Hooooooray! I really wasn't sure if they'd be able to do it, but the Pittsburgh Penguins managed to win Game 3 by a score of 4-2!
Max Talbot scored, as did Kris Letang and Sergei Gonchar, before Talbot added his second of the night- an empty netter in the final minute of the third period.
I and some other bloggers have a mini road-trip planned for Game 4 and I was reallly not looking forward to the possibility of watching the Red Wings being awarded the cup in Mellon Arena from outside on the lawn. Fortunately, the Penguins won a hard-fought victory in Game 3 and live to play at least a few more games.
I don't really have much else to say about the game other than: Let's Go Pens!
In non-playoff news, on Tuesday, my cousins and I completely cleaned out my car and washed it and now Jarome is sparkling and shiny (well, sort of). As a reward, I took Jimmy to buy some more hockey cards. He found a Thomas Vanek card and he was really excited about it. He didn't seem to be too thrilled by the multitude of Toronto Maple Leafs cards he's been accumulating, however. He also has three Mike Modano cards and I don't think he knows how to feel about that. He's also fascinated by Zdeno Chara and constantly discusses his height. Also, he still calls the Canucks the "Cankles" which makes me giggle. Its a long story I'm sure I wrote about when it happend a year or so ago.
Team USA gets to be all fancy. They will be part of a big-deal opening game to the 2010 IIHF World Championships in Germany which will take place in a football stadium. It will be like the Winter Classic but indoors and in Gelsenkirchen, Germany and there won't be any Sabres involved because THEY'LL BE IN THE PLAYOFFS. The game is expected to set a new world record for attendance at a hockey game at over 75,000. The Cold War between Michigan State and the University of Michigan is the current record holder at just over 74,000. Team USA will most likely win. They've moved up from sixth to fifth place in the world rankings after finishing 4th at the IIHF World Championships this year. U-S-A! U-S-A!
Sidney Crosby, Zdeno Chara and Jarome Iginla are nominated for the Messier Leadership Award. Here's an article that tells you all about each gentleman's contributions to the world of hockey and their communities.