30 March 2008

Pens down Rangers and clinch home ice for 1st round

Hey Pens Fans,
This afternoon, the Pens downed the Rangers 3-1. The team also clinched home ice for the first round. If we defeat the Rangers tomorrow in NY, we will clinch the division. Today, Fleury was in goal and played a solid game. The game turned nasty early, as usual whenn playing the Rangers. Jagr was also booed. Hossa and Malkini had the Pens' first two goals to ake it 2-1 late in the third, when Talbot added the third goal to make it 3-1. Malkin got 8 stiches, but returned for the third period. He is not expected to miss any time. Crosby and Hossa finally played and entire game together.

29 March 2008

Crosby returns as pens top Isles

Sorry for the delay in the post, but I was in a car accident and have
been consumed with that. I am currently waiting to hear if my car is
totaled (which it probably is) or not.
Now the game:
Though it was Crosby's return, it was Ruutu's night. He had two
assists and and unassisted shorthanded goal. Hossa was injured with an
upper body injury during the game. Eventually, he and Sid will play an
entire game together. Fleury played a solid game in goal. Tomorrow,
the Pens take on the Rangers at the Mellon Arena.
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25 March 2008

Pens down Devils and Clinch Playoff Berth

Tonight, the Pens defeated the Devils 2-0. Fleury recorded the shutout. Malone had the Pens first goal and Hossa added the emty-netter. It was a good game by the Pens and it was a complete turn-around from yesterday's loss. The Pens were on a roll tonight.

24 March 2008

Pens Fall to Islanders

Hey Pens' Fans,

Tonight, the Pens fell on Long Island 4-1. Petr Sykora had the lone Penguin goal. Ty Conklin was in net. The Isles had been knocked out of playoff contention, but that did not seem to phase their play against the Pens. In the intermission, Vs interveiwed Ryan Malone and he seemed disgusted with the team's play, overall. The Pens need to put it behind them and prepare for tomorrow's game on the road in New Jersey.

Pens on Long Island

Hey Pens Fans,

Tonight, the Pens will not have Sidney Crosby in the lineup against the Islanders. Dupuis will also miss the game, as he has traveled to Atlanta to be by his wife's side for the birth of their child. Scuderi will return to the lineup tonight. The Pens are set to dress seven defenseman. More after the game...

23 March 2008

Pens Bury Devils

The Pens managed to slaughter the Devils 7-1. Malone and Malkin each
had two goals and Rutuu, Dupuis, and Sykora each had one. Fleury
played a solid game in net. It is not often that a team manages to get
Brodeur pulled from a game, but the Pens seem to have a knack for it.
Happy Easter.
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21 March 2008

My promised post on the lightning game

Hey Pens Fans,
This game turned into Jarkko Ruutu night. First, he scores a goal and takes a stick to the face in the same move and later he loses his stick and busts out the soccer moves to et the puck down the ice and make a perfect pass to Talbot. It was amazing. In addition to Ruutu, 3 other Pens had goals: Malkin, Staal, and Sykora. Fleury played a solid game in net. Hopefully, the tea can ride this momentum into tomorrow's game against the Devils.



19 March 2008

Pens lost big to Rangers

Last night's game was interesting. It was also bad. That was probably
the Pens' worst road performance of the season. They really need to
step it up and put it behind them.
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16 March 2008

Pens down flyers 7-1

Hey pens fans,
It was a high scoring game today. Malkin and Sykora each had two
goals. Kennedy, Hossa, and Gill each had goals, as well. It was a
heated game and the fact that there was not more carnage was a miracle
into itself. Fleury was in net for the pens and played a fairly solid
game. Also, I want to mention that this is my first attempt posting
via email on my new iPod.

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14 March 2008

Bad Penguin

Hey Pens Fans,
Georges Laraque received a three game suspension stemming from the incident at the Sabres game, where he received a 5 minute major for elbowing and a game misconduct.

13 March 2008

Pens Defeat Sabres

Hey Pens Fans,
Sorry, this post has taken so long, but it has been a rough 24 hours. Stone, windsheild, insurance, I am sure you know the drill. Well, now on to hockey.

The Final score was 7-3. Kennedy, Taffe, Gonchar, Sykora, Malkin, Minard (1st nhl goal), and Letang had the Pens' goals. Yes, seven goals from seven players. Conklin was in net and played a solid game. Crosby sat out the game to rest his ankle for the Philly game.

George Laraque received a game misconduct and 5 minutes for elbowing on a nasty hit. I love Laraque, but I think that was the right call and he deserved the misconduct. I do not think it deserves a suspension, but I would not be suprised if the league uses this to set the tone for the playoffs...

09 March 2008

Pens Down Caps 4-2

Hey Pens Fans,
This matchup had all the makings of a playoff game. This was a tight game. Petr Sykora had the Pens' first goal and Crosby had the second. The game was tied at 2 going late into the third, when the Caps scored in their own net. Crosby was credited with the goal, having been the last Pen to touch the puck. Malkin made a selfless play by passing the puck to Jordan Staal for the empty-netter. This was a tough game and these two teams really went at it. It was a tough win, but a great win for the Pens. The look on Crosby's face, when the caps put it in their own net, was priceless.

06 March 2008

Pens Fall to Panthers

Hey Pens Fans,
Tonight, the Pens were in Florida taking on the Panthers. The Pens lost 5-2. It was a tough night for the Pens. Malone and Letang had the Pens two goals. Fleury started the game ini net and was later relieved by Conklin. It was a hard night for the Pens. They really need to just put this one behind them and move on. The next game is Sunday and the Pens will be in Wahington taking on Ovechkin and the Capitals.

04 March 2008

Pens Defeat Lightning 2-0

Hey Pens Fans,
The return of Sidney Crosby has been much anticipated and it went well. Also, Ryan Whitney was back in the lineup tonight, as well. Talbot had the Pens' first goal which came late in the third to make it 1-0. Dupuis and Crosby had the assists. At the end of the game, Malkin netted an empty-netter from Talbot to make it 2-0. Fleury was in goal stopping all 35 shots for the shutout. Jordan Staal left the game in the first period. It is reported that he has bruised ribs and there is no word on how much time he may miss.

Crosby and Whitney Set to Return Tonight

Hey Pens Fans,
Sidney Crosby and Ryan Whitney will return to the lineup tonight and Connor James and Alex Goligoski have been sent back to W-B/S.

02 March 2008

Pens Defeat Thrashers

Hey Pens Fans,
This afternoon, the Pens defeated the Thrashers 3-2 in a shootout. The Pens opened the game on fire scoring two goals in two minutes. The goals were by Malone and Talbot. The Thrashers cacme back to tie it up. In the shootout, the Pens Kris Letang had the only goal for the win. Fleury was in goal and played a solid game. He also made a good save on Christensen in the shootout.

01 March 2008

Pens Fall to Senators

Hey Pens Fans,
Well, this afternoon the Pens fell to the Senators 5-4. Malone had 2 goals and Sykora and Malkin each had one. This game turned nasty fast. Gonchar was getting thrown around like a rag doll. Both teams seemed to be out for blood. It was a fun game to watch and it is always a heartbreaker, when you score 4 goals and still lose. The Pens were flying, though. Hopefully, they can put the losing part behind them and ride the momentum they had going today into tomorrow's game versus the Thrashers. Also, a reminder to fans attending the game to bring your Terrible Towels to honor Myron Cope.

Pens Recall James and Goligoski

Hey Pens Fans,
The Penguins have recalled forward Connor James and defenseman Alex Goligoski from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on an emergency basis. Hopefully, the injuries stop and we can start to give W-B/S their team back.
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