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Penguins Vs. Blue Jackets in Columbus.

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Last night Julie and I went to Nationwide Arena to see the Penguins play the Blue Jackets.  The Pens were flat for the entire game except for the last 8 minutes when they poured it on.  They managed to come back from 3-0 and push the game into an OT.  The Blue Jackets’ Kristian Huselius managed the only score during the shootout for the win.  At least the Pens got the all important 1pt.

Great game all around and the arena was packed.

The Penguins come to Chicago.

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Last night Julie and I went to the Penguins – Blackhawks game at the United Center.  The Pens managed to give up two separate two goal leads but Malkin put it away 5-4 in OT.  There were a ton of goals down by our side of the ice which was great.  A good mix of Pens fans in attendance as well.

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The Blackhawks have been doing promo giveaways before a bunch of games all season long.  Last night’s was a Hawks hardhat.  When Jonathan Toews of the Blackhawks scored his first career hat trick the promo hardhats made their way onto the ice.  After an instant replay review the goal was called off but Toews managed to score another goal a couple minutes later and the hardhats poured down again.

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The Pens went into OT on the power play and Malkin scored the game winner about a minute into the extra period.

Great game.

* The rest of my photographs are on Flickr.

Stanley Cup Finals – Game 2.

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Another rough day in Detroit.  The Pens lose 3-0 to the Red Wings and going are now down two games to none.

The positives:

  1. Our Seats were awesome (better than Barry Melrose).
  2. Ted Kennedy is doing fine and was at the game.
  3. I don’t live in Detroit.

The downside would be everything else.  We made the 4.5 hour trip there and back in one day so the driving was pretty rough.  We managed to find a even more shady liquor store than the time before.  Detroit fans are pretty rough but that was to be expected.

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