Pittsburgh Penguins (22-10-1) @ Detroit Red Wings (15-9-9)
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Joe Louis Arena - Detroit, MI
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It's not quite official yet, but rumors are flying that Shawn Thornton has been suspended for 15 games by the NHL for his attack on Brooks Orpik. It looks like Darren Dreger was the source of the rumor, so it seems legit. Josh Yohe isn't so sure though.
EDIT: Now it's official. Shanahan video explanation below.
Now, we're not experts on "The Code" or anything, but we think this means a Boston player now has to attack Brendan Shanahan in order to "stick up for his teammate."
Now everyone stand back while the Internet explodes.
EDIT 2: It's bizarre hearing that the rationale for the suspension is that it was an "act of retribution."
Obviously Thornton deserved to be suspended and we agree with the 15-game length, but why use the fact that it was an "act of retribution" as the reasoning? Aren't a lot of hockey fights "acts of retribution" and yet those are considered a "part of the game?" Why not just say that Thornton was suspended for knocking an unsuspecting player down and punching him directly in the face several times? That's the truth.
If Orpik had agreed to fight and Thornton had given him a concussion during the fight, people would be saying that his "act of retribution" was "part of the game" and that we should all learn and respect "The Code."
It wasn't the "retribution" that led to the suspension. The NHL allows retribution and vigilante "justice" all the time. The reason Thornton was suspended was for the actual act of knocking someone over and slugging him in the face.
However, by saying it was because of "retribution," the NHL can pretend that it actually polices the game properly most of the time and ignore the "wild west" mentality that exists these days.Add a comment
The Pens looked like they were all-in, jumping on the Devils for 3 goals in the first. But then the rest of the game happened. The Devils scored 2 quick ones in the second to match the Pens' surge, and the Devils outshot the Pens 32-11 over the final two periods. But the Devils just couldn't get that third goal.
Definitely Fleury. Those two quick ones could've been the Pens' downfall, but after a timeout, everything was in order.
Recap in the morning. And a big tilt in Detroit.
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New Jersey Devils (12-14-6) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (21-10-1)
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Consol Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA
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1, No blue, this could change the fortunes of outdoor games.
2. We would actually purchase this jersey. Looks smooth.
3. They made it simple, and didn't overthink it.
4. Kind of like the stripes on the sides. Is that a different gold we wonder?
5. Overall this is a win. Maybe the Penguins have finally turned the corner with the whole blue jersey stuff. We could see this being an alternate jersey.Add a comment
Because you can't have an outdoor game without including the Pittsburgh Penguins somehow, here is their jersey.
Honestly, we kind of like it.
At least it's not blue.
EDIT: After looking at it more, we might like it more than their current away jersey. The gold looks like gold and the striping is much, much better. Swap out the chrome crest for the regular one, and we're sold. More of our thoughts on this here.Add a comment