Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Pens headed to Washington

So we finally find out who the Pens are playing in the second round of the playoffs, the Capitals. How does that sit with you? What doesn't sit with us is the inevitable obsession that is sure to be coming over Ovie vs. Sid. No matter what, that trumps anything and everything else and it does get a bit old. And then you add in the Caps fans' obsession with Sid and you get overload.

We're sure the NHL and every media outlet known to man are excited about this one. Case in point, Conference semifinals feature Crosby vs. Ovechkin. That is the TV schedule for the next round.

Which looks like this for the Pens:

Saturday, May 2 at Washington, 1:00 p.m. NBC, CBC, RDS
Monday, May 4 at Washington, 7:00 p.m. VERSUS, CBC, RDS
Wednesday, May 6 at Pittsburgh, 7:00 p.m. VERSUS, CBC, RDS
Friday, May 8 at Pittsburgh, 7:00 p.m. VERSUS, CBC, RDS
*Saturday, May 9 at Washington, 7:00 p.m. VERSUS, CBC, RDS
*Monday, May 11 at Pittsburgh, TBD VERSUS, CBC, RDS
*Wednesday, May 13 at Washington, 7:00 p.m. VERSUS, CBC, RDS

Saturday can't get here soon enough. FSN is supposed to have up to three games in this round if the series were to go to seven games. We don't know which ones at this point. Either way, we have to get Versus ASAP because we're not missing any more games.

The Pens removed the interim tag from coach Dan Bylsma today to officially make him head coach. We think this is a good move and a good time to do so. He's done a great job and it's nice to go into the next round with head coach Dan Bylsma.

We're sorry we missed a couple of days, been really busy. And this morning's post wasn't so hot either. There will be more later, including a bunch of good links in case you missed some of them. And before we go, the latest episode of Yinz Luv 'Da Guins. Definitely one of the best. Enjoy.

Go Pens!


Pippi said...

I don't like the fact that Caps are given so many days of rest -- if they need 7 games to beat a team without much offensive power, they don't deserve that much rest. Also, what's with the back-to-back games? No other match-ups in the second round have back-to-back games scheduled. You can feel that the writers for are simply (and blindly) head over heels with that gap-toothed clown. I just cannot stand him. How I wished Rangers to beat Caps. I really have to resist my urge to vomit every time I see him.

Faceoffs and First Downs said...

We feel your pain. The back to back games are puzzling to us as well and scheduling should be fair. We'll have to look it up but we saw somewhere that Mellon Arena had events scheduled for three days coming up and maybe that's why, but we'll have to look.

As for Ovie, we feel the same way. We can respect the guy's talent but nothing else. We're never fans of showoffs and selfish players and that's exactly what we feel he is. And his appearance really doesn't help much.