Pens v. Wings Open Thread by John Cole| June 2, 20098:05 pm| 44 CommentsThis post is in: SportsFacebookTweetEmailThird time is the charm.
Upon what teevee channel is this game?
It’s on Vs.
I don’t want a long series and I don’t want a good series. I just want the Wings to put the dagger in now.
Death By Mosquito Truck
I always liked Lemieux. When did he start looking like a riverboat captain?
Bill E Pilgrim
It sounds like some surreal household object and food fight.
Er, don’t mind me.
Well, we had a lead for a moment.
Laura W. It’s on Versus and CBET (Canadian channel).
4-1 Phils over the Padres. Bottom of the 5th. Forget hockey, its June!
While it would be nice to see a series last longer than 4 games (only the Whale has managed to beat the Red Wings in the finals even once in the past 13 years), sometimes it just doesn’t seem necessary to delay the inevitable.
@[email protected]: Thank you, and to Ben too. Never having watched or heard of VS, I finally just found it on 603 here on my NC DTV. Appreciate the help!
Zetterberg is sure looking good tonight.
And the fourth time is the cup returning to Hockeytown.
6 men on the ice ignored. But we all know how much the Wings subtly interfere and get away with it, so that’s A-OK.
Alright, so they probably didn’t see it, no reason to chalk up to malice what one can chalk up to incompetence.
Ok. A power play goal to tie it up. Go Pens! Oh, and OT…John, I was busy all day and just read your earlier rant. That is exactly why this is my favorite blog, bar none. Thank you for giving us this place. Keeps me sane. Seriously.
Oh boy, Don Cherry! I knew I was watching game on CBET for some good reason.
Here’s how observant I am: I didn’t realize the Penguins, Steelers, and Pirates all shared the same color scheme until I read it yesterday. I think that’s a cool idea.
Haha ) He should come out next time with an eye patch and a parrot.
I agree. This blog has a reader for life. No comment last year captured the tenor of any part of the election campaign as well as “I can no longer rationally discuss the Clinton campaign”.
Zetterberg has really kept Crosby from doing anything so far this series.
Also, are the Wings just that much smarter than everyone else? Who the hell is this Helm kid? He’s fantastic.
The Wings scouting is considered to be the best in the league. They’ve got a heck of a GM too.
May be why Seattle has:
A good game so far – way too much hockey that’s over by the third period these days. Having said that, I’m going to jinx it, of course.
Was there a rule change in between periods? Are we just not allowed on their side of the ice in the second period?
Good period for the Wings even though they didn’t score.
This next period should be really interesting. The Pens have to go all out or they are in danger of falling behind 3-0. I really don’t want to see this series end too soon. I sure hope I don’t end up getting nailed by the old “be careful what you wish for” jinx.
OT – I’ve been a lurker around here for quite awhile. I usually post on the Motley Moose, which is a progressive blog started by a bunch of people that got tired of the BS on MYDD back during the primaries. The blog roll over there has Balloon Juice at the top so I came over here to see what it was like. I’ve been a fan ever since. Nice blog with good writing and lots of good commenters.
Ella in NM
Normally, I ignore these sport threads. But at this point, I have to ask, just how frickin’ often do these teams play each other anyway?
Jeeezwhiz-you’d think it was Man U v. Barcelona or something. :-)
Anybody else’s Versus HD fucked up so bad they can’t see the picture? Or is it just my idiot cable company Charter.
No, not really. For some reason the lighting at Pittsburgh always makes the rink look a little bilious to me, and Dish Network’s Vs. feed isn’t quite as high-bandwidth as the local broadcast NBC, but the image seems okay.
Gotta say the Penguins seem to have figured out how to suppress the Detroit passing game. I don’t remember the Wings needing to dump nearly as often in the first two. Which makes this a pretty even game.
I was just about to say that this power play is huge for momentum…
Death By Mosquito Truck
Hooray for Sergei Gonchar!
2 huge chances for Pittsburgh to go up 2. Will they regret those?
Umm…that would be a “no.”
Game, set, match.
Game 4, Thursday night
I wonder if Datsyuk will be ready to go on Thursday?
Here we go, Penguins, here we go!
Here we go again. One of my least favorite things about the month of June is watching fucking Real Madrid tamper with every decent player who is under contract to somebody else. Last year it was Cristiano Ronaldo, this year it seems to be Kaka. At least today it seems to be Kaka – who knows who it will be tomorrow.
Crap. So much for the sweep.
Go, Pens! Oops, looks like I’m too late. They win?
By the way, John, this is the last time you get me with your, “I’m all blogged out” bit. I’m on to you now.
Wile E. Quixote
Man, I bonked hard at the gym today. I made sure to drink a quart of diet PowerAde before I worked out so I’d have enough fluids in my system and I had my kick-ass “Butt Rock” playlist on the iPod and despite the warmth was rocking out on the elliptical trainer, but at 60 minutes “It’s a Long Way to the Top If Ya Wanna Rock and Roll” came on my iPod and I hit the wall. Now you may be wondering why, I mean this song has the greatest (and probably only) bagpipe solo of any rock song ever written. But unfortunately it wasn’t the AC/DC version, which would have been good for another few minutes on the trainer. No, it was the version Pat Boone did on the In a Metal Mood album.
Talk about hitting the wall. I tried skipping to the next track but the damage had been done and I stopped working out at 61 minutes. I’ve got to fix that playlist.
@Wile E. Quixote: At least it wasn’t Celine Dion doing AC/DC. I think you might have done more than hit the wall (literally).
Here you go, John. From a site no less authoritative than THE ONION:
Detroit, Pittsburgh Both Attempting To Lose Stanley Cup, Avoid Expensive Victory Parade