Your new number one…


And for some Patty love…

It has to be done.

551!

For you. And for Marty.

You had to know it was coming, right?  Mr. Brodeur, to the Colorado Avalanche:

I love our shutout picture.

Tonight’s game, in picture form

In 2 Man Advantage’s on-going effort to be like everyone else and go green(e), I offer you the following recap of the Devils 3-0 victory over the Rangers at The Rock, comprised entirely of recycled pictures.

(Don’t forget, ZubbieCounterContest Zubmissions are still being accepted until 6 PM Eastern tomorrow!  Send us ZubbieCounter updates or god will kill kittens.  Seriously.  Save the kittens!)

First goal:

Second and third goals:

Shutout:

Message to the Rangers:

Well that…ah you know.

That was a fairly lame game.  Full of bad refereeing and worse hockey by the boys in red.  The line for the autographed pucks was stupid long and they were out of pucks too quickly.  All around, a sucky night.

The lone bright spot this eve is the fact that yes, Zubbie did indeed pot a puck.  Not in the first – nah, he kicked that one, they say.  But he did throw one in the net in garbage time (note:  he didn’t actually throw it.  They’d have taken that one away too if he did).  That’d be his 25th as a Devil, for those who lost count (and if you lost count – HOW?!)

Usually I give y’all until the day of the next game to come up with a ZubbieCounterContest Zubmission.  However, since I won’t actually be around the day of the next game (Monday), you’ve got ’til Tueday (hush, hush, voices caaaaarry…ahem, sorry).  6PM Eastern – which is 1AM if you’re in Zubbie’s Lithuainian homeland.  At that time, I’ll also post the first of the previously undetermined free swag that we’re giving away for this contest.

Get crackin’ gang, I need something to laugh about.

Re-using an old picture…

…just ’cause we can.

Also, Jamie Langenbrunner must be getting the band back together, because clearly he’s on a mission from God.

Ooooof

WTF?!

Well I was readying an entry on the unsung heroes of the Sans-Marty Surge, but after last night’s 110 percent effort against the Atlanta Thrashers, methinks I’ll put it on hold until the boys decide to stop hitting the snooze button.

Oh since Marty’s still injured, lets just pretend in this picture he lent his jersey to Clemmer last night as a good luck charm. Anyways, could someone please get these guys a Red Bull or at the very least leave out the Vicodin in their pre-game pasta? I know everyone’s sad about Patrick Swayze having cancer, but really, he’s accepted his fate. Dirty Dancing will live forever.

SO LETS WAKE THE EFF UP MMKAY?

With love to Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory…

An approximation of what Scott Clemmensen was thinking about, with relation to the Rangers during the 5-on-3 late in the second period:

Thoughts from Section 209 ….Devils… Penguins… Dec 10!

Well that was fun wasn’t it??? (Feels like I ain’t been to the damn place in MONTHS… and all the staff looked different, and a double boo-hiss on the choice of cigar girls tonight, hey I gotta bitch about something right??)… I could sit and complain on how we go a damn near MONTH without a game and then 3 in 4 nights?? (and the crowd was VERY late arriving tonight….kinda took a while to feel “back”)

And to be honest I think tonight’s game was maybe the most gratifying win I’ve seen this team have in the new arena!! So lots to be happy about here…

    the Good:

— Damn I missed this place and the wacky stuff I get from my lapping the place, and the free lil cups of soda (even though I am trying to give up soda, but whatever.. free is free!)
— The Devils basically kicked in… out worked… out hustled and ran the damn Penguins all over the place (hence the warm feeling in the belly much like the perfect serving of your most awesome meal!)
— the comedic timing in the CROSBY SUCKS and PARISE’S BETTER chants and then Crosby going bat-shit and trying to Pedigree Gionta on the ice (shame Gio’s not a wrestling fan, he’d know you go back body drop to stop the Pedigree :p)
— Putting the Parise or Zubrus lines on Crosby and girls allowed US to control the puck and spin pretty circles around them and KEPT THE PUCK AWAY FROM THEM a good amount of the game and this is one MAJOR coaching adjustment (and from hints Sutter’s been saying since he’s been here one he’s always wanted) that you can NOT argue about ever!
— Bobby Holik hit every goddamn thing in sight that wasn’t wearing referee stripes and it was an amazing effort (I counted six hits alone in the first two periods)… the big nasty bastard is BACK!!
— Colin White… excellent game AGAIN… and TWO ASSISTS!!!!! (remember kids it IS ok to jump up and yell WHITE POWER when Colin makes a play!!)

    the Bad:

— Yes I do love this hockey team (obviously)… thankfully it’s not as obsessive and compulsive as it was in the old CRASHER Line days (re: not human and no wonder it took only psycho girls to date me)…. and yes I enjoy going to the games… but my main objective each time I go to a Devils game… I GO TO HAVE FUN AND ENJOY THE GAME with the friends I am making in Section 209…lately said other people in the section are bitching and complaining about this… whatever… but like I said as much as I follow what goes on in every game (damned if I could write this if I didn’t??) … I take shit for the fact I’m not afraid to go off topic to achieve my main goal… enjoy myself for the 2-3 hours I am there… have some fun.. laugh and forget about all the other mass bullshit in my life now, am I a bad fan?? I doubt it… do I take the games lightly… I should… it’s FOR FUN AND ENTERTAINMENT… and I just wanted to get that peeve off my chest (and it’s not like exactly 209 is bringing it’s A-Game every night either)
— If Martin Brodeur ever got as lucky as Scott Clemmensen got tonight (posts… missed nets all that crazy stuf)… no one would EVER score on him…. but hey luck is better then good sometimes….
— Madden and Pandolfo again kinda looked LOST… at best… not a pretty night for the former heart of the Devils strategy, and one of my favorite players in Madden….
— Bryce Salvador… OUCH… right in the face (though it was funny to see mister “hey why don’t you quit yapping and watch the game wonder why it was a penalty till I told him it was a wrist shot to the face and a non-penalization, unless you hit Crosby :P)
— the 5-forward power play look, while it was decent tonight.. scares the LIVING SHIT OUT OF ME!

Back at it in 48 hours… and don’t forget to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to me if ya see me Friday or Saturday (I want my birthday attention for a RARE Devils home birthday game on Saturday!)

GOBBLE GOBBLE!

*****

An oldie but a goodie! Nonetheless — Happy Thanksgiving from the 2MA Crew!

…Although after last night the roles should really be reversed. Colin White should be the dead bird.