Following the game last night, we decide to eat healthy and
hit up Primanti's in the South Side. We walked in to this sight:
A Flyers fan with three Penguins fans.
How does that work?
A few more things we saw in our journeys last night:
-We were able to get a much clearer shot of the five new banners:
-Brian Engblom's new hairdo:
Now on any other mammal, that's a good head of hair. But it just looks very odd on Enblom. We admit we've complained about his mullet quite a bit in the past. But seeing what he looks like with a more conservative hairstyle, we now feel he needs to bring the mullet back.
-There have been these "Let's Go Pens!" stencils on the sidewalk near Gate 3 since last season:
They're not accompanied with the team's new marketing slogan:
EMPTY NETTER ASSISTS
-Dave Molinari's recap from last night.
-Mike Lange's goal calls from last night:
-If you didn't see Eric Godard and Riley Cote beating the daylights out of each other last night, here you go:
-We wouldn't pre-order that Brendan Shanahan Penguins jersey anytime soon.
-The Penguins reacted to the death of Rangers prospect Alexei Cherepanov.
-Former Penguins forward Jaromir Jagr really took the death of Cherepanov hard.
-The Penguins' plans for a hotel next to the new arena are going well.
-Random YouTube find of the day: Marc-Andre Fleury being a bad dude. During his days as a Cape Breton Screaming Eagle, Fleury was pretty quick to drop the gloves apparently. His fights on this video can be found at the 0:27 and 3:32 marks
What was up with the guy going all Tim Harris six-shooter at the 2:03 mark?
-Wilkes-Barre/Scranton goaltender John Curry (ankle) and defenseman Joey Mormina (groin) are dealing with injuries.
-An investigator ruled Cherepanov had a chronic heart condition called ischemia.
-The Islanders demoted forward Blake Comeau (right) to Bridgeport of the AHL. Defenseman Radek Martinek is dealing with an upper-body injury.
-Flyers defenseman Derian Hatcher is rehabbing his injured knee.
-New Philadelphia defenseman Andrew Alberts has been teamed with Steve Eminger.
-Devils forward Bobby Holik wasn't crazy about his time as the Thrashers' captain.
-Sabres forward Jochen Hecht is dealing with a finger injury.
-The Bruins recalled forward Vladimir Sobotka from Providence of the AHL.
-Check out the two videos the Capitals played prior to their home-opener:
-The Lightning is pretty much just picking up defensemen off the street. The Bolts signed former Rangers defenseman Marek Malik to a one-year deal worth $1.2 million. Somewhere, former Penguins blueliner Richard Lintner is keeping his phone clear.
-Tampa Bay forward Steven Stamkos (right), the first overall pick in this year's draft, has been quiet so far.
-Lightning defenseman and former Penguins prospect Jamie Heward is happy to be back in the NHL.
-Tampa Bay defenseman Paul Ranger, has been cleared to resume play. He has been dealing with a shoulder injury.
-Former Penguins defenseman Noah Welch played in his first game in nearly a year with the Panthers.
-Panthers defenseman Karlis Skrastins is back in practice after dealing with a back and neck injury.
-The Hurricanes' new jerseys are popular.
-Carolina's power play is having trouble.
-The Red Wings met President Bush yesterday:
-Even if they weren't part of the Red Wings' championship, former Penguins Ty Conklin and Marian Hossa took in the sights in Washington.
-Joe Elliot of Def Leppard said it was the NHL's fault he stuck the Stanley Cup upside down.
-Blue Jackets forward Mike Peca is appealing his suspension for abuse of an official.
-Todd Bertuzzi's (above, center) two goals helped the Flames edge the Avalanche, 5-4.
-The Avalanche's special teams have been lackluster.
-Antti Miettinen had two goals and one assist for the Wild in a 4-2 win at Atlanta.
-Wild forwards Pierre-Marc Bouchard (back) and Owen Nolan (lower body) are dealing with injuries. Forward Cal Clutterbuck was recalled from Houston of the AHL.
-Jarret Stoll and Tom Preissing each had a goal and an assist for the Kings in a 6-3 defeat of the rival Ducks.
-The Sharks got two goals from Patrick Marleau and beat the Blue Jackets, 5-2.
-Stars rookie forward Fabian Brunnstrom is set to make his NHL debut tomorrow.
-The Sharks and the Coyotes had blackouts on their television schedules lifted.
-Is the NHL copying the NFL?
-If so, it's not as if the NFL has always been original.
(Photos: Comeau-Jim McIsaac/Getty Images; Stamkos-Doug Benc/Getty Images; Larry MacDougal/The Canadian Press)