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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Pens vs. Blackhawks; 3 Stars

The Pens were able to hold off an 8 minute Blackhawk barrage in the 3rd period to hang onto a 3-2 win at Consol tonight.  The Pens are now 2 games out of 1st in the division and I believe 3 games back in the East.  The Hawks, despite the loss, are still statistically the best team in hockey.  Tonights 3 stars Crown Royale style...


3. Viktor Stalberg - - this guy was a beast on the ice and if it wasn't for the posts, the game would have been 4-2 Hawks.  He deserves it.


2.  Marc-Andre Fleury - - Fleury, as usual, is a beast in net for the Pens.  He continues to dominate in the absence of many players due to injury.  Clearly the MVP of the team thus far.


1.  Evgeni Malkin - - He has definitely stepped it up in Crosby's absence.  He had 6 shots on goal and 3 assists to show for it.  He also took a high stick in the face which led to a 4:00 penalty, that eventually saw the game winner scored. 

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Merry Christmas, You're Fired!

Sounds like something The Donald would say on his continually watered down reality show, doesn't it?  Well the only reality here is that Jacques Martin has been fired as the Habs coach.  I have many comments and thoughts on this subject, although I probably shouldn't even care.  But I'm gonna let anyone that would like the floor to voice their thoughts. 

Here is the six degrees of separation to the Penguins...1 step...Cunneyworth spent four seasons with the Pens from 1985-1989.  He was a work horse winger, playing 70+ games a year, all of which scoring over 40 points each season.  

But I will say this, as much as I liked Randy Cunneyworth as a player when he was on the Pens back in the day...come on, folks.  The guy doesn't even speak French.