Last night, the Philadelphia Flyers won in overtime, overcoming a 3-0 deficit in the first game of the opening round of the playoffs against the rival Pittsburgh Penguins… and they did it without their lucky ribs. The Flyers have credited much of their 6-1 all-time record in the Penguins’ new arena to Dee Jay’s BBQ ribs.
Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette revealed, “We buy ribs from DeeJays in Weirton after the game and have them delivered to the plane. And those ribs seem to be doing the trick. It went back to last year, too. Whenever the ribs are ordered, we win. I want to thank DeeJays.”
Unfortunately for the Flyers, the owner of DeeJay’s if a Penguins fan and didn’t appreciate Laviolette making it known that he was aiding, embedding and feeding the enemy. ”I am a Penguin fan, not a Flyer fan. What happened was sometime last year, Peter wanted to treat his guys to some ribs, so I said sure. They were playing the Penguins and I brought the ribs up to the plane. Since the Pens moved to the Consol Center they haven’t beaten the Flyers and on each occasion, I took ribs up to their plane,” restaurant owner Dewey Guida said. “Little did I know he would go into the press conference and say the reason they won was our ribs.”
To prove his Penguins fanhood and keep his loyal Pittsburgh customers, Guida has banned the Phialdelphia Flyers from ordering ribs telling the Steubenville Herald-Star, ”No more ribs for them, and I pray, I hope, that the Penguins beat their skates off.”
The Tampa Bay Lightning didn’t have much faith in their team making it far in the playoffs because they booked St. Pete Times Forum out to Toy Story on Ice right in the middle of the team’s deep playoff run. The Disney on Ice production is scheduled to be in Tampa Bay for Games 3 and 4 of the Eastern Conference playoffs, coenciding with when the Lightning play at home. Despite sweeping the Washington Capitals in the second round, the Lightning have been waiting to start their next series as the Detroit Red Wings have pushed the San Jose Sharks to a Game 7.
Earlier in the Stanley Cup playoffs, the Boston Bruins- Montreal Canadians series was dictated by a Lady Gaga concert. According to the NHL, Games 3 & 4 will go on as scheduled… even if that means Steve Stamkos will be sharing a lockeroom with Woody. Sounds like Buzz Lightgear to the rescue!
Nashville isn’t a hockey town, which is demonstrated in the video above when Nashville Predators winger Matt Halischuk runs over a camera man. The camera was standing in front of a smoke machine during player introductions. Tough loss for both him and Hailschuk, his Predators lost to the Vancouver Canucks 2-1.
The puck form Patrick Kane’s goal that won Chicago it’s first Stanley Cup in 54 years has been missing ever since overtime in Game 6. An important part of history, even the FBI has investigated the whereabouts of the mysterious puck.
Now almost a year later, there may be a break in the case of the missing puck. Steve Miller, an 11-year NHL linesmen, has been removed from working any playoff games for the remainder of the season.
Miller reffed the night of the Stanley Cup, and in amateur video shot of the game winning goal, Miller is seen a “small black object” in the goal crease. While Miller denies any wrong doing, you can’t help but wonder what the puck happened to it?