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Hockey After Dark, Night #10: “Pens Lose, God is Dead” Edition

Welcome to Hockey After Dark, a nightly recap of the NHL playoffs made possible by insomnia, playoff anxiety, and my BFF caffeine.  Come for the topical social commentary, and stay for the sporadic in-depth analysis littered with obscure literary references.  If you enjoy the snark, feel free to follow me at @DXTraeger Penguins Cede Late Goal, Flyers Force Game 6 The Philadelphia Flyers dredged up the perfect recipe for staying with a superior Pittsburgh Penguins team, and forced a Game 6 when a Sean Couturier shot from the blue line ticked off of Brian Dumoulin and in past Matt...

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Hockey After Dark, Night #9, “Capitals Hold Onto a Two Goal Lead, Universe Collapses” Edition

Welcome to Hockey After Dark, a nightly recap of the NHL playoffs made possible by insomnia, playoff anxiety, and my BFF caffeine.  Come for the topical social commentary, and stay for the sporadic in-depth analysis littered with obscure literary references.  If you enjoy the snark, feel free to follow me at @DXTraeger. Penguins Dodge Off Day Injury; “Coots” Travels to Pittsburgh The Pittsburgh Penguins seem to have dodged a critical injury when goalie Matt Murray overcame some form of injury during the team’s Thursday practice: Ruh roh Shaggy The Post-Gazette’s Jason Mackey would follow Murray throughout the course of...

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Hockey After Dark, Night #8: “Fresh Cakes” Edition

By: dxtraeger | April 19, 2018 Welcome to Hockey After Dark, a nightly recap of the NHL playoffs made possible by insomnia, playoff anxiety, and my BFF caffeine.  Come for the topical social commentary, and stay for the sporadic in-depth analysis littered with obscure literary references.  If you enjoy the snark, feel free to follow me at @DXTraeger. Penguins Humiliate Flyers in Front of a LOT of Empty Seats & Broken Dreams The only word that comes to mind when describing the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 5-0 dismantling of the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night is “clinical.” Absolutely nothing the Flyers...

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Hockey After Dark, Night #7: “Staal Bros. Karma” Edition

By: dxtraeger | April 18, 2018 Welcome to Hockey After Dark, a nightly recap of the NHL playoffs made possible by insomnia, playoff anxiety, and my BFF caffeine.  Come for the topical social commentary, and stay for the sporadic in-depth analysis littered with obscure literary references.  If you enjoy the snark, feel free to follow me at @DXTraeger. Penguins & Flyers Don’t Play, Each Lose a Player Anyway Because…Hockey The Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers don’t resume their cross-state lovefest until tomorrow night, but both teams apparently lost vital cogs in their respective machines. The Penguins will be without...

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Hockey After Dark, Night #6: “Maple Leafs Win a Game, Toronto Media Fawns” Edition

By: dxtraeger | April 17, 2018 Welcome to Hockey After Dark, a nightly recap of the NHL playoffs made possible by insomnia, playoff anxiety, and my BFF caffeine.  Come for the topical social commentary, and stay for the sporadic in-depth analysis littered with obscure literary references.  If you enjoy the snark, feel free to follow me at @DXTraeger. Penguins Wisely Leave Filthadelphia, Will Stay Away as Long As Possible The Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers have an extra off day scheduled for their first round playoff series, and Pittsburgh took the (somewhat) unusual step of traveling back home in...

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Hockey After Dark, Night #5: “Catherine the Not-So-Great”

By: dxtraeger | April 16, 2018 Welcome to Hockey After Dark, a nightly recap of the NHL playoffs made possible by insomnia, playoff anxiety, and my BFF caffeine.  Come for the topical social commentary, and stay for the sporadic in-depth analysis littered with obscure literary references.  If you enjoy the snark, feel free to follow me at @DXTraeger. Penguins Notch the “5” in their “1-9-7-5” Bingo Card, Send the Flyers & Their Fans Into Despair For the first 10 minutes of Game 3, the Philadelphia Flyers had the Pittsburgh Penguins on their heels in every sense of the word/phrase....

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