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Wow, and I sure am feeling it at work today.  I am sure they felt it last night though ha ha.  It truly was a gritty performance by both teams as it was played well into the night in a triple over time thriller.

It really was looking grim with a minute to go and the Red Wings closing in on their 11th Stanley Cup.  Until the gods from above spoke and said Max Talbot will score the game tying goal, with the Pens goalie pulled.  At that time last night, it had to of been 10:30pm and my parents in bed, I start yelling in excitement as it happened.  I must have scared the crap out of my mom because she was like wtf.

Upon that time, I figured it was over in the first after a flurry of chances in overtime and sooner or later Fluery would have not stopped.  But they kept coming and he kept producing.   It was just an all around amazing night, even if alot of it had luck involved.

I’m just sick of the Detroit fans,  I am sick of their “Ego.”  I honestly hope that they fail hard or something dramatic happens and makes them rethink their situation.  I couldn’t be happier to see them get whats coming to them.  Well, maybe not as much as Cleveland(sucks).

On that note, Malkin got a most needed assist to help Sykora score the game winner.  Fantastic job all around gang.  Here’s to a game six victory and possible game seven victory as well.  They are learning about the Red Wings more and more.  Hopefully it starts bouncing in our favor.

I am just happy we took the Old guys on the Wing’s team 3 deep into the night, hopefully our young legs will be ready on Wednesday!  Go Pens!

Mad Max

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Shine them shoes boys and gals.  Were going dancing.  The Penguins totally abused the Flyers yesterday to capture the Eastern Conference Title and wrote in their spot for the Cup finals.  Up until game time, you could tell here in PIttsburgh, the only thing people were thinking about was the time, when the game started, and everything other than those two things didn’t really matter.  Because, at 3:30 on Sunday afternoon the Penguins went on to extinguish the Flyers dreams of making it to the Final Round of the playoffs.

Ray Shero looks like a freaking Genius with the trades he pulled off this year.  Hossa and Dupuis have been making plays left and right, while the U.S.S Gill has been hunkering down the defensive lines.  The Western conference seems a little cloudy as to who the more dominant team is.  Detroit has given up two games to Dallas, and hasn’t been able to clinch that series ending win just yet.  They’ll try and finish it up tonight and try and advance to the Finals.

Dallas, has shown decent play at times, Marty Turco is a machine in net when he is on.  Detroit however, has let me down because I thought they would be smoking Dallas after going up three games.  But with the loss of Franzen, it makes me wonder, is their age finally showing up?  You can only get as far as your goalies can take you.  Marty has been playing out of his mind, as well as our Marc-Andre Fleury.

I think Detriot ranks among the best, except I just don’t trust their Goalies, Osgood looks as if he is slipping at the wrong time in the play-offs, and Hasek was pulled early in the play-off first series.   So surely confidence is a question mark for him.

Honestly, if it comes down to Detroit and Pittsburgh, It’s going to be one star studded series that probably won’t dissapoint.  But either way…. I’ll take my Pens in 6.  Also come join us at our new Forums page.  The link is right here http://www.clayton-nichols.com/forum/phpBB3

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and third series we lead 3-0.  Thats an amazing feat for sure.  The game last night, seemed to just drown everyone in the Wachovia Center in their tears except for the Pens.  It would be awesome to see another sweep this post-season, and move on to the finals for one of the most anticipated matches of the last couple of years.  Two hard-working blue collar towns facing off in the rink,  Detroit vs. Pittsburgh.

Although these two teams are riding high with confidence, only one can win, and I honestly believe that the Pens have the talent to shut down or atleast slow the Zetterberg line down.  It’s going to be tough because of how well skilled Detroit is.  The only thing I believe suspect are their goalies(Osgood/Hasek), and they small defense.

I just hope we can bring another championship to a town that is riddled with winners.  I’ll exclude the Pirates because there not going to be winners for a long time(unless you move them to Triple A).  But the Steelers and Penguins are winners, and there is nothing better to have championships in two different sports, within years of each other.

It just changes the city, and everyone is much more personable and alive, we can all relate to at least on thing in this world, and for very brief moments at time time, we can all adapt and get along with each other.  I really don’t even mind the commute into the city(1hr and 30 minute drive here from Greensburg) when DVE rocks the information about the Pens and the things that they say during the times of their games and after games.

On the topic of DVE, I like Mike Prisuta, as a Journalist, he often brings different aspects to his writings and he actually has a personality that shines through on the Air.  I guess thats why he’s on the radio.  Yes this went off topic, but Go Pens,  heres to making a run at Lord Stanley’s Cup!

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So much has happened in the past couple of weeks, it’s been hard to post and actually spend some time on here!  I am now labeled as the Web Content Manger at Albert Elovtiz Inc.  The best way to describe what I do, is I am a web master.  I do all things web and deal with the web.  Pretty awesome because I can actually learn as I progress in my daily duties.
I loved where I came from, I’ll miss it for sure, but it was time to move on.  Life is funny like that.  Regardless of what anyone wants to think about being in control…your not.  Life doesn’t wait for anyone or anything.  This was just a simple case of me having to move on and grasp the opportunity that was given to me, and I am highly appreciative.  Moving on to another subject.  I am now thankfully back in the city of Pittsburgh…which was just rated the worst Soot city(http://green.yahoo.com/news/ap/20080501/ap_on_re_us/polluted_cities.html), taking of L.A.  Oh well though, I don’t notice it that much.

I’m a total city boy, I’m glad to be back in the city and seeing such a vast amount of culture and happenings on a daily basis.  It makes the 1 and 15 minute traffic commute in the morning bearable I guess.  That and you can always tell when a city is in a good mood.  The Penguins are in possible sweep mode of the New York Rangers, and the city is starting to have the feeling that we did when the Steeler’s went to the Super Bowl back in ’05.  It’s just an awesome feeling.

I’m just exstatic about the oppurtunities given when you work for them.  A new outlook on life, and a fresh start is totally warrented.  More to come as I figure this crazy awesome life out later….

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Game 3 of the series between the Pens and the Sens was intense. It’s got to be frustrating having the emotional advantage of the crowd, getting Danny Alfredsson back, and scoring the first goal. Yet, playing with the desperation that the Senators played with proved that the Penguins in this series can handle anything thrown at them. I’m a huge supporter of Conklin and having him start a game or two because he helped us get to where we were with Fluery out. But, Fluery has been absolutely playing out of his freaking mind as of late.

If and when the Penguins make it to the next round, I’m pretty concerned as to who we are playing against. It could be the New Jersey Devils or the New York Rangers depending on if Montreal wins their series. Either the Devils or the Rangers are both opponents I’m pretty afraid to see in any play-off series given the fact that the Pens always have an incredibly tough time with them.

On the other hand, no Gary Roberts in game 3. It’s a bit selfish of myself, but what he has shown the Pens at age 42 is awesome. That guy is as tough as nails, and am so glad to get him back at a vital time in the year!

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