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I can't get too excited for beating a team without (at least) three of its best players, but two points against a playoff-caliber Western Conference team is well worth it.

19 hours, 53 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/recap-game-9-pens-beat-kings.html

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JUST saw the Goc goal.  That there was some passing!

1 week, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/gameday-5-philadelphia-flyers-at-pittsburgh-penguins.html

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Well, it'll be an interesting third period! Getting a little chippy...

1 week, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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That Dallas team was a year removed from winning the Stanley Cup.  Still looked pretty good on paper.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/three-things-to-watch-for-dallas-stars.html

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Penguins PK spends too much time skating around...

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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@Bing_87 @chrisl Tanner...Tiffany...Beau...

*rips open envelope*

Name three things made of glass.

3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/recap-game-1-pens-win-6-4.html

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@jammonstrald @The66thDopefish Losing two goal leads is not very encouraging however.

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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@dmilesend He's turning into a very good defenseman.

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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@jammonstrald We'll see how the next two periods go.

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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He dumped the puck in! GET THE TASER

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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Ryan Kesler's beard is already in postseason form.

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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@brendannn I'm really disappointed with Getzlaf's shooting tonight. #earlyNHLseasongripes

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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@PenGeno Hakuna Maatta!

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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Duuuuuuuuuuuuuupes

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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His number #44 will hang from the CEC rafters someday, rest assured.

4 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/farewell-brooks-orpik.html

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@Kilihan Perhaps not coincidentally, Pouliot was drafted with the pick the Pens got from trading Jordan Staal to Jim Rutherford's Canes.

4 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/mike-johnson-is-the-penguins-new-coach.html

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Anyone else on the coaching staff get fired?

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/tweetcap-everything-is-happening.html

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@pawsbyandmeowkin I don't think it hasn't been an entertaining series.  Maddening, yes, but entertaining.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/recap-game-six-pens-lose-everything-on-the-line-tuesday-night.html

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Uninspired hockey breeds losses.  The Penguins are masters of this Jekyll-and-Hyde-style of looking great when they are on a mission and looking terrible when they play like they have in the last two games, and really it's been a long time since they've put in a consistent string of playoff games that make them look like the Stanley Cup contenders we all think they are.

If the Penguins think they'll win Game 7 with the same piss-poor attitude they've been coming with over the last year-plus of playoff hockey that was evidenced tonight, in Game 5, in several games of the Columbus series, and in the Conference Finals last year, then we're all in for a disappointment.  Of course, even if they win Game 7 and move on, they could be just delaying the inevitable.  I'm sure no one wants to hear doom and gloom in the shadow of this game and with another chance to advance on Tuesday, but I've seen enough of this team to know there's not a lot to be optimistic about.  

Maybe I'm wrong, and maybe the Rangers have been more motivated than the Pens over the last two games.  All I can say here is that I won't get too geared up for Game 7 because I've seen the other shoe drop enough times in the last 72 hours to be confident that they'll bring the same kind of inspired performance they had in Games 3 and 4 where they tore the Rangers apart in such a fine manner that gave us hope that this team had turned a corner.


Go Pens.  Pens in 7.  DO IT.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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@dmilesend Why not? Gotta get some goals.  Not that the Pens seem likely to score enough to make it back in this.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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@dmilesend The good news is there will be fewer people to boo the Pens.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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@PenGeno Hard to excited when your team's down three on a 4-on-3 PK.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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Yikes Scuderi.  When will he be benched?

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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@Mr. Confidence Hard to fall on the ice all the time when you're averaging two-plus minutes of ice time per period.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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need a goal here

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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@PenGeno @The66thDopefish Well this powerplay might help (yeah right)

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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Penguins getting chances, if they can get one before the period ends, that might have a chance to get back in this.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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Bad sign: 18-71-36 out there.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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@Bing_87 No but maybe it'll start during the third period

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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Why's Scuderi out there?

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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@PenGeno Yup, dragging their asses.  Those two (him and Jussi) find ways to drag their asses at the worst times.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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looked like Zuccarello was offside?

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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Boy, Bob Cole is losing it.  Thinks this was already the elimination game for the Rangers, then noted Game 5 is at "Consolidated Center".

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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Looks like Bort will be back Friday.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/gif-orpiks-last-shift.html

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Or how about the Joe Vitale Drinking Game!

Joe Vitale falls to one knee: take a sip of beer
Joe Vitale falls to both knees: take a gulp of beer

Joe Vitale falls on his face: chug a beer

Joe Vitale falls and the Penguins go offside: take a shot of rum

Joe Vitale turns the puck over: take a shot of vodka

Joe Vitale gets a point: drink everything in your house because it will never happen again

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/joe-vitale-fell-6-times-in-game-2.html

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Watching the highlights on NHL.com, you'd think the Rangers had a ton of chances and shit luck, and the Penguins had a couple of chances and buried them.  I don't entirely buy the argument that the Rangers were done in by fatigue; the Penguins just wanted it more last night.

5 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/2014-archives/quick-cap-the-captains-log-pens-beat-listless-rangers-2-0.html

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@dmilesend Goes to show what responsible team defense and teamwork can do.

5 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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@Mr. Confidence @axelflowAs long as the powerplay is uninterrupted, it should all count as goals on one powerplay.

5 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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So do we all still think Sid's out of sorts?

6 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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Geno with the trick shot

6 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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@Bilbo Gibbons Nah, that's too easy for him.

6 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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60 minutes guys...play all out

6 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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JUUUUUUICE

6 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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@Mr. Confidence Luckily, he's fine.  Another Penguins power-play, looks like.

6 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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Big save Lundqvist

6 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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@Mr. Confidence Were you doing the VLC streaming? 

6 months ago on Conversation @ http://thepensblog.com/

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