Saturday, June 6, 2009

Stanley Cup Final: Game Five, Wings vs. Pens

Turn the Page – Metallica

by Jan Snyder

Now here I am, on the road again. There I am, up on the stage.
Here I go, playing star again.
There I go, turn the page.
Here I am, on the road again. There I am, up on the stage.
Ah here I go, playing star again.
There I go, there I go.

After a game like this, we need some heavy metal to pound in our ears so we can forget this night ever happened. We can dance to this song and do just what it says – turn the page. Get this whoopin’ out of our system and concentrate on Game Six back home.

Kunitz, Gonchar, Malkin, Crosby, Talbot, Dupuis, Adams – on another night this might be the list of goal scorers. But tonight these guys wore a path to the penalty box. Just as in Game Four when the Pens played a most outstanding second period, tonight it was the Wings turn. Before the second ended, it was 5-0 and frustration on the part of the Pens was at an all-time high.

What can we say that was positive about this game? Well, Garon didn’t give up any goals, no one on our team seemed to get hurt, and the guys started out just like the last game. After that, there isn’t much to say except - turn the page! The road has not been a kind place to the Pens during this series. But, home sweet home, that’s where everything is good.

The crowds inside Mellon Arena have been spectacular but those outside have been every bit as good and as loud. But now because of NBC, our terrific fans are shut out of watching the game on the big screen outside. Does that make you angry? Are you, like me, tired of network TV running our sports leagues and demanding when games are played? If so, click here and find out how you can make your voice heard and get our fans their fun back!

Not only do they have a blast outside the Arena, they collect money for the Mario Lemieux Foundation during each game. The fans have fun, are well-behaved, and add so much to the post-game experience as people head for the parking lots. If Versus can let us have the screen, why can’t NBC? Mr. Bettman, speak up for the hockey fans of Pittsburgh!

Okay, now we have two days to regroup and get ready for a raucous, rowdy rumble at the Arena on Tuesday. After that, we can turn the page again and get ready for Game Seven! Stanley will be in the house, but just to watch!

Let’s Go, Pens!!

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