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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Circling the Drain: Pens down 0-2 Against the Checkers

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Was your 10 dollar AHL Live feed loading a bit slow like mine? If so you missed the Pens only goal in game 2.  Joseph Cramarossa scored 22 seconds into the game to give the Penguins the lead. Then nothing happened for the Pens offense for the rest of the game. Jack and nothing .

Paging Daniel Sprong. If Sprong wants to play in the NHL he needs to score in the AHL. This WBS team is counting on him to score a goal a game to give them a chance at winning. This isn’t an option. Sprong needs to score.

Find this man. 

At 13:37 in the 1st Charlotte scored to tie up the game. Bizarro Fleury scored on an awkward angle shot that made everyone in WBS hate this time of year.
The Pens managed to stay out of the penalty box until late in the third. That was a huge improvement for life since WBS didn’t spend half the game killing penalties.

The Checkers play in the hilariously named BOJANGLES Coliseum, which is named after a fine supplier of foods that are fried nearly as well as the Pens are right now. 

WBS plays their first home game of the series Thursday. Thanks to the garbage playoff format in the AHL the home team opens the best of 5 series on the road. WBS will need to win 3 games in a row to keep the season alive and TK from retiring. A sweep in the first round to end the season on home ice Thursday would be a disappointment and an embarrassment. The team better show up on Thursday, I know I will.

At least the Flyers got eliminated before WBS. Cheers.  More from WBS on Thursday night.

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The Phil 029 - Incoming by @ryank_119

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Hope you've been practicing your disappointed faces Washington!

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Game 1 Charlotte/WBS: Quick Off the Rails Already

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WBS lost game one of their best-of-five game series against the Charlotte Checkers last night 3-2 in overtime.

The Checkers play in the, “Bojangles Colliseum.” Charlotte deserve to lose this series just for that terrible name alone.

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Friday, April 20, 2018

First Round Preview: Charlotte Checkers Vs. WBS Penguins

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It’s FINALLY time to start the Calder Cup playoffs. Sure watching the Pens kick in the teeth of the Flyers has been great, but being forced to wait over a week after the NHL playoffs started  before my team hits the ice has been BRUTAL.  It’s high time to get this sucker started. Yeehaw?  It’s WBS VS Charlotte on Friday and Saturday. GO! 

Badly shopped racing jokes are the key to success. 

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Tidbits and Take-A-Ways from Game 4 by @MedinaMarie_PI

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(Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated)
The Pittsburgh Penguins now hold a commanding three games to one advantage over the Philadelphia Flyers in their first round playoff match up. The Pens have turned their backs on the "oof" that was Game 2 and set their sights to finishing out the series this Friday at home at PPG Paints Arena.

While the Pens have all but taken control of their last two outings against their cross state rivals, there were some tidbits coming out of Game 4 that are worth noting.
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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Phil 028 - Another Theory by @ryank_119

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Maybe Sid is a robot.. or maybe his stick is possessed? We might never know for certain.

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Good Riddance, Ken Hitchcock by @Nick422

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Earlier today the Dallas Stars announced that their head coach, Ken Hitchcock, would be ending his coaching career after near 20 years coaching. To this I say: Good.

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Flyers Didn't #EarnTomorrow (Today) by @williamahirsch

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Matt Murray robbing Scott Laughton of a first period goal -

Whether you watched the Penguins make a mockery of the Philadelphia Flyers in Game One, or not, there are some stats you might not be aware of and you totally need to be. The stats tell the same story as the score. The Penguins toyed with the Flyers right from the start and it was every bit as glorious as you could imagine.

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