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Superstition Dictates I be Airborne on Friday.

I watched about 10 minutes of the game at a Tampa airport bar last night before I heard my name called over the loudspeaker to “report to Gate 63 because the doors will be closing shortly to ensure a timely departure.” Before my mad dash to my gate, I got to see two penalties against the Pens, two Penguin tallies, and a gimme goal the hockey gods spotted the Flyers. I was cautiously optimistic, though, because things looked a little different. Hell, Evgeni Malkin had scored, so it looked a lot different! When I landed back in the ‘burgh the final score was 10-3 and all was right with the world. The only logical conclusion  that me and everyone who knew I was on a plane during the game came to was that I gotta fly somewhere on Friday. I’m currently accepting suggestions and donations.

Hockey players and fans are arguably the most superstitious in the world, so maybe it was the fact that I finally washed my jersey for the first time since our last Cup run. Or maybe it was that I was on a plane. I’m sure the team waking up from our nightmare and remembering how good they are had a little something to do with it. So fellow fanatics, what superstitious traditions finally kicked in, or what drastic measures did you take between Games 3 and 4?

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  1. Jimmy's Gravatar Jimmy
    April 19, 2012 at 12:08 pm | Permalink

    ripped down all the playoff gear i had hangin up, put the house back to normal as it was in the regualr season……lit sage and excorised the house lol video on my page

  2. April 19, 2012 at 11:21 am | Permalink

    I didn’t, but when the Flyers scored first I had a good feeling… and then when Malkin scored first for us.. I knew it was n the bag!!! 😉

  3. Rick Buker's Gravatar Rick Buker
    April 19, 2012 at 11:07 am | Permalink

    Whatever it takes, right Joey?

    I had to laugh when I read your article. I work the front desk at a local gym (actually Wright’s Gym—shameless plug). I work the evening shift, so that’s where I watch a lot of the games. If the Pens score or are playing well, I make everyone gathered at the front desk stand or sit (it’s like a bar so we have stools) in the same spot so they don’t disrupt our karma … 🙂

    Last night, right after we’d gone up 4-3, my buddy Evan Freshwater decided to leave. I told him if the Pens lost I was holding him personally responsible … 🙂

  4. Julie's Gravatar Julie
    April 19, 2012 at 10:29 am | Permalink

    Didn’t wear anything Penguin. Wore t-shirt and socks with shamrocks all over them. Will continue wearing them as long as they are still in it.

  5. April 19, 2012 at 10:05 am | Permalink

    no pens tee on me,shaved face,change position of laptop.worked great!:))

  6. April 19, 2012 at 10:03 am | Permalink

    Yep, I changed into my 1992 Stanley Cup Championship t-shirt (the one w/the 2 Cups on it, lol!) And, BTW it still fits, lol!

  7. Ashley's Gravatar Ashley
    April 19, 2012 at 10:02 am | Permalink

    I went back to doing what I did in 09…this included dragging out my Hal Gill t-shirt and resting my Jerseys. I also went to the Ritz in Philly (2 blocks from my office) and did a pretty good job out screaming the Flyer hecklers with “Let’s Go Pens” chants. I think it worked…haha.


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