Well, they played a hell of a lot better, so at least there's that, right?
- The Blues lost in Philly yesterday afternoon 4-1. Despite some, shall I say "passionate" debates on Twitter, I think it's pretty safe to say the Blues, if nothing else, played far better than they did in Chicago. In any case, here's Fearless Leader Hildymac on the recap. [SLGT]
- Here's the orange perspective on yesterday's Flyers win. [Broad Street Hockey]
- The Blues did however clinch their birth in the playoffs, thanks to the Coyotes loss later on. [Blues]
KNOW YOUR ENEMY - THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS:
- This afternoon - again at noon central - the Blues switch sides of the Keystone State to play the Pittsburgh Penguins, who took down the Lightning last night 4-3 in overtime. It doesn't get any easier, as the Pens' stars are starting to get hot, with Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby notching 4 and 3 points respectively last night, while noted asswipe James Neal netted the winner. [Pensburgh]
- Even Geno himself admits that he didn't come back from Sochi on top of his game. But, like I mentioned above, that could be different now. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
- Here are your scores from Saturday: [NHL.com 3/22]
- Other than our game, there are 6 other matches today. None of them beats Blues-Penguins, but the Wild and Red Wings are on the back half of a home-and-home. Also, keep an eye on the Blackhawks who, should the Blues lose this afternoon, can pull within 2 points of the division lead with a win over the Predators. [NHL.com 3/23]
- While the Coyotes loss to the Bruins may have clinched our playoff spot, it also saw Boston take over the President's Trophy race by 2 points. Right on our tails in the West are the Sharks, who after losing in a shootout to the Capitals last night are only a point back. [NHL.com Standings]
- You think the Blackhawks are terrible shitbags? Well, you're right, but it turns out they're grooming them young in the AHL that way. Bobby Shea of the Rockford Ice Hogs fought our boy Ty Rattie the other night, then on their way back to their respective locker rooms, Shea literally crawled across the concrete to try and fight Rattie again off the ice. Shea has been suspended for 8 games. Fuckheads will be fuckheads. [Puck Daddy]
- Henrik Lundqvist recently became the all-time winningest goaltender in New York Rangers history, and last night he added his 50th career shutout by beating the Devils 2-0, claiming that Rangers team record as well. [Blue Shirt Banter]
- With the state of both the Oilers and the Flames, one might not think either team could be embarrassed more than they already were. One would be wrong in such an assumption, as Calgary officially eliminated their Battle of Alberta rivals by an 8-1 scoreline. [Matchstick & Gasoline]
- Things are bad in Edmonton. Like, fans throwing jerseys again bad. Ben Scrivens was having none of that shit, so he threw it right back. [Pro Hockey Talk]
- It's nearly time for the NCAA College Hockey tournament. The teams are set, but who will play who? Here are some predictions, including a possible Wisconsin-North Dakota first round game. [SBNation College Hockey]
- Three elephants escaped from the circus at the Family Arena yesterday. They were immediately assigned to the Blues fourth line, because you can't teach size. But seriously, fucking elephants were almost on the run in St. Charles! [KSDK]
- During the broadcast of yesterday's Columbus Crew-Philadelphia Union MLS game, a couple...well, it seems like they hi-jacked the broadcast feed's microphones, and if the lady's voice is any indication, they were really enjoying themselves if you know what I mean. NSFW [Deadspin]
- After a woman in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec told her boyfriend and her friends that she was pregnant with quintuplets, they helped rally the entire Canadian town around her, donating food, clothes, baby furniture, and cash to help her out. The only problem: the woman in question was, in fact, not pregnant at all. [Yahoo! News]
With the Blues last two losses, the struggle to finish scoring chances, and the heated debates on Twitter, I think it's about time we all take a step back and feel good for a moment. Whenever I want to just feel good, I usually just watch one of the best feel-good movies (and legitimately my favorite movie), WALL-E. But since I can't post the whole thing, here's the quick version, acted out by an 8 year old and a kitty.
I DARE YOU to not be in a good mood after that!!!
Tyler's back tomorrow. I promise you he won't have as adorable a video as this, but either way, help him out with some good links.
- gtdonutking AT gmail DOT com
Obviously it's an afternoon gameday, so you'll be making your way here anyway, But it's also Prospect Sunday, so keep your eyes peeled for Brian's weekly report - I imagine he'll have a thing or two to say about the Bobby Shea/Ty Rattie incident, plus maybe the upcoming NCAA Hockey Tournament.