Thursday, December 2, 2010
Game Day: Penguins
Ok, actually that picture makes me sad. As much as I despise the Pittsburgh Penguins, I love penguins. When the Chronicle staff ventured to the Georgia Aquarium in October before the home opener, I stood in line with all the little kids and dragged my out of shape 6'0 235lb frame through the tunnel so I could put my head inside the little bubble amongst the penguin exhibit and take pictures.
But those aren't the penguins the Thrashers face tonight. The Penguins that will take to the ice tonight are the kind that would have punched me in the crotch from behind while I was taking my pictures at the aquarium. The kind that send flying blind-side elbows at little fake artists. The kind that the NHL shoves down our throats 24/7 as though there aren't any other marketable personalities *cough*Iginla*cough* in hockey.
Those same Penguins are 9-0-1 in their past 10 games and have won seven straight since dropping that overtime game to the Rangers on November 15th. A winning streak will be ended tonight, whether it is Pittsburgh's 7 gamer or Atlanta's franchise record tying 6 gamer.
We're still waiting (as of 10:55 Vivlamore is still seeking an updtate) for word on whether or not Evander Kane is going to play after taking a Toby Enstrom slap shot off the inside of his knee in Tuesday night's victory over the Avalanche.