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Various Penguins/Bolts Pre-Game 7 Audio

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Give Us Your Prediction for Bolts/Pens Game 7

I’m already a complete wreck, such is life.

Give me a final score in tonight’s Game 7 between the Lightning and the Penguins.

The person who correctly predicts the score will win, well, not a damn thing.

Me?  I despise this, but I predicted Pens in 7 before it started, so I’m going to go 4-2 Penguins.

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Pens/Bolts Game 7:  It Is What It Is

Let’s put this into perspective.

It’s not like Penguins fans

didn’t

know that the Pens’ offense would be sporadic (I’m being nice) without Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin.

It’s not like they

didn’t know that the Pens’ powerplay would be woeful.  Shit, they had a bad powerplay with

Crosby and Malkin.

It’s not like they

didn’t

know that the Penguins’ record vs. playoff teams was not good.

So when you really look at it, are you really

that

surprised this series has now gone to a Game 7?

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Lightning/Penguins Game 7 Tickets on Sale Tuesday at 10am

From the Penguins:

The Penguins will host Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday, April 27 at CONSOL Energy Center (starting time is TBD).

Approximately 2,000 tickets will go on sale Tuesday at 10 a.m.

Fans are encouraged to order tickets at http://www.ticketmaster.com Ticke.ts also will be available for purchase at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Box Office at CONSOL Energy Center, all Pittsburgh area Ticketmaster Locations, or by calling Ticketmaster at 1.800.745.3000. Fans are advised that lottery systems will be used at the box office and Ticketmaster locations.

For more information please check http://www.pittsburghpenguins.com and the Penguins’ official Facebook and Twitter page.

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Penguins Had Better Treat Game 6 Like Game 7

The last thing the Penguins should want is to go back home to the Consol Energy Center for a Game 7 against the Lightning on Wednesday night.

That may seem obvious - Of course they’d want to win in tonight’s Game 6.  But unfortunately, there’s also a nagging trend that has continued to blossom in the relatively short Dan Bylsma regime.

For after their 8-2 drubbing at the hands of the Bolts in Game 5, the HCDB-led Penguins are now 0-5 in potential series-clinching wins at home.

Um, git r’ done tonight, boys.

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Bolts Force Game 6 with Decisive Win over Penguins, 8-2

{ In his best Ron Burgundy voice… }

“Boy, that escalated quickly!  I mean, it really got out of hand fast!”

Tap of the stick to the Tampa Bay Lightning, who scored the game’s first goal late in the first period and never looked back, blowing the Penguins out in their own barn by an 8-2 score in Game 5.

That said, the Penguins still lead the series 3 games to 2, and Game 6 will be Monday night.

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Penguins Could Use the Rest with Game 5 Win

The fourth win is always the hardest one to get, the other team’s going to throw everything at us, yadda, yadda…..

All the cliches aside, the Penguins could do well by winning Saturday’s matinee Game 5 back at the Consol Energy Center vs. the Lightning.

Because with a win on Saturday, the Penguins could have close to one week of rest before Round 2 begins.

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Neal Gets Off Schnide, Pens put Bolts on Brink

It has been almost painful watching James Neal do literally everything except score goals for the Penguins.

After last night, it’s all good James.

Neal’s wrister from the right boards, from a bad angle, got past Lightning goalie Dwayne Roloson at 3:38 of the second overtime to give the Pens a 3-2 win and a 3-1 series edge.  The Penguins can eliminate the Bolts Saturday afternoon back in the ‘Burgh.

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Penguins-Lightning Game 5 to be Played at Noon Saturday

From the Penguins:

The NHL announced that the Pittsburgh Penguins and Tampa Bay Lightning will play Game 5 of their opening round Stanley Cup playoff series on Saturday, April 23, at 12 p.m. at CONSOL Energy Center.

The Penguins, who have a 2-1 lead in the series, will play Game 4 in Tampa Bay Wednesday night at 7 p.m.

ROOT SPORTS will broadcast the remaining games of the series locally.

If necessary, Game 6 will be played Monday, April 25, in Tampa Bay and Game 7 will be played Wednesday, April 27 in Pittsburgh.

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Penguins Regain Home Ice with 3-2 Win over Bolts

Whatever it takes, I guess.

Despite allowing two powerplay goals, the Penguins were able to grind out three goals, including the eventual game-winner by Tyler Kennedy 31 seconds after Tampa tied it, to give the Pens a 3-2 win in Game Three.  The Penguins now regain home-ice advantage in the series.

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Welcome to the Playoffs, Mr. Stamkos:  Penguins Take 1-0 Series Lead

Tenacious forecheck? - Check.  Solid defense? - Check.  Stellar goaltending? - Check.

That, combined with an 18 second burst with two goals resulted in a 3-0 Penguins victory over Tampa Bay in Game One of their opening round playoff series.

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“We Are One” Penguins Playoff Intro Video

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First Round Home Playoff Online Average Ticket Prices

Courtesy of our friends at TiqIQ:

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Pens Call for Playoff “White Outs”

From the Penguins:

The Pittsburgh Penguins are calling for White Out conditions at home playoff games this season.

The Penguins are encouraging fans to “Wear the White”—white jerseys, sweatshirts, sweaters, shirts or t-shirts—for all playoff games at CONSOL Energy Center.  Fans also have the option to purchase the Official Penguins White Out t-shirt, on sale now at the PensGear store at CONSOL Energy Center and local Dick’s Sporting Goods locations. There are special designs for males and females – each on sale for $14.99. A portion of the proceeds will go to The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation to support youth activities, including youth hockey.  In addition, the team will distribute white rally towels to all 18,000-plus fans at every home playoff game.

The Penguins’ 2011 Playoffs are presented by Trib Total Media.

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Pens Fans Can Gather to Watch Playoff Games On ‘Big Screen’ Near CONSOL Energy Center

From the Penguins:

A Penguins playoff tradition is returning – with a new twist.

The popular “Big Screen,” which has enabled thousands of Pens fans to watch playoff games together outdoors since 2008, will return for the first round of the playoffs, starting Wednesday against the Tampa Bay Lightning.  The 16’ x 9’ high definition screen will be located in the Civic Arena south parking lot along Centre Avenue, just across the street from CONSOL Energy Center.  The board is presented by Trib Total Media.

Pre-game activities will be hosted by Mikey and Big Bob of 96.1 KISS FM. There also will be a dunk tank for Games 1 and 2, courtesy of First Niagara.  For safety reasons, grills and alcoholic beverages are not permitted.

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Penguins Playoffs:  Tampa Series is no Gimmie

Relatively speaking, getting the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round of the playoffs isn’t a bad draw.

Let’s face it, other than Buffalo, the Penguins’ would have had a tougher matchup vs. some of the other options in the first round, such as their 1-2-1 record vs. Montreal, 2-3-1 vs. the Rangers.

So sure, in that point of view, the Penguins will take the Lighting matchup in Round #1.

But while it might be a “better” matchup for the Pens, that doesn’t mean this will be an easy series.

At all.

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Penguins down Lightning 4-1 for 5th straight win

So much for that “first game back home after a road trip” cliche’.

The Penguins used an excellent defensive effort to propel them to their fifth straight win tonight at the Igloo with a 4-1 win over the Lightning.

The Pens are now 7-1 and kept pace with the victorious Rangers for the NHL’s best record.  Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 22 of 23 shots to raise his undefeated record to 7-0.

Bill Guerin, Sergei Gonchar, Pascal Dupuis and Mike Rupp scored for the Penguins, while Steven Stamkos had the only tally for the Bolts.

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Penguins edge Bolts 6-4, finally clinch playoff berth

The Penguins finally clinched a playoff berth Tuesday night in Tampa in true Penguins fashion. 

Translated:  They blew them out early, played lackadaisical prevent defense, let them back in the game, and then held on for dear life to get the win.

The life of a modern-day Penguins fan, eh ??

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Penguins hold serve, win 4th straight, 3-1 over Bolts

On a night when all the Eastern Conference teams around them won, the Penguins had to do their part in a place that has been anything but friendly confines.

New Penguin Chris Kunitz continued his impressive start in a Penguin uniform, scoring the first two Pens’ goals, and Marc-Andre Fleury made 32 saves to propel the Penguins to their fourth straight win 3-1 over the Bolts.

The Pens are now tied with the idle New York Rangers for 7th place in the East, two points from the 6th place Florida Panthers and three points from the 5th place Montreal Canadiens.

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3rd period comeback fuels Penguins over Bolts in OT, 4-3

Remember these two points, Penguins fans.

Sure, it may not make a hill of beans difference.  But with the Penguins on the verge of finally getting healthy, combined with the upcoming trade deadline one month from today, this just might be a turning point.

Evgeni Malkin’s goal with sixteen seconds remaining in overtime gave the Penguins a seemingly improbable 4-3 comeback win over the Lightning at the Igloo.  The Pens looked completely out of the game up until their first goal at the 2:25 mark of the third period.

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Miro Satan a healthy scratch tonight (finally); Gary Roberts returns tonight as well

Penguins winger Miro Satan, he of the $3.5 million contract along with 14 goals and 31 points so far this season, will be watching tonight’s game in the press box as a healthy scratch.

Also, former Pen Gary Roberts will be back in the lineup tonight after being out since Nov. 29th with an elbow injury.

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Penguins offense is offensive, blanked by Bolts, 2-0

If it ain’t one thing, it’s another.

After watching the Penguins string together a couple of decent games filled with good work ethic, they pulled out the ‘ol hotdoggery tonight, and it bit them square in the butt-ocks.

Tampa Bay immediately turned two Penguins misfires into Lightning goals, put forth a very mediocre offensive effort and that’s pretty much all she wrote, as the Pens were blanked by the Lightning, 2-0.

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Lightning/Penguins preview - 12/23;  Whitney returns tonight, Letang out:  Sabourin to start

Lightning at Penguins, 7:30 PM ET, Mellon Arena

Season records: 

Lightning, 7-16-9, 23 pts, T-14th in Eastern Conference
Penguins, 18-11-4, 40 pts, 7th in Eastern Conference

 

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Wanna good chuckle on a Saturday ??  An ode to Ryan Malone….

[ Unless you’re a Lightning fan, that is…. ]

Courtesy of “thickAndy”, via A2Y’s favorite blog, The Pensblog….

Enjoy.

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