Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Pens vs Blue Jackets, December 13, 2014

If you were coming up with a soundtrack for the Pens latest visit to Columbus, you might have led things off with Ray Stevens' "The Streak".  After all, the Jackets entered the game having won their last five, which is pretty impressive considering they dropped six straight before that.  For their part, the Pens had won the last six regular season games at Nationwide Arena.

Once the puck dropped, the tune quickly changed to "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting" as the teams combined for a respectable 46 penalty minutes in the first period alone.

There is definitely a nice rivalry brewing here in the wake of last year's six game playoff series, which ended with the Jackets on the losing side of the handshake line in front of their home crowd.  Clearly this wasn't the game 7 that some fans in the building were hoping for, but credit must be given as for the first time in recent memory the chants of "CBJ" managed to drown out "Let's Go Pens".

Alright, enough talk, let's get to our pics from the game.

Pens vs Flames, December 12, 2014

Just as Knitting Lady and I made our long awaited return to Consol Energy Center Friday night, so too did Kris Letang, getting back into action after missing five games with a groin injury.  Tanger's first period goal would prove to be the game winner as the Pens got another solid performance from Marc-Andre Fleury on their way to a 3-1 win over the Flames.

Check out our pics from the game below.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Pens fire Shero, Disco sticking around for now

Just when it seemed that Dan Bylsma
was on his way out the window, 
I mean door, 
it turns out Pens fans will have him to kick around
at least a bit longer.

Not so for GM Ray Shero.
Uh Ray, we're going to need those fat stacks back.
I'm sure they'll have more at your next job.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Pens vs Blues, March 23, 2014

Marc-Andre Fleury had a chance to get real familiar with Blues captain David Backes Sunday.
In fact it was a tip-in by Backes that provided the only scoring of the day
as the top team in the Western Conference came into Consol Energy Center
and managed to push the Pens around a bit on their way to a hard fought 1-0 victory.
We were there and managed to get a few photos from the cozy confines of section 105.
Check them out after the jump.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Pens vs Lightning, March 22, 2014

Any game that ends with a Geno interview is a good game.
And any day spent watching hockey is a good day.
That's just what Knitting Lady and I got to do this past weekend
after a 3-month hiatus brought on by the Olympic break and a generally crappy schedule.
The Pens didn't disappoint in this one.
Sure, we have some key injuries,
but there were enough stars shining Saturday afternoon
to get the win against a Tampa team that is comfortably
ensconced in a top-3 spot in the Atlantic Division. 

So sit back and enjoy our pics from the game after the jump.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Pens vs Flames, December 21, 2013

The Penguins entered Saturday's game against Calgary with a few streaks going.
They had won six in a row, nine straight at home.
Sid had a nine game point streak.
Knitting Lady and I had our own 18-game regular season winning streak on the line.

Luckily the Pens played well enough to get the win and keep the streaks alive (though Ottawa would ruin that a few days later).

This one presented a great chance for us to see all the new guys who are getting their shot due to injuries and suspensions.  
This would be our first chance to see guys like Dumoulin, Sill and Samuelsson at the NHL level. 
And it would be our first look at Zolnierczyk and Conner since they joined (or returned to) the team.

It would also provide a good 1-game tryout for the Canon SL1 that KL got me for Christmas.

So there was plenty to be excited about.  Check out our photos after the jump.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Pens @ Blue Jackets, November 2, 2013

It was the second of back-to-back nights between these two teams.
Zatkoff got the start for the Pens.
For Columbus it was their backup McElhinney, who had played most of the game the night before after Bobrovsky defecated in his crease.
Probably the most excitement in this one came pregame when the security guard told us they don't allow fans to have signs larger than 8x10".  I'm guessing this was some kind of response to the Pens last visit when Pensblog Charlie signs filled Nationwide Arena.

Check out the pics after the jump.