BILL S. spotted this at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
"Portrait of a Young Married Couple"
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First off, having Crosby in this game probably would not have made a difference. More than two-thirds of NHL teams don't have a Malkin or Crosby, let alone two of them. Complaining the Pens were missing one of their superstars means you're a whiny bitch. Blackhawks goalie Antfarm was lights out. It took the Pens having 6 guys on the ice and an unconventional faceoff setup to even tie the game. If antfarm didn't do coke before the game, the Pens win this one skating away.
Just think what a Pens-Blackhawks SCF would be like. The last two seasons, the Pens have gotten to the Finals and essentially had to play down to Detroit's boring game. That's not to say the past two Finals haven't been exciting, but Pens-Blackhawks would be edge-of-your-seat hockey every minute of every game.
When the Pens played the Blackhawks last season, we said this: "If we respected every team like we do Chicago, we wouldn't have a blog."
After this one, we still respect Chicago, but they are jokes. Duncan Keith is a goon, Patrick Kane is annoying, and we were unaware of the new NHL rules that you don't have to call penalties on Jonathan Toews. You can really can grow to hate a team like the Blackhawks. And that is a good thing. This was almost the first time all season the good old-fashioned hatred was felt. In the end, the Pens pulled another point from the jaws of defeat. They had earned it. We aren't even pissed the Pens lost. It was the most exciting low-scoring game in 5 years. It made us glad we're hockey fans.
Another reason to be happy you're a hockey fan is Mark Letestu. He was making some pretty creative moves with the puck, setting up people everywhere. Not to mention that Disco and/or Yeo puts him out on the ice to win the biggest face-off Letestu's probably ever taken. And Letestu won it.
Letestu did more with his ice time in one game than Bourque did in all his time with the Penguins. That's why we hated Chris Bourque. Speaking of which, guess who scored 4 minutes into his debut with Washington's AHL Hershey Bears, scored the game-winner, and got the first star of the game?
Joke. Just unbelievable.
Actually, it's quite believable. Jump.
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It's difficult to dislike the Chicago Blackhawks.
At least it was until the summer.
On July 1st, the 'Hawks signed Marian Hossa to a huge 12-year, $62.8 million dollar contract.
That deal put some financial strain on the team.
It got bad enough that the 'Hawks had to send out Patrick Kane to shake down a cab driver for change.
Regardless, the Blackhawks are a fast, exciting team.
The game the Pens played in Chicago last season was great stuff and definitely fun to watch.
"My groin is bothering me a bit," Crosby said. "I won't be playing tonight. It's something that's been bothering me for three or four days and I'm going to sit this one out.
It was pretty obvious that Sid was hurting.
All he did was score a measly 11 points in the last three games.
Letang did not skate this morning, but he will likely play tonight.
Mark Letestu has been recalled from WBS.
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Chris Bourque's time in the Penguins organization is over.
The Capitals picked him up off waivers.
No use even watching the rest of this NHL season. We know what's going to happen. Bourque's gonna score some goal against the Pens that is going to hurt the Pens' chances to get into the playoffs/advance in the playoffs.
Crosby is celebrating this news by taking Saturday night off.
He has a groin injury.
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The Pens know how to win games. You don't.
Nothing more, nothing less.
The Nordiques played their balls off, but the world champs slowly pulled away.
With 20 wins and the 40 points that come with them, we're watching the Penguins pull away from the pack in the Eastern Conference. The Pens didn't reach 20 wins until three days before Jesus' birthday last year.
Saturday night brings us the first real fun game of the season.
The Blackhawks and Hossa come to town.
What a matchup.
We'd type more here, but like 8 people read websites on Fridays.
Recap after the jump.