Home Game in Columbus

December 5, 2010 | 2 Comments | Email | Print

Hearing a “Let’s Go Pens” chant in Nationwide Arena on TV?  Awesome. Hearing a “Mason” chant? Icing on the cake.

The Steelers are typically the Pittsburgh team that gets the most attention for having a fan base that travels well. Following a hockey team on the road is a little harder, given that they play 82 games during a season versus 16. But wow, have Pens fans been showing up at away games. And last night’s game in Columbus may be comparable to the Steeler fan invasion of FedEx Field when the Steelers played the Washington Redskins on a Monday night in November 2008.

Traveling fans aside, what an incredible game. We rolled. Sid scored two more goals, and Goddard even scored. You know it’s a good game when he gets a goal.

First thing on the 2011 agenda for me: buy tickets to the Columbus game and plan road trip (crossing fingers they play there again next year).

Home against the Devils on Monday. I think taunting Kovalchuk would be excellent. 10 in a row? GO PENS. DO IT.

2 Responses to Home Game in Columbus

GreenEyedLilo December 5, 2010 at 9:34 pm

Taunting Kovalchuk is always a good idea. According to a 10-year-old Penguins fan I know, it was a lot of fun to do it at the Rock, too. We’re everywhere!

I’ve been amazed by the win streak and Crosby’s point streak. In late October, things were looking soooo bad for the Penguins. Last night’s game doesn’t say any more about the Penguins overall than the ones that convinced me that the Consol was cursed, but I enjoyed it quite a bit. I was almost expecting Fleury to score!


Michelle December 5, 2010 at 9:45 pm

That 10-year-old fan knows their stuff! :)

I agree – late October fans wanted to jump off bridges and burn Fleury at the stake. It’s been an amazing turnaround. I’m always sort of holding my breath though – things can turn so quickly. And I was totally convinced that Consol was cursed too! In the meantime, I’m going to enjoy this streak :)


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