Tuesday, December 28, 2010

HBO 24/7 Episode 2: Bylsma's Scars and George McPhee's Office

I'm not sure how the Caps' GM can work in this office every day. Those red walls would be enough to drive me crazy!

And one for Bylsma:

Sid's Silver Streak

Sid tallied a pair of goals and also assisted on scores by Kunitz and Cooke to extend his point streak to an impressive 25 games.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Pens lose, Sid goes for 24

It was a tough night for the Pens, dropping one to the Senators 3-1 in Ottawa. On the bright side, a late third period goal was good enough to extend Sidney Crosby's consecutive point streak to 24 games.

Game Photos and Video: 12/23/2010 Pens @ Caps

The Pens took the first round of what is sure to be a hotly contested season series with the Caps. We were there, camera in hand as usual. Check out our photos after the jump. I can't wait for round 2 in this series at the Winter Classic!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Well, they got Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh beat Washington 3-2 (SO) at Verizon Center Thursday night in the first meeting of the season between the two teams. The Penguins got a pair of points from Sidney Crosby, who extended his points streak to 23 games, and the shootout winner from Pascal Dupuis. Lots of pics to come plus HD video of the 7-minute shootout, in case anyone is inclined to watch it.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Sid extends point streak to 22 games

Sidney Crosby picked up a first period goal against the Florida Panthers Wednesday night to keep his points streak alive and well at 22 games.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

For Frodo!

Nice game for "Frodo" Letestu Wednesday night leading the Shire Line against the Leafs. He picked up 2 goals, was a +2 and nabbed 3rd star of the game honors. Overall the line tallied 2 goals, 3 assists and was a combined +6 for the game.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Penguins Eleven

The Penguins will be trying to extend their winning streak to 11 games tonight against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Sid & Tanger Continue to Rock the NHL

Alternate version with Flying Penguin Logo guitar:

Game Photos: 12/4/10 Pens vs Blue Jackets

Knitting Lady and I made the 850-mile round trip this weekend to join in the celebration of the start to the holiday season.  We had snow, twinkling lights and plenty of presents under the tree, courtesy of the Pens.  Some of our photos from the game after the jump.  You can also check out the full album on Picasa by clicking here.


Sunday, November 28, 2010

Game Photos: 11/27/2010 Pens vs Flames

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Calgary Flames

November 27, 2010

From 2010-11-27 Pens vs Flames

What a special night (er, afternoon) with Tanger picking up his 100th career point and Sid getting his 200th (and 201st) goal. I think we all felt the Flames were a team the Pens should beat pretty convincingly, but it doesn't make it any less satisfying watching them do just that.

Knitting Lady and I wrapped up our second year of post-Thanksgiving, back-to-back games and we are loving this tradition. Please, Mr Schedule Maker, hook us up with another Friday-Saturday combo next year.

Check out our photos from this game after the jump.

Game Photos: 11/26/2010 Pens vs Sens

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Ottawa Senators

November 26, 2010

From 2010-11-26 Pens vs Senators

Knitting Lady and I headed back to Consol Energy Center Friday to see the Penguins once again play their dangerous game...a game of hockey against our old adversary, the Ottawa Senators.

As always, we arrived prepared to take an inordinate number of photos in the hopes that at least a few might be worth sharing. Check them out on the other side of the jump.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Game Photos: 10/30/2010 Pens vs Canes

From 2010-10-30 Pens @ Hurricanes

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Carolina Hurricanes - 10/30/2010

The Pens visited RBC Center in Raleigh. It was basically a home-away-from-home game with the crowd split pretty much 50-50 between Pens and Canes fans. As is always the case down here in the Triangle, it was a great atmosphere.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Game Photos: 10/09/2010 Pens vs Habs

From 2010-10-09 Pens vs Habs

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Montreal Canadiens

October 9, 2010

We knew the history coming into this. The Habs closed out the old barn in embarrassing fashion. Now, the Pens had a chance to get their first win in the new barn against this storied team. Continue past the jump to see how it turned out (in case you don't already know ;-)

Game Photos: 10/07/2010 Pens vs Flyers

From 2010-10-07 Pens vs Flyers

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Philadelphia Flyers

October 7, 2010

Opening night at CONSOL Energy Center saw the Pens facing their biggest rival. See some of the photos and atmosphere from that historic game after the jump.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Countdown to the regular season

Blogger PensFan8725 over at Pensburgh set up a cool countdown to October 7 and the Pens regular season opener against the Flyers, which also happens to be the first ever game that matters at the new Consol Energy Center. That inspired me to start this photo countdown. Continue after the jump to see the earlier entries.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Support the Mellon Memorial

PensBoozeAnger came up with a pretty good idea for memorializing the Igloo inside the new Consol Energy Center. Read about it on pensblog or go ahead and join the facebook group.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Pens to distribute commemorative tickets for inaugural game

As they did for the final regular season game at Mellon Arena, the Pens are doing something special for the first regular season game at Consol Energy Center.

From the Pens website:

The Pittsburgh Penguins will distribute a ‘commemorative ticket’ to all fans attending the inaugural regular season game at CONSOL Energy Center on October 7 when they host the Philadelphia Flyers. Each one-of-a-kind aluminum ticket, presented by Trib Total Media, will be handmade by local artisans and craftsmen at Grove City-based Wendell August Forge.

Monday, August 30, 2010

2009-10 Pittsburgh Penguins: From Stanley Cup Glory to Igloo Finale

Is this déjà vu? Not really. It is true that this slideshow may resemble the first Penguins book that I shared with you, however, that book met an unfortunate end somewhere on the Pennsylvania Turnpike a few weeks ago. While sad, that loss did afford me the opportunity to release a second edition with many improvements that I would have liked to have seen in the first edition had I not been up against an impossible deadline. This time around, rather than constructing the pages on the Walgreens site, I built each page in Picasa, which allowed for a greater level of content control. Also, instead of taking pictures of the book to post, I included the pages in this nifty multimedia slideshow, set to music, which hopefully will distract you from the fact that you're looking at a lot of the same pictures again. Really, though, there are a lot of photos included here that weren't in the last version, and I think the overall improvements to the book made it worth sharing again.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Mellon Arena Final Season Tribute

With the preseason home opener against Detroit less than a month away, we are ready to begin a new era of Penguins hockey at Consol Energy Center. Before we get swept up in the excitement of that incredible step forward for this franchise, let's pause to look back on the building we have called home for the last 43 years.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Little Iceburgh attends open house at Consol Energy Center

The Knitting Lady and I, along with our friend, Brian, and Little Iceburgh, attended today's open house at the Consol Energy Center. As has been previously reported elsewhere, it is an amazing facility and while we will all miss the Igloo, it shouldn't take long getting comfortable at the Penguins' new home.

Check out the full set of photos on Picasa.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Pic of the Day - Mike Rupp for President

Alighieri on Pensburgh suggested a Mike Rupp for President campaign. If Laraque can do the political thing, then why not Rupper? Above is one idea for the first campaign poster.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Pittsburgh Penguins 2009-10 Yearbook: "The Games" Edition

Finally, book one of two commemorating the 2009-10 Pens season (as well as the '09 Cup run) is now available online.

Check it out here.

Look for book two, "The Players" edition, coming soon!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Player Collages Now Available on Picasa Web Albums

Catch the complete collection here.

2009 Stanley Cup Experience

One of our most prized possessions, this is what my wife and I refer to as our "Stanley Cup Experience". Don at Crofton Fine Art & Framing Gallery here in Maryland took our design and put together this beautiful piece that now hangs in our "library".

It features a 16x20 photo of the Pens following their dramatic game 7 victory in the 2009 Stanley Cup Final. We are in the photo. Find Fleury and then go up a few rows. There we are in blue with our big Let's Go Pens sign. To the left of the photo are our game 5 tickets, below are the game 6 tickets and gold coins that were issued for the Cup Final and Pens victory, and to the right are our game 7 tickets.

We came up with the idea in part because Frameworth simply didn't have anything good enough to commemorate this incredible experience, and also because our camera was confiscated by Joe Louis Arena security on our way into game 7, robbing us of the opportunity to take what would have been amazing pictures from our vantage point right above the Penguins bench and tunnel. Once we learned that we were in the team photo, we decided to come up with something spectacular to celebrate the Pens victory and make up for not having our own pictures of Sid & Co. skating around with Lord Stanley's Cup.