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Discuss: Islanders storm back against Pens to tie series

May 3, 2013, 9:45 PM EDT

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For many, the story was supposed to be about Sidney Crosby‘s triumphant return amid Pittsburgh’s continued dominance. The New York Islanders had other plans, however, coming back from a 3-1 deficit to tie the first-round series 1-1 with a 4-3 win on Friday.

Let’s chat.

  • So, is it already time to wonder if the Penguins’ defense is really that much better after it fell apart in the 2012 playoffs? Many claimed as much, but it’s an obvious question now.
  • Here’s another inevitable question: is Marc-Andre Fleury truly the guy who can get it done for Pittsburgh? How long is his leash with Tomas Vokoun waiting in the wings?
  • How would you rate Sidney Crosby’s overall game? Did he dominate beyond those two goals?
  • Well, it’s probably safe to say that John Tavares had a much better night. Where does he rank among the top players in this series?
  • How much weight do you put in Kyle Okposo‘s fight against Matt Niskanen?
  • And the most fun question of all: can the streaky Isles win this series? More than a few people believed that they could give Pittsburgh fits.
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  1. philly4lyfe - May 3, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    MAF back to his usual playoff form I see. nice of him to kick that winning goal in for them.

    • pens5829 - May 3, 2013 at 11:30 PM

      How many birdies and pars did Giroux and Hartnell have today?

      • pens5829 - May 3, 2013 at 11:50 PM

        Waiting for your answer?.

      • President Charles Logan - May 4, 2013 at 12:12 AM

        LOL!

      • laxman1944 - May 4, 2013 at 12:13 AM

        Claude was 5 over par on the front 9………Scottie was 2 under par for the front 9…….Thanks for asking

      • buysamadrink - May 4, 2013 at 7:10 AM

        And in other news…

        Hartnell’s under par and Giroux’s under Voracek
        Ilya has ample time to contemplate the formation of the universe and overcome his fear of bears.
        Rinaldo is studying hard to finally score a 40 on his IQ test.
        And Steve Mason has time to proactively seek psychiatric help in advance of the beating he’ll surely take from Philly fans next season.

        Sounds like another productive day in Flyerville! Stay tuned tomorrow as they participate in team-wide arts and crafts to pass the time until they can once again play a meaningful hockey game. See you in October!

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - May 4, 2013 at 8:30 AM

        None they were at McGillians ol ALE HOUSE having a good time ! Brendan Morrow and Jerome Iginla are two old to golf ! Morrow skates like a groundhog and Iginla is going overboard on sticking up for sid because he ain’t done a thing yet ! LETS GO FLYLANDERS !

    • pbhatesphilly - May 4, 2013 at 8:06 AM

      Ilya….need I say more. Admit it philly (gag, I always vomit in my mouth a little when I say/write “philly) 4lyfe u would kill to have had Mark Andre or Vocoun net minding.

    • crosberries - May 4, 2013 at 8:58 AM

      In all seriousness how did okposo or whatever not get an instigator penalty on the fight? I may have missed the beginning of it while I was finishing dinner.

      • jl9830 - May 4, 2013 at 10:41 AM

        Because fights after hits happen every day in the NHL without instigator penalties?

      • crosberries - May 4, 2013 at 11:09 AM

        Are you asking me a question to answer my question? So whenever there is a clean hit there’s a fight? Games would take pretty long then.

  2. eigglesnosuperbowls - May 3, 2013 at 9:48 PM

    FLYLANDERS ahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahaahahahahahahahaahahhahahahahahahaahhahahaahh
    the

    • pens5829 - May 3, 2013 at 11:31 PM

      Where was your team today?

    • pens5829 - May 3, 2013 at 11:51 PM

      Yo Stinky? Where’s your answer? Where’s the Flyers today?

  3. eigglesnosuperbowls - May 3, 2013 at 9:51 PM

    Before the series started I had the FLYLANDERS not losing on home ice this series is over the heavely favored pens are out again in the first round this is awesome ahahahahhahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    • pbhatesphilly - May 4, 2013 at 8:17 AM

      Ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

      everything that has anything to do with philthy is putrid. The fans of philly especially! Your team is laughable/embarrassing and is sent home to clean their panties and what is left for eigglenosblowjs to do. Comb through stories about the Pens and “comment”. What makes u think that anyone, anywhere cares what u have to say, “clue”- we don’t. So go ahead and wish u were a Pens fan and read all the stories u can find about a true claasy organization because if I were u I would want to jump off a cliff as well. Guess how many stories about philthy I have read, ya know since they were eliminated back in early February? 0!!! Because I have a life and couldn’t care less except watching u suffer!!!! ahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, blow me.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - May 4, 2013 at 8:25 AM

        FLYLANDERS

  4. dcent87 - May 3, 2013 at 9:51 PM

    MAF is back

  5. broadstreetbeatdown - May 3, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    Ha ha ha. F**king Beach Ball Fleury. He’s the best!

    • President Charles Logan - May 4, 2013 at 12:13 AM

      pretty desperate for you to living your hockey life through the eyes of another team nowadays huh peterpuffer

      • broadstreetbeatdown - May 4, 2013 at 12:41 AM

        Are you talking to me or your mother? The whole peter puffer thing confused me.

      • President Charles Logan - May 4, 2013 at 1:05 AM

        wow when all else fails you resort to 1980′s momma jokes … damn you’re like my personal punching bag on here

    • pbhatesphilly - May 4, 2013 at 8:25 AM

      Dear broadstreetblowme, thank you. Finally a philthy fan acknowledging that Fleury is the best! Because with what philthy has trying to stop the puck has been, well not the best!! It’s good to see someone from the wrong end of the state seeing, acknowledging and commending a good goalie. Thats not easy to do because you fans have never been exposed to a good goalie and most are just jelous. And if any of you freaks sya “Hextal” I will laugh my ass off, so go ahead and yell from the top of your lungs “Hextal”. Hahahahha, loser!!

    • fbothharbaughs - May 4, 2013 at 10:30 AM

      Says the fan of a team still trying to find a goalie since their best one tried testing airbags on a Porsche before they were even invented…

      1975!!

  6. steelers88 - May 3, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    The Penguins deserved to lose the defense was terrible in this game! They turned the puck over at the blue line basically the whole game. I am very concerned about the defense. As for Flurey he basically kept the Penguins in the game he faced 42 shots and let 4 in not really to worried about Flurey. If the pens keep playing like this for the rest of the series the Islanders will win.

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - May 3, 2013 at 9:55 PM

      get gone loser don’t come on here now being humble aahahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
      FLYLANDERS

    • atwatercrushesokoye - May 3, 2013 at 9:56 PM

      Are you serious? You can’t allow 2 goals from bounces off the backboards and you can’t be lazy on a wraparound, he may have stopped 38 shots but make no mistake he was poor tonight.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - May 3, 2013 at 9:59 PM

        Very serious aahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahaFLYLANDERS

      • drone501 - May 4, 2013 at 9:05 AM

        as a pens fan, he is scary. the more pressure put on him in big games, the scarier he gets. makes the great saves, looks bad on the easy ones.

    • stakex - May 3, 2013 at 10:22 PM

      Flurey lost this game for the Pens, plain and simple. The Islanders out played, and out shot the Pens… but they didn’t have a ton of good point blank chances. If Flurey hadn’t been so weak on a couple of the goals the Pens probably would have won fairly easy.

      • President Charles Logan - May 4, 2013 at 12:23 AM

        kind of like how your over rated goalie let in a bad one in washington the other night?… done in 5 the rags will be

      • broadstreetbeatdown - May 4, 2013 at 12:45 AM

        Lindsey Lohan wishes they had overrated King Henrik in net instead of Beach Ball Fleury.

  7. atwatercrushesokoye - May 3, 2013 at 9:54 PM

    There’s no way Fleury can lead this team to another cup, yes he won one in 09 but after last year and tonight’s dreadful performance it’s pretty apparent they’ll win inspite of him (if they do it) not because of him. I’m not sure they should let him play in game 3.

    And I say that as a fairly neutral Flames fan, who would like to see Iggy win a cup.

    • laxman1944 - May 3, 2013 at 10:20 PM

      It was/should have been a concern going in………still though. Def. needs to put a wall.

      NYI weathered the storm and got it done…….Kudos they earned the win……Game 3 is next….Who shows up?

  8. broadstreetbeatdown - May 3, 2013 at 9:54 PM

    3rd 1st round exit here they come. The overrated Hens with their Fu&k all goalie is at it again. Nice assist on the Okposo goal you stupid Frog.

    • pens5829 - May 3, 2013 at 11:37 PM

      Get a life.

      • President Charles Logan - May 4, 2013 at 12:15 AM

        broasdstreet got tired of watching gay porn and the golf channel

      • broadstreetbeatdown - May 4, 2013 at 12:43 AM

        Sour Grapes much peg boy?

      • broadstreetbeatdown - May 4, 2013 at 12:46 AM

        I was watching gay porn earlier and saw Logan’s dad.

      • pbhatesphilly - May 4, 2013 at 8:31 AM

        Shocking!!!!!, broadstreetblowme was watching gay porn. hahahaha, we don’t even have to try to embarrass you philty freaks. You do it for us!!! hahahhahahaha. Its almost hard to hate you when u make me laugh so much. OMG U R PRICELESS!!!

    • fbothharbaughs - May 4, 2013 at 10:32 AM

      … yet he’s still better than any goalie the Flyers have/will have

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - May 4, 2013 at 11:08 AM

      bsbd I keep forgetting it will be 3 in a row ! This is awesome !

  9. jl9830 - May 3, 2013 at 9:55 PM

    Where are all those Penguins predicting a sweep?

    Now it’s a Best-of-5 series with the Isles holding home-ice advantage. Suddenly, the Penguins aren’t so scary anymore.

    • jl9830 - May 3, 2013 at 10:15 PM

      *Penguins fans

    • drone501 - May 4, 2013 at 9:06 AM

      they have the best away record in the league. i didn’t predict a sweep. pens in 6.

  10. pdmjr - May 3, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    They launched 70 shots at Fleury he kept them in the game.

  11. jimw81 - May 3, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    it’s amazing how people around the league go after bryz for his soft goals but marc andre fleury is just as guilty.

    • sportsfreak13 - May 3, 2013 at 10:15 PM

      Which goal was soft? 2 bad board bounces and one power play goal where he just missed going from right to left. Hahaha a flyer fan commenting on goalie performance that’s toch. Hey Jim didn’t you say Crosby was concussed? What a analyst you are.

      • laxman1944 - May 3, 2013 at 10:26 PM

        it’s a game (like all games of competition) of EMOTION and tonight NYI played with more.

        Pitt did not…….

        Y’all got yourselves a series…….

        Great for ratings

      • dmfc1112 - May 3, 2013 at 10:28 PM

        Goals number 2,3,4. Poor positioning, overplaying the puck, whatever you wish to call it.

      • stakex - May 3, 2013 at 10:32 PM

        Those “bad bounces” were pucks he played awful. Even Pierre “Lets go Pens” Mcguire called him out on it… which should tell you something.

      • sportsfreak13 - May 3, 2013 at 10:38 PM

        Statex how did he play them bad? They hit the boards and came straight back to a islanders guy stick. Seriously I want to know what you think he should of done differently rather then “stop the puck”.

    • stakex - May 3, 2013 at 10:25 PM

      Flurey is the most over rated goalie in the NHL right now. If he wasn’t playing behind such a high powered offense he wouldn’t even have a starter job right now. Hes not a goalie that can carry a team.

      • sportsfreak13 - May 3, 2013 at 10:40 PM

        That comment right there reflects your knowledge of this sport perfectly. Well done.

      • President Charles Logan - May 4, 2013 at 12:21 AM

        kind of like how queen henry has all those playoff wins and trips top the finals right dumbazz?

    • President Charles Logan - May 4, 2013 at 12:16 AM

      shut up dumbazz … putting bryz and maf in the same sentence?? lmao you’re a joke

      • broadstreetbeatdown - May 4, 2013 at 12:48 AM

        You’re right Bryz is an elite goaltender. MAF is Cindy’s fluffer.

      • President Charles Logan - May 4, 2013 at 1:04 AM

        lol this confirms how stupid you really are

      • pbhatesphilly - May 4, 2013 at 8:37 AM

        Hey broadstreetblowme, did u just say breezy brizzy is elite? holy f… stop it, my sides r hurting. Every time u post something I can’t stop laughing, those guys at the funnybone have nothing on you. man ur entertaining! but stop, my sides are hurting.

  12. cspsrbums - May 3, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    Crosby was a non Factor he got 2 trash goals that others did all the work he just reaps the benefits

    • atwatercrushesokoye - May 3, 2013 at 10:03 PM

      Really? Cause the way the TSN “experts” fell all over themselves to talk about how he was back you’d think he went through all 5 Islanders players, Bobby Orr style, both times.

  13. bcisleman - May 3, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    Most Isles players and their coach had never played in a Stanley Cup playoff game before. They certainly deserve a mulligan for Wednesday. Tonight we saw the real Islanders. This should be a great series!

    • tfaltin - May 3, 2013 at 10:05 PM

      This chat forum should be about complimenting the Islanders on a game well-played, and a win well-earned, not Pittsburgh. Enjoy the playoff win, Islander fans. You can certainly be proud of your franchise tonight.

      • govtminion - May 3, 2013 at 10:29 PM

        Absolutely. Very impressed with what I saw out of the Isles tonight. It feels like every year we feel like this is the year they finally will break out and become the elite team we expect them to be, and every year they find a way not to do it. This might not be ‘elite’ level, but they fought back against a juggernaut and- for tonight at least- they came out ahead. Congrats to them- hopefully they keep up the hard work!

    • atwatercrushesokoye - May 3, 2013 at 10:13 PM

      I agree, this was my first chance to watch the Isles this year and I came away impressed with this team, they’re young and talented, hopefully they keep this going (both this year and overall) this organization and it’s fans deserve to see some success!

    • laxman1944 - May 3, 2013 at 10:49 PM

      Hunger……..Hunger…….Hunger………..Youth too does not hurt either….

      If Pitt WANTS it they will have to TAKE it like ALL the others that have come before them and have their names engraved on Lord Stanley’s cup.

  14. wisdomnfl - May 3, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    1975

    • jimw81 - May 3, 2013 at 10:03 PM

      typical IQ level for a pens fan. can’t come up with something substantive?

      • sportsfreak13 - May 3, 2013 at 10:51 PM

        It’s as “substantive” as bankruptcy. Facts are facts.

      • fbothharbaughs - May 4, 2013 at 10:35 AM

        What isn’t “substantive”?

    • laxman1944 - May 3, 2013 at 10:28 PM

      Ugh…..

    • broadstreetbeatdown - May 4, 2013 at 12:50 AM

      Whats that wisdom, the number of dudes your mom blew?

      • drone501 - May 4, 2013 at 9:14 AM

        pretty f-ing juvenile. thats your comeback is to talk about someones mother. a new but expected low from a 76ers fan.

      • fbothharbaughs - May 4, 2013 at 10:37 AM

        Haha, mom jokes were in the last time your boys won a cup, stupid.

        What year was that again?

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - May 4, 2013 at 11:12 AM

        Awesome comeback VIVA LOS 1975 pretty sone we will be able to post 2011,2012,2013 first round ko’s !

  15. broadstreetbeatdown - May 3, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    If Disco Dan keeps Beach Ball Flower Power in net the egg layers have no chance. I love it!!!

    • pbhatesphilly - May 4, 2013 at 8:40 AM

      Ya know what I love, you’re posting on a Pens playoff blog!! hahahaha. philthy fans suck!!!

  16. ibieiniid - May 3, 2013 at 10:01 PM

    i love the name Flylanders. the team has nothing to do with the flyers except that EVERY flyers fan is rootingfor them right now. might as well be our team

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - May 3, 2013 at 10:17 PM

      Its a respect thing the flyers and ilanders were playing for cups when these yinzers thought a hat trick was something their mom did ! FLYLANDERS !

      • handsofsweed - May 3, 2013 at 10:55 PM

        No. We knew that they were playing for the right to play for the cup, not for the cup itself. Don’t act like you didn’t know they were in the same conference in the 1980′s.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - May 3, 2013 at 11:07 PM

        You would be wrong as usual !The flyers islanders played against one another for the cup know your hockey history !

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - May 3, 2013 at 11:16 PM

        handsofsweed please don’t ever reply to my hockey knowledge ever again you the guru dose not need to take the long journey down from the top of the mountain to teach your dumb ass about hockey you have proven yourself a fool

      • handsofsweed - May 3, 2013 at 11:58 PM

        You said “cups,” as in plural, or more than one. They met for the cup once; in 1980. So we’re both right and wrong. But hey, at least I can admit when I’m verrrry slightly wrong.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - May 4, 2013 at 7:28 AM

        You never knew they played against one another in the FINALS FOR A CUP period lets keep it real,,,, slightly wrong ???????? AHHAHAHAHHA I was no where near being wrong so take that make a statement to make yourself look better” we were both wrong” and stick it

      • President Charles Logan - May 4, 2013 at 12:18 AM

        1980 bobby nystrom was offsides bad call by leon stickle … but then again the flyers aree used to being fed the ol fu*k sandwich

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - May 4, 2013 at 7:29 AM

        so’s your father

      • pbhatesphilly - May 4, 2013 at 8:42 AM

        Very clever saying “playing for cups” and not winning cups. ahahahahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaa. loser4lyfe!

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - May 4, 2013 at 8:44 AM

        Yeah they were play for cups their third in a row there cleaver brother ! LETS GO FLYLANDERS !

      • pbhatesphilly - May 4, 2013 at 8:46 AM

        at least from philthy’s prospective.

      • broadstreetbeatdown - May 4, 2013 at 2:53 PM

        Eiggles lay off of weed. He like 90% of the Hens fans here have only been watching the glorious game since 2005.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - May 4, 2013 at 3:18 PM

        They make me sick ! Their success is a product of major failure ! If the truth is known they are probably owned by the NHL !

      • broadstreetbeatdown - May 4, 2013 at 3:27 PM

        Kansas City Penguins. More chapter 13s than cups.

  17. hockeyfan28 - May 3, 2013 at 10:01 PM

    That last goal Fleury gave up was like he was playing the flyers….nice job isles

  18. theageofquarrel - May 3, 2013 at 10:02 PM

    Funny all the Philthy turds came out of the sewers to gloat. Penguins will still win this series

    • broadstreetbeatdown - May 3, 2013 at 10:04 PM

      No they won’t pole smoker.

      • theageofquarrel - May 3, 2013 at 10:15 PM

        Sure they will.

      • President Charles Logan - May 4, 2013 at 12:19 AM

        how the g-a-y p-o-r-n- and the golf channel treating you ur_a_broad

      • broadstreetbeatdown - May 4, 2013 at 12:42 AM

        Ha Ha. Good one Pres. Lindsey Lohan. If you’re a 12 year old.

      • pbhatesphilly - May 4, 2013 at 8:48 AM

        creative reply broadstreetblowme!

      • broadstreetbeatdown - May 4, 2013 at 2:55 PM

        Seriously, arguing with you guys is like beating up on the slow kids.

  19. tfaltin - May 3, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    Funny to see all the trolling Flyer fans come out of the woodwork to pounce on this opportunity to antagonize Penguins fans. This was a great showing from the Islanders. Nabokov rebounded from a rough start really well, and the Isles just kept coming all game. Make no mistake, the Islanders won this game, the Penguins didn’t lose it. Happy to see Tavares and co. get a win. As for the Pens, it’s a wake-up call/reality check that I think the team, Root sports, and the fans needed.

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - May 3, 2013 at 10:07 PM

      Thats funny I been told to go away for two weeks now FLYLANDERS HAHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAH!

      • tfaltin - May 3, 2013 at 10:11 PM

        Feel free to go away again, doors open.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - May 3, 2013 at 10:13 PM

        Never left ,,why don’t you kick me out tuff guy !

      • pbhatesphilly - May 4, 2013 at 8:51 AM

        to closet pens fan. i don’t want u to go, ur fun to play with, plus this is the closest u ll ever get to being pens fan so enjoy it.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - May 4, 2013 at 8:52 AM

        Four post and you already ran out of material ,,,,,,,,NEXT

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - May 3, 2013 at 10:09 PM

      You ain’t talking about me yinzer I been told to leave for two weeks now I ain’t gone no where I told you I would see you in the first round FLYLANDERS AHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHHA!

      • tfaltin - May 3, 2013 at 10:12 PM

        You also been told how to speak American.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - May 3, 2013 at 10:14 PM

        Make me !

      • maalea - May 4, 2013 at 1:13 AM

        Funny. In my country, we speak ENGLISH. Not American, but then, I don’t know what language “You also been told” is.

      • broadstreetbeatdown - May 4, 2013 at 2:58 PM

        What language is “American”? Go back to school you hayseed.

  20. cspsrbums - May 3, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    Maybe they will OR Maybe They Woooooont you don’t know anymore so you

  21. Stiller43 - May 3, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    That was pathetic. Up 2-0 and 3-1. They got outworked. It was embarassing. I still like the pens in 5-6 though

    • laxman1944 - May 3, 2013 at 10:32 PM

      agreed…it should be a wake up call……pay heed boys….got to work for it….

      • laxman1944 - May 3, 2013 at 11:34 PM

        Thumbs downing me??????…..come on

      • sportsfreak13 - May 3, 2013 at 11:37 PM

        Haha yea idk who did that, but that was undeserved.

      • laxman1944 - May 4, 2013 at 12:24 AM

        Tough room………

  22. jubbijokinmi - May 3, 2013 at 10:08 PM

    Here’s an idea for the commentators on here, as someone who generally reads the articles but occasionally makes the mistake of reading on. It seems like if your team hasn’t made the playoffs this year, you ought to find something else to do.

    You would think that was common sense, but some people really need the attention to feel special.

    Regardless of who your team is, don’t feed the trolls. You’re helping them drop our collective IQ one comment at a time.

    • broadstreetbeatdown - May 3, 2013 at 10:11 PM

      Maybe you should worry about that excuse for a net minder who cost you guys a win instead of us “trolls”. dropping your collective IQ. it seems your hockey sense is lacking.

      • bern1417 - May 4, 2013 at 1:36 AM

        Say’s the guy whose breath smells like a sweaty nut sack……phewwwwwwwww brush your tooth d-bag!!!!

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - May 4, 2013 at 8:42 AM

        How do you know what a sweaty nut sak smells like you must like em fresh and so clean clean

      • broadstreetbeatdown - May 4, 2013 at 3:01 PM

        Says the guy who knows what a sweaty nut sack breath smells like. You’ve been hanging out in the Village again haven’t you?

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - May 3, 2013 at 10:11 PM

      Naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa I don;t think we are gonna do that FLYLANDERS AHHAHAHAHHAHH

  23. Stiller43 - May 3, 2013 at 10:08 PM

    Jl980,

    Dont the isles suck at home compared to on the road? I wouldnt get so cocky yet

    • bern1417 - May 4, 2013 at 1:37 AM

      Yep and guess who the best road team in the NHL is?

      • sles1985 - May 4, 2013 at 2:11 AM

        they started 4-13(whatever, not including tie point in the analysis). with a fan base that every year stars strong and has been let down, they struggled. once the lines starting working they went 8-3. nassau was rocking. as an 8 seed, and a team that hasnt made the playoffs since 2007, we aren’t cocky. but we did take a home win from the second best home team in the league. we can beLIeve. and we can win at home.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - May 4, 2013 at 8:45 AM

        Looks like Morrow and Iginila or however you spell his name are looking to old to go play on the road !

  24. broadstreetbeatdown - May 3, 2013 at 10:08 PM

    Yeah the Hens didnt lose. That retard you call a goalie let in 3 softies. Super job. See you on the links losers.

  25. cspsrbums - May 3, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    NBCSN was all over the Pens also it was disgusting then when they where losing they were real quet

  26. tjvalley - May 3, 2013 at 10:10 PM

    The bottom line…the New York islanders are not s team that will go easily. If the penguins don’t fight and earn their goals, they will not beat them.

    • jl9830 - May 3, 2013 at 10:22 PM

      This. The Penguins might be the better team, but they will have to earn the win in this series. The Islanders are fully capable of winning this series.

  27. sportsfreak13 - May 3, 2013 at 10:11 PM

    First off congrats to the islanders tonight. Anyone who is blaming fleury for that game or saying he’s back to his “old” form doesn’t know hockey. I can’t remember the last time a team went 16-0 to win the cup. Enjoy it while it last flyer fans, kinda like how we enjoy your team doesn’t gave a chance at all this year. Sunday should be fun and I can’t wait. So much fun to have a team in the playoffs rather then have to root for a team to win because you hate their opponent so much.

    • dmfc1112 - May 3, 2013 at 10:42 PM

      His “old” form was a pretty good goalie. THIS form for Fleury is anything but stellar. If I had to root for him I’d be pretty worried. Didn’t this happen last payoffs? up 3-1 and lose 4-3??

      • dmfc1112 - May 3, 2013 at 10:48 PM

        playoffs* we’re talking ’bout playoffs. playoffs??

      • sportsfreak13 - May 3, 2013 at 11:01 PM

        Ya dmfc1112 we are, because our teams are in them.

    • laxman1944 - May 3, 2013 at 11:36 PM

      Ouch

  28. jl9830 - May 3, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    Best of 5 series, home-ice advantage to the Islanders!! Eat it, Pittsburgh. This series will NOT be easy for you.

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - May 3, 2013 at 10:23 PM

      j ain’t that a weird playoff beard crosby is wearing it looks like plastic hair

  29. malkinrulez - May 3, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    Last I checked it was 1-1 , penguins as good on the road as home. You will see a better effort from the Pens

  30. heyzeus143 - May 3, 2013 at 10:32 PM

    Feel good about this one New York, yea, relax relax relax, cue evil laugh

  31. stakex - May 3, 2013 at 10:39 PM

    Much like last year, the Pens played like they just didn’t care to win. Almost as though they assumed the Islanders would just lay down for them because the odds makers have yet again declared them the cup champions. If they don’t wake up, they will be golfing in two weeks.

    Also, Crosby was virtually invisible out there tonight. He had a couple tap in goals sure, but other then that you hardly heard his name.

    • sportsfreak13 - May 3, 2013 at 10:44 PM

      A guy with 2 goals invisible hahaha you keep getting better and better. Really you need to pick another sport at this point, you don’t get hockey.

  32. broadstreetbeatdown - May 3, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    Bye Bye oh featherless ones.

    • sportsfreak13 - May 3, 2013 at 10:49 PM

      No “bye bye” is for a team who failed to make the playoffs in a league where OVER HALF the teams makes it in. Not for a team tied 1-1 in a series and holding a 5 goals to 4 lead so far in the series. Thanks for your input though. Insightful as always.

      • broadstreetbeatdown - May 3, 2013 at 11:18 PM

        Another 1st round exit is just as bad as not making the playoffs. Thanks for playing though. Yinz have the worst goalie in the history of goaltending.

      • sportsfreak13 - May 3, 2013 at 11:31 PM

        Hahaha you mean the guy with the cup and the second most wins this season. The guy with a shutout last game. Or do you mean the guy your team is considering the amnesty on, who didn’t even make the playoffs. One loss and you are already saying first round exit? That proves your lack of intelligence right there. I really do smile when I read your comments, because it proves how dumb my most hated rivals fans really are. Thanks for the reminder.

  33. Stiller43 - May 3, 2013 at 10:53 PM

    Bottom line is every single person knew the pens (or any team) were not going to go 16-0 in the playoffs. Series is evened up, i still believe in my pens.

    Im glad a loss in the post season (something 95% of the trolls here posting wont sniff til MAYBE next april) gives you turds a laugh for the night. Remember this feeling in 10-12 days when the pens are playing in the 2nd round.

  34. laxman1944 - May 3, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    LOL……We????(Penguin/Flyer) fans really hate each other so much…..we like each other……Think about it. ……..why are we commenting SO much after Pitt lost. On a Pitt thread.? 90 Percent of the comments are from Flyer fans killing Pitt. Peeps after a tough loss…..had roles been reversed it would be Pitt fans killing us…….The thing is I know more about the roster on Pitt than I do any other team……just because I can’t stand them…….IRONY……..

  35. 8man - May 3, 2013 at 11:17 PM

    Jumpin’ Jiminy Crickets! How did this happen?

    • laxman1944 - May 3, 2013 at 11:38 PM

      you tell me

  36. Stiller43 - May 3, 2013 at 11:35 PM

    Broadst,

    Lol okay keep telling yourself that. If roles were reversed you would tell pens fans to shut up because they didnt even make the playoffs.

    Whatever happens, im proud the team i root for gave me great times during the season and earned a right to play for yet another stanley cup. Thats something you can not say.

    Im not reminiscing yet, however. Again, the pens are 1-1 in the playoffs…nobodys goin 16-0. hell, if someone does, i’ll drive up 95 and buy you and eiggles a beer (a light beer though, so you wont enjoy it).

    LETS GO PENS

  37. pens5829 - May 3, 2013 at 11:35 PM

    Nice to see the Flyer trolls out in full force tonight. Remember girls (and the few boys) trolling Pens stories, where your team today???

    • laxman1944 - May 3, 2013 at 11:42 PM

      We had a wonderful day on the golf course, sunny and warm with a nice breeze…..had a nice BLT after 9 and a nice tee shot for a pin high 3on 10…..Thanks for asking…..

      • handsofsweed - May 4, 2013 at 12:04 AM

        Awesome comment. Did you get the chipotle mayo on that BLT? I hope so!!

      • President Charles Logan - May 4, 2013 at 12:31 AM

        1975 …and counting

      • laxman1944 - May 4, 2013 at 12:34 AM

        Yes and a lovely side salad too……..Heading to the beach in the morning…..70 degrees with a tasty off shore breeze.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - May 4, 2013 at 8:48 AM

        Then we went to Mcgillians for some beer ,sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet !

  38. President Charles Logan - May 4, 2013 at 12:29 AM

    I’ve never seen 3 commenters on this site get their teeth kicked in a much as iggles, shesabroadstreet and stakex do… lol …

    • laxman1944 - May 4, 2013 at 12:34 AM

      Tough day at the office

      • President Charles Logan - May 4, 2013 at 1:06 AM

        tough day on the golf course? loser

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - May 4, 2013 at 8:50 AM

      Dude we are destroying you’s if this was a fight it would have been stopped ! LETS GO FLYLANDERS !

      • President Charles Logan - May 4, 2013 at 10:33 AM

        who’s we?? even the few true sensible , level headed flyers fans that post on here think you’re an embarrassment lol

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - May 4, 2013 at 10:46 AM

        I got you yinzers so mad you keep coming back for more VIVA LOS 1975 LETS GO FLYLANDERS dant dant dant dant dant !

      • President Charles Logan - May 4, 2013 at 10:54 AM

        you got us mad?? lol everyone laughs at you .. you material is lame and weak , you’re like the little kid everyone beats up on the playground

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - May 4, 2013 at 11:04 AM

        Oh you a bully now ! Good because I despise bullies ! See the little guy you smacked around at the bus stop ain’t so small anymore he’s 6’3″ 250 and you stayed the little portly weak chinned cu#t you always been ! VIVA LOS 1975 now do what I say and take that worn out pens camo hat that smells and smack yourself up side the melon with it !

      • President Charles Logan - May 4, 2013 at 11:11 AM

        you’re making a fool of yourself now, , keep in mind you need people to react to your stupid drivel in order for you to make it through your sad lonely days you live up there in philly. , either start making some good replies that make people laugh, or you’ll simply get ignored and then you’ll go out of your mind and possibly harm yourself

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - May 4, 2013 at 11:13 AM

        I got you mad I would love to see your fat little weak chinned a## all red faced typing away ! VIVA LOS 1975

      • broadstreetbeatdown - May 4, 2013 at 3:24 PM

        Chucky Lohan, the little fatty who can’t take a bit of playful ribbing without getting all butt hurt. 1975!!!

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - May 4, 2013 at 3:29 PM

        Dude I wont rest till they are out ! Tell me get a life ,get out of my mom basement or any other old tired thing they try and come up with ! They are a losing franchise rewarded by the NHL for failure ! Do you know one of the reason for no hockey in 2005 was because of them the owners felt the same way ! Iam here all day ! I was down the Fargo the last time the pens were in you should have seen how the yinzers sit there with their Lemiux jersey overtop of about five hoodies ! They look like hillbillys !

      • broadstreetbeatdown - May 4, 2013 at 3:30 PM

        Thats funny Lindsey most of the Flyers and Pens fans think you’re a dbag.

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - May 4, 2013 at 8:51 AM

      Have you seen your old ladies teeth ! Her breaths so bad that when she talks her teeth duck !

    • broadstreetbeatdown - May 4, 2013 at 3:16 PM

      Keep telling yourself that batty boy. You excel in particularly lame comebacks, must of gotten picked on too much in school due to your sexual preference. Good luck riding Beach Ball Flower into the sunset

      • President Charles Logan - May 4, 2013 at 4:51 PM

        lol you just wish someone would join yourself and iggles in your little sexual romps that you two obviously share with each other… sorry , not my preference like you are hoping for.

  39. letsgopens8771 - May 4, 2013 at 7:12 AM

    Did the Penguins play like crap last night? Absolutely. Was it Flower’s fault? No. Is the series over?Absolutely NOT. This is an inferior team that got just a little bit of momentum. It’s just one game and the Penguins have been pretty solid on Long Island this year. Don’t forget, the Penguins are the best road team in the NHL. Win two and then just one game back home is all it takes. Just better team defense and less giveaways will do the trick.

  40. pbhatesphilly - May 4, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    Ok, im starting to get a little sick spending so much time bloggin with u philty losers so im going go for now. Keep trolling though if it makes u feel better and let me end by saying this…………………………………..ahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, phlyers r out and pens are in!! scoreboard.

  41. killerpgh - May 4, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    The islander deserved that victory. It’s not really a series until a team loses on home ice. Well that just happened.

  42. ryanw822 - May 4, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    Wait, what??? The playoffs are still going on? I was reading twitter after the 2nd Crosby goal and all the Pens fans were saying its over and the Cup is theirs. So I turned it off and started reading my preseason NFL magazines.

  43. jimeejohnson - May 4, 2013 at 12:39 PM

    I used to be mildly amused by the childish hate displayed by fans of these two Pencil Vain Ya teams, but now I have nothing but enormous PITY! You guys are some of the biggest losers on this planet. Don’t you have anything better to do than hate on a team from your own, great state?

    Let’s go Islanders! At least make it an exciting series.

  44. bobhpine - May 4, 2013 at 4:17 PM

    It sucks that you flyers fans are SO committed to something that is so pointless. Not for us. It just sucks for you.

    We have one chance at life and you guys spend this much time typing off into space to people you don’t know, about a team you “hate.” The odd shot here and there is well received. But you people are pathological. If the penguins lose, your lives will not get any better guys. Go for a walk outside.

    You look so sad.

    • broadstreetbeatdown - May 4, 2013 at 5:40 PM

      Says the guy who has stalked every Flyers thread all year. Thanks for that insightful analysis of Flyers fans lives, now back to your chardonnay and toy poodles.

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