We've been alive for a while now.
And these kind of losses still sting.
Thankfully, we only have like 8 minutes to cry about it.
As for the game, just think -- Next year when Jason Peters is parking your car outside of Mallorca for you, you won't have to tip him. He has stolen enough.
To be fair, the Canes have been actually a much better team of late.
They're as hot as it gets, winning 9 of their last 11.
But honestly they weren't even in the same building as the Pens last night.
The Pens outshot them, 40-21, and hit about nine posts.
But the Pens got a point. Never discount points in the NHL.
But oh baby. Friday night is a big one.
First playoff game of the year.
It is hard to take things seriously, though, when this YouTube is in your vicinity:
South Park parodied this in a teaser for their upcoming season. HERE.
Then, as with any YouTube video of significance, someone parodied it themselves. HERE
And of course there's a remix music video of it.
Listen to the game at [WXDX
The Penguins and one-and-one against the Hurricanes this season.
In Octobert the Pens won 3-2 in a shootout in Carolina and the Canes came away with a 3-2 victory in Pittsburgh in December.
It's the beginning of a five game road trip for the Penguins.
Bill Guerin will be back for the Penguins.
Brent Johnson will be in net.
The Staals are brothers.
The Kate Smith Photoshop Expo.
All entries due Thursday, March 25 at midnight. Expo will run On March 26, the Day before the Pens play the Flyers.
Had to be done.
Couple of things:
Stoosh has been hired as a new writer. We're working on getting Rage under contract for the offseason.
The rules for the Rinkotology playoff version have been released. [Rinko Blog]
Big Ben is in a bad episode of Law & Order. [Mondesi's]
Crosby at the Skates and Plates:
All the pics from the Skates and plates are online. [PENS.COM]
And lastly from Pens.com, some shootout fun if you have nothing better to do. Orpik with a nasty move.
It looks like regularly paying off Gary Bettman has once again helped the Penguins.
The Pittsburgh Penguins have been informed by the NHL that forward Matt Cooke will not be suspended for his hit on Boston's Marc Savard.
Savard suffered a grade-two concussion when Cooke levelled him with a shoulder to the head in open ice during a game on Sunday in Pittsburgh.
In explaining his decision, NHL senior vice president of hockey operations Colin Campbell said that the ruling was based on consistency involving similar incidents. Philadelphia's Mike Richards was not suspended for a similar hit on Florida's David Booth last October, so using that as precedent, Cooke was not suspended either.
Clearly, this is just another example in the long list of ways that the NHL favors the Penguins.
We figured we'd get that all out of the way before everyone else says the same thing.
The Penguins and Bruins meet in Boston on March 18th.
A bunch of stuff coming later today sometime.