Saturday, February 9, 2008

Nice little Saturday...

The Pens won 4-2 this afternoon at Mellon Arena against the Kings. Malkin had two goals and an assist, and was absolutely dominant up and down the ice.

We played another great game without about half of our lineup, and Danny Sabourin played well in his first start in a while. This propelled us to first place in the Atlantic and second overall in the Eastern Conference.

Next up for the Pens is a Sunday afternoon matchup with the hated Flyers. The puck drops at 1 PM...

The other reason I'm glad is one of my favorites, NASCAR, is up and running. Saturday night was the first race, the Budweiser Shootout, and my boy Dale Jr. won in a close race with Jimmie Johnson, Smoke Stewart and Jeff Gordon. It was his first race with new team Hendrick Motorsports and new teammates Gordon, Johnson and Casey Mears, and if Saturday was any indication, it's gonna be a helluva year for the #88 car...

Junior is my favorite racer, so you'll be reading about his exploits throughout the NASCAR season. Who knows, maybe it'll turn some of yinz into race fans...

Until tomorrow...

3 comments:

The Duke from Dukes Court said...

Duquesne won again too cracking the century mark for the 2nd game in a row.

Benny Benack's Ghost said...

I'd rather watch two beered-up teens drag down 51 than NASCAR. At least they're not making a left every three seconds.

And I wonder what the Pens are gonna do when the Kid comes back? I'd hate to see them break up Geno's line, but then what's left for Sid? Armstrong and Kennedy? Christianson, maybe? Roberts? They still have depth problems at wing.

How are they gonna fit the Flower back between the pipes? Therrien and Shero have some serious tinkering coming up in the coming weeks to set up their lines for the playoffs and figure out a goalie rotation.

Drive for 5 said...

I will be traveling to Daytona wednesday so any nascar insist would be appreciated, people around here obviously (see above) do not understand the sport and are ignorant to the fact it isnt just cars going in circles....keep it coming