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Final: Rangers 6, Penguins 1

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Looking ahead to faceoff …

Game: Penguins (28-9) vs. New York Rangers (17-15-3)

Time: 7:38 p.m.

Site: Madison Square Garden, New York

TV, radio: NBC Sports, WXDX-FM 105.9

Here is the official live box score.

Here is TribLIVE’s Penguins page. Josh Yohe has gone all big-market on us.

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!!



  3. Ray Shero Day…

    Pens acquire Jussi Jokinen for a draft pick

    Lines while Crosby is out
    Kunitz – Jokinen – Dupuis
    Neal – Malkin – Iginla
    Morrow – Sutter – Cooke
    Glass – Adams – Kennedy
    Scratches: Jeffrey, Vitale

    Lines when Crosby returns
    Kunitz- Crosby – Dupuis
    Neal – Malkin – Iginla
    Morrow – Sutter – Cooke
    Adams – Jokinen – Kennedy
    Scratches: Jeffrey, Vitale, Glass

    So why does Ray Shero own the NHL?
    -Minnesota gives up a ton of assets to get Jason Pominville
    -Washington trades a top prospect to get Martin Erat

    Gaborik to Columbus… didn’t like that deal for Blue Jackets.

    Vancouver GM Mike Gillis did his team no favors keeping Roberto Luongo

    Steve Sullivan must be thrilled to get traded from Phoenix to New Jersey.

    Flyers get their next goaltender to blame by acquiring Steve Mason

    • Eric, does Jokinen have enough skill to play top line? I really am not too familiar with him.

      • yeah, he can play the role until Crosby comes back and give the others the time they need to get the chemistry. Too many changes in this amount of time can be bad for a team.

        • That’s good to know, thanks!

          • I’ll be interested to see if Pens make it to a shootout in the remaining regular season games to see if he gets into the top 3 because he has some great moves.

            He was one of the best, not sure if he still has the top number or not but his move was better than that of former Pens forward Erik Christensen.

  4. Kunitz had him beat but puck flutters through and wide…

  5. 1-0 Rangers

    PP goal by Brad Richards at blue line and loads of bodies in front of Fleury.

  6. Blast Brad Richards!

  7. Good lord. All day. Morrow?

  8. Looks like it’s gonna be a long night

  9. 2-0 Rangers

    McDonagh scores in slot, a defensemen, with way too much time and space.

  10. Pirates winning 1-0. Figures

  11. Clowe has no goals all season…he does now!

  12. Pirates winning 2-0

  13. Pens really need to get Letang back because there’s just not enough foot speed back there with Murray, Engelland, and Bortuzzo slogging around the ice.

    • that’s true…but they need to play better defense. Tanger skated himself the last couple days. WOnder when he might be back

  14. I realize that it’s technically what they are, but this definitely looks like a team with a lot of new faces and unfamiliar lines that played the night before. Hopefully they can turn it around in the second. Just sloppy so far.

  15. Malkin and a dumb penalty

  16. And Duper with a nice goal :)

    • If I hear someone say he and Kunitz are trash wingers again I’m gonna be pissed!

      • They are not trash wingers. But they are average wingers without Sid. With Sid, they play like elite wingers. Big difference.

        • Thing is, everybody can’t be “elite”. So, that makes them above average. even “elite” players struggled when traded and had to play with other team’s systems and players.
          Neal is struggling. So, he’s just average?

      • I am w/ya Saint – but when I feel the need I just go out in the yard and let it fly or folw if you prefer!
        (I live way out in the country so I can do that. lol)

        Kunitz & Duper are fine, does Sid make them better, darn right , so what !!
        Bad game tonight, no panic here yet.
        GO PENS!

  17. Rangers fan here…the deal has paid dividends tonight, but I remain skeptical about the Gaborik trade.

  18. Not sure that the Doug Murray experiment is going to work. Doesn’t seem terribly effective at the one thing he was brought over to do – clear bodies from in front of the net. It’s already evident he has skating issues and zero puck skills. Willing to give him a little more time, but may have to cut losses before playoffs start. Clearly not one of the top 6 dmen when they’re all healthy.

  19. It probably wouldn’t help tonite, but looking forward to
    the return of Beau Bennett.

  20. 4 am comes early, I’m off to bed….night Lunatics!

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