Friday, December 24, 2010

PENS beat Caps 3-2(SO). GOALS: S.CROSBY(29) C.KUNITZ(9) P.DUPUIS(SOW). STARS: 3)M.KNUBLE 2)CROSBY 1)M.FLEURY. Next game SUN @OTT. Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

PENS top FLA 5-2. GOALS LETESTU(7) CROSBY(28) COOKE(7) LOVEJOY(1) DUPUIS(8). STARS 3)LETESTU 2)CROSBY 1)LOVEJOY.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

PENS top PHX 6-1. GOALS: K.LETANG(6) E.MALKIN(12,13) S.CROSBY(27) M.COOKE(6) C.CONNER(3). STARS: 3)FLEURY 2)CROSBY 1)MALKIN. Next game WED vs FLA.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

the battle for Pennsylvania, part 4

Ok, so if you're jacked up for round 4 of this slug fest of hockey, be warned it'll be on the evil empire of sports broadcasting, also known as Versus. Let it be known however, that I personally am grateful to at least be seeing this, as last years blackout of the VS channel by Directv is still fresh in my mind, let alone the fact I was -supposed- to work tonight. But here I am, and there I will be... go Pens.

Anyhow, the news if full of the Pens winning streak (12 games) and Sidney's scoring streak (18 game point streak, 20 goals, 16 assists) but this game may be bigger than all that.

As impressive as all that may be (and hey, to me it is!), the Penguins do lead the league in points with 44, and sit in first place in the Eastern conference, but Philly is close on our heels in fourth place with 43 points. So this game has a lot more riding on it than just streaking. Plus it's just too damn cold and snowy on this side of Pennsylvania to streak.. har har.

All that aside, this is definitely going to be a must see. The fact that I hate the Flyers with a passion only known by a true hockey loyalist, they just have those players that you love to hate... like Pronger, and Richards... and well, you can't hate Daniel Briere, he's just to small to hate. I just pity the poor little bugger that a man his age keeps getting called "Danny".

Dustin Jeffrey, this kid is proving why he is a leading AHL scorer. Hope he makes the best of his stay in the big league, as I'm guessing he won't be staying too long, but props to him for getting that goal Saturday night in Buffalo.

So we go into the belly of the beast tonight, 'Yinz guys burrow in and get a nice toasty warm seat and enjoy some hot hockey action, no worries... Santa (like my employer) give us a pass to be bad on the odd occasion so let me go there.... LET'S GO PENS!!! F*%K THE FLYERS!!!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

PENS top BUF 5-2. GOALS: D.JEFFREY(1) A.ASHAM(4) A.GOLIGOSKI(6) M.RUPP(3) M.COOKE(5). STARS: 3)JEFFREY 2)J.POMINVILLE 1)M.FLEURY. Pens @PHI TUE.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

PENS top Leafs 5-2. GOALS: S.CROSBY(25,26) P.DUPUIS(7) M.LETESTU(5,6). STARS: 3)LETESTU 2)CROSBY 1)KUNITZ. Next game SAT @BUF.

Monday, December 6, 2010

PENS top Devils 2-1. GOALS: C.KUNITZ(8) S.CROSBY(24). STARS: 3)J.HEDBERG 2)KUNITZ 1)CROSBY. Pens vs TOR WED.

Sensational SIdney

Every Monday the NHL releases their three stars of the week. Today Sidney Crosby was named the number one star of the week, oddly enough after last week when he was named the number one star for the month of November.

The masses in Pittsburgh couldn't be happier.

Though greatness isn't nothing new in regards to Sidney, scoring titles and Stanley Cup rings aside, all us Penguin fans still get a certain feeling of pride when he accomplishes something new. The fact that the rest of the hockey fans throughout the league can't follow suit probably will never change.

Anyone that has followed Sid's career as closely as I have, know that he's had his haters ever since he was a child. It's safe to assume he is so used to it that it doesn't even phase him. I can only imagine that is has made him stronger.

You could speculate as to why people say the things they do about Sidney Crosby, but in my opinion it all boils down to one thing, jealousy. Because if you ask these haters why, they never really come up with a justifiable reason for said hatred. The whole "he keeps whining/crying/talking to the refs" bit is tired and old. Especially now that he wears that "C"... folks, that's what the captain of your team does too... so uhm, think about it.

Last weeks alleged slew foot debate went on for a couple days among hockey blogs and even on NHL Live. The smart people called it what it was, the haters were the one calling for Crosby's head and suspension. Never mind that there are actual slew foots happening all the time that never seem to get called.

Suffice to say Sidney will always have his detractors, but in the same breath he'll always have us Penguins fans to support him. Be jealous all you want... he's ours and we're keeping him! Just make sure you keep that extra hat on hand, you never know when Super Sid will get another hat trick!

LET'S GO PENS!!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

PENS top CBJ 7-2. GOALS P.MARTIN(2,3) M.RUPP(2) S.CROSBY(22,23) T.KENNEDY(5) D.ENGELLAND(2). STARS 3)LETANG 2)MARTIN 1)CROSBY.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

PENS top ATL 3-2. GOALS: S.CROSBY(19,20,21). STARS 3)N.ANTROPOV 2)B.ORPIK 1)CROSBY. Pens @CBJ SAT.