Monday, November 29, 2010

PENS top NYR 3-1. GOALS M.TALBOT(5), K.LETANG(5), C.CONNER(2). STARS 3)S.CROSBY 2)M.FLEURY 1)P.DUPUIS.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

PENS top Flames 4-1. GOALS: S.CROSBY(16,17,18) A.ASHAM(3). STARS: 3)K.LETANG 2)B.JOHNSON 1)CROSBY - 201 career goals. Pens @NYR MON.

Afternoon Delight

And no I'm not talking about that cheesy 70's song either. I'm just happy to be able to catch today's afternoon game! But to steal a line from the aforementioned song.. "My motto's always been; when it's right, it's right."

So it goes for the last few games. The Penguins have been right on the mark, at least as far as winning goes. Are things perfect, no far from it, but they have improved, and don't quite look like the train wreck they did 3 weeks ago.

Marc Andre Fleury's confidence seems to have gotten a much needed boost and the Fleury haters are seemingly at bay for now. I did read a little nugget of wisdom this morning from someone on my facebook friends list, "
TEAM is the magic word. What ever happened to the good old days when fans actually liked the players on their favorite teams?????"

Truer words were never spoken. I mean if you think about it, I can remember the days when you didn't trash talk your own teams players. Of course there has always been 'that guy' or maybe two on your team you either just didn't care for or you wouldn't be upset if they got traded. But to be downright nasty or publicly denouncing a star player (or even a decent one for that matter) just never really flew with me.

It goes without saying that you are not always going to be happy with every player and their performance. Heck, me personally, I'm thinking the Mike Comrie deal has proven to be a waste (thank goodness we're not paying him much!), but I've never trashed talked Hilary's husband.

So the fact that all these people had hoped on the back of MAF and beat down on him for his poor playing is really disappointing to me. But what are they saying now? Not too much. Which just proves that as long as the star player is winning, the masses lay off. The tide will most likely turn again if he were to start losing once more.

My husband and I go round and round on the Fleury issue, and have for the last two seasons. Are goalies important? Heck yes they are. Are they responsible for every goal made against them? Certainly not. Between turnovers, bad defensive play, and other circumstances, the team in front of your goalie has it's responsibilities as well. MAF is our franchise goalie, and seemingly has always had confidence issues, but he's not going anywhere.

Thankfully the Pens are gifted with a great backup in Brent Johnson, and he did fabulous in taking over the net, but it's great to see MAF back in the playing form he is capable of. When he's good he's excellent and fun to watch. But, when he's not, it can be downright painful. As long as he is on my team, I'll keep backing him.

Since I survived black Friday at work yesterday (and missed the game damnit!) I'm excited I get to see the game this afternoon, and soooooooo glad it's not on tonight! Let's keep this winning streak rolling!


LET'S GO PENS!!!

Friday, November 26, 2010

PENS top OTT 2-1. GOALS: E.MALKIN(8) A.GOLIGOSKI(5). STARS: 3)T.KENNEDY 2)P.LECLAIRE 1)M.FLEURY. Next game SAT 1pm vsCAL.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

PENS top BUF 1-0. GOAL: P.DUPUIS(6). FLEURY: 39 saves. STARS: 3)S.CROSBY 2)J.ENROTH 1)M.FLEURY. Pens vs OTT FRI 1pm. *All Star voting at nhl.com

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

PENS top FLA 3-2. GOALS: K.LETANG(4) S.CROSBY(15) C.CONNER(1). STARS: 3)C.STILLMAN 2)CONNER 1)CROSBY. Pens @BUF Wed.

Monday, November 22, 2010

getting back into the groove

So much for regular blog posts, eh? Like I had mentioned in a previous post, sometimes real life has a way of invading your free time, with that being your online time. And so it has for me, and in a not so good way.

Sure I have the obligation of my job, and this week that will kick in to high gear, which is what comes with working in retail. That was to be expected.

What was not expected was the loss of my beloved Tulip. I never really talked about her here on my hockey blog, but anyone of my followers that are on my facebook friends list are all to familiar with my big black doggie.

To say that her death has sucked the life out of me is an understatement. My husband and myself are lost without her constant presence in our lives. However I do have one thing that can distract me and help take my mind off missing her, and that's hockey.

Tulip stayed up with me watching games when my husband was ready to go to bed, and always got excited when I screamed, "SIDNEY SCORES!!!", or when I would do my impression of the Penguins goal horn, she'd bark along as if she were joining in. She even owned her very own Pittsburgh Penguins collar.

It's been 3 weeks since she passed, and during that time no matter how much I wanted to blog for my team, I just could not bring myself to write anything. Hopefully I can get back into doing that and it and of itself will help the healing process.

Tonight the Penguins are in Florida to take on the Panthers. Even though the spot next to me on the couch is empty I still have very fond memories of past wins and losses, and yes she was there sharing the excitement in June 2009 when we won the cup, but in her place is a scrappy cat who I've had longer than I've been married to my husband. Thankfully he's a hockey fan too. He has to be. His name? Jagr. :)

LET'S GO PENS!!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

PENS fall to BOS 7-4. GOALS A.ASHAM(1) B.ORPIK(1) C.KUNITZ(4) S.CROSBY(10). STARS 3)CHARA 2)MALKIN 1)THORNTON.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

PENS fall to Dallas 5-2. GOALS: T.KENNEDY(3) M.COOKE(3). STARS: 3)OTT 2) ROBIDAS 1)ERIKSSON. Pens @ANA FRI 10pm.