Penguins Christen the CEC

It's all my fault!

My sincerest apologies, fellow Pens fans...I've ascertained the reason for the disappointing results of the team's first couple games at the new Consol Energy Center. Turns out, the blame lies with me.

I began this illustration the middle of last week, fully intending to put it up here on the blog to celebrate last Thursday's opener vs. the Flyers. But I got super-busy early that day, and it ended up being all I could do to even watch the game, much less finish the drawing. Pens lose.

Then on Saturday, I selfishly elected to go to the Richmond Music Festival with the family instead of taking care of business with the illo. Pens blow a lead in the last three minutes, and lose to the Habs.

Well, that's all over now. I knew I had to man up and finish this piece if the Hockey Gods were ever gonna allow the Pens a win on their new home ice! Down two defensemen or no, this befrecktacled beauty and I are guaranteeing our first win in the CEC tonight over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

I'm sorry for what I did. It won't happen again.


David Hagen said...

I was wondering what was up with the Pens! Thanks for explaining and I hope this rights the ship. Love the red hair and freckles...this is good karma!

strugglingwriter said...

Well, I don't blame you for their poor start. I'm not worried about the Pens, yet, but I am a little disheartened. Especially because the damn Flyers won the first ever game at the Con Center.

Sweet illustration as always.


Dylanio21 said...

Did they beat the Leafs?

JeffB said...

Awesome illustration. I love that one!