Flyers fans had their anti-Penguins jerseys censored


Philadelphia Flyers fans don’t like the Pittsburgh Penguins, and for the most part the feeling is mutual. No one would be surprised to walk into either team’s arena and see shirts that rag on the opposition, but that doesn’t mean security will tolerate them. On Sunday, Josh Kuchinka and two of his buddies found that out at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh.

As you can see from the photo above that he posted on Twitter, Kuchinka and his buddies each wore a Flyers jersey that said something derogatory about three of the Penguins stars. The sweaters read “Malkin Blows,” “Crosby Sucks,” and “Neal Swallows.” Several fans wanted photos with the creative trio, but security wanted the charade to stop.

“Either you take them off or wear them inside out or you’re being tossed out of here,” Kuchinka said he and his friends were told, according to Greg Wyshynski of Puck Daddy. “This isn’t Philly. We don’t allow those things.”

Kuchinka said other security guards laughed and apologized because they realized how many people were enjoying the jerseys. Still, they were warned ahead of time that they had better be on their best behavior.

“They also said the first vulgar words out of our mouths and we were out of there,” Kuchinka said. “We even told them we would cooperate with them. We were there to support the Flyers and have a good time.”

The Flyers ended up winning the game, and we’re happy to help the creative Philly fans get some press for their customized threads. The Penguins may not enjoy that type of humor, but we certainly do.

Related: Brewers fan forced to turn Ryan Braun ‘Fraud’ shirt inside-out

Dongshot: Naked Penguins player appears in postgame interview (Video)

A Tanner Glass postgame interview Saturday night on Root Sports was videbombed by … well, a dongshot.

The Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Calgary Flames 2-1 on Saturday, and Glass had an assist in the game. He was interviewed after the contest, but the interviewer chose a poor location nearby what looked like the training room. As Kris Letang opened up the training door while holding a slice of pizza, a naked Penguins player appeared in the background.

naked Penguins player

Either that was a well-placed hand from the naked Penguins player — who our friend DJ Gallo says is Brandon Sutter — or we have another Visante Shiancoe on our hands.

Also see: Pat McAfee accidentally tweets photo of half-naked Andrew Luck

H/T Pensblog
Video via Penstone

Boston bartender pranks Pittsburgh bar, asks for ‘Owen’ (Video)

Bruins-fan-Owen-prank-callBoston Bruins fans are feeling great these days, and deservedly so. Their Eastern Conference Finals matchup against the Pittsburgh Penguins is far from over, but the first two games of the series could not have gone any better for Claude Julien’s club. Pens fans had to have been disgusted after their team’s 6-1 loss in Game 2 on Monday night, and one Boston bartender decided to kick them while they were down.

In the following video, you will see a corny play on words turned into a phenomenal prank phone call, mainly because of execution. Some bartender in Boston decided — probably with a little pressure from his patrons — to call a bar in Pittsburgh and ask for “Owen.” Who is Owen? Check out the clip, and keep in mind that there is some incredibly offensive language:

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Pennsylvania bakery changes Boston cream pie to ‘Penguins’ cream pie


Alright, that one doesn’t even make sense. The long period of downtime the Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins have had to wait before their Eastern Conference Finals series begins has led to a lot of boredom. Saturday night can’t get here quick enough.

Earlier this week, we showed you a bar that has vowed to stop serving a certain type of beer once the Bruins-Penguins series begins. Now, we have the Oakmont Bakery in Oakmont, Penn. changing the name of its Boston cream pie to Penguins cream pie. Come on now. If they really wanted to man up they’d stop serving it altogether.

Time to drop the puck already. And I know there’s something that sounds horribly wrong about Penguins cream pie, but keep the dirty jokes to yourselves. There are kids watching — maybe.

Pittsburgh bar to stop Sam Adams beer sales during Penguins-Bruins series


As Pittsburgh and Boston fans anxiously await the start of the Eastern Conference Finals series between the Penguins and Bruins, local restaurants and bars have been given plenty of time to get all their marketing ducks in a row. For Pens fans who enjoy grabbing a beer at Howlers Coyote Cafe in Pittsburgh, that means dropping by for a Sam Adams while you still can.

Howlers Coyote announced on its Facebook page Wednesday that it will no longer be serving Sam Adams, which is a brewing company based in Boston, once the Eastern Conference Finals begin.

“Two days left to order any Sam Adams,” a sign inside the bar currently reads. ” We will not be serving any Boston beers during the Eastern Conference Finals!”

Clever marketing tool? They got me to write about it, so I suppose I’ll give them that. However, it should be noted that a bar in New York did the exact same thing before the Super Bowl between the Giants and Patriots a couple of years ago. This is not a novel concept.

H/T Puck Daddy

Jarome Iginla reportedly preferred Penguins over Bruins

Jarome-Iginla-FlamesBoston Bruins fans went to sleep on Wednesday night feeling the sting of a 6-5 shootout loss to the Montreal Canadiens. It doesn’t get much worse than blowing a 5-3, third-period lead against your most bitter rival, but there was a tremendous silver lining even after the most painful loss of the season. It appeared certain the Bruins had landed Calgary Flames star Jarome Iginla.

When Boston fans wake up, they’ll be in an even worse mood than they were when they hit the sheets. Despite various reports that Iginla to Boston was a done deal, the 15-year veteran has been traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins. How could this have happened? Iginla picked it himself.

“He agreed to waive and come to Pittsburgh,” Penguins GM Ray Shero told the team’s official website. “The trade conference call was done with the league. Everything was final. That was it. I talked to him a while ago after it. He said he was excited to come to Pittsburgh. He said he would help anyway he could, didn’t care about role or who he was playing with. He wants to help the team win and be a part of it.”

In fact, TSN’s Bob McKenzie has reported that the Flames preferred Boston’s offer of a first-round pick and two prospects, but Iginla would not waive his no-trade clause to be sent to the Bruins. Considering he had been a healthy scratch for the first time in his career and two of the Bruins’ top prospects were scratched from their AHL affiliate’s game, it seemed certain Iginla was Boston-bound.

Perhaps he watched the Bruins’ meltdown and changed his mind at the last second. Boston was unable to score on six attempts in the shootout, and goalie Tuukka Rask threw a classic spaz and broke his stick after letting in the deciding goal. Pittsburgh is already one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference and recently got even better by trading for former Dallas Stars forward Brenden Morrow. Iginla makes them the clear-cut favorite in the East.

Flyers-Penguins scuffle Harlem Shake video is somewhat funny

Penguins-Flyers-Harlem-ShakeWe here at LBS don’t really get the hype surrounding the Harlem Shake video phenomenon. I understand that social media trends have a mind of their own, but most of the Harlem Shake videos people are coming up with just aren’t that funny. However, there are always going to be exceptions.

Like this Philadelphia Flyers-Pittsburgh Penguins Harlem Shake video, for example. The folks at HockeyVideoHD decided to turn a dust-up that took place on Wednesday night during the Flyers’ win over the Penguins into a Harlem Shake mash-up. It may have originally been Paul Bissonette of the Minnesota Wild’s idea, but the execution was pretty flawless.

Don’t get me wrong, I still hate these things and am not going to be the least bit upset when the trend dies out. But as Deadspin’s Barry Petchesky put it, this is the first Harlem Shake video that doesn’t suck. I guess that counts for something.