Saturday, May 25, 2013

"I said NEAL!": Pens vs Sens Game 5, May 24, 2013

Pens fans got what they wanted most, which was a handshake line at the end of game five and the knowledge that Pittsburgh has advanced and now awaits the winner of the Boston-New York series.
The way it came about just made it that much sweeter.
A dominating performance resulting in a 6-2 win and a combined two game score of 13-5 after suffering an "emotionally shattering" 2-1 game three loss in double overtime.
A hat trick from a guy who a few days ago was being questioned about his lack of offensive production but now has five goals and seven points in his last two games.
Not to mention a mini-meltdown in the penalty box by the most hated guy on the other team.

Not a bad way to close out the series.

Check out the photos after the jump.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Bonus Hockey: Pens vs Sens Game 3, May 19, 2013.

The Senators won in double overtime Sunday night to remain competitive in the series, now trailing the Penguins two games to one.
Game four is not until Wednesday.
Then hopefully an elimination game Friday.
We'll see.

Check out the photos from the game after the jump.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

A Sid Trip: Pens vs Sens Game 2, May 17, 2013

The towels we were given on our way into the arena for game 2 Friday night read "Buckle Up Baby!"
The Ol' 29er Phil Bourque usually follows that up with "Are You Kidding Me?"
Sid was not kidding.
As far as the CEC crowd was concerned, those towels may as well have been soaked in LSD because Sid took us all on a really good trip.
Unless you were Craig Anderson, in which case it was a very bad trip,
and that led to an early trip
to the dressing room.

It's late (much like this post) so let's get to the photos after the jump.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Pens vs Isles Game 6, May 11, 2013. Elimination Island.

The Penguins and Islanders met at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum for game 6 of their first round series Saturday night.  Not to give away too many spoilers for those of you seeing the game for the first time through this post, but.... 

Yeah, the Pens won.

The Pens won and spared their fans 20 hours or so of gut wrenching times waiting for a game 7 that would have been played Sunday night back in Pittsburgh.

More personally for Knitting Lady and me, the Pens won to extend our own "winning streak" to 10 games, and saved us from making the long drive back to Pittsburgh for that aforementioned game 7 that, thankfully, will never be.

Instead we get to drive home and start working on our game plan for round 2 and the Pens' next opponent, the Ottawa Senators (it's an eight and a half hour drive for us to Ottawa...hmmmm), just as Bylsma and Co. will be working on theirs.

Until then, we get to relax.
Just a little.
For now, we savor this victory.

Check out the photos after the jump.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Pens vs Isles Game 5, May 9, 2013

"Did you ever know that you're my hero?"

Yes, Tyler Kennedy, you are our hero.  TK's sixth career playoff game-winning goal started a second period of scoring that turned a close game into another blowout and led to the Pens taking a 3-2 series lead in their first round match-up against the Islanders.

Check out more photos from the game after the jump.