Thoughts from Section 209: Devils vs Penguins, March 12, 2010

OK, so we were HALF right about the Devils and the Olympic Break…. they needed time off and to get the hell home after a two-week break to come back to what we know and love (anyone else buying this or are we just glad they look like they found themselves again?)….either way you want to look at it, two big statement wins in a row over the Rangers and here the Penguins…. and as always a lot to talk about here (don’t I always?)

  • First Period:
  • — So as I was sitting there for warmups (and good to see Jen getting back to games again, FYI), I decided it would be a cool idea to send my half-sister (yes she’s a full blown Parise girl, but she’s 16 it’s ok… least we’re not fighting over Andy right??)…so I thought it would be cool to send her a few Parise pics from the blackberry… and then as I sent them… I realized…. hey, our father’s gonna pay up the ass for the photo texts…. so I sent a few more (I have years… decades…. of being a pain in the ass to father to catch up on :p)…. and I took an informal poll of my friends…. I was being 40% good brother, and 60% douchebag to my dad (but with a 100% approval rating of the douchebaggery!)
    — Also in attendance tonight with me…. Dave from DC, Tammie (I know she comes a lot… but hey she pays she cheers she gets herself there… a perfect ticket buyer!)… and my ex-fiancee #2 was with us as well, yes she’s a Penguins fan, but hey we all have flaws…. (yes an American one before you asses say it… I do… errr.. maybe did? go after and date American women in my time thank you)… and it was kinda weird to have three generations of hockey fans in my life at one game at one time (maybe generations is a bad word, but I don’t like the term “era” there…. whatever)

    — Well that was quick!

    (1 – 0, NJ!) Elias[12] (Greene, Kovalchuk) {1:43}
    Devils win the draw, greene the shot…misses the net
    ….Langs in front but to flies too fast past him, but
    there’s Elias…kick/wham score!!

    — and just as I was saying that was like the ranger game…..

    (1 – 1) Crosby[45] (Kunitz, Dupuis) {2:25}
    Unscreened shot from the faceoff dot, geesh
    that was playoff-type soft!!! Least it wasn’t 5-hole
    in overtime right?? Someone steal her gloves and stick!

    — least mb30 came back big on the next rush with a huge combo save!!
    –kinda funny moment when Malkin flubbed the puck during the pk, the kill chant politely paused waiting for him to get the puck back…heh
    — damn Fleury is giving some BIG rebounds!!
    — Andrew Greene if you hit that post again you’re sleeping on the couch mister!!! (kinda funny that the Pens came back and hit a post too but louder!)
    — wow, they give beer away at Nashville?? Hot shit!!!
    — and go figure the one night I wanna chat with the people I’m with, 209’s in the mood to be loud, go figure!

  • Second Period:
  • — Mottau with a HUGE tie up of the stick on the spinning penguin in front, three years in and he’s getting it :p
    — not much flow in the second but they ACTUALLY call Craig Adams for a MAJOR for hit from behind!! (Crap shoulda been Cooke)
    And holy shit I want those five minutes of life back and now!!
    ** Barry Meikle: As soon as that 5 was announced, I didn’t know whether to be happy or prepare for embarrassment.
    Lord Krang that’s five minutes of my life i’ll never get back
    (I kinda saw it coming we only have enough forwards to pump out 1 3/4 lines of power play talent after all)
    — wow funny we get better action, on the two minute pp, then the five?!?!?
    — gee Malkin falls down, the devils had a major, something was called….amazing how that happens ain’t it??
    — Kovy got a penalty shit and it was so bad my phone crashed…..fail and end of period!
    ** Lord Krang Andy Greene would’ve scored on that penalty shot!
    (she’s right :p)
    — This period kinda sucked, mostly because the Devils were on the power play HALF of it, and we know how that goes!

  • Third Period:
  • — I guess rob niedermommy is pals with Mark Savard?? That was a pathetic attempt at a fight with Matt Cooke and I only justify it by him fighting for Savard’s honor!
    — I guess Andy got threatened with one of my ex’s sitting with me ­čÖé

    (2 – 1, Devils!) Greene[6] (Kovalchuk, Salvador) {2:06}
    Kovy with a big bomb, as I was giving him the “Lord Krang treatment”
    (basically yelling no think, you play), Fluery the stop but andy with the
    yummy rebound and andy sleeps where andy wants tonight!!!

    ** Barry Meikle: My Pens buddy Sam is gonna get a faceful of Greene jersey at practice on Saturday if this stands up!
    — Langenbrunner being all Stevens-ish shoving that Kunitz through that open bench door!!! Just another piece of the INTENSITY of ten cities in that arena tonight!
    ** Josh Burnett: Chico gets the epic win of the evening, comparing Langs trip to the Pens bench to tag team wrestling, when you bring the guy to your corner and both people wail on him.
    — wow Fleury opens the whine-o-meter!

    (3 – 1) Kovalchuk[35] (Zubrus, Zajac) {9:59}
    Kovy cuts in and just unloads a BOMB with Zajac
    cutting in front, just enough to distract him
    and Fleury goes whining like his captain….
    he got owned sir!! (I guess I’d be pissed off
    of someone swatted my glove when I went to
    make a save, but I’d be man enough to not let my
    glove be moved AND I’d have punched him in the head!)

    — hhahahaha, the candy guy almost did a rail slide back down the section!
    — Jesus Kovy damn near killed himself trying to one time that bombed shot that was tipped (good to see he’s settling down in jersey finally)
    — nice touch to try to let Kovy get the hat on the empty net but the win works too!!
    — and some post-game comments:
    ** Deanna Tortorello Over: Andy gets first star and you interview Marty? C’mon, Fishface!
    Josh Burnett: Andy Greene is FAR too awesome to be near the geezer. Stan would drop dead of a heart attack being anywhere near the aura of Andy Greene.
    Me: Guess Andy didn’t wanna sleep on the couch after all… awwww ­čÖé

    Devils vs. Carolina, 10/17/2009… Thoughts From Section 209!!

    OH MY GOD WE WON A HOME GAME!!! THE STANLEY CUP IS OURS!!!
    DOGS WILL LOVE CATS!!!
    TONY ROMO WILL LOOK LIKE AN NFL QUARTERBACK AND NOT DUMBO ON HIND LEGS!!!
    RANGER FANS WILL BE SMARTER… ok I pushed it too far….

    Anyway… damn that was a big win on a more personal level then I’m fully getting into here (some of y’all know why :p), but talk about a load off the back here!!! Got a lot to get to here… and well two nights in a row is always a pain in the ass to be witty and fun throughout… let’s get to it!!!

    the Good:
    — OK… I’ll say it… he’s a douchebag and I’ll still hate him and he cures NOTHING until the playoffs, and I’m not acknowledging any of his regular season stats this year… I DON’T CARE… but holy hell it was nice for ONCE this year to see our goalie not only just show up this year BUT PLAY WELL… I give the boy credit when the boy deserves credit… yay MB30…have a cookie! Oddly enough I had an AWFUL vibe from him he pre-game… he was just kinda floating around… not really caring… no energy… no passion.. nothing… it was annoying me I admit….
    — ANDY GREENE EQUALS DEVILS WIN!!! Say it once… say it again… post it on your lockers… in your bedrooms and in the Devils clubhouse and accept it!! (Hell he had a DAMN good move on that first period breakaway!!!)
    — It was good to see that $1 hot dog night cures a case of “yankees fever” also!! (a small comment on the attendance last night… personally whatever… I want smaller crowds in the arena… MY TICKETS ARE PRICED TOO HIGH!!! I can get $10 seats at LA Kings games… yes LOS ANGELES!!!! I don’t wanna hear it and small crowds are my only hope!!)
    — Kristyn Holleran Doc just used ‘PL3’s nickname hahaha
    (ah it’s good to see my nicknames getting passed around… again!!)
    — the last minute…. first thing… I LOVED the Devils domination and PUCK CONTROL down 6 on 5… a new aggressive that this team was LONG missing… Carolina NEVER got control… NEVER got set (DID YOU SEE THAT BRENT SUTTER you qutting pile of AIDS that is now ruining a Calgary team I much like… 3 blown leads ALREADY… in 2009, Brent??)… and my God that empty net goal lifted alot of mine and a bunch of other people’s chests!!!!

    the Bad:
    — the lines… I didn’t like em… I didn’t like the flow they had… I know we are a MAJOR work in progress now and there’s some ingredients missing from the cake, but still…. Parise-Niedermommy-Langs, Bergfors-Zajac-Halischuk, Roslton-Zubrus-Pandolfo , PL^3-Pelley- Clarkson… it just don’t flow and you can’t mess with what IS doing well with you… I know it’s October and this is the time to mess around (and I’ve been saying that for years)….I just didn’t like how it worked…
    — 3 games in a row with a too many men on the ice penalty?? Really?? I know we’re not good, but trying to sneak a 6th guy in the play isn’t gonna get us anywhere… the Devils… like me… not so good on subtle ….
    — speaking of stab your eyes out bad… ANOTHER 5 on 3 pp down the toilet… welcome to old school Devils POWERKILL… least there was no shortie tonight…..
    — When Arlette does not sing the national anthem… we are angry… and when we are angry in the national anthem… we protest!! not loudly… and not like the standard idiot that INSISTS on yelling YEAH DEVILS or something stupid like that…. but when the word Stars comes up…. we steal one from the Texicans and psuedo-shout STAAAARRRRRRSSSS in a small protest… that is all!
    — Hey Johnny Oduya… where the hell have you been this year??? You’re in total stealth mode man…..
    — David Clarkson kinda got his face beat in during that fight… well he needs some nice ugly making scars anyway…. hell he was kinda quiet all night long….

    the Funny:
    — Lord Krang: my boss (a Devils fan) said last night that he wasn’t an Andy Greene fan. I wasn’t really surprised because this is the same guy that can’t stand Chico AND thinks the AIDS guy is cool, but still, my respect for him plummeted even further.
    Josh Burnett He will learn. THEY ALL WILL LEARN!
    Scott Mackie You should get him fired for hating the Greene Machine alone!
    (and hell I taught you ALL the goodness of Oduya AND the Lean mean GREENE MACHINE!!!)
    — Zach Parise tosses a lil girl a puck… yes her “ginie” tingles (it’s a South Park reference I am not being a pervert you asshole!)
    and we all scream….AAAAAHHHHH in honor!!!
    — Boy it was a rough night for lil Nicky…he hurts his back sliding under the banister (which he should know better then anyway)… there was a big mess of red gatorade (damn almost said Kool Aid… good Devils fan!) in the seats behind him… he had no one sitting by us to call crazy… then he gets yellow flagged by his dad for the CAM WARD SUCKS comment….. aww it’s a sporting event… I condone cursing then we all know that!!
    — Second intermission… right outside 209…. Drunk lady took a header in concourse!! No you tube video sorry!! Them drunk high heels flew HIGH!!!
    — Though speaking of the youtube… since I like the Stars and love their announcers… check out THIS gaffe by Huet tonight… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Viz46U8G7_8
    whoops!!!!
    — Scott Mackie… aw crap… 5 on 3 time:
    If we won’t score here:
    1. We riot
    2. Two man gets renamed

    Uh-ohhhhh…
    Oops??
    Hasan Allahverdi Two-man advantage should now be called Two-man disadvantage. Or Two-man Advantage…NOT!
    Josh adds in a few comments about renaming it… IT’S A TRAP… ah Admiral Ackbar! (but he texted me and I am not retyping them all….
    Scott Mackie: Hey its been a one man show all season anyway right??
    — and then of course… the end of the game pain…..
    (Josh and Cousin Rob (though he’s fast climbing out of blondie-shadow) text me instead of following FACEBOOK protocol to annoy me on the end of the game)
    Scott Mackie: No really, everyone remind me of 82 seconds
    Next thing we know the us is gonna be invaded by an army of Argentina’s lamest women!!!
    Scott Mackie…LANGS…. REALLY??? Damn that post…. and then Parise FINALLY
    Oh my god that was the most relevant empty netter off all time!!!
    And damn a WORLD was lifted off my shoulders!!!!