Thursday, December 29, 2011

Game Photos: Pens vs Flyers 12/29/2011

Thursday night at Consol Energy Center wasn't about the battle for fourth place in the Eastern Conference. It wasn't even the usual grudge match between two cross-state rivals. It was all about the return of two former Penguins, both legendary in their own way. And what a return it was for Max Talbot and Jaromir Jagr. While both received much different greetings from the fans (constant boos for Jagr, a smattering of boos that turned into a standing ovation for Talbot when a video tribute to him was played on the big screen), they both ended up making important contributions in Philadelphia's 4-2 victory. Check out our photos from the game after the jump.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Why I shouldn't be the 100th person followed by the Pens on Twitter

It's pretty simple.

(Update: Apparently the Pens Twitter account agreed with me).

Check my reasoning after the jump.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Game Photos: Pens @ Canes 12/3/2011 and Morning Skate

A couple of times a season we like to sit behind the bench. Sure, it's a trade-off. Obviously you aren't going to get the perfect view of the game that you'd have 20 rows higher, but it does provide a great look inside the constant flurry of activity between coaches, players, officials, trainers and equipment guys. That was particularly true in this game given the unreal nature of the closing minutes. Check out our photos from the game and the Pens morning skate after the jump.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Game Photos: Pens vs Caps 12/1/2011

The Pens ended a long drought with their first regular season, regulation win over the Caps in over three and a half years in a mostly dominating performance that saw them clamp down in the final minutes to hold on to the 2-1 victory.

Check out our photos and video after the jump.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

11/25/11 Gameday Morning Skate

Knitting Lady and I had such a great time meeting some of the players at the morning skate on our last trip, we headed back down to the arena Friday morning. Once again the Pens did not disappoint. Check out our photos after the jump.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Game Photos: Pens vs Sens 11/25/2011

It was a pleasure to get to see Sid back on the ice again Friday night vs the Ottawa Senators. I'm sure at some point we'll get back to where seeing Sid play is just business as usual (and for the hundreds of fans who leave games early, maybe they've already reached that point) but for now it's just incredible being able to enjoy having our captain out there after going so long without him.

Check out our photos from the game after the jump.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Game Photos: Pens vs Blues 11/23/2011

The Blues were in town Wednesday night and for Knitting Lady and me it was our first chance to see Sidney Crosby take the ice in live game action since January 1. Check out our photos from the game after the jump.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Sidney Crosby: The Long Road Back

A huge welcome back to Sid and a never before seen look inside his long road to recovery after the jump.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Game Photos: Pens @ Canes 11/12/2011

The Pens and Canes each played in their second of back-to-back games Saturday night and it was the Canes who ended up with a few more celebrations like the one above. The loss didn't stop us from getting some decent photos and video. Check them out after the jump.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Game Photos: Pens vs Stars 11/11/2011

In honor of Veteran's Day, the Pens wore special camouflage jerseys during the pregame warm-up. The jerseys will be auctioned off later for charity.

In honor of it being a hockey night in Pittsburgh, the Pens dominated one of the top teams from the Western Conference.

Continue below to check out our photos plus a pretty sweet video of Matt Cooke's penalty shot goal.

11/11/11 Gameday Morning Skate

Last time we were in town we hit up the morning skate for a few autographs. The players were all really nice, especially Fleury, but there were a few guys we missed. So we headed back down to the arena this morning to try to catch them and we scored big time.

Check out the photos after the jump.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Mark Letestu

With the news that Mark Letestu has been traded to Columbus for a draft pick, here is a photographic tribute to his time with the Pens from the pages of the book that we made for him earlier this year.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Photos of the 2011-12 Pens

I'm in the process of gathering photos for a 2011-12 Penguins Photo Book. Once it is done I'll do a larger post, but for now just wanted to post a few of my favorites so far, including the one above, a shot of the Pens bench during the October 15 game versus Buffalo.

Check out the rest after the jump.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Game Photos: Pens vs Sabres 10/15/2011

This Jordan Staal goal wasn't enough to lift Pittsburgh over Buffalo Saturday night, but once again the boys played a pretty solid game without their two biggest stars. Now, if only we could get those guys back...

More pics after the jump.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Gameday Morning Skate

We decided to check out the pre-morning skate activity outside CEC today. We had a little luck. Knitting Lady finally got that Sid autograph on her Crosby jersey next to where Mario signed back in the '09 playoffs. Ran into a few other cool guys as well.