I can’t make an alliterative joke about Tuesday without wanting tacos!
The Pens won 3-2 last night on a sweet baby barbecue sauce goal from Tyler Kennedy. [video] If you’ve never watched a Pens game with me, TK gets some of the loudest cheering. He is my Who from Whoville, wha-hoo-na.
LePretty had 2 assists in the win, good news since he hasn’t had a goal since Jan 10. Points please, and I don’t care who scores ’em.
PensTV treated us to a little backstage look at Crosby and Malkin high-fiving the team off the ice. Sid looks so short a) next to Geno and b) without skates. My heart did a triple toe-loop to see them though and if you can’t be an athlete, be an athletic supporter. Max has no idea where to go and Flower cannot turn left (but he can do Blue Steel). [video]
In a side note on awesome, Squishy scored twice. This is the same man who had two teeth broken in game one, got a double root canal that night and was back in action for game two. At 5’8″ and 176 pounds, imagine how many people told Martin St. Louis growing up that he was too small to play. Where are those people now? His pair wasn’t enough for the win, but the Bolts were definitely in this game to the end.
And I love this photo. The pressure on Steven Stamkos right now hurts my heart. I don’t want him to start really scoring – not now, not against us – but it’s his first trip to the playoffs and Stammer’s slumping big time. Five goals in 30 games slumping. Great article on it here.
So here’s hoping Steve-o gets, like, two in the next game… and the Pens get five. One each for Letang, Staal, Talbot, Kennedy and one for Flower while we’re at it.Tags: Kris Letang, marc-andre fleury, Martin St. Louis, Max Talbot, Pittsburgh Penguins, steven stamkos, tampa bay lightning, Tyler Kennedy