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On location: Sabres 4, Penguins 1 … streak ends at 15

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Looking ahead to faceoff …

Game: Penguins (28-8) vs. Buffalo Sabres (13-17-6)

Time: 7:38 p.m.

Site: Consol Energy Center

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

Here is the official live box score.

Here is TribLIVE’s Penguins page. Rob Rossi and I 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. GO PENS!!

    Wonderful – got one of my new superstitions outa the way.

  2. Here’s hoping Murray puts Ott on his A all night long.

  3. Miller must be ecstatic that his Daddy (I mean Crosby), is not playing tonight.

  4. Gee, what should I watch . . . . . Duke Women’s Basketball in NCAA versus Notre Dame or the Pens?!?

    I guess I’ll watch the team in the blue jerseys!

  5. Clowe to the Rangers for a 2nd, 3rd and a conditional 3rd in 2014

  6. For those who wondered about chemistry………….
    Iginla looks very, very comfortable out there. :)

  7. Ridiculous. What a giveaway. Nisky??

  8. What the hell is Iginla doing on the point? Bylsma being a sped again.

    • Cos they don’t want to put Orpik there and there’s nobody else. Plus Iggy has played point before.
      Was that a behind the back thru the legs blind pass giveaway by Niskanen? Not what you like to see in front of your own net…..

    • Fire Bylsma.

  9. YAY!!! IGGY !!!

    • just got home a few minutes ago…. just had a really cold hour of soccer practice for Perry. He struggled with conditioning and such, not sure how much he’s going to be able to do this with all his health problems but he’s trying.

  10. Send it in, Jarome!!!

  11. Glad Iginla got that first goal out of the way. Now he can breath a bit. The longer it takes the more he would pressure himself.

  12. This Jarome guy is pretty good.

    Where’d he come from?

  13. Nice hit buy Iggy on that puke Kaleta.

    • Pens defensive discipline is a second thought tonight. This is the kind of team they will lose to…one they don’t take seriously. If I was Bylsma, I’d be calling a timeout early tonight.

      • This is the Pens without their MVP…Sid….for anyone who mentioned how “skilled and amazing” Kunitz and Duper are….Sid just makes them look like jagr…

  14. WOW

    Pitt center Steven Adams is declaring for NBA draft

    Ray Fittipaldo ‏@rayfitt1 1m
    Steven Adams will declare for the NBA draft and intends to sign with an agent. Pitt statement coming.

  15. No truth to the rumor that Pitt has hired Moses to lead the exodus.

  16. Groaty….tried wishing you and the Duke team luck for Sunday’s game, but didn’t see on the blog this weekend…

  17. Pens seem to be off and Vokoun just up a wrap around goal… 3-1 Sabres

  18. Orpik on his game tonight.

    Well, at least when Buffalo wins they’ll move two more points ahead of the Flyers.

  19. Notre Dame was 6 down at the break, now up by 8.

  20. Everytime I watch, Vokoun is out of the net and gets burned.

  21. Don’t anyone think Buffalo will back off now. They are juiced…this is they’re season defining moment. They aren’t going to the playoffs and they have nothing else to play for except this.

  22. I dont mind the loss. It just looks like the same problems they were having earlier in the year. They look bad.

  23. Proof why Despres needs to stay in the minors a bit longer.

  24. Puck in Pens end just about the whole game so far.

    Sounds like SJB is blaming Despres. Not seein that.

    Nothing doing on Sid’s line.

    Missing Sid big time.


    • Not blaming, just saying you don’t take that stupid, selfish boarding penalty just as one expires, especially down 4-1. He’s got some learning and growing up to do.

  25. Where’s Jandy? She’s not on here. That’s why the Pens are down.

  26. I guess it was time for the Pens to have a stinker game. Doesn’t mean I have to like it.

  27. I hope the Tyler Kennedy experiment is over. Also, it appears “bad” Vokun may have reappeared.

  28. So Pitt loses Ziegler and Adams from the basketball team today. Should be a fun first season in the ACC. But then again even if these guys stayed we all know the outcome of the season. 21-11 in regular season; seeded between 6-9 and lose in the first round.

  29. Rumor has it that the Pens called the NHL offices to see if they could have the 2nd intermission extended by 20 minutes so Crosby could give the team a pep talk. They were unable to find a person that can do sign language for a mumbler

  30. Ok so Vokoun stood up in Philly and chewed out the players; who stood up tonight?

  31. Looking like a typical Flyers game loss, Neal and everyone else going after Kaleta the trouble maker. Undisciplined play tonight.

  32. Maybe Tony Granato convinced Disco Dan that they needed more practice on the PK so they’re treating this whole game as one big PK practice session. If that’s the case they’re actually doing pretty good…

  33. They obviously stopped caring about wanting to win. Everyone want’s penalty box time.

  34. I wish someone would tell this team they’re playing Buffalo, not Philly

  35. What? They weren’t going to finish the season undefeated?

    Fire Bylsma!

    • What’s that got to do with squat? They had plenty of opportunities to lose to better teams over this streak, but to play like crap against Buffalo? This isn’t even about bad breaks, this is about not bothering to show up. This is not earning a paycheck. If this team really cared, they’d put the money they made from playing this game into a sin jar…and yes, it would be one big jar.

      • They were due for a loss. It sucks, but it happens. that’s what squat has to do with it

        • I’m due to hit the lottery too. Why’s that not happening? If this is how this team plays against teams they should beat, then the rest of the schedule is looking bad.

          Like I said though Jandy, due for a loss is one thing, losing to a team you have no business losing to, is another.

          Not even caring about the streak, I care about how they ended it. Not acceptable. Like I always say: It’s not if you win or lose…

      • WOW SJB 15 straight wins- one bad game- and they did not “bother to show up” and don’t care – gimmie a break!! With all due respect you are full of it!

  36. The more I see of Doug Murray, the more I like him.

  37. Good grief! How in the heck did Jeffrey miss that?

  38. 4:07 to go, I think I will try to get more then 6 hours sleep tonight. If I dream will they come back in this game? I guess I will find out n he morning.

  39. another PP chance squandered. And a great save by Flower

  40. What happen to Neal? Couldn’t hit the net with a shotgun anymore. Obviously faceoffs aren’t important to the Pens anymore either, and by scratching Vitale, Bylsma could care less.

  41. Mother Theresa is off to bed..let’s hope the boys do better tomorrow against the Rangers.

  42. Ha…without playing Sid passes Kunitz to take the lead on the plus/minus….Ha.,,,

  43. In other transfer news – WPIAL all time 3 point leader Micah Mason transfers from Drake to Duquesne.

    I believe I had that. A week ago Saturday.

  44. I wonder if seeing what happened to the Louisville kid had any impact on Adams changing his mind. Has to strike a chord when it happens to someone you’ve played against…

    We’ll see if the gamble pays off. I don’t think he showed enough to be a lottery pick, and that to me should be the deciding factor.

  45. Crosby’s jaw breaks. Shell leaves. Ziegler and Adams leave. Winning streak ends. Pirates start up again.

    Rough week so far.

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