It's been over a day since the Gonchar injury was announced and everything appears to be still standing.
Max Talbot filmed a new commercial for A&L Motors.
More stuff after the jump.
Meet Balloon Boy's neighbor:
He is pissed off because the media is jobbing his peace. Totally legit.
Then media members start provoking him.
The guy is just having a bad moment. But then it gets worse:
And that's where we have our jobber(s) of the week.
The AP reporters. Three of them.
The guy in the yellow.
What exactly warranted bringing out some unreal finishing move?
And what about the guy on the phone? He clearly elbowed the dude's car.
Or this guy that starts jobbing the neighbor when he is locked up?
Classic third man in.
What makes the guy in the yellow seem like the biggest jobber
is that he had this great takedown, but then couldn't hold it.
And how is it that everyone starts flipping out
when the dude gets punched in the face?
What a performance by the neighbor.
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This next story comes from reader Capt. Crash, and it's goosebumps city.
Sergei Gonchar is going to miss four to six weeks of action with a broken wrist.
He was injured yesterday on a hit from St. Louis' David Backes.
A six week absence would mean that he would return in the beginning of December.
In his place, Martin Skoula will be making his Penguins debut on Friday night against Florida.
On a night where the Penguins were aware of fighting cancer,
the only disease in the building was the St. Louis Blues.
Very rarely do you see a team so completely unprepared to play a hockey game.
Other than the Pens-Coyotes game this season.
The Pens stared imposing their will about five minutes into the game,
and St. Louis did nothing but bend over and take it.
If John Davidson is still alive, he'll surely be upset.
This victory pushes the Pens to 8-1.
Fleury made 4 saves to push his own record to 8-0.
Here's where we copy and paste our mantra
about the journey we all take during of an NHL season.
There's highs and lows, blah blah blah.
There will be bad games, blah blah blah.
There will be tribulations to overcome, blah blah -- Oop.
Sergei Gonchar left the game in the second period and did not return.
Using e-mail correspondence from people at the game and our own DVR,
we prematurely stated on Twitter during the game that it was a wrist injury.
It kind of blew up everywhere and reached Grover on The X post-game.
What a mistake. We're ne'er to do it again.
It's not anyone's fault; just a perfect storm.
The Pens are expected to announce something on Wednesday.
Recap after the jump.
Obviously the news from the Penguin game is all about Gonch, and his injury.
We wanted to clear something up.
We were at the game, and watched Gonch go to the locker room. Several people emailed us that it was a broken wrist.
They said they heard the doctors who rushed by them mention it.
It is all hearsay.
We're not Eklund. We have no inside info.
The Pens will announce tomorrow what the deal is.
For all we know, Gonch didn't want to play anymore because the Blues suck so bad.
Recap in the am.
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Tonight is a Student Rush game.
Jay McKee is a former Blue.
Ty Conklin and Darryl Sydor are former Penguins.
We figured we'd get that out of the way right now.
Conklin won't be starting tonight however.
Chris Mason will begin the game in net.