User: Password:

Columnist Jan Snyder has offiially begun her new playoff ritual: eat a donut after each Penguins win. All of this donut talk reminded Jan about the solid link between hockey and donuts.

It's Time to have a Donut!

 

Lisa Ovens
2007/2008 Season

Lisa 2008 Playoffs

Jan 2008 Playoffs

Green Hockey

Rink Rat

We Were Juniors

Womens Jersey

A Memo

Hockey Planet 2

07/08 Pre Season

Hockey Planet 1

Lisa Ovens Archives
2006/2007

Super Series
Benefits
Random
Predators
OSCARS
Big Win
California
Game Three
Quarter Final
Quad Time
Desert Hockey
Low Budget Sunday Walk A Path
Hockey Love
Twinkle Twinkle
HDIC!

Waikiki Hockey
Jersey On My Mind
Rainy Nights
Rebuilding
2 Words: Well
Hung!

 
 
Guest Columnists
2006/07

Helen (Hockey) Peterson
Notion
Heart & Soul
Mid Season
Hawaii Report
Goals & Dreams
Quarter-Pole
Here We Go!


Jan Snyder
Jan's Jottings
Necessary Evil 2
Necessary Evil 1
Nicknames 2
Jonesy
Top Ten
NHL Network
Nicknames
Almost Time
Ice Bowl
Ticket Delivery
No Hockey
Nachos & Beer
Ron Francis
Awards
Products
We Are All...
Wonderful Time
StomachChurns
A Season with Sid
Seeing Stars 1
Seeing Stars 2
As The Arena Turns


Mark Seitter "Hockey Love Letters from Barcelona"
Letter 1


Lisa Rudyk
"Reports from the Field"
The Biggest Fan


Andrew Lavigne
"Reports from the California"
Game One

 
 
Jan Snyder
Saturday, April 26th 2008


Pens/ Rangers Game 1


The Pens and Rangers played kind of a messy game, but the Pens ended up with the victory in front of the white-out crowd at Mellon Arena.  Ruutu was pesky, Avery was pesky, but they each scored a goal as well.  Jagr was booed (stop it please!) and the goalies were tested. The game was fun and exciting.


Now the Pens need 11 more wins – one donut out of the dozen down!  If case you didn’t know, we’re beginning a new tradition – to have a donut the morning after every Penguin win.


Donuts have their place in hockey history, you know.  Who can ever forget Wayne’s World and Stan Mikita’s donut shop?  That’s where Wayne and his friends spoke to Officer Koharski (named after the ref?) who was involved in the infamous “Donut Incident of 1992.”


After a playoff game in which he thought his team got a raw deal, New Jersey Devil’s coach Jim Schoenfeld got into a nasty verbal exchange with referee Don Koharski that ended with the question, “Why don’t you have another donut, you fat pig?” Tsk, Tsk, not very nice, Coach. But the playoffs do bring out the passion in everyone, don’t they?


Further proof of the donut’s place in hockey lore: as I was delighted to find out last spring, at GM Place in Vancouver, vendors walk around selling little bags of donuts!   In the immortal words of Yakov Smirnoff, “What a country!”


Of course, Canadians are able to enjoy wonderful Tim Horton’s donuts whenever they want, something we sorely miss in many parts of the good ol’ USA.  But we have their clone in Dunkin’ Donuts. 


Sidney Crosby and many other NHL players played Timbits hockey - that’s right – a league named after the owner of the donut establishment. The timbits sold in the stores are bite-sized donut holes.


Before his foray into donuts, Tim Horton was a hockey player for the Toronto Maple Leafs, but in a bit of serendipity, at least for my purposes here, he was traded to – THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS!


After Friday’s game filled with offense and the final 5-4 score, I doubt we’ll see too many donuts on the scoreboard for the rest of the series.  With scorers like Crosby, Malkin, Hossa, Sykora, Drury, Jagr, Gomez, and Shanahan, the goalies will have their hands full keeping pucks out of the net.


Buckle up and get ready for Sunday’s game!

 

Recent Columns from Jan Snyder

Ding!Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding!

Open Letter to Lisa

Badger Bob

Jan's Jottings

Recent Columns from Lisa Ovens

Public Service Announcement

A Game Six Weekend

Playoff Reprt: From Lisa's Sofa

2008 Swag OFF: Playoff Edition

Her Team Nashville

The Playoff Planet Spins

Becoming a Blanket NHL Fan

Happy Birthday to Me!

Green Hockey Players

 

 


Lisa's lounge Fan Forum Big Hello Mesh Gallery