Thursday, May 28, 2009

Bring on the Wings

We found out tonight who the Pens will be playing in the Stanley Cup Final. The Detroit Red Wings. Again. Nothing like a rematch to get things going. There are too many story lines to count and we sure are glad we're going to get this thing going on Saturday because we're not sure how much of that we can listen to. That and waiting over a week for this to start would be grueling. 

This story can end in one of two ways, the Pens being victorious or the Pens losing to the same team plus Hossa for the second year in a row. The joy of beating the Red Wings would be unbelievable, but the heartbreak from a loss would be indescribable. Getting revenge on the Wings would be good enough, but telling Marian Hossa he made a huge mistake in the off-season makes it sweeter. And for us, we can't stand Chris Osgood. Then after watching one of his post-game interviews in the playoffs, we can't stand his arrogant ass even more. Time to bring him down to earth via Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby.

The schedule is out and it's interesting to say the least.

Saturday, May 30 at Detroit, 8:00 pm NBC, CBC, RDS
Sunday, May 31 at Detroit, TBD-Night NBC, CBC, RDS
Tuesday, June 2 at Pittsburgh, 8:00 pm VERSUS, CBC, RDS
Thursday, June 4 at Pittsburgh, 8:00 pm VERSUS, CBC, RDS
* Saturday, June 6 at Detroit, 8:00 pm NBC, CBC, RDS
* Tuesday, June 9 at Pittsburgh, 8:00 pm NBC, CBC, RDS
* Friday, June 12 at Detroit, 8:00 pm NBC, CBC, RDS

What is with playing the first two games back-to-back? Seems awfully stupid if you ask us. And then two day breaks between games five and six and then six and seven if necessary? What were they on when they made up this schedule? Whatever. And of course, no weekend games in Pittsburgh. Thanks a lot NHL.

- The Wings decided not to touch the Campbell Bowl this year, just as they didn't touch it last year.

- Cristobal Huet was really good last night. He made a lot of key saves. This one with only a few seconds left in regulation was ridiculous. How in the world did he manage that one? People argue it didn't mean anything but we could care less, it was awesome. We're leaning towards best in the playoffs.

- The Wings have a lot of injuries and their defensemen played a lot of hockey last night. They've got to be tired. Even better that we're starting this series on Saturday.

Yinz Luv 'Da Guins Game 4:

Go Pens!

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