Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Marching On:

And they march on.....

First of all I'd like to send a personal note of thanks to the Penguins, Ray Shero, and Mario 'Les Magnifique' Lemieux and anyone else that had a hand in it, for sending the Crapitals to their respective golf courses.

The Pens WIN in amazing fashion smashing the Craps and Varmalov 6-2. El Capitan re-read some of Semin's (are you sure that's not a body fluid?) comments from earlier this year and punished Wash-out-ton for two of the Pens 6 goals. But it all could have had a different ending if not for... you guessed it, Marc Andre Fleury, The Tower of Flower Power denying O'Retchkin on a breakaway three minutes into the First Period. I could wear my keyboard out describing it, but I'll just be a lazy Ratt and show you instead:




Craig Adams had a surprising reward for all his efforts on the fourth line and PK, (making him FPL) scoring five-hole on Varmolov 18 seconds after El Sid's first. But you all saw the game (and if you missed this, shame on you for 6 weeks) and like I said... I'm so JAZZZED about the game I could do permanent damage to my keyboard....





Two things: We'll know who the Pens face in the Conference finals Thursday night. The Cranes and Broons are tied 3-3, but the interesting game is likely to be the Ducks/Red-rags. Those two teams are polar opposites in their approach to the game and they're also doing the game 7 thing. Could be WAR!


We say goodbye for the season to our favorite targets... uh announcers, and the FSN coverage that has gotten us through the season and Play-Offs so far. Wednesday was the final game for Error and Stogie calling the shots. We'll have to live with VS (where's my gun?) and NBC (Nazi Broadcast Clowns) coverage from here on out. Say what you will about E&S (and I have), they're worlds better than their 'competition'. While they definitely lean in Pittsburgh's direction (and if they didn't we'd hunt them down and burn down their houses) they do their best to be objective admirers of the game of hockey. And as many times as I've said, "Shut up Bob!" or rolled my eyes at some strange polar bear eating a moose story that he comes up with, or wondered if Stogie was even watching the same game, I'm going to miss those guys. So.... Thanks guys, and see you again next season.

4 comments:

ali said...

Strangely enough -- I got the feed of this game from FSN Pittsburgh, CSN (the Caps home station) and VS.

Because my brother is a Caps fan (gasp, don't ask, because I don't know how it happened), I was forced to watch a different station for each period -- just so it would be "fair."

I admit it though -- he left about 6 minutes into the third, and I turned FSN back on... :)

Tonight was beautiful -- but the Pens are still only halfway there. LETS GO PENS!

PensChickInFla29 said...

I thought work was going to have to call EMS after Flower's amazing save. I cant imagine a Staal vs Staal playoffs! Thats gonna be very interesting. To send O'retchkin and the Craps to the golf course=priceless! It sucked that I was at work but seeing replays made me feel like I watched it for the very first time!

Go Pens!

Stagerat said...

Ali I'm sure there's some sort of de-programming service that could help you and your brother out. You know like the people that kindnap Cult members and return them to sanity? Perhaps then he could be Pens-addict and then you'd no longer have to hide your face in shame. If I find that number I'll send it on to you....
PensChick: You'd better have work put 911 on speed dial 'cause it just gets more tense from here.... We all know someone that didn't make it through last year's play-offs....let's not have that sort of thing happen to any of us.

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