Friday, April 17, 2009

Cover This: Update Included:

We pre-empt this anti-Nazi Blowhard Corp. rant to bring you the save of the night... maybe the save of the series... Playoff..... Let's face it, THIS IS THE SAVE OF THE CENTURY!!!!! Maybe not that, but it's a pretty damn good save by the Tower of Flower Power.

Flower made some pretty fine saves (38 of them) and kept the guys going until and into overtime until the Pens version of Father Time, Billy Guerin decided he'd been playing long enough and snuck a very sneaky shot past a barely leaning Biron for his second goal of the night to win the game and was then promptly mugged by the rest of the team and nearly crushed against the boards (they're right, hockey is a tough game) And give Geno 3 points tonight and evidently Mamma and Pappa Geno were a little pleased about it. And once again the fans around them were offering Perogies and IC for 'afters'.
Biron had a much better game tonight than last night (damnit) and the Phlyers had been playing a pretty disciplined brand of hockey (for them) until the overtime just seemed to drive them mad and after a dumb cross checking penalty by Knuble on their PP, Girox was evidently jealous of Kunitz's 'big stick' and so he broke it, taking an even dumber-er penalty. And that's all the guys needed. Series 2-0, advantage Good Guys. I wonder if anyone told the Philthies that there's no points for tying in the Playoffs?.... And now back to your regularly scheduled Blog...


We here at the Penguins Liberation Front would like to protest the lack of love given by NBC to the outdoor screen watching Penguin fan. It seems that by a decision of the Nazi Broadcasting Corp. there will be no bigscreen watching at the Mellon arena this Sunday. (and I presume any other Sunday). It seems that the Natural Brain Cramp tv network has a policy against allowing teams to broadcast games in their arenas. I'm not sure why this affects games broadcast by sponsors OUTSIDE arenas, or why they would care where you watch their crappy coverage and inane commercials, but sometimes people stick to rules that make no sense because it's easier than thinking about the situation and coming to a reasonable decision. So all you drunken Hockey Yinzers will have to go to a bar or home to watch the game like everybody else.


Secret Stuff: PP.com is being very silent about the possible lines tonight. Meaning I couldn't even find out what the projected lines are. They aren't even giving us a guess at who'll be on the ice. That's how secret the lines are! I imagine the Pens are trying to keep Phylthy guessing about whether or not the Hand of Godard will be on the ice tonight. Either that or they just brain-farted and forgot to do it.... oh well, only a couple more hours until I find out anyway....


One person we won't be seeing is Dan Carcillo who's serving his one game suspension tonight. (you've almost got to be found standing over the body to be suspended in the Playoffs) He'll be replaced on the wing by Rookie defenseman Luca Sbisa. He's played wing for them a couple of times during the season, and at 19 he'll be the youngest guy in the Playoffs so far.





More to come depending on my mood, the alignment of the stars, Edgar Cayce's horoscope, and how many french fries I find in my Primanti sammich...
GO PENS!!!

2 comments:

PensChickInFla29 said...

Whoa what a freakin save by Flower! (~Holy Shnikies! RIP Chris Farley!) Wow does that give me chills like the Finals last year when Flower made killer saves in Game 5.

Go Pens!!! FLOWER=WALL!

Stagerat said...

I think Flower's getting into the whole 'beat up the Flyers' thing. Did you see him whack Carter in front of the net as he went by? Flower-tude! lol