We have a winner from this game's Twitter contest.
It's after the jump.
Also, go to the BUSINESS section of the recap or click HERE
for details on the Edmonton contest.
***We now have three (3) T-shirts left.***
Strange night in Calgary.
The mystique surrounding an unfamiliar foe.
The Stanley Cup champs coming to town.
And the champs' fans making their presence known.
MAF rose his game to another level.
The Flames were not going to beat the Flower in the third period last night.
He had a high-ankle sprain to avenge.
When you're getting goaltending like that, you win games.
And it helps to score a powerplay goal, which they did.
Speaking of which...
The winner of the Twitter contest and.........
owner of a Talbot SHHH T-shirt is.........
Big performance by Drumsteve.
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*The object of this contest was to get the scorer, primary assist, and secondary assist correct.
No one did that.
So, it boiled down to who picked Guerin to score.
Then who had Gonchar as the primary assist.
Then it came to the time tiebreaker.
Random close calls:
GOAL -- 10:52
G: Guerin, 1A: Gonchar, 2A: Goligoski.
Unreal pics from Erin and Sal.
Also some stuff from Ricky H.
Some duplicate pics in there.
Just let the slideshow go to the end.
Right off the bat, in the pregame, MacDonald's absence hurts FSN.
Steiggy's and Errey's mikes echo.
Then there was more echo during the goalie introductions.
MacDonald sips his water from the press box.
Early on, the Flames were everywhere.
And Goligoski had to job some joke. PP for the Flames.
Pens kill it with ease.
Coming off the PK, the Pens get their first chance.
Crosby drives to the net and makes that Toronto goal look like shit.
He fakes a move to the slot. Buowmeester vomits.
Before the vomit hits the ground, Crosby bulls past him and Giordano.
Then he takes what Kipper gives him.
30 goals. Jesus.
The Pens pressured a little bit after that.
Then coming back from a commercial, Godard was in the box.
Brandon Moss for the Flames hits a crossbar in there. Then he was picked off.
Godard's penalty was killed.
Godard Guy unimpressed with the Flames powerplay.
As the period was winding down, Letang gets railed. Again.
It was survivorblog for the rest of the period.
Pens were trying to get out with the 1-0 lead.
They did. Big road period. MAF stellar.
Same stuff going on the second,.
Something probably was gonna happen to set things in motion.
Finally, about six minutes in, Gods and some guy fight.
After the fight, things get chippy. Geno turns his stuff up big-time but gets called for some joke penalty.
Stephane Auger is a distant relative of Ron Cook. Fact.
The Flames are in the Pens zone for a half-hour. Finally Giordano scores. Nothing MAF could do.
It woke up the Saddledome crowd for like a half a minute, then they went back to sleep. Bizarre crowd.
Right after the Flames tie it, Crosby comes on and draws a penaltly on Ollie Joke.
Might have been a lame call, but it made up for the bad call on Malkin.
We've missed this one.
The Pens roll out the powerplay with Malkin on the right boards and Bing in front of the net.
Proof that there is a G(g)od.
The Pens waste no time. Gonch unleashes a bomb.
The Road Dog, a.k.a Moustache Man Bill Guerin, gets his stick on it. 2-1.
The Pens proceed to get the next three powerplays but can't get one past Kipper.
But the powerplay already looked better.
Other than Jordan Staal showing why he is a beast by taking the puck coast to coast, the rest of the second was nothing to write home about.
Talbot Twitter T-shirt Contest.
We now have 3 shirts left.
Before Thursday night's game in Edmonton, do the following:
1. Get yourself a Twitter account.
2. Guess who will get the Penguins 10th shot of the game.
Tiebreaker: Period and time.
3. Send your Tweet to @Pensblog.
Don't send to @TPBderek or @TPBadam.
4. Use the player's number.
Pens have a leftover powerplay. Nothing.
Breakaway coming out of the box. Fleury stones it.
Two weeks ago, that's in the net.
The announcers point out that Iginla is pointless in his last four.
The Flames had clearly stopped touching each other in the dressing room long enough to work out a good plan of attack.
But MAF was like a Rubik's Cube.
Crosby goes off for hooking. The penalty kill mushroom-stamps the Flames.
They quite literally crash the net and attempt their speciality: cramming as many men as possible into a small space.
But Fleury shuts the door.
Theo Fleury has a blog apparently.
Check out his recent post: 5 Ways To Smoke Crack.
Gonchar gets sent off for something.
Pens PK digs in. Killed.
The Flames kept the pressure on. Doesn't matter, though, because Fleury was in the Matrix.
[ Insert photoshop of Fleury as Neo stopping bullets that we can't find to save our lives. ]
Phaneuf sets up Lundmark with an ungodly Crosby-esque pass.
Fleury floats over to make the save. Speechless.
Fedotenko rings one off the post. Kiprusoff looked like he had fallen asleep back there.
Still, the Pens never seemed scrambly or panicked or disorganized. Rope-a-dope at its finest.
Pens were getting outshot a million to 6 at this point.
The Flames were swarming. The orgasm would soon come to its climax.
But the Flames didn't lock the door.
Kennedy walks in like your mom holding a basket laundry and shuts it down.
Gigantic Maxi-Pads on the doors could not stop the fans leaving the building then.
The Pens had a meaningless PP at the end of the
- Other than a big first-period hit, quiet game for Inglia.
- Auger was solid. Burrows is a joke.
- ESPN's Ken Laird can suck it.
- Ron Cook photoshop expo at 1:00.