Big Lead Sports Bar

4/29/2009

WAKE UP, OVIE! THE PENGUINS ARE COMING


With the perfect storm of events happening in the twin Game Sevens last night, Gary Bettman got an early Christmas present with the second-round matchup of the Washington Capitals and the Pittsburgh Penguins getting dropped in his lap. Ovechkin. Malkin. Crosby. Semin. We all know the history. We'll choose to ignore the "reconciliation" at the All-Star Game.


As you'll remember, Washington, much like Philadelphia, seems to have an obsession with our team's captain. Whatever. He wasn't the one celebrating his first-ever playoff series victory last night. He's been to the Cup, in case you've forgotten.

So the Penguins, Pittsburgh's third team in 2009 to reach the Elite Eight of their respective sport, will be matching up with another hated rival. And the life of a Pittsburgh sports fan continues to get better and better. Steelers-Ravens III. Super Bowl 43. NCAA Elite Eight. Pens-Flyers. And now this. Admit it, we're spoiled. (Plus, the Pirates are still over .500 at the end of April!)

Game One will be at Washington's Verizon Center, with a 1:08 start. Game Two will be played in Washington on Monday night at 7:08 PM. The series comes to Pittsburgh on Wednesday, May 6. Empty Netters has the full second-round schedule here. Until then, we'll continue to whip ourselves into a frenzy about what lies ahead.

Penguins head for D.C. and the Capitals in next round [PG]

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7 comments:

Jeff_King_Fan said...

We are getting so spoiled as Pittsburgh sports fans this year. But i can't tell you how amped I am for this series! It's like Bird/Magic, Puljols/Manny, Jeff King/Steve Buechele. Time for Crosby to shut all those ovechikin lovers up! Pens in 5!!!

Jeff_King_Fan said...

We are getting so spoiled as Pittsburgh sports fans this year. But i can't tell you how amped I am for this series! It's like Bird/Magic, Puljols/Manny, Jeff King/Steve Buechele. Time for Crosby to shut all those ovechikin lovers up! Pens in 5!!!

NickDawg said...

Im suprised that douchebag isnt snuggled up on the couch with his boyfriend/body guard Chris Cooley

Corey said...

talk about your caption contest opportunities!

Paul said...

That's gonna be the way he looks at the end of this series. Would love to see them win it in 4 on home ice, but I'll say Pens in 5!!!! Wonder how much he paid that "call girl", cause she got off easy.

jmarinara said...

BRING . . . IT . . . ON!!!!!!!!

okel dokel said...

Bring on the Craps and their supposed fan base. I have been to Capitals games where over half the crowd was rooting for the Pens.