What could be better to kick off an extra-long holiday weekend with than a Penguins-Devils game? And our third in 17 days? Woo hoo! The good news tonight is that Whitey is back, the bad news is that PaulieMartinNation is going to need to be talked down off a ledge because our goldenest gopher is still out. Also out? Rachunek, reminding us that “personal reasons” aren’t always dreadful – in his case today he’s home with a new baby. Good for the Rachuneks.
Our pregame tonight involve an hilarious stretch of Chico lurching in his seat like Frankenstein’s Monster while discussing Whitey’s impaired vision. Also hilarious? Doc admitting that calling the Parise/Elias/Gionta line the “PEG Line” is lame.
19:59 You know what’s really stupid? Those lame-assed premeditated fights players agree to over faceoffs. We can only assume this Malone-Clarkson bout started as the two were jawing about which one of them is prettier. We always knew Malone was pathetic, and he’s doubly so if he thinks he’s anywhere near to being in the same league as Clarkson.
17:50 The teams came out trading overexcited chances, rather how one would expect from two hapless clubs trying to not be in last place, but the last few seconds have taken an eternity to pass thanks to a parade of offsides and pucks ricocheting out of play.