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Penguins' Six Game Win Streak Allegedly Snapped by Canadiens

Sell-out crowd rumored to be on hand to witness “game"


Despite rumors to the contrary, the only penguins playing on Super Bowl Sunday are pictured above.

MIAMI, FL (The Sportsman's Daily Wire Service) — According to unsubstantiated reports circulating on the Internet, Sheldon Souray supposedly scored a goal at 2:01 (?) into overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a 4-3 victory. If the game did in fact happen, it would have snapped the Pittsburgh Penguins' moderately impressive six-game winning streak.

As most sports fans across the contiguous United States know, Super Bowl Sunday is reserved for football – it is traditionally the only sporting event held, covered and attended on what many have come to view as an unofficial national holiday (it's not official until banks and post offices close, so until the game is played on Mondays during standard business hours, it will remain an unofficial holiday).

Even on a normal sports day, the end of the Penguins modest six win streak would hardly register with the average American sports fan – outside of the smattering of hockey diehards from (cough) “Penguin Nation” – which is believed to be little more than a (thawing), sparsely populated ice shelf located somewhere in Eastern Pennsylvania. “Reports” of the game and the surprising attention it has received across the Internet, make it all the more clear that the game never happened – but is likely a childish hoax perpetrated by a small band of disgruntled hockey fans.

Apparently, the hoax inspired a number of copy-cats. Following “reports” of the Penguins-Canadiens game were “reports” of other NHL action, several NBA “contests” and an alleged golf tournament involving Tiger Woods in Dubai (well, that’s possible; Sportsman's Daily is investigating).

The hockey hoaxers have gone to great lengths, adding a remarkable level of detail to make it appear the game was actually played. Here’s a sample: “Michel Ouellet tied it at 3 on the Penguins' third power-play goal, scored with 2:34 remaining in regulation. Ouellet deflected Ryan Malone's centering pass over David Aebischer's left pad for his 11th goal. Plekanec tied the game twice, including his power-play tally 1:10 into the third which evened it at 2. Mark Streit converted Montreal's second power-play opportunity at 5:59 when he put a rebound of Michael Ryder's shot between Fleury's pads to give the Canadiens their first lead. The game was played before a sellout crowd of 21,273.”

As if.

On behalf of the Sportsman's Daily editorial and news team, we congratulate the Colts on their victory, and applaud the Bears for keeping their uniforms looking good in the pouring rain. We were also very impressed with Prince’s half time show. Well done.

But until we have proof indicating otherwise, the Pittsburgh Penguins take their six game winning streak into Tuesday’s game against the Nashville Predators. Rumors of the streak's premature end are, as we’ve made plain, greatly exaggerated -- and highly annoying to professional sports scribes trying to do their job.

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