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Pens bits: Vitale “answers the bell,” Dupuis makes some history and Geno hits 50

Apr 7, 2012, 5:43 PM EDT

The Pittsburgh Penguins-Philadelphia Flyers game today doesn’t have a whole lot on the line – at least from a playoff standpoint. There’s plenty of hate and a little bit of history to go around, though.

From the “hate” files, Joe Vitale‘s status as a villain in Philly grows. Watch him “answer the bell” for his hits on Danny Briere and Nicklas Grosmann in this fight against Harry Zolnierczyk:

(Something tells me he might have to answer the bell again, but we shall see.)

As far as history goes, a Penguins player did something big, yet it wasn’t one you might expect. Pascal Dupuis collected a point in his NHL season-high 17th consecutive game. Liam McHugh points out that Dupuis became the third Pittsburgh player (Sidney Crosby and Mario Lemieux) to score 17 in a row in the last 20 years.

Oh, and just moments ago, Evgeni Malkin scored his 50th goal of the season (a first for the Russian star).

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  1. bobhpine - Apr 7, 2012 at 5:46 PM

    Giroux: Out (sore lady parts)

  2. bmscalise - Apr 7, 2012 at 5:48 PM

    Dupuis point streak is fantastic, but Sid had a 25-gamer (with 50 pts.) last season. I don’t know how anyone could forget that. Are the guys at NBC just wrong, or am I misunderstanding the stat?

    • pensswag91 - Apr 7, 2012 at 5:52 PM

      They mentioned Crosby’s streak.

      • James O'Brien - Apr 7, 2012 at 6:07 PM

        Stat’s been clarified.

    • James O'Brien - Apr 7, 2012 at 6:03 PM

      Let me double-check that stat they mentioned – it might be season-closing only.

  3. obamablowz - Apr 7, 2012 at 8:00 PM

    Meaningless game….who cares

    • bobhpine - Apr 7, 2012 at 8:30 PM

      Does your name imply that mittromneyrulez? That would be funny.

      • obamablowz - Apr 7, 2012 at 8:39 PM

        yes it would…however i would change it to “mitromneyblowztoo”

    • iluvwikileaks - Apr 8, 2012 at 6:16 AM

      And, so does Ron Paul:)

  4. iluvwikileaks - Apr 8, 2012 at 6:15 AM

    The last time the Flyers won the Cup…The late Mini Ripperton was shrilling out the God-awful song, “Loving You”.

    The never-elected President Gerald Ford was stumling down airplane steps.

    and…

    Gas was .44 cents a gallon.

  5. iluvwikileaks - Apr 8, 2012 at 6:19 AM

    Harry got his @$$ kicked:)

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