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Final: Penguins 5, Flyers 4

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Looking ahead to faceoff …

Game: Penguins (15-8) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (11-12-1)

Time: 7:08 p.m.

Site: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia

TV, radio: Root Sports, NHL Network (national), WXDX-FM 105.9

Here is the official live box score.

Here is TribLIVE’s Penguins page. Rob Rossi is on the scene. Here’s Rob’s online-only recap of the Penguins’ morning skate today.

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, recently, 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 country's top four columnists by the AP Sports Editors. For 2012, he was named one of the country's top three columnists by the National Headliners. For 2013, he was named the state's top columnist by the Keystone Press Awards and top columnist in Western Pennsylvania by the Golden Quills.


  1. MadTurk says:

    ahh the hockey thread

  2. Bizrow says:

    Welcome Lunatics, if you don’t see your current location below, please add a reply, don’t be shy, and add a site to the Lunatic Nation

    We don’t bite, except for maybe Drew ;-) throw your thoughts to the Nation

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    3/7/2013 5:27 PM

  3. Rbilak says:

    Tonight will be an important regular season game. Will the undisciplined penalties continue or will the Pens skate away? No more excuses, either they learn to tonight or Shero needs to decide who to move and what to acquire. They can prove that the actually get it or prepare for another early exit. Malkin, Neal, TK and others better step up and learn from the past. Cannot wait to watch

  4. Arriba Wilver says:

    I hope the Pens win tonight.

  5. Dave G says:

    Staring wistfully at the Pennsylvania locations in Biz’s Lunatic Nation above.

    I’ve bought a beautiful new house.

    But it’s here in Liberty Township, OH. Closing date is Monday, and moving in next weekend.

    My dream of moving to the Burgh some day looks pretty bleak.

    Gotta get my live game fixes thru attending Pirates games vrs the Reds, Steelers games thru the Bengals, and Pens games up in Columbus. Have to watch my games on my puter thru MLB and NHL websites.

    Pittsburgh fan forever.

    DK: A little extra incentive:

  6. Bizrow says:

    Don’t give up the dream

    It can happen

    I spent much time in my youth in Lincoln Place, I always thought it would be so cool to live in dahntawn

    Now I’m figuring though my best chance at my age is ending up in a bed drooling at Allegheny General??

  7. Arriba Wilver says:

    That’s funny, Biz, in a good way.

  8. Bizrow says:

    Thanks AW, I meant it that way.

    Worst case I could imagine is the same ending in Florida ;-)

  9. Don’t poke the Drew.

  10. Bizrow says:

    Drew cracks me up

    And I think he likes the “action”

  11. Bizrow says:

    Forgot to say congratulations Dave G

    Just please pass on your love for the best town in the world

    Come back whenever you can

    I got a couch you can crash on ;-)

    And no gechos in the front yard

  12. Bizrow says:

    How do you spell gechos?

    Florida’s version of squirrels?

  13. tpbco says:


    Left the ‘burgh in ’92.

    Direct TV since about ’96….

    Not perfect, but see 95% of all the games I want to see – BB, FB and Hockey.

  14. TK39 says:

    Thought I did this last week but I’m in Tyngsboro Massachusetts

  15. Dave G says:

    Geckos. Had a million of them when I lived in Lutz, FL a couple of years ago.

    Thanks, Biz

  16. Bizrow says:

    You are most welcome Dave

    Don’t give up.

    This town is coming back

    Big time

  17. Pucknutz says:

    Ok Pens, yall know what the Flyers are gonna do.
    Initiate DON’T retaliate!
    Refs ALWAYS call the retailation.
    GO PENS!

    (that yall above should have been yinz but some of my time spent in the South sneeking back) LOL

  18. TK39 says:

    Congratulations on the new home! I hope the closing and time leading up to it aren’t too stressful for you.

  19. Bizrow says:

    The wind pushes us in many different directions

    But anyone here, IMO, is a Pittsburgher

    So family

  20. TK39 says:

    Lets Go Pens! So pumped for this game, I wish it were on TV here.

  21. Eric Bowser says:

    and this is why I dislike Bylsma….

    Scratches: Despres, Vitale, Bortuzzo

    1. Why is Engelland starting over Despres?
    2. Why is Jeffrey starting over Vitale?

  22. Milo Hamilton says:

    That’s fair. I thought you hated him for his .655 winning % & that Stanley Cup.

  23. TK39 says:

    I think they’re kind of at a point where they need to stop babying Despres. Let the kid play or send him back down. If they don’t think he can handle physical teams then he’s not ready for the NHL. Personally, I’d like to see them give him a shot. At least Bennett is gonna get some scoring line minutes (though I’m sure Cooke will still be there since it’s Philly). I like that Eaton is getting back in too. I always found him to be a steady if unremarkable defenseman.

  24. Eric Bowser says:

    Bylsma w/ Tom Fitzgerald coaching 16-8

    Bylsma w/out Fitzgerald is 12-14

    08-09: 16-8 (Stanley Cup champs)
    09-10: 7-6 (2nd round exit)
    10-11: 3-4 (1st round exit)
    11-12: 2-4 (1st round exit)

  25. Pucknutz says:

    Engelland gotta be in there, been playing extremly well and he** its the Flyers!
    Agree w/ya Jeffery/Vitale

  26. JohninOshkosh says:

    I was going to eat dinner in front of the TV, and then I saw that orange. Lost my appetite.

  27. Milo Hamilton says:

    If it were only that we’d have an easy fix.

  28. Milo Hamilton says:

    There appears to be a storm to weather.

  29. Dom says:

    Big save by my man Fleur y.

  30. Milo Hamilton says:

    North America’s largest collection of orange ties.

  31. Eric Bowser says:

    I guess Tyler Kennedy will never be a healthy scratch.

  32. Eric Bowser says:

    Yeah, first 10 mins always tough in Philly.

  33. Milo Hamilton says:

    Seriously. If he was so dead set on playing Jeffrey, he could still have scratched Kennedy & dressed Vitale.

  34. Iceman says:

    Don’t know if its true or not but I heard that Despres has some sort of finger injury. Wanted to give him a day off to let it heal.

    Again, not sure if its true, but if it is it makes a bit more sense.

    And Jeffrey should be playing, but it is TK that should be scratched, not Vitale.

  35. Milo Hamilton says:

    Nice call. No, really.

  36. Eric Bowser says:

    If THAT is a penalty, then Crosby better be drawing 5 penalties tonight.

  37. Iceman says:

    Weak call.

  38. Eric Bowser says:

    dumb penalty for Hartnell and Kunitz ties it up 1-1 on PP…

  39. JohninOshkosh says:

    This guy Philly has doing color between the glass, not Jones-don’t know who he is-is a freakin’ troglodyte.

  40. Eric Bowser says:

    I see Bylsma did a good job coaching the team to stay composed…. not!

  41. Milo Hamilton says:

    Steve Coates. You know, Coatsey ! Good God I’m gonna puke.

  42. scapper says:

    Neal already in box for four minutes. Playing right into Philly’s hands again. Unreal.

  43. Eric Bowser says:

    another bad rebound… Rinaldo goal….

  44. Eric Bowser says:

    Engelland doesn’t tie up his man…. sure glad Despres could watch that weak net coverage

  45. TJ says:

    Uhh captain I think the leaky defense has showed up again.

  46. TJ says:

    Nice of Engelland to take the glove to the face from Fedetenko after the goal too. FEDETENKO punked Engelland.

  47. TJ says:

    Time to pull MAF.

  48. Milo Hamilton says:

    Piece of crap.

  49. TJ says:

    Weathered the storm and are getting swept away by the flash flooding.

  50. TJ says:

    Think Glass can drop the gloves for a change? Maybe contribute?

  51. TJ says:

    Seriously the Flyers should be up 4 or 5 to 1.

    Nice of Orpik to stand up for MAF as Hartnell whacks away

  52. TJ says:

    This game is absolutely ridiculous.

  53. Milo Hamilton says:

    They have completely lost their minds.

  54. Eric Bowser says:

    Flyers are owning the Penguins right now 4-1

  55. TJ says:

    Time for MAF to be pulled and time to drop the gloves

  56. Milo Hamilton says:

    That’s 2 for Paul Martin.

  57. Eric Bowser says:

    Once again, players were not prepared to ignore Flyers crap… Bylsma magic, lol

  58. MadTurk says:

    Wow this is getting ugly, Time to pull the flower, he is wilting

  59. JohninOshkosh says:

    Start to type in Steve Coates and Google tries to finish it with “Steve Coates drunk”

    I love Google’s sense of humor. It used to be if you typed “WNBA”, Google would ask, “Do you mean NBA?” Norm Macdonald discovered that.

  60. TJ says:

    I am so freaking sick of Brooks Orpik. He does absolutely nothing for this team. Doesn’t even stand up for his goalie. Freanking wussy.

  61. MadTurk says:

    Hartnell offsides and whacks MAF and no call Neil gets in a little late takes one swipe and it’s a PP? I think the boys are afraid to touch a Flyer fir the calls that are going on. We need to hit first then skate away.

  62. Jandy says:

    He lives for it ;)

  63. J Walter Weatherman says:

    Next game against the Flyers, bring up the AHL goalie. And sit James Neal. And play Despres.

    The Flyers are so far into the Pens collective heads, they’ll need a lobotomy to get them out.

  64. Jandy says:


  65. Jandy says:

    I’m gonna join Milo and puke

  66. TJ says:

    I wouldn’t even waste my vomit on this game

  67. Jandy says:

    don’t get me wrong, i’m jacked at OUR guys first…

  68. TJ says:


  69. Jandy says:

    and I’d like to put my size 9 wides right up Neal’s back end

  70. TJ says:

    Its nice to see that the team got fired up after that period. You can tell that Bylsma really laid into them. NOT

  71. Jandy says:


  72. TJ says:

    My oh my. A GOAL!

    Now lets wait for the seas to part and Philly scores the next 4

  73. TJ says:

    Jandy what are you doing watching the game…. Shouldn’t you be over in Rome for the Conclave?

  74. TJ says:

    Oh christ there is the steigerwald special… Sometimes a 3 goal lead can be a bad thing.

  75. BillyBaduka says:

    They need to play hockey. They need to score and skate away. Show toughness by consistently go to the dirty areas. Do it again. Focus on hockey.

    Decent start to second. Get 1 and go from there.

    Literally as I type this, Duper goal.

    I had nothing to do with it, not implying that. More about my slow typing. And pizza timer goin off.

    Go Pens!

  76. TJ says:

    I knew this was going to be a bad day when I read that Paul Bearer from the WWE had passed away at age of 58

  77. Jandy says:

    and there’s another!

  78. TJ says:

    Rhut roh shaggy…. looks like we might have a game

  79. Iceman says:

    Awesome shift by Bennet there. Really like him on this line.

  80. Jandy says:

    lol ~ I show up, the whole show stops ;)

  81. Eric Bowser says:

    Bennett working hard, gets loose puck to Neal, Malkin to net, and Neal pass deflected into net. 4-3 Flyers

  82. florida steeler says:

    How bad is Fleury(King of Rebounds), Engelland, Martin???

  83. Jandy says:

    do it again Billy!

  84. Jandy says:

    toss the boys some Scoobie snacks!

  85. Jandy says:


  86. TJ says:

    I didn’t know you were a little boy….

  87. TJ says:

    Pens in talks with Vancouver for Luongo

  88. Jandy says:


  89. Jandy says:

    well, florida, he didn’t have much help, so give Flower a break

  90. TJ says:

    Did anyone see that?? Rebound control by a goalie… I didn’t know that was legal

  91. Jandy says:

    you must be hallucinating ;)

  92. Jandy says:

    you still don’t know ;P

  93. TJ says:



  94. Jandy says:


  95. TJ says:

    Trade TK now; He’s showing he’s clutch!

  96. Jandy says:

    and here comes Boucher

  97. Eric Bowser says:

    Real nice patience by Cooke to cycle puck up high and pass it to Kennedy for slap shot.

    4-4 game

  98. Milo Hamilton says:


  99. Iceman says:

    I don’t know what to say about this one. Wow.

  100. Milo Hamilton says:

    Exactly the same script as Florida. Hope it ends differently.

  101. TJ says:

    Wow how was that trip not called on the Flyers??? Should be a 5 on 3 right now

  102. Jandy says:

    makes two of us

  103. TJ says:


  104. J Walter Weatherman says:

    Bizarro Pens tonight. Awful in 1st period; great in 2nd. May not bode well for 3rd.

    Flyers announcers are worse than Steigy and Errey.

  105. TJ says:

    Orpik gets plastered by Talbot. Tossed like a salad

  106. BillyBaduka says:


  107. TK39 says:

    Now it’s a game!

  108. TJ says:

    Ravenstahl just announced that March 7th will be known as Tyler Kennedy day in Pittsburgh.

    Its only fitting since he’s now going to be the intermission interview

  109. Jandy says:

    and that’s pretty darn bad!

  110. kevnj says:

    Hi all, I am in the philly area and the game is blacked out on directv. Anyone know where I can watch online?

  111. BillyBaduka says:


  112. BillyBaduka says:

    Even on comcastsports?

  113. MadTurk says:

    Ok good comeback, now for the 3rd. Keep it up and the pressure on boys

  114. BillyBaduka says:


  115. TJ says:

    Holy crap

  116. kevnj says:

    directv doesn’t carry comcast sports

  117. 21sthebest says:

    Good job Turk.

  118. Jandy says:

    for an “old” guy, Kunitz is on a roll

  119. BillyBaduka says:

    Wow, keep it up!

    Lets go Pens!

  120. Eric Bowser says:

    5-4 Pens

    Terrible puck management by Flyers, out of position, bad backchecking… Crosby from LW far across to Kunitz for 1-timer.

  121. Jandy says:

    clean it up TJ! ;)

  122. Jandy says:


  123. Jandy says:

    c’mon boys, don’t get sucked into penalties

  124. BillyBaduka says:

    Nice puck battle Sid!

  125. TJ says:

    Anyone happen to notice the number of blocked shots by the Pens the last 2 periods?

  126. BillyBaduka says:

    8 currently, not sure by period.

  127. Jandy says:

    hold everything

  128. BillyBaduka says:

    Phew, that was close

  129. TJ says:

    I seriously don’t think there is anyone other than Ray Lewis that I hate more than freaking Carrot Top

  130. Jandy says:


  131. TJ says:

    If I was his wife I probably would have slept with Jeff Carter too

  132. Jandy says:

    for me it’s PK Subban

  133. Jandy says:


  134. TJ says:

    Imagine that…. Dupuis with a stupid penalty

  135. Jandy says:


  136. Bizrow says:

    Sorry, I missed that
    31 strong

  137. Milo Hamilton says:

    I’ve come to the conclusion that Tomas Vokoun is Wendell Young. Eeesh.

  138. Jandy says:

    very important penalty kill

  139. Bizrow says:

    Pens are in this dam thing


  140. Jandy says:


  141. JohninOshkosh says:

    Holy crapola! Took my daughter to swim lessons and came home to Pens leading! Maybe I shouldn’t watch the finish!

  142. Jandy says:

    dunno for sure yet Biz

  143. Jandy says:


  144. TJ says:

    I’ll let him be Frank Pietrangelo

  145. Milo Hamilton says:

    That’s my point. He’s way shakier than that.

  146. JohninOshkosh says:

    Seriously turning off TV. I’m superstitious. Don’t want anything on me.

  147. Jandy says:

    someone tell Neal to STFU. he takes another penalty I’m gonna be jacked

  148. Jandy says:


  149. TJ says:

    Pietrangelo says NO

  150. TJ says:

    Got to love Steigerwald. “Pens would love to get one more”.

    Really? He should trademark that statement

  151. Milo Hamilton says:

    Wendell Young ended the streak at the Spectrum.

  152. Jandy says:


  153. TJ says:

    Love the tantrum by 93 trashing his stick. AWESOME.

    Waving the #1 sign at the Flyers right now!

  154. Jandy says:

    come back Osh Kosh

  155. BillyBaduka says:


  156. Milo Hamilton says:

    Logic has absolutely no place in this rivalry.

  157. TJ says:

    Now Jandy go get us a Pope

  158. JohninOshkosh says:

    OK, I see Kathy and Jamie telling me the Pens won. Whew!!!

  159. Pucknutz says:

    Well put!

  160. Milo Hamilton says:

    You can come out now Oshkosh.

  161. Jandy says:

    nah…but I’ll share my Michelob Ultra with you :)

  162. BillyBaduka says:


  163. TJ says:

    Lets enjoy this….

    The Steelers are going to struggle so the games against the Ravens are going to be much fun.

    The Pirates biggest rival is anyone trying to steal 2nd base.

    This is the best rivalry in Pittsburgh sports

  164. TJ says:

    Just because I’m a soft and cuddly teddy bear doesn’t mean I’m easy

  165. TJ says:

    Biggest difference between Pens and Flyers right now…. Next time these two teams meet I’d bet that Ruff is the Flyers coach. Flyers are going to make a splash real soon. Not a belly smacker like tonight but they are going to do something crazy.

  166. Jandy says:

    lol fine, I’ll drink it myself ;)

  167. TJ says:

    Steigerwald started to say biggest come back by the Pirates

  168. scapper says:

    Whoa! You guys are gonna get on Steigy when the other guy, who basically does an imitation of himself, has been using the same tired expressions since 1976? Give me Steigy on TV every time.

  169. TJ says:

    Just 1? Seriously? Just 1?

  170. Jandy says:

    lol you’re greedy!

  171. scapper says:

    All together now….


    Thought they had eased up on that. Glad it’s back. Sid in Philly is usually money.

  172. Jandy says:

    that’s the classy Philly fans….

  173. MadTurk says:

    Nice win, more impressed they stayed within their game.
    Someone explain, Duper with his back to the Philly player, he tries to go through him and Duper is called for interference. A pen player gets rubbed out before he an get to a lose puck and no call? I see this both ways and in other games as well. What gives? when is it interference and when not?

  174. Jandy says:

    it’s what mood the referee is in

  175. MadTurk says:

    Plus 2? Feel better? :-)

  176. TJ says:

    Classy Philly Fans = Winning Mentality Pirates

  177. Jandy says:

    I’ll say it again, Kunitz is on a roll

  178. MadTurk says:

    Figures, maybe they only call it outside the goal line. When behind it or the net they seem to let it go.

  179. J Walter Weatherman says:

    Big win. No feeling better than coming back to beat the Flyers in their building. Nice defensive effort in the 3rd period. Pretty sure I didn’t think I’d say that tonight at the end of the 1st period.

    Eaton played well again. Engelland will find himself out of the lineup come playoff time, unless Bylsma continues his non-sensical scratching of Despres.

  180. Jandy says:


  181. Jandy says:

    don’t hold your breath Walter…no tellin what DB will do

  182. MadTurk says:

    He played vry well and I liked Bennett as well, did not look out of place at all.

  183. Eric Bowser says:

    Crosby started the first two weeks at a slow pace for him, when he heated up, so did Kunitz. I still wonder how much of his success is directly related to Crosby.

  184. Jandy says:

    they feed off each other, Eric. I still think TK’s struggles are directly related to Staal leaving.

  185. Jandy says:


  186. MadTurk says:

    I would say a lot, in any sport a star player will lift other players game., Jordan, Bird, Magic, Crosby, Malkin, Stamos and the list goes on.

  187. MadTurk says:

    Wondering if Orpik wears a visor, will he check someone?

  188. Jandy says:

    Mother T is off to bed…4am comes much too quickly! Night guys :)

  189. scapper says:

    Just ran through DK’s tweets and found some love for Bennett. Hell yeah. Anyone notice that play when his tired a** dragged it all the way back to deflect an open shot from the top of the circle in period 3? Really showed what type of player he is.

  190. MadTurk says:

    I saw that, I did not think he had enough to get back but made a great play

  191. MadTurk says:

    Anyone notice DK struck again, in the chat he commented about TK shooting from the left side. Well tonight he scored from the center right ice. Thanks DK!

  192. Iceman says:

    There is definitely some correlation, but I think Kunitz deserves a ton of credit. He played great last year without Crosby and is stepping up more now. He is amazing at finding the open space on the ice, putting the puck on the empty part of the net, and getting in on the forecheck and finishing checks. He is playing like a player on a mission right now and it is awesome to watch.

  193. Iceman says:

    Awesome play. This kid will go far on this team. Excited to see him get more comfortable with NHL speed.

  194. Sarah says:

    Not til he played for this defense

  195. Sarah says:

    You mean the Hall of Fame guy?

  196. hap2009 says:

    I always write Ya’ll but say Yinz explain that haha

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