Sunday, November 29, 2009

Pens dominate Rangers. Jordan still > Marc

So I was going to have this whole elaborate post today about last night's Penguins game, but I am le tired so it's not going to happen. I'm just going to highlight why it was such an awesome game to watch.

Pens beat the Rangers 8-3. Wow. Letang, Goligoski, and the best gift of all, TK, were all back! We found out before the game started that we would have two of our blueliners back so it really wasn't that much of a shock, but last any of us had heard about Tyler was that he was still out. The Pens have been so hush-hush with his groin injury and they never really gave us much indication that he was ready to return to the ice so soon. We got tipped off on twitter when several fans in attendance noticed that the President was out for warm-ups. That really got all of us excited and all we could do was hope that he would get to play. So nice to have him back! I was thrilled to have our 3rd line reunited.

Oh Staalsssss. Yes, yes, the Staals are brothers, but the wrong one scored: Marc. Btw, I've been meaning to say this for a while, I am changing my opinion on the subject of Staal brother hottness. I no longer think Marc is the best-looking one. Jordan takes the cake. I don't know what I was thinking, but I stand by my view that Eric is in last place in that family. Sorry. And what a fail by Steigy and Errey all night. They barely mentioned the Staals. There was one glorious moment when Hank Staal was brought up, but still. I drank anyways, but its not often I get to play the Staal Brothers Drinking Game. It was very disappointing. I won't get to play on Monday night because I will still be at work. For shame!

I believe the order of all the Penguins goals was something like this:

Malkin, ties the game 1-1

Sid, off a pass from Gogo- see how important he is? We needed him back, big time.

Talbot, off a nice pass from Sid

Eaton, with like a sec left in the 2nd per. You're kind of like, really? Sweet!

Sid, unreal how that puck found its way into the net.

Dupuis, such a sweet slapper. OMG. Was not expecting that. Love it!

Sid, gives us the hat trick everyone was waiting for because it was hat giveaway night. Awesome! "It's fuckin' hat night" - Matt Cooke

Kennedy, scores off of a sweet slapshot by Letang!

See how important all of our guys are? TK and Tanger return the same night and combine their magic rings to get a goal. Captain Planet style. Sweetness.

I only wish Staalsy could have scored, too.

Matt Cooke had a big night, racking up a ton of penalty mins. He had two fights and the hit on Anisimov got him suspended for two games. Great. He shouldn't be doing that, especially not when he has a prior. Dumb. And now our glorious 3rd line is going to be disabled again. Thank God there are exactly two games before the Penguins-Blackhawks game that I am attending.

Here are all of the highlights
Let's not forget that MAF played a good game tonight, too.
Great game, boys, let's go to NY and do the same against the Rangers again!

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