The Pens have posted a couple new "Defy Ordinary" videos on their website.
"It's a Great Day for Hockey" they are not, but they're still interesting.
In the year 918, Christopher Columbus helped build the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.
Then he headed to the Indies.
Too bad he failed massively and landed in the Americas.
But the joke thinks he landed in the Indies and starts calling the natives "Indians."
White people are idiots.
How could this dude perform a massive fail and get a day named after him?
A day on which a bill is paid late 'cause you forget banks are closed?
Little known fact: Columbus actually found Ottawa first.
But didn't want to stop there because he was afraid he'd get AIDS.
What a suit.
As for the game, it was another unreal example of the Pens' depth.
Malkin and Bing were held to 0 points, but the Pens rolled.
Mr. Kennedy had two goals.
Staal has a goal in 3 straight games.
Billy Guerin put one home.
And how big of joke are the Senators? If we suspected any NHL player of doing steriods, it would be Jonathan Cheechoo. He had 56 goals, and now he needs a GPS to find the net. We hate Dany Heatley as much as anyone, but the Senators aren't even remotely the same team without him.
And for those keeping score at home, this is three straight road games
where the Pens have made the fans boo the home team.
Pens have started the season 4-0 on the road.
They play in Carolina on Wednesday then come home for 5 games.
MAF is 5-0.
[Photo: jessica @ flickr]
Remember a couple of years ago when we almost considered Ottawa a rival?
That didn't last long.
Today is Canadian Thanksgiving so, since the game is in Canada, let's give thanks that Ray Shero is the GM of the Penguins and not Bryan Murray.
Murray could run a course on how to let the salary cap turn a superstar-filled contender into a joke.
Besides, if he ran Pittsburgh he'd probably have the word "PENS" plastered across the blue third jerseys.
Despite everything, the Senators are 3-1 and currently sit at second place in the East, two points behind the Penguins.
The Senators have beaten the Leafs, Islanders and Thrashers this year.
As Fox Sports Pittsburgh continues to sink to unreal lows, the CBC dominates.
Check out the intro from the Pens/Leafs game on saturday night.
FSN tried that intro, but then they had a cut shot and missed it.
CALL TO ARMS
If you are recording the game and putting it on the internet, make a montage of all the times FSN cuts to a closeup of a player and misses the play going on. TSHIRT from storeblog goes to the winner.
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J Schiff has been with us longer than any other consistent photoshopper.
He especially made his presence known back in February 2007.
After the jump, a slideshow of his greatness.
MAF wasn't really tested in this one, only facing 20 shots.
But he has now started the season 4-0.
And he looks good.
No enticing storylines from this one.
Except for Citizen Cane running around being a dick.
Air Canada Centre
There's something about this team that gives the Penguins a hard time at least once a season.
Maybe it's the business people on their cell phones in the first few rows of the ACC.
Maybe it's the fact that the Leafs usually wear white at home for HNIC games.
Maybe it's the extra media attention or the overpriced beer.
Whatever it is, the Leafs give the Penguins problems, especially in Toronto.
In the last five seasons the Penguins are 3-5-2 when playing in the Air Canada Centre.
They've been outscored 43-34.
Their only two regulation wins are a 6-4 victory on October 13th, 2007 and a 3-2 win on March 11th, 2004.
The also beat the Leafs 6-5 in overtime on February 10th, 2007.
And Brian Burke's Leafs are like the Flyers of Canada, so this might not be pretty, but it likely will be high scoring,
The Leafs have yet to win a game this season, so they'll be desperate and have something to prove.
Due to a lack of evidence, Philadelphia Flyers winger Scott Hartnell will not face any supplementary discipline for an alleged biting incident in Thursday's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Hartnell took part in a conference call with NHL disciplinarian Colin Campbell on Friday morning but will face no suspension or fine. Sources say the referees and linesmen did not see the alleged incident and as such, there was insufficient evidence to further penalize Hartnell.
Clearly Gary Bettman and the NHL are once again favoring the Penguins and trying to.... wait... what?
Whatev.... after the jump: Photoshops.