...and the power play was 3-for-4! But that had more to do with Paul Martin than the presence of creepy horse masks at last night's Penguins game. Probably.
Clearly, the biggest moment of last night's 5-2 win over the Capitals was the creepy horse mask making it onto the Root Sports TV pregame. Or perhaps it was this conversation on a Consol Energy Center elevator:
Mario Lemieux: What's that?
Me: It's a creepy horse mask. Want to try it on?
Mario (smiling): No, thanks.
As witnesses will testify, however, Mario was clearly DELIGHTED by the idea of the creepy horse mask, and the day will come when Mario dons a creepy horse mask as he holds the Stanley Cup aloft at center ice at Consol Energy Center, then hands it off to Sidney Crosby (also wearing a creepy horse mask).
Let the record show that I was not wearing the creepy horse mask (loaned to me by the lovely Tall Cathy of 96.1 KISS, who once tried to get Justin Bieber to don it) when I was on the elevator with Mario, but did wear it on several occasions in the press box during the game. The creepy horse mask was briefly worn post-game by a popular member of the Pittsburgh hockey media who asked that his name not be used but was, in fact, Paul Steigerwald. There's a picture out there somewhere.
CreepyHorseMask.com. Get out your credit card, and do the right thing.
Photo courtesy of @unsportsman412.
Photo courtesy of @RickTkach.