Unfortunately the Pittsburgh Penguins season ended yesterday in Philadelphia.  After losing the first three games of the first round playoff series with the arch rival Flyers, the Penguins clawed their way back to a 3-2 deficit with some inspired performances both home and away.  Unfortunately there was no margin for error left and the Penguins went somewhat quietly, 5-1 Sunday afternoon in eastern Pennsylvania.  It is a disappointing end to the season as their were high hopes surrounding the team entering the playoffs.  Of course, every team except one finishes the season with disappointment.  The Penguins have a strong nucleus so there is little doubt they will be back in contention next season.

I was somewhat startled to see that less than 24 hours after the season ended in Philadelphia, that the ice in Consol Energy Center (CEC) was already gone.  It does occur to me that when you're air-conditioning such an enormous arena, you want to raise the temperature as soon as you're able to.  I do not know the exact number (I'm checking on it) but I would imagine the cost to keep the CEC cool enough to maintain the ice is extremely high. 

Other Stanley Cup playoff signage had been taken down quickly as well.  There's always next year.

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