NHL Open Thread by John Cole| June 6, 20167:57 pm| 37 CommentsThis post is in: SportsFacebookTweetEmailLet’s go Pens!
Pens over the Duck Dynasty wannabes in San Jose ?
Isn’t this kind of early.? Is it in the fourth quarter yet?
Edit: probably would be best to wait until the Shark’s have already got them licked. Save on the all the stress and such., which I have heard is unhealthy, especially for excitable people.
So, this is an open thread, right?
Where’s Betty Cracker??!!!!
“Florida’s attorney general personally solicited a political contribution from Donald Trump around the same time her office deliberated joining an investigation of alleged fraud at Trump University and its affiliates. The new disclosure from Attorney General Pam Bondi’s spokesman to The Associated Press on Monday provides additional details around the unusual circumstances of Trump’s $25,000 donation to Bondi. After the money came in, Bondi’s office nixed suing Trump…”
Jeebus! I’m a native Pittsburgher and fan of all the teams, but hockey in June is just stupid. Soulda been wrapped up a month ago, max.
Murray just made a wonderful save. His glove hand must still be sore.
All Pens so far. SJ lucky to be down just one.
@Poopyman: They could play hockey all year round as far as I’m concerned. I just wish my Blackhawks were still in it.
Lovejoy holds Pavlov right in front of an official. Not smart. SJ powerplay.
SJ shows a few signs of life as the first period closes. SJ now ahead in shots but still losing.
Hopefully the kids stay in bed so I can watch the last two periods in peace
Adam L Silverman
@Dave L: This isn’t breaking news. Several of us have mentioned this in comments over the past several months.
Adam L Silverman
@efgoldman: What’s interesting is its not a new disclosure. I’ve seen reporting on this for at least two months now.
Lead story on ESPN.com: “Penguins strike first on Cole goal”
Now we know why we never see John around, he apparently has more important things to do.
ETA: Shakes fist ineffectually at Mudge.
Second period started. SAP Center is tomb-quiet.
(What a perfect name for a Bay Area arena. Only Google Center would be better.)
Malkin scores on a power play. 2-0 Pens.
Pens hit the pipe. They look like they might crack the game open any minute.
They hit the post AGAIN
Does anyone else think those bushy playoff beards are stupid? What are they supposed to prove? That you got deep in the playoffs? Everyone else on the ice got just as deep as you did.
Second period almost half over and SJ JUST got its first shot on goal.
SJ hits the post. Crowd starting to wake up.
Murray just absolutely robs Couture.
If sharks still down 2 with 10 left in 3rd and they get a power play, do sharks go empty net for a 6 on 4?
SJ has a powerplay and gets no shots on goal, while Pens get one.
I love hockey in June!!! Perfect weather for watching the game on Mario’s screen outside the Consol Center!
End of second period. If SJ doesn’t wake up soon they’ll be in a big hole.
OT: Jon Lester pitches eight shutout innings for Cubs against Phillies. Then he’s pulled for ninth ahead 6-0. Bullpen promptly gives up four runs and there are still no outs. AAAAARGH.
Cubs manage to hang on. Thank God.
Crowd finally back in it after Karlsson’s goal
Cullen just make a nifty move to the net but Jones robbed him
Fehr scores for Pens. That pretty much ices it
I so fucking hate NBC Sports, I can’t even articulate it. This whole game has been nothing but a blowjob to the Sharks and they still can’t shut up about them. You’d think the Pens were some AAA farm team.
While I’m disappointed in the outcome, it’s the first game of the series that wasn’t decided on a single goal. Pens fans should really be happy -for now. . . .