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    The Pens-Bolts First Round Playoff Series Thread

    The First Round Schedule Is Out!

    Ryan Malone is coming back to Pittsburgh for a playoff showdown (as well as a few other former Penguins such as Dominic Moore and Adam Hall). Tampa features the top goal scorer in the East (Steven Stamkos 45), the top assist man in the East (Martin St. Louis 68 assists), and the top overall point scorer in the East as well (Martin St. Louis 99 points), while our top dynamic scorers (Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin) are on the shelf. We can get some revenge against the guy who ultimately put Sidney Crosby out of commission for the last 41 games and counting (Victor Hedman), who drove this head into the boards just days after being blindsided by David Steckel in the Winter Classic. Two top young coaching minds (Dan Bylsma and Guy Boucher) go head to head in the first ever playoff matchup of these two organizations.

    Game 1 Wed, Apr 13 7:00 pm (in Pittsburgh)
    Game 2 Fri, Apr 15 7:00 pm (in Pittsburgh)
    Game 3 Mon, Apr 18 7:30 pm (in Tampa)
    Game 4 Wed, April 20 7:30 pm (in Tampa)
    Game 5 *Sat, April 23 TBD (in Pittsburgh)
    Game 6 *Mon, April 25 TBD (in Tampa)
    Game 7 *Wed, April 27 TBD (in Pittsburgh)

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    Re: The Pens-Bolts First Round Playoff Series Thread

    There doesn't seem to be much buzz about this round. Got tickets for todays game
    with no problems and checked back with ticketmaster to surprisingly see that
    there were still tickets available a good hour after they went on sale. I also checked
    in with stubhub periodically to find that prices were less than face value before
    you factor in transaction fees.

    Why?

    No Sid and Geno?

    Gas prices?

    Team? (Lightning as opposed to Flyers or Caps)

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    Re: The Pens-Bolts First Round Playoff Series Thread

    Interesting...if I were in the Burgh, I'd be there with ya, man. Wear white, scream like an SN1, and bring home an opening game victory. I ordered an old school Ulf Samuelsson jersey, and it should be waiting for me when I get home (Yesterday, DHL left me a slip to sign and leave on my door to authorize them to leave it on my porch), so I plan to wear that tonight.

    Line pairings during the morning skate:

    Neal-Letestu-Kovalev
    Kunitz-Staal-Kennedy
    Dupuis-Talbot-Conner
    Rupp-Adams-Asham

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    Re: The Pens-Bolts First Round Playoff Series Thread

    I'll probably break out last years free Starkist whiteout t-shirt if I can find it. Gotta rush
    to pick up my daughter from school, take her home, then back to the office fore a few
    minutes before I leave for Pittsburgh.

    I'd buy the official white out shirt, but don't feel like spending that much on a t-shirt.
    I checked out borntrade the other day and was going to order some jerseys, but I'm
    always a bit skeptical about giving my credit card number to a web site with so many
    misspelled words.

    I will be whooping and hollering. Look for me and Matt up in section 223 of the rafters.

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    Re: The Pens-Bolts First Round Playoff Series Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Jigawatts
    I'll probably break out last years free Starkist whiteout t-shirt if I can find it. Gotta rush
    to pick up my daughter from school, take her home, then back to the office fore a few
    minutes before I leave for Pittsburgh.

    I'd buy the official white out shirt, but don't feel like spending that much on a t-shirt.
    I checked out borntrade the other day and was going to order some jerseys, but I'm
    always a bit skeptical about giving my credit card number to a web site with so many
    misspelled words.

    I will be whooping and hollering. Look for me and Matt up in section 223 of the rafters.
    My Ulf jersey is coming from Borntrade. Got $10 off, because I've already bought $1000 worth of jerseys from them (whenever I want to order, I ask friends and co-workers if they want to order with me so that my order will be over $250 to qualify for free shipping). In addition to stocking my own closet, it's been great for Christmas gifts as well. Personally, I've gotten a Letang Winter Classic jersey from them plus an old-school LeBeau and old-school Ernie Stautner for me, a throwback Wallace and Mendenhall for my son (he picked them out), a standard Ben and a rhinestone-lined Polamalu for my daughter (she picked them out), and a Pouncey and Troy for my wife. I think I want an Mel Blount jersey next (unless we trade up for another Pouncey).

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    Re: The Pens-Bolts First Round Playoff Series Thread

    Awesome game and atmosphere Wednesday night. Consol was rocking after the Asham
    goal. Total team effort to win and the flower was like magic. Where are all those people
    now who wanted to bench him in favor of Johnson after the first month of the season?

    Unfortunately, I'll be on the road tonight but hopefully I'll get a chance to listen to the
    game on Sirius if my girls will let me. Heading to Orlando for the week. Hmmmm.
    Maybe I can talk everyone into taking a short drive to St. Petersburg Wednesday night.
    I did a little ticket search and found that it's about $30 for the cheapest tickets. I can
    just about take the entire family for what it cost for one ticket at Consol.

    Screw you Disney World, "Mickey Mouse just lost his liquor license."

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    Re: The Pens-Bolts First Round Playoff Series Thread

    WOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!


    That was a big win. HUGE win. If Fleury can steal them one more in Tampa then this series should be over with a 3-1 lead.


    Any more news on Crosby?

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    Re: The Pens-Bolts First Round Playoff Series Thread

    Yes, big win, especially with a early 2-0 lead in the game. Should be a great game Wednesday. Never count a team out until u see 4 wins on your side.


    LETS GO PENS !!!!!!



    oh yea, how bout them buccos ?!?!


    I think we all are going to be pleasantly surprised with this team.


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    Re: The Pens-Bolts First Round Playoff Series Thread

    When they scored both of their power play goals off of bullcrap penalty calls, I started to get worried for the first time up to this point of the playoffs. But that didn't last very long, as T.K. responded almost immediately, and then we put the clamps down.

    My new favorite player...Zbyn?k Michálek. That dude will do anything...anything...to keep the puck from getting to Fleury. Gotta love it.

    Doesn't it seem all kinds of insane that Dan Bylsma has more playoff wins than any coach in Penguin history? It still seems like he has only been our coach since last Thursday or so.

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    Re: The Pens-Bolts First Round Playoff Series Thread

    Good. They pulled it out. Well done, now do it again. And then 12 more times.

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