"Every game, every point is a necessity." -- Ty Conklin, January 2007
"I'll have a chance to compete for the post of first issue. This is the most important thing." -- Sergei Bobrovsky, June 2012
Now this should be a game where there's money on the table. My "intense dislike" for the Pens goes much deeper than even Detroit and Nashville.
Same here and I never felt that way about the Penguins until I went to that game in December. The Pens fans were the worst I've ever dealt with from a visiting fans standpoint and that was easily the worst experience I've had at the arena in 10 years of going to Jackets' games.
If the CBJ have any mettle as a hockey team then the Jackets will come out pissed off and play the whole game with an edge because the last time they played Pittsburgh it was flat-out embarrassing.
For that reason, I'm taking a personal vested interest in this one, like I did with the Super Bowl. I'm so happy the Steelers lost and I hope these people have to deal with a little more disappointment.
Our chance is an excelent skating Pens defense is, except Letang, not too speed. Calvert would play more time than Dorsett. And what with Cooke?
I think that's the last time we'll ever see Matt Cooke try to take on an 18-year old budding power forward (Kane).
Should be a good game tonight, since the Pens won't have their best players, we have a good shot at beating them.
Jackets win 4-2 ... goals by Nash, Brassard, Moore gets his first, and Umberger. Letang scores the 2 Penguins goals, and Matt Cooke KO's Jared Boll in a one-punch knockout, only to later be ragdolled by Kris Russell, who proves he is indeed a much better fighter than Boller. (sorry Jared, and Cougar).
Disco Dan and his band of merry men should out matched tonight. That being said I am really wanting this one after all of my Penguin Fan Friends have been laughing about the last match up since, well, the last time we faced off with those guys. I will expect typical Pittsburgh excuses when we win. I dread the laughing getting louder if we lose to a depleted team.
5-2 Jackets, flower power is in full effect (he stinks)