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Friday, April 25, 2008
Penguins Win Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals!!!
Penguins win game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals 5-4 with one of the most thrilling games of the season, and undoubtedly one of the best playoff games in recent history. The Rangers had a three nothing lead up until 8 minutes into the second period when Ruttu scored with a Jordan Staal assist. Fourteen seconds later Crosby assisted Dupuis to make it 3-2. The third period was more of the same with Hossa scoring at 4:40 followed by Sykora dumping one in twenty seconds later to take the lead. The Rangers came back to tie the game at 10 minutes in the third with a goal by Scott Gomez assisted by Mr. Mullet himself Jaromir Jager. It was Jager's second assist of the night. Evgeni Malkin sealed the deal at 18 minutes with a goal assisted by Crosby and Whitney. Jordan Staal gets bragging rights over his brother Marc Staal, and Pittsburgh gets to continue its euphoric wave of excitement. I can't tell you how great it is for Hockey fans in the Burgh right now. They are playing the games live on a big screen outside Mellon arena, and it is incredible to see people in downtown, at night, being entertained. Like I've said before, this is a new excitement different than Steeler's fever. The whole city is getting in on the action, and it is indescribable. Game 2 will be at Mellon arena at 2:00 PM, and it is going to be insane. The City is going to go Krakatoa on the Ranger's ass!!!!