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2016 Cup Stickers Now Available UPDATE: Shop is closed

UPDATE 06/25/2016 The Society6 and Redbubble shops are now closed. Thank you to everyone who picked something up. Moving forward, we will be partnering with Commonwealth Press for all of our garment printing so we can offer the best quality product while supporting a great hometown company. ————————————————————–   Moving is always a difficult process. It’s even […]

SAN JOSE, CA - JUNE 12:  Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates with the Stanley Cup after their 3-1 victory to win the Stanley Cup against the San Jose Sharks in Game Six of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on June 12, 2016 in San Jose, California.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The Internet Victory Lap continues. Here are various videos of fan reactions

Let’s start with this meltdown from a Sharks Fan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_vgFTGE0vI We were wondering if this was fake, but no one can be this big of a loser. Let’s fly into Foley’s in NYC and see PSAMP celebrate: On the Southside https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Qb-PLz1noM Love this one for the facial reactions:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kY2mdjUsrMQ Here was inside Consol https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJKoAl8veBA […]

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2016 Cup Shirts Available UPDATE: Shop Is Closed

Now available via Society6. Not sure how long these will be available so get one while you can.   UPDATE 06/25/2016 Shop is now closed. Thank you to everyone who picked something up.   I’ve also started the rough sketch for a Stanley Cup Final print. Look for a final version of this sometime this summer.

SAN JOSE, CA - JUNE 12:  The Pittsburgh Penguins celebrate after their 3-1 victory to win the Stanley Cup against the San Jose Sharks in Game Six of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on June 12, 2016 in San Jose, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

One for the ages. Penguins win the 2016 Stanley Cup

So back in 2009 we said this about the Penguins cup: And then, two years from now, when you are relaxing in that new Consol Engery Center, you’ll put your souvenir cup in an unreal cup-holder and look to the rafters.   And that banner will still be there.   10 years from now you’ll […]

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Thoughts: SCF Game 6 – 2016 STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS

2016 Stanley Cup Champion Pens 3  Sharks 1 Series: 2016 Stanley Cup Champion Pens win series 4-2. Goals Dumoulin (2) (PP) from Schultz, Kunitz Letang (3) from Crosby, Sheary Hornqvist (9) from Crosby Penalties Sheary (hooking) – Overly aggressive (tries to chip the puck past Braun and then puts his stick into the hands/chest of […]

the Game 6 of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final over the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center on June 12, 2016 in San Jose, California. The Pittsburgh Penguins won the game 3-1 and the series 4-2.

Videos, Pictures as they happen of the Penguins Stanley Cup win

Unbelievable. more coming. VIDEO Malkin interview: More behind the scenes from the Penguins lockeroom. This one is awesome. In case anyone missed it. Here is Mike Lange’s call: 66 again: HBK Hug is emotional: 66 is Thirsty: Penguins singing we are the Champions: Here’s the Montage of the Win from Sportsnet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwQ04ICfEH0   PICS updated […]

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PLAYOFF GAMEDAY: The brink.

Game 6: PENGUINS (3-2) at SHARKS (2-3) Stanley Cup Final 8:00 PM EST – NBC SAP Center – San Jose, California The Penguins waited 49 years for an opportunity to raise the Stanley Cup on their home ice. After failing when presented with that opportunity in Game 5, they would be just fine with raising […]

in Game Five of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Consol Energy Center on June 9, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

What You’ll Remember: Game 5. It’s the Stanley Cup, babe.

There are a lot of questions we might never get answered about Game 5. Would the outside crowd tried to storm the arena if the Pens would have won? Would the Pens have brought the Cup outside? Would there have been riots? We’ll never know. The Sharks have played maybe a total of 25 good […]

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PLAYOFF GAMEDAY: Do it.

Game 5: SHARKS (1-3) at PENGUINS (3-1) Stanley Cup Final 8:00 PM EST – NBC CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA The Penguins stand one win away from earning their fourth Stanley Cup.

BOSTON, MA - JUNE 24: A view of the Stanley Cup is shown following the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 win against the Boston Bruins in Game Six of the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden on June 24, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Save 5% on Finals Tickets with Promo Code “TSD5”

A week from now both the NBA and NHL seasons may very well be over and a champion crowned.  But as of today, there are games to be played which means you still have a chance to catch some of the action live!  Finals tickets never come cheap, but today we’ve got a promo code that […]

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Kessel’s Playoff Run Is The Ultimate Narrative Killer

There’s nothing I love more than a good redemption story in sports. The legends of athletes, maligned by fans and media, serving up a heaping, warm plate of crow to their detractors, putting the final shovel of dirt on baseless narratives and criticisms of their character. Boy, do we ever have one of those stories in Pittsburgh […]

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What You’ll Remember: Game 4. You won’t.

Years and years from now, no matter what happens from here on out, you won’t remember Game 4 in San Jose. You won’t remember Ian fucking Cole scoring the huge first goal: You won’t remember the embattled Evgeni Malkin finally answering the bell with an assist on the first goal and the eventual game winner via […]

PITTSBURGH, PA - MAY 30:  Nick Bonino #13 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates after scoring a third period goal against Martin Jones #31 of the San Jose Sharks (not pictured) in Game One of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Consol Energy Center on May 30, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

2016 Stanley Cup ticket prices drop

The Pittsburgh Penguins (2-1) take on the San Jose Sharks (1-2) tonight in Game 4 of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Finals, and ticket prices have been noticeably cheaper than last year. According to data pulled by TicketNetwork, the average price of a Game 4 ticket is $865, compared to $996 in 2015. Location is […]

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The Good & Bad of the Penguins Defense In Game 3

The Penguins defense had a major impact on their game three performance. Let’s take a look at the good and the bad of what transpired this weekend as we head into game four of this Stanley Cup final.   Justin Schultz is playing the best hockey of his life. Yes folks, it’s true. The castoff […]

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PLAYOFF GAMEDAY: See you at the crossroads, crossroads.

Game 4: PENGUINS (2-1) at SHARKS (1-2) Stanley Cup Final 8:00 PM EST – NBC SAP Center – San Jose, California We’ve hit the crossroad in this series. The Sharks can tie this thing up tonight, or the Pens can take a commanding 3-to-1 lead in the series. If the double-minor penalty to Nick Bonino […]

in Game Three of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on June 4, 2016 in San Jose, California.

Link City: Peak Pittsburgh media, Murray is a dick, Best reads

Here’s the landscape of Pittsburgh right now. Yinzers who don’t watch hockey often, and only watch the Playoffs. Yinzers who don’t watch hockey at all, but saw yellow towels waving and got emotion. Normal Penguin fans that panic. Those one or two Pittsburgh media members who raise alarms just enough to get people talking. Tim Benz. […]

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Thoughts: SCF Game 3 – Home Team Wins Again; Pens Lead Series 2-1.

Sharks 3  Pens 2 (OT) Where the Sharks logo eats the Penguins logo before Game 3 of the Stanley Cup final. A video posted by Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) on Jun 4, 2016 at 6:01pm PDT Series: Pens lead 2-1. Goals Lovejoy (2) unassisted Hornqvist (8) from Lovejoy, Maatta Penalties Hagelin (tripping) – Careless (tries to […]

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Finals shows Content Curation at its worst

Yahoo.com gets 43 million hits a day. And despite it being a total disaster business-wise, people still visit. It’s the Stanley Cup Finals now, so fringe interest in hockey is high. On the front page of Yahoo, content is curated from various sites. Most notably, SB Nation for example, gets a front-row ticket on Yahoo […]

What You’ll Remember: Game 3. The one that got away.

This game was the thinnest of the lines. If the Penguins score the second goal of the game to make it 2-0, the Cup is probably in the building Monday night.

Neither team was overwhelming good or bad in this game, but the Sharks made the last good play, and the Penguins the last bad mistake. It doesn’t take much, but that’s what it is so you have to deal.

Number one thing to remember

In the third period the Penguins opened perfectly. The Sharks looked scared. But everything changed when Joe Thornton got hit in the face by a Nick Bonino high stick. The Sharks got a four minute penalty, which was questionable by the way It was Matt Murray’s moment. Murray was really good to that point. We thought he might have put his name on the Conn Smythe trophy in the second period. But one goal changed that. The Penguins literally killed all of the penalty, but just as time was expiring on that penalty Joel Ward wired one past Murray.

in Game Three of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on June 4, 2016 in San Jose, California.

in Game Three of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on June 4, 2016 in San Jose, Joel Ward acts like he’s never scored a goal in his life

Just as Crosby and Letang had drawn up the OT winner in Game 2, they drew up the Penguins demise in Game 3.

The whole play started with Crosby trying to force a pass to Letang. The Sharks picked it off, went the other way

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66, your thoughts:

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That’s a classic rich person’s “fuck off.”

First really soft goal we’ve seen Murray give up.

The whole play changed the game. People could pretend Joe Thornton was good again, and the Penguins were staggered. Thankfully, Martin Jones sucks, so the Penguins had plenty of chances to win the game, they just couldn’t convert.

Overtime

There was no way this was ending early. It felt like it could be a long one. The Penguins had a ton of chances. Nick Bonino had a rebound go wide. By the way has Martin Jones made a save all series where there wasn’t a huge rebound?

OT’s pace was fast. Joonas Jobbernskoi was the Sharks best player in Game 3. He won it:

 

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There is that thin line. Malkin lost sight of the puck for a split second. That split second let Jobbernskoi get a step on him. Amazing way to get the shot off really. Almost equal to a fall away jumper. Probably one Murray would like back, but it’s really just a better play by Jobbernskoi.

Other shit

  • Ben Lovejoy’s night was nothing short of improbable. A goal, and an assist. It will get lost in history, but man.
  • Penguins couldn’t get more than one powerplay in Game 3. Sharks got away with a ton of shit.
  • Martin Jones kind of sucks, so yea.
  • Penguins fourth line had some really great moments, and some really scary moments. Game was so even.
  • Penguins have scored 11 goals in the last minute of periods this playoff season. (H/T to Bob Grove)

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in Game Three of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on June 4, 2016 in San Jose, California.

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in Game Three of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on June 4, 2016 in San Jose, California.

SAN JOSE, CA - JUNE 04: Ben Lovejoy #12 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates his assist to Patric Hornqvist #72 to score a goal during the second period against Martin Jones #31 of the San Jose Sharks in Game Three of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on June 4, 2016 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

SAN JOSE, CA – JUNE 04: Ben Lovejoy #12 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates his assist to Patric Hornqvist #72 to score a goal during the second period against Martin Jones #31 of the San Jose Sharks in Game Three of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on June 4, 2016 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

in Game Three of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on June 4, 2016 in San Jose, California.

in Game Three of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on June 4, 2016 in San Jose, California.

in Game Three of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on June 4, 2016 in San Jose, California.

in Game Three of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on June 4, 2016 in San Jose, California.

SAN JOSE, CA - JUNE 04: Joel Ward #42 of the San Jose Sharks celebrates his goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the third period in Game Three of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on June 4, 2016 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

SAN JOSE, CA – JUNE 04: Joel Ward #42 of the San Jose Sharks celebrates his goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the third period in Game Three of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on June 4, 2016 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

SAN JOSE, CA - JUNE 04: Joel Ward #42 of the San Jose Sharks celebrates his goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the third period in Game Three of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on June 4, 2016 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

SAN JOSE, CA – JUNE 04: Joel Ward #42 of the San Jose Sharks celebrates his goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the third period in Game Three of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on June 4, 2016 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

SAN JOSE, CA - JUNE 04: Patric Hornqvist #72 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal against the San Jose Sharks in the second period in Game Three of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on June 4, 2016 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

SAN JOSE, CA – JUNE 04: Patric Hornqvist #72 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal against the San Jose Sharks in the second period in Game Three of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on June 4, 2016 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

SAN JOSE, CA - JUNE 04: Patric Hornqvist #72 of the Pittsburgh Penguins scores a goal against Martin Jones #31 of the San Jose Sharks during the second period in Game Three of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on June 4, 2016 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

SAN JOSE, CA – JUNE 04: Patric Hornqvist #72 of the Pittsburgh Penguins scores a goal against Martin Jones #31 of the San Jose Sharks during the second period in Game Three of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on June 4, 2016 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

SAN JOSE, CA - JUNE 04: Kris Letang #58 and Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins talk during the third period against the San Jose Sharks in Game Three of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on June 4, 2016 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

SAN JOSE, CA – JUNE 04: Kris Letang #58 and Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins talk during the third period against the San Jose Sharks in Game Three of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on June 4, 2016 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

SAN JOSE, CA - JUNE 04: Ben Lovejoy #12 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates with his teammates after scoring during the first period against the San Jose Sharks in Game Three of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on June 4, 2016 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

SAN JOSE, CA – JUNE 04: Ben Lovejoy #12 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates with his teammates after scoring during the first period against the San Jose Sharks in Game Three of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on June 4, 2016 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

SAN JOSE, CA - JUNE 04: Ben Lovejoy #12 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates with his teammates after scoring during the first period against the San Jose Sharks in Game Three of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on June 4, 2016 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

SAN JOSE, CA – JUNE 04: Ben Lovejoy #12 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates with his teammates after scoring during the first period against the San Jose Sharks in Game Three of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on June 4, 2016 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

SAN JOSE, CA - JUNE 04: Joonas Donskoi #27 of the San Jose Sharks celebrates his game winning goal in front of Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins during overtime in Game Three of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on June 4, 2016 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

SAN JOSE, CA – JUNE 04: Joonas Donskoi #27 of the San Jose Sharks celebrates his game winning goal in front of Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins during overtime in Game Three of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on June 4, 2016 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

SAN JOSE, CA - JUNE 04: Matt Murray #30 of the Pittsburgh Penguins gives up the game winning goal to Joonas Donskoi #27 of the San Jose Sharks in overtime in Game Three of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on June 4, 2016 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

SAN JOSE, CA – JUNE 04: Matt Murray #30 of the Pittsburgh Penguins gives up the game winning goal to Joonas Donskoi #27 of the San Jose Sharks in overtime in Game Three of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on June 4, 2016 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

in Game Three of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on June 4, 2016 in San Jose, California.

in Game Three of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on June 4, 2016 in San Jose, California.

in Game Three of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on June 4, 2016 in San Jose, California.

in Game Three of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on June 4, 2016 in San Jose, California.

SAN JOSE, CA - JUNE 04: The San Jose Sharks celebrate the game winning goal by Joonas Donskoi #27 in overtime against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game Three of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on June 4, 2016 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

SAN JOSE, CA – JUNE 04: The San Jose Sharks celebrate the game winning goal by Joonas Donskoi #27 in overtime against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game Three of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on June 4, 2016 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

in Game Three of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on June 4, 2016 in San Jose, California.

in Game Three of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on June 4, 2016 in San Jose, California.

in Game Three of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on June 4, 2016 in San Jose, California.

in Game Three of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on June 4, 2016 in San Jose, California.

in Game Three of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on June 4, 2016 in San Jose, California.

in Game Three of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on June 4, 2016 in San Jose, California.

in Game Three of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on June 4, 2016 in San Jose, California.

in Game Three of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on June 4, 2016 in San Jose, California.

 

 

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