No Malkin, No Crosby, No Problem?

Take away the Penguins top two centers, their best players by far, and the team should fall apart, right? Well, that’s what everybody thought.  Nobody imagined they’d even stay afloat. Instead, they actually climbed the standings, gained some ground on our Flyers, and are 5 points behind us.  We still have an extra game left as well. Tonight, we can’t take anything for granted. We can’t assume this team will go down easily. Like the commercial says, Beware the Penguins.

In their last game, they jumped out to a 4-0 lead against Detroit, only to completely blow the lead.  Lucky for them, they managed to get the W in a shootout. How are they managing to do this? Well, it has to be a team effort because they don’t have any other superstars to carry them.  All of their annoying sideshow acts are chipping in: Tyler Kennedy, Pascal Dupuis, Jordan Staal, Chris Kunitz, Kris Letang and the rest of the bunch. Still, with the lack of offensive production due to injury, they’ve had to resort to clamping down on defense as well.  They’ve given up 14 less goals than we have.

Bill ove at Pen’s Labyrinthstill holds out hope that th Pens can catch us and win the division. With the cushion we have right now, he correctly states that the Pens must win tonight and again next week for any chance to overtake us. If the Flyers get a regulation win, our lead goes to 9 points and pretty much ends that chase. If we go .500 after a win tonight, that has us finishing with 108 points. They would have to go perfect just to match us, and then we’d be looking at various tie-breakers.

So the mission tonight is simple, win tonight, practically secure the division, and try to find some post-game Bud Ice. Here’s a few more old school commercials. Watch. Laugh. Comment.

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Topics: Bud Ice, Bud Ice Penguin, Bud Ice Penguin Commercial, Chris Kunitz, Commercial, Evgeni Malkin, Jordan Staal, Kris Letang, Pascal Dupuis, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby, Tyler Kennedy

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