange, we're playing against the team wearing the stripes."

Stupid, the Pens had the same amount of opportunities on the PP as the Flyers did.

TheNWChica said...

Have you seen Sid in street shoes? They're tiny! I wear a bigger shoe than him I think.

Dr. Turkleton said...

DA...

I don't mind them bitching about the non-calls...but the 3 games in less than 4 days...it'll ketchup to ya, yada,yada,yada BS is lame-o.

NWChica...

hey!

Flyer Hater said...

Another game ruined by the refs.

btumpak said...

plenty of hockey left peoples...

Mikey T is prob giving it to them in the locker room

meecrofilm said...

"A Passat"

"A Jetta"

"A Passat"

"A Jetta"

"Passat"

"Jetta"

"A Passat"

How about a double-sided dildo so you can SHUT THE HELL UP!!!

holygoligoski said...

I hate to be the bagger that brings up the penalties, but the Penguins had 1 more than the Flyers did..

TheNWChica said...

DocT... Hey what? ;)

Rachael said...

Hahahahaha!

pops said...

i hope so. i dont like this new mikey t...sitting quietly and not screaming his fucking head off

Kat said...

@ meecro, I'm not Allison, but thanks for that.

I agree on Staal with the little extra today. At least he's awake.

Sharpening skates always reminds me of that Swedish guy from the Mighty Ducks. Weird.

holygoligoski said...

Either way, I'm ready for Biron to get lit up this period..



DO IT.

Allison said...

@meecro- HAHAHAHAHAHA
OMG. where the hell did you find that? my face just got dangerously close to the computer screen lol. you are my fav person on the planet right now.

Dr. Turkleton said...

Blaming The Refs.

A Picksburgh Tradition since the beginning of Time.

If the Pens come back to win, will anyone remember the 'missed' calls?


NWChica...

Just sayin' 'Hey'.
Seems like it's been awhile since I've seen ya around...

Stoosh said...

Norojo -

With all due respect, Sabourin has a 2.20 GAA and a .921 save percentage. Those are some solid numbers - as I said, about as solid as you could ever expect from a backup goaltender over 15 or so games.

Take those numbers and put them up against his record. You're right...he's 6-7 overall, given that two of his losses are OTLs. If he's stopping 92% of his shots and giving up about 2-3 goals a game, that tells me the team isn't doing a great job providing support for him offensively.

The numbers support it. In the games he's lost, the Pens have managed more than two goals just once - the loss to Buffalo on December 8.

I think the problem sits more with the lack of secondary scoring. When opposing teams have been able to take Sid and Geno off the scoresheet, the team isn't generating enough offense to bail Sabourin out.

It's been magnified lately as Sabourin's play has tailed off over his last seven games played.

Flyer Hater said...

"Blaming The Refs."

I'm not blaming the refs because the Flyers are up 2-0. I'm blaming the refs because of their look at me mentality ruins games across the NHL on a daily basis. Instead of letting the players play, they have to get their fat faces on TV. I don't care if the Pens were up 2-0, I would still be commenting on how atrocious the officiating is.

norojo said...

anyone else just lose the feed?

meecrofilm said...

Allison,
LGP comes through for once, haha.

powerhouse said...

I don't usaually drink this early in the day but another period like that and I will need a crck pipe OMG.

TheNWChica said...

Aw thanks! It's nice to have been missed. :)

It's been a crazy few weeks here at Chica Central. Being out here, if I have any errands to run after work I don't get home until the third starts or later. That and there's been a lot of stuff going on with the booster club for my junior boys too.

But I guess that's one good thing for very early games on Saturdays...I can sit and watch and come by here and chat with y'all.

norojo said...

@stoosh,
totally agree with you on the secondary scoring. outside of sykora we don't have a single winger worth crap. shero has gotta pull a rabit out of his hat to give sid and geno something to work with. still, sabu may have good numbers and he may not be getting much scoring, but at the end of the day i dont think a guy with a losing record deserves credit for playing great hockey.

Stoosh said...

I'm not crazy about those Flyers' 3rd jerseys, especially - as mentioned before - with the way the nameplates are done on the back.

But I can think of one other team that used that nameplate style and made it work.


[The legs feed the wolf, gentlemen.]

pops said...

SHOOT THE FUCKING PUCK, goligoski. what are you dancing for?

Dr. Turkleton said...

FH...

wasn't directed towards you...I know you know what's up.

was a general statement for Yinzer Nation and if the 1st period trend continues...I'll peek out my window to watch the trail of peeps heading down to the Fort Pitt Bridge for an unannounced Polar Bear Club 'jump'.

jovi said...

who's letang playin' w?

TheNWChica said...

Oh, and since I haven't been here for a while...

Stooshie...I have tickets to Trevor night next week! Woooooooooooooooo!

pops said...

they look ungodly slow. ungodly slow.

Allison said...

meecro- so now that you have stolen my LGP viginity, i know why i have never been there before... that discussion is called fire Therrien? WTF? i say give him a goddamn raise!

holygoligoski said...

I'm thinking it's time to tap the keg..

Stoosh said...

I think the issue with Sabourin has been bad goals.

As I said, I don't think the team has helped him out in some of these games. But it's seemed that some of the goals he's given up have been really bad goals or untimely goals, and the team just isn't responding as well around him.

He seems a little too skittish right now (as I type these, he comes WAYYYY out to play another rebound off the boards). The rest of the team picks up on that a little bit...they see him fighting the puck and maybe try to do too much (play too conservatively?) to try to help him out.

dying alive said...

That little sequence was the best the Pens have looked so far this game, and they were still missing the net.

MAF sighting!

meecrofilm said...

Since Staff wasn't able to post it.....

pops said...

what a joke. they get some offense going and then ice the puck. stupid mistakes. stupid little fucking mistakes.

fleuryous said...

STAAAAALSKI.

Stoosh said...

STAAAAAAAAAAAL

dying alive said...

Staal FTW.

meecrofilm said...

BAM.

Staalsy.

fleuryous said...

Come on, guys...momentum!

Goal 2!

TheNWChica said...

About fucking time boys!

pops said...

BOOYAH!!!

Lets go boys!!!

Slowly but surely. DONT GIVE ONE UP NOW!!!

meecrofilm said...

Synonymous with the Doc Holliday posting too, I might add.

Stoosh said...

Coincidence?

Meecro posts the picture of Badass Emeritus Doc Holliday.

Staal scores seconds later.

btumpak said...

wooo...thats how you do it to biron

Kat said...

Fuck yeah Staalsy!

Tim Wallace is kind of a beast. I might love him a little.

fleuryous said...

Hearing those boos may be a little better than hearing the cheers in the Mellon.


...maybe. haha.

WOOOOOOOO.

meecrofilm said...

God, Biron SUCKS. Juist get more shots on the cage and crash it.

Flyer Hater said...

FSN fucking up for anyone else?

btumpak said...

iron city > yuengling

fleuryous said...

I want to go to this Peanut Grill.


tPB field trip.

Rach said...

I want to ice bowl

Stoosh said...

Tim Wallace has two All-Star votes.

fleuryous said...

Dupuis is being a monster out there.

I do love him.

fleuryous said...

...excuse me, ICEMAN.

pops said...

def. dupuis has shown up tonight, battling hard so far

Chubs said...

For some reason, the mental images I get of a tPB field trip are equal parts awesome and horrifying. Everyone with their paper bag lunch, FH jobbing the bus driver to pass the time...

fleuryous said...

THIS is what I like to see, boys.


Oh, MAF...how I've missed you.

Stoosh said...

Steigy on Carle, "Maybe this is the reason why he's played on a couple of teams already..."

Say what you want about Steigy...but that's awesome.

Kat said...

UGH, Mike Richards of all people...

pops said...

nice turnover. ugh. what the fuck

fleuryous said...

Do they have to play that horn for an actual minute?

We get it, they scored.

meecrofilm said...

Fuck.

Chubs said...

Oof...that hurts

dying alive said...

Fleuryous, I thought the same thing about the horn.

So much for momentum!

pops said...

jsut when i say something good about dupuis he goes and does something like that. a weak outlet pass

btumpak said...

if orpik goes for the puck instead of the hit, he might have got it...

bbbbrian said...

Crap. Nothing worse than the 18 inch off the ice over the pad under the blocker

pops said...

is sid playing tonight? i cant tell

miche11e said...

FSN is a blackout for me. Fail.

holygoligoski said...

That's what the horn on the Titanic sounded like, I hear..


and look where it ended up.
The bottom of the Atlantic.

bbbbrian said...

+1 Stoosh. As much as I hate their complete lack of actually calling the game, comments like that make it worth it

fleuryous said...

I'm thinking they're going to put MAF in...maybe.

pops said...

wow. good showing.

btumpak said...

is anyone playing right now?

looks like the game last year.


fuck philly.

meecrofilm said...

Therrien literally looks like he wants to commit murder.

pops said...

MAF? Christ, I wish they had backups for half the team.

fleuryous said...

Blogger holygoligoski said...

That's what the horn on the Titanic sounded like, I hear..


and look where it ended up.
The bottom of the Atlantic.
-------------------------------
Beautiful.
I actually cried.

dying alive said...

Pens deserve to lose this game. They're the better team, but they're playing like the worse team.

I hate it that Fright Wig scored a goal, though.

Kat said...

Seeing Hartnell so pleased with himself for scoring makes me want to punch babies.

Flyer Hater said...

Sabourin lost the game with that third goal. Fucking atrocious, all our momentum was taken away.

pops said...

i hate to say this, but this game is over. they're not even in the building mentally. they're not. what a mail in

dying alive said...

I think the thing I hate most is that those disgusting pieces of garbage in the stands are actually having a good time at the game. If the Pens and a couple of random Pens fans weren't in the building, I'd like to see it burn to the ground.

Rach said...

Aw Geno's little commercial always makes me feel better.. Superbowl commercial shit right there man

rightwingprof said...

I'm a half hour behind (TiVO), but it's the first intermission, and the Pens are behind two points.

I'm not happy. They'd better turn this around. I don't care if they win any game, as long as they beat Filthadelphia.

powerhouse said...

I want to say this is worst game Pens have played all year who is with me?

TIMKO said...

This game makes me excited to go to work

meecrofilm said...

hah. Flyers fans would rather boo an opposing teams players than cheer for their own.

FH, I agree that 3rd goal was a huge, huge momentum killer, but I'm not sure there was much Sabu could've done on that. It was a rip off the post and it. Those are tough. Blame on that one goes to the players who turned it over. The first two goals, yeah, they were questionable.

pops said...

based on Points per game, the pens in 7th right now

Flyer Hater said...

"and the Pens are behind two points."

Points?

Please, don't watch hockey ever again.

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