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It's not safe.
It's never been safe.
Welcome to the trials of our time.
The game begins and Bortuzzo fights some dude off the opening faceoff which feels like a delicately-worded, poorly-timed love letter.
Clarkson scored early on. Pens had a little bit of something going but Hedberg was a brick wall. Still, it didn't feel like the end of the world.
The Clarkson goal should have been seen as a bad omen, but one goal is rarely cause to completely change course. To jump into the freezing river in an attempt to find the land beyond the veil.
Johan is our favorite but seriously ******* SERIOUSLY
Kovalchuk on a 2 on 1. Yeah right. Disgusting shot. Vokoun can only save us so many times.
This whole image is really a metaphor for the game. When the black butterflies cometh, according to legend, the soft sobbing you think you hear from behind that locked door becomes real.
Clarkson got another on the PP in the second on the Penguins' only shorthanded time of the game. James Neal cross-checked somebody. He scored later but it ended up not mattering.
We blame the voices.
Pens need to get physical or something. Really getting beat up on super hard by teams that are willing to punish them physically or beat them with speed. Not all hockey is ******* beautiful.
Listen quietly for the sounds of the heavens exploding above us.
Maybe it's Asgard. Or maybe we're ******.
Kim sent me the following messages in the third period:
Eating roses. She would know. She was live at CONSOL. Proof:
Anyway--roses? Let's let the fine artists at Blingee.com take this one. Keyword search:
More or less how the Pens should feel right now.
We don't play again until the Senators come to town on Wednesday. That's probably going to be ugly, too. Not in the sense that we'll lose because of course we're never losing again. But without some anger we aren't going to win these close ones at all.
We'll be waiting at the fringes of the wormhole.
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HOW DID HE DO IT
When Martin Brodeur lost his stick during the New Jersey / Pittsburgh game on Saturday afternoon, no one could have guessed the hilarity we'd be in for. After declining a stick from his defenseman, Brodeur made a couple more saves without his stick before the Devils were finally able to clear the zone. Brodeur went to the corner to retrieve his stick while the Penguins hurriedly...
Martin Brodeur had some issues with his stick and his skating on Saturday, which is a real issue if you’re an NHL goaltender.
The legendary Devils goalie had some big problems on Saturday during the Devils’ matchup with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Brodeur was left without a stick, as he lost it and it ended up in the corner to his right. After having to defend the Jersey cage for...
When Martin Brodeur lost his stick during the New Jersey / Pittsburgh game on Saturday afternoon, no one could have guessed the hilarity we'd be in for.
After declining a stick from his defenseman, Brodeur made a couple more saves without his stick before the Devils were finally able to clear the zone. Brodeur went to the corner to retrieve his stick while the Penguins hurriedly...
from Damien Cox of The Spin,
They came into the season as the most disrespected Stanley Cup finalist in modern NHL history.
Nobody, but nobody looked at the New Jersey Devils when the NHL and union finally worked out their differences and imagined they would be a serious Stanley Cup contender.
No matter that the Devils were the class of the Eastern Conference last season...
After the first of a joke-and-home against the mighty Penguins the Devils find themselves with 17 points. Thats good for top of the Atlantic Division, top of the Eastern Conference and second only to the Blackhawks in the NHL. (I am writing mid day with many NHL games to go thus standings will change.
Yes, the same New Jersey Devils that were in the Stanley Cup Finals and did nothing...
Update: Whoops, wrong blog! Sorry! The CBC's Elliotte Freidman's penned another excellent "30 Thoughts" column, and he leads the affair off by duly noting that the rumors of the New Jersey Devils' Zach Parise-less demise were at least slightly exaggerated:
The New Jersey Devils lost Zach Parise for nothing and we were quick to write them off. Boy, do we...
The New Jersey Devils extended their winning-streak to five games on Sunday evening after defeating the Pittsburgh Penguins by a score of 3-1. The Devils dominated the Penguins this weekend, outscoring their division rival 6-2 in two games and playing solid hockey for the full 120 minutes.
Ryan Carter energized the Devils as soon as the puck dropped. He scrapped with Robert...
The New Jersey Devils pulled out their lunch pales and got to work in Pittsburgh Sunday as they picked up a 3-1 over the Pittsburgh Penguins to complete the home-and-home sweep.
- The importance of the Devils last two wins over the Penguins can not be understated. Not only were they both divisional wins over what was the best team in the division record wise heading...
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Congrats to Martin Brodeur for playing...
Match-up - New Jersey Devils (7-1-3) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (8-4-0)
Road/Home records - 2-1-2 -------------- 2-2-0
TV - NBCSN, RDS
Puck drop - 7:30 PM ET
Season series - Tied 1-1
Last 10: Devils 6-1-3 / Penguins 6-4-0
Projected starting goalies - Johan Hedberg (NJ) vs. Tomas Vokoun (PIT)
Battle of the stats
Goals for/against per game
Pittsburgh - 3.25 / 2.42
New Jersey Devils (7-1-3) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (8-4-0)
NBCSN, RDS - 7:30 pm/et
Consol Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA
The second half of a back-to-back against the Devils, who now hold the division and the conference lead. These are the kind of battles we expected with the shortened schedule.
Tomas Vokoun will be in net for the Penguins The Devils will start...
from Scott Burnside of ESPN,
And so, without further ado, some first-quarter superlatives and, well, whatever the opposite of a superlative might be:
Dominating Performance By A Non-Star Player
David Clarkson, New Jersey Devils
Clarkson might have played in the shadows of Zach Parise, Ilya Kovalchuk and Martin Brodeur as the Devils went to the Stanley Cup finals in...
Home and homes are like torture.
If we wanted to spend this much time with people who live in New Jersey, we'd just kill ourselves and go to the laundromat in hell.
Alas, hockey makes us see terrible things sometimes.
At least we're getting it out of the way.
Hope you are out of the snow and in your pajamas this Saturday afternoon.
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