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Published on May 12, 2010
The last game ever...in Mellon Arena history. I knew I had already watched my last game in the arena, but it still feels odd.
The first game was a 2-1 loss to the Canadiens. I suppose it is fitting. It doesn't feel very fitting at this moment. But in time I guess it will be. I'm not sure.
This is the first time since I started recording Pens games and uploading playoff highlights, that I won't be covering the final game of the NHL season. This will feel quite odd as well...just watching and not uploading.
While it is sad to see the Mellon go...in the end this is what we wanted. Those dark years with the future of the team uncertain. The future isn't uncertain anymore. The Pens will have a solid team going into a state of the art arena. It's a great position to be in.
Making the finals 2 years in a row, and going for a 3rd straight Eastern Conference final round, is a lot to ask for. Obviously anything but a Cup win would be a disappointment this year, but I will always be behind the Pens. It was nice to see the fans that stuck around and the Pens salute them.
The Habs are for real. They deserve a ton of credit. They've defeated the President Trophy winning Caps and the (no longer) defending Stanley Cup Champion Pens. There are no more giants in the East, it will be interesting to see how they do against either Boston or Philly. I am certainly not cheering for Philly but I am still not really sure if I would cheer for the Habs or the Bruins.
I guess that's about it. Thanks to all my subscribers and viewers who have supported me and the Pens. And finally, thank you for all the memories, Mellon Arena.