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Final: Penguins 4, Senators 2

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media columnist

Looking ahead to faceoff …

Game: Penguins (8-5) vs. Ottawa Senators (7-4-2)

Time: 7:08 p.m.

Site: Consol Energy Center

TV, radio: Root Sports, TSN (Canada), WXDX-FM 105.9

Here is the official live box score.

Here is the Trib’s Penguins page. Rob Rossi and Josh Yohe are on the scene.

Author: Dejan Kovacevic

Dejan Kovacevic, a lifelong Pittsburgher, is an award-winning sports columnist for Trib Total Media covering the Steelers, Penguins, Pirates, Pitt and more, including his fourth Olympics in Sochi, Russia. He also appears on WPXI-TV's 'Subway Final Word’ and hosts a weekly show on TribLIVE Radio. For 2011, he was named one of the top four columnists in the country -- highest circulation category -- by the AP Sports Editors. For 2012, he was named one of the top three columnists in the country by the National Headliners Awards. For 2013, he was named top columnist in the state by the Keystone Awards and second-place by the Pennsylvania AP Managing Editors.


  1. I have nothing really to say but thought it would be cool to be the first to leave a comment!

    DK: Coincidentally, I have no response to the first comment.

  2. Guessing the Tangradi trade was possibly needed to clear a spot on the roster for Niskanen. Wondering if Niskanen and Letang aren’t both in the lineup tonight. If they are I hope they are not sitting Despres.

  3. Kinda surprising that is all they could get for Tangradi, but I guess other clubs knew they could get him on waivers

  4. Letang & Niskanen will both play tonight.

  5. In 13 games this year Evgeni Malkin’s left wing has no points. That’s nearly impossible. That’s the same amount of points that I have.

    • I recall a quote from Marc Bergevin years back on how he played w Lemieux in juniors….”I was on right wing, we had a garbage can on left wing. I got 30 goals with Mario. The garbage can got 35.”

  6. Sail on Silverberg.
    Sail on by.
    Your time has come to shine.
    All your dreams are on their way.

  7. Hello all…

    - Tangradi to Winnipeg for the equivalent of a bucket of pucks (7th rd pick). I was hoping for a 4th or 5th round pick, so 7th round pick is more or less little risk for the Jets.

    - When people stand still on the PP, no one is in front of the net… you don’t stand much chance of scoring.

    1-0… turnover by Senators, Crosby quickly gets puck to Dupuis next to Anderson and quick one-timer into net.

  8. Man I hate when Errey talks about goaltending….

  9. The way the league has devolved, one might be enough.

  10. Does anyone have a cousin that has a friend that has a brother that knows a guy who has used Sports Yapper?

  11. Cooke with Geno & Neal now.

  12. I’m going to go out on a limb here. I’m guessing Mika Zibanejad is the only Finnish-Iranian that was born in Sweden currently in the NHL.

  13. Fleury great all game and then gives up that goal……


  14. Mentally weak.

  15. Great time for a TV time out.

  16. Sens coming now

  17. that PP had movement…. Neal gets to shooter’s position and blows it by Anderson.

  18. That’s 2 road goals for the Sens. Now if they can manage a 0-0 contest in Ottawa, or conversely, allow a Pens road goal and score three goals of their own, then they will advance.

  19. I want to get on record. I would have pulled Fleury after that 2nd piece of garbage.

  20. That Karlsson injury does not look good for the Senators.

    Hate to change the subject but did anyone see that the Steelers hired a 65 year old to be the WR coach? A guy who had spent the last 3 years out of coaching in the NFL and was working as a consultant for WR’s entering the draft. But he’s from Aliquippa so he’s qualified.

  21. Deuce for Neal!

  22. Did we just find another winger for the Malkin – Neal line? Cooke does the dirty work on the forecheck and in front of the net. I’ll take that on this line any day.

  23. Well maybe boychuk belongs 3rd line anyway. Much as Cooke is seen as a grinder he can score. And did quite a bit before coming up to NHL…

  24. Amazing what happens when 2 defensemen are on the PP and it forces Neal and Crosby to rotate low so Malkin can stay along RW circle.

  25. I actually like Kennedy/Vitale/Boychuk… Undersized but got some speed and grit. If anything they will be fun to watch when they fall down after being checked in the corners

  26. Karlsson has a lacerated left achilles. It will require surgery.

  27. And Cooke’s penalty is for what ? Receiving ? Please.

  28. I love Cooke, but he’s going to be in some serious trouble on this one. Yeah, he was looking the other way, but damn…he purposely uses that left skate to do…something. C’mon, he didn’t have to make that motion. You can argue he’s using his leg to help with his check, but that downward motion…that wasn’t just putting the skate down. Not going so far as to say he meant to slice the kid’s achilles, but…I’m predicting they say there was some intent to injure. He’ll pay a price for his past actions on this one. HOPE I’M WRONG!!!!

    • I think you’re wrong. Intent? How can Cooke know exactly where Karlsson’s skate is going to be so he can do that when his head is turned?

      Sadly, Bryan Murray will be crying and spitting all over a microphone saying Cooke should be banned from the league and a video will be sent to Shanahan. Such a good idea for Murray to speak on what is good for hockey since having a cementhead like Chris Neil on your team speaks volumes about how you like the game to be played.

    • I saw 2 angles and cant say i agree….i think it goes down as just an unfortunate play….

    • I think you’re confusing Matt Cooke with PK Subban.

  29. Now that was a stomp. Subbans a tool.

  30. Would now be a good time to reminisce about Eric Tangradi’s goal ?

  31. Was nice to see Neal come alive tonight

  32. Devils re-acquire former Penguin Alexi Ponikarovsky from Winnipeg for a 7th and 4th round pick.

    Shero must have made one heck of a sales pitch to Winnpeg on Tangradi. I’m sure salary may have played a role in the move as well. But trade Ponikarovsky and a 7th round pick for Tangradi and a 7th and 4th round pick…. Seems like a wash to me.

  33. Btw anyone notice that the average NHL ticket price has gone up nearly 10% over the past 2 years? Up 5.7% this year while the NFL was at 2.5, and the NBA was 3.5.

    MLB numbers were not included due to the Pirates giving away tickets in happy meals in an attempt to drive up attendance.

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