Penguins 3 - Thrashers 1
Like Steigy said, "Petr 2, Atlanta nothing."
Our day started at 11:30a.m. on Monday and ended Tuesday night at 11:30p.m. And it was an f-ing amazing day.
We tailgated outside the Mellon Arena with about ten other people and monitored the line like it was our job. No one was cutting that day.
There was dancing and boozing and fooding from 7:30a.m. until 6:30p.m. Almost twelve hours of nonstop hockey and partying.
And we still made it to practice this morning. The same cannot be said for the Penguins who had decided to take the day off. Hey, maybe they deserved it for like winning and all.
Whatever, the game was barely remembered by the end of the night but we knew that the Penguins had won.
There are too many depressed and judgemental fans. The man in front of us was a complete Debbie Downer. He didn't have a single good thing to say.
And you would think that it's such a travesty that the Penguins don't SHOOT THE PUCK AT EVERY GODDAMNED OPPORTUNITY!
They don't understand that it is easier to see and understand and process the game from where we are in the cheap seats, it's slower up high. We wish they did.
And we wish that they would stop yelling SHOOT! It's annoying and stupid and uneducated.
The next man that yells shoot and gets mad when Sidney Crosby passes the puck will be temporarily re-assigned as a Flyers fan.
Things we noticed while sitting in our soaking wet clothes at the game.....
-Miroslav Satan had a great game. Go ahead, rag on him but he totally did.
-Brooks Orpik's face is priceless. P.S.- he's got a nice shiner courtesy of Petr Prucha.
-Petr Sykora had to have 90 shots on goal, for realz.
-Some Penguins fans need to cool it. We wish we had a video camera because of some of the men around us. They were sailing off the F balcony when Kovalchuk scored.
-Why do Russians feel the need to run each other? KOvalchuk and Malkin. Ovechkin and Malkin. Maybe it's just Malkin?
-The Ryan/Petr hug made us cry like infants.
-Brooks Orpik pretty much destroyed lives like he was in a Jerry Bruckheimer trailer. We're glad he's back.
-Alex Goligoski was on the Ice Time and we had to stop Noodles from stealing them from under unsuspecting fans' seats.
-Speaking of the rookie, we are still really angry that he's been scratched for two games in a row. And Timmy? Why? It hurts all of us.
-We called a Tyler Kennedy goal the whole night. Bastard made us look bad. But it's coming.
-Speaking of defensive pairings, our all-time favorite pairing might be Ryan Whitney and Brooks Orpik. And what is this new Ryan? He's all about the defense and he actually *GASP* hits people!
-What is up with Colby Armstrong? He was definitely a little pissy the whole night.
-The defensive pairing of Mark Eaton and Philippe Boucher really angers us. We cannot figure out why...oh, maybe it's because THEY GIVE THE PUCK UP ALL THE FREAKING TIME!
-Our only explanation for Jordan Staal's play of late is that he got sudden onset Downs Syndrome and forgot how to play hockey. Either that or he really sucks.
-Our second favorite part of the game was when Jordan Staal verbally jumped into an argument between Sidney Crosby and Eric Boulton near the players benches. It was funny to see him getting Crosby's back like that.
-Kovalchuk's goal was more diappointing because we wanted the shutout, not because we thought the Penguins were going to blow a lead. We somehow felt that it wouldn't happen this game.
-A win! Boo-ya!
-Stop, Petey Time.