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Gameday Poop: Pens vs. Habs – Malkin Will Exist!

Seriously, there is only two things to care about in this game. Evgeni Malkin winning the Art Ross Trophy and that no one gets injured.   Maybe Malkin will truly exist as of tonight: “Does Malkin Exist?”

Malkin leads Ovechkin by 4 points going into tonights game. Malkin has 112 – Ovechkin has 108pts. Both games start at 7pm tonight, Ovechkin is playing the Florida Panthers.

Satan was recalled by Pittsburgh on Good Friday. Satan has cleared waivers and is back with Pittsburgh because of his stellar play with the WBS Penguins. Well, not as much as you would think, Satan has 6 points in his 10 games with the WBS Penguins, probably not as many as you would think an NHL veteran would have. My guess would be that it was a last ditch effort to save half of this salary or he was bringing down the WBS Penguins also.

Maybe I should be a little nicer, as much as I am picking on Satan,  with all of the time he has missed being sent down to the minors he still is 6th on the Penguins in scoring this season. Satan is not scheduled to be in tonight’s lineup.

The Penguins goaltender prospect, Northeastern Husky goaltender Brad Thiessen did not win the Hobey Baker award, the award went to B.U.’s defenseman Matt Gilroy.

Darryl Sydor said the Michel Therrien was the worst coach that he has ever played for. I don’t remember Therrien actually playing Sydor. Talk about being salty because a coach benched you because of poor play. I guess the rest of Sydor’s coaches took him to the Stanley Cup final and won.

Referee Don “have another donut” Koharski retired on Thursday with 1719 games under his belt.

If you felt like it, you could watch NHL hockey from 1pm this afternoon, have a half an hour break to go to the bathroom between 6:30 and 7pm providing a game doesn’t go into overtime, and continue watching until around 1 am tomorrow. The NHL has games scheduled today for 1,2,3,4,7,8 and 10pm tonight.

I was out of town and missed being at fan appreciation night, but did anyone happen to see the guy rip the shirt out of Evgeni Malkin’s parents hands when Malkin threw his parents up a t-shirt? As Ken Stevens would say, “unbeweaveable”.

Depending on how things go today, the Penguins can end up anywhere between 4th and 6th place. Carolina and Philly play this afternoon and Philly plays tomorrow, it would take a Penguin win and two losses by Philly for the Penguins to have home ice advantage. The Habs need a win for a chance to nab 7th place from the Rangers, they will face either the Bruins or Capitals in the playoffs.

The Habs are 6-5-4 since Bob Gainey replaced Guy Carbonneau as coach. PenguinPoop Prediction – If the Habs go down in 5 games or less to Washington or Boston, the Habs GM/Coach Bob Gainey will be sent packing.

Game time is 7PM and can be seen in HD at the Bell Centre at home on FSN.

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  1. Kutdacheez's Gravatar Kutdacheez
    April 13, 2009 at 7:20 am | Permalink

    That’s spillage and breakage – wow, still attempting not to slur my words.

  2. Kutdacheez's Gravatar Kutdacheez
    April 13, 2009 at 7:19 am | Permalink

    And the season ends on a high-note as the FLY$ leave the ice with a classic send-off from a FULGLY crowd booing them as they left the ice. We here in hockeytahn spit-shined the WOOHOO Train, took inventory and had some FAST EDDIE sillage and breakage inventory to take care of -that’s our ways of handling the booz(e)eh . . . cause we’ve got a ticket to ride. WOOHOO

  3. Justin37's Gravatar Justin37
    April 13, 2009 at 12:00 am | Permalink

    One would think that the penalties called against the Fly$ is due more to their belief in dressing idiots like Cote, Carcillo, Asham and Hartnell than Bettman conspiricy. All Flyer fans know that there is no way possible that the Biron/Niittymaki tandem can stand up to the Penguins attack, so they are making the excuses early. The best thing that Flyer fans could hope for is an end to Bob Clarke’s reign. Maybe then they will be able to join the new age NHL.

  4. PenQuin's Gravatar PenQuin
    April 12, 2009 at 10:10 pm | Permalink

    The newest Fly`s excuse claims, the league tells the refs that anytime Sid goes down on the ice, the refs are to call a penalty. He said that if that happens, the Fly`s won`t win this series.
    So, the Fly`s won`t win the series. Like it`s our fault we`re Bettmans favorites team. The nerve of some of these Flyer fans.

  5. Stealth's Gravatar Stealth
    April 12, 2009 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    Tanking would infer losing to a worse team… When have the CAPS lost to an inferior team in skill/experience in the playoffs?

  6. Boombastic's Gravatar Boombastic
    April 12, 2009 at 8:53 am | Permalink

    I was reading a Philadelphia paper this morning and they are already making the same excuses as last season. Last year it was Timonen and Coburn and now comes the first hint that although Timonen and Coburn are okay, the defense in front of Biron is just average. The complaint is they were never able to acquire a physical, clear-the-crease defenseman. HELLO – can you say $8 million for Briere! But here comes the first of the excuses: Randy Jones has a bad hip and Ryan Parent a groin injury.

  7. Boombastic's Gravatar Boombastic
    April 12, 2009 at 8:28 am | Permalink

    Taking a closer look at the Penguins and their experience (although New Jersey and the Rangers have age)the Pens have the experience of of going to finals and the addition of Guerin, Boucher, and Kunitz….. and even Satan returning they have a group that is no longer considered green when it comes to playoffs. These kids are vets.

  8. April 12, 2009 at 5:31 am | Permalink


    Welcome back. How was the golf?


    I think its “quebecois” but I got a text after Letang’s goal that said 3 frenchies so who really knows.

  9. Penguin871's Gravatar Penguin871
    April 11, 2009 at 11:33 pm | Permalink

    So what line is the #1 line now, Malkin’s or Crosby’s? This whole Penguin – Art Ross trophy thing is amazing.

  10. Justin37's Gravatar Justin37
    April 11, 2009 at 11:25 pm | Permalink

    Great Game….Very entertaing to watch….Two short handed Goals on the same PK….amazing….Looked like the playoffs started in this game, alot more physical than one would expect….Penguin players have now won 9 of the last 14 Art Ross Trophy’s……WooHoo….Lets Go Rangers

  11. PenQuin's Gravatar PenQuin
    April 11, 2009 at 10:46 pm | Permalink

    Well, it`s all said and done. The Penguins went to Montreal and defeated them with our own Quebecers, Dupuis to Talbot and then Letang, on two shorthanded goals on the same power play. It doesn`t get any better than this as we go into the playoff`s on another strong gaoltending and defensive game. CONGRATULATIONS to GENO on winning the Art Ross and keeping the tradition in the Penguins organization. It`s been a real trip to get this far and we will will know after the Fly`s – Rangers game who get1`s home ice. What a way to start the playoff`s, I`m liking it better all the time. LET`S GO PENS.

  12. elebeck's Gravatar elebeck
    April 11, 2009 at 8:51 pm | Permalink

    Best Case….Penguins win in overtime….Tying Philadelphia for 4th and Montreal goes up 1 point on the Rangers, motivating the Rag$ to beat Philadelphia tommorow = 1st Round Home ice against the Fly$

    April 11, 2009 at 6:32 pm | Permalink

    ROTFLMAO-The Washington Capitals wait until the playoffs to tank. You would have thought by now they’d have learned!

  14. RBuckle's Gravatar RBuckle
    April 11, 2009 at 6:05 pm | Permalink

    you seem a little “envious” that our team can do it on purpose in the regular season, and your team can’t stop from doing it in the playoffs 🙂

  15. Stealth's Gravatar Stealth
    April 11, 2009 at 5:52 pm | Permalink

    Let the tanking begin in earnest at 7pm… LMAO!!!!!

  16. Jesselvis's Gravatar Jesselvis
    April 11, 2009 at 4:32 pm | Permalink

    Carolina lost, Philadelphia won. If the Penguins win we play Philadelphia. If we lose we play New Jersey. We do not have home ice advantage either way. I would rather play the Devils.


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