Around the Boards 4-28-11

by: The PensNation Staff

Around the Boards

Recaps: Penguins.com | Post-Gazette | Trib

Well it took us almost all day to get here, but better late than never I guess. It was a great season the Penguins did better than a lot of thought they would after losing 20 million dollars of their payroll to injury.

There were some incredible highs this season such as the streaks in November and December,  the lead up to the Winter Classic at Heinz Field, the incredible play of Marc-Andre Fleury to keep the Pens relevant in the playoff race when they were riddled with injury after injury, and the inaguaration of the greatest hockey venue in all the land Consol Energy Center.

Then there were the lows the what would become season ending injuries to Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, the loss in the Winter Classic to the Caps, when the Pens couldn't buy a win at Consol Energy Center, and of course the 3-1 series lead that slipped away in the first round.

The highs definitely out weighed the lows this season and it made for an incredible ride the whole way through. There is not much more we can say as the feeling of defeat is still sinking in, great job by everyone this year players, coaches, fans, and fellow bloggers it was a great ride.

Not that anyone here really cares right now but the second round schedule has been announced, we don't really care who wins in the East as long as they are not from Philly or DC.

Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller admitted to having a concussion this season now that his season is over, if he was still fuzzy in the head and the Flyers had that much trouble I hate to see what happens against Tim Thomas.

Corey Perry, Daniel Sedin, and Martin St. Louis have all been named finalists for the Hart Trophy.

Everybody's hero Andrew Ference will not be suspended after the hit he laid on Jeff Halpern in the game 7 matchup against the Canadiens last night.

In case you missed one the 300 times they told you last night ROOT sports and the Penguins have signed a deal that will make ROOT sports the local provider until 2029. In other news you will now be subject to shitty camera angles and crazy commentary for the next 18 years.

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