Game 3 Open Thread

Game 2 went the Penguins way. I had no problem with the referees. They let a lot go but they were consistent with what they were letting go. When Murray got run by a Predator there was no call, and when Crosby ran the Predator goalie, there was no call. Players just want consistency. They’ll figure out what the refs are allowing and now allowing and adjust accordingly.

Now if the Pens can grab a single win in Nashville, the series should tilt their way.

Let’s go Pens!

30 replies
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    David 🍁Canadian Anchor Baby🍁 Koch says:

    Pittsburgh is killing Nashville

    Bernie woulda won.

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    brendancalling says:

    I live down here in Nash. It’s an exciting time for Predators fans. Hell, its exciting even if you don’t care all that much about sports: it’s the first time they’ve made the playoffs. Today downtown streets were closed for a free Alan Jackson concert in advance of the game. Yellow and blue everywhere.

    I’m not going NEAR the shitshow myself, although I expect I’ll make some decent tips at tonight’s gig.

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    Jeffro says:

    Rooting for the Predators for completely unjustifiable reasons here…

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    efgoldman says:


    Rooting for the Predators for completely unjustifiable reasons

    Against the Penguins is a good and justifiable reason.

    I’m glad the hockey is getting national network coverage, but man, these fucking pregame shows are *endless*

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    japa21 says:

    Go Preds.

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    efgoldman says:

    Also, whatever was wrong with Rinne the other nite, hope he’s over it.

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    James Powell says:

    I want the Predators to win & PK Subban to win the Conn Smythe.

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    Jeffro says:


    Against the Penguins is a good and justifiable reason.

    That’s one of my reasons, but being a good, conflicted progressive, I have trouble being anti- just for the sake of being anti-. It feels too “moranic” I guess that makes me anti-anti-? But still, screw the Pens…that should be my Caps in there!

    Anyway, I had a good garage sale this morning, a good march this afternoon, and have some good tunes playing right now in the background. Let’s go Predators!

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    japa21 says:

    All I need to be against the Pens is knowing Crosby plays for them.

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    👩🏽‍🔬 Martin says:

    Wait, hockey is still a thing? I thought they 3-striked their way out of existence.

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    Eric S. says:

    I don’t follow hockey and am an unabashed fair weather fan of the Blackhawks when they playoffs start. With their early exit I haven’t paid much attention. I’m honor of our blog host thought, Go Pens!

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    Brendan in NC says:

    Let’s go Preds!! And I know just enough about Crosby to despise him!!!

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    smintheus says:

    I don’t hate the Penguins because of Crosby. I hate them because of Matt Cooke.

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    Joyce H says:

    Hey, I’ve got a sport, too! I’ve started taking my dog to agility class. In my yard, I’ve got weave poles and a couple jumps. Tonight I got a pizza, and the pizza delivery guy has been here before. He asked if I had a dog and I said I did. He waved at the yard and said, “I’ve been wondering about those things. They’re like horse jumps only little.”

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    geg6 says:

    Can all you sore losers explain exactly why you are so hostile to Sid? He’s a really good guy IRL and will go down as one of the greats of the sport. Is it just sore loserdom or something that people in Pittsburgh don’t know about him? Did he piss in your Wheaties or what?

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    efgoldman says:

    @Joyce H:

    He asked if I had a dog and I said I did

    Should have trolled him and said you were training your cat.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @efgoldman: Ferret dressage.

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    misterpuff says:

    Pens not rolling over but Preds upped it a notch or two.

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    efgoldman says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    Ferret dressage.


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    Joyce H says:

    We were doing jumps today:

    Jazzy being awesome

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    Brendan in NC says:

    @geg6:TL/DR: He’s the Tom Brady of the NHL. I know someone who worked as a physio for one of the teams he visited before he got drafted. Said he was an absolute prick. He’s probably grown up since then; but now all I see him do is cry to the refs. While he gets away with a lot. And his nut shot on one of my team’s guys didn’t help.

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    Mike J says:

    Is this ice hockey we’re talking about?

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Brendan in NC:

    He’s the Tom Brady of the NHL.

    That’s cold, man. That’s cold.

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    geg6 says:

    @Brendan in NC:

    Crying to the refs? Seriously? You must be mistaking Sid for someone else. I never miss a Pens game and have never once seen him cry. As for being an asshole, we don’t see that either. We see a huge star who does a ton in the community, gives his stick to little girls and boys who ask post-game on a regular basis, is never in trouble and personally delivers season tickets to purchasers every pre-season. A guy who is constantly ganged up on and rarely retaliates and who is forever being injured by cheap shots. A guy who lived with Mario and his family for many years after coming to the team. I think, personally, it’s jealousy. If you were talking about Malkin, I could understand it because Malkin is pretty much an asshole. A great player and I love him but I admit that he’s hard to like. But Sid is totally a class guy. In every way.

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    Brendan in NC says:

    @geg6: You’re right about Geno. And I agree with you about Sid and his interactions with the public. And yes, a little jealousy. And maybe it’s the quality of the officiating, or the fact that he has had a couple concussions; but he seems to spend an awful lot of time in the ref’s ear. And yes, I know he’s the captain.

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    Brendan in NC says:

    @geg6: Either way, this series should go the full seven games…

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @geg6: I am sure that everyone is terribly apologetic and all that. Why do you care? I don’t care that people think Aaron Rodgers is arrogant. Or that some think he is gay (for the record, I don’t care – he is a hella QB). Why do you care about what someone says about Crosby?

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    Jim in Nashville says:

    I hope it goes a full 7. Go Preds!

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