Thursday, April 9, 2009

Pens - Islanders

The Pens have clinched a playoff spot and there are only two games left in the regular season. We don't know whether to feel good or bad about that. Hockey is a long season but it never seems to be long enough for us, although we are ready for the excitement that is the playoffs. And yes, that includes playoff beards. We'll be keeping a close watch on all those good, bad, and downright ugly beards. Let's just hope Sidney Crosby has a chance to grow one. It also leads us to our quote of the day by Bill Guerin:

"We do have some guys (on the team) who have a hard time growing a beard. We can always pencil them in."

We were supposed to be talking about the Islanders right? Sorry, the playoffs just sounded so much better. Phillippe Boucher and Mathieu Garon figure to get playing time tonight against the Islanders. That is one nice thing about securing a spot and playing a team like the Islanders, you can get some guys who don't get a lot of playing time in there. It should be interesting to see how Dan Bylsma decides to play the rest of the guys, especially Crosby and Malkin. Geno needs to win the scoring title. He's been the leader all season and now is not the time to let that go. Especially to Ovie. And a team like the Islanders seems like a good team to record a few points against. We're rooting for you Geno!

The Pens are holding a collection for the Fallen Heroes Fund which will benefit the families of the Pittsburgh Police Officers who lost their lives in the line of duty Saturday. You can click here to read the article and also find out how you can donate if you aren't going to the game tonight. Our thoughts are with those affected by this tragedy.

Go Pens!

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