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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, 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. Pucknutz says:

    GO PENS!!

  2. Pucknutz says:



  3. Eric Bowser says:

    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

  4. Jandy says:

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

  5. Eric Bowser says:

    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.

  6. Eric Bowser says:

    Kunitz had him beat but puck flutters through and wide…

  7. Sarah says:

    Oy Fleury!

  8. Jandy says:

    That’s good to know, thanks!

  9. Eric Bowser says:

    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.

  10. Jandy says:

    wow…good again. I’ll be watching him when he gets with the team

  11. Eric Bowser says:

    1-0 Rangers

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

  12. Jandy says:

    Blast Brad Richards!

  13. Sarah says:

    Good lord. All day. Morrow?

  14. Jandy says:

    Looks like it’s gonna be a long night

  15. Eric Bowser says:

    2-0 Rangers

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

  16. Eric Bowser says:

    Pens are not skating, disorganized…

  17. Jandy says:

    Pirates winning 1-0. Figures

  18. Sarah says:


  19. Jandy says:

    Clowe has no goals all season…he does now!

  20. Jandy says:

    Pirates winning 2-0

  21. Eric Bowser says:

    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.

  22. Jandy says:

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

  23. TK39 says:

    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.

  24. Eric Bowser says:

    Yeah, they were bound to come down from the at 15-game winning streak but last night and after one period tonight, they don’t have the some cohesion, speed, or attention to detail.

    It will be important for Bylsma to stop the leaks right now.

  25. Jandy says:

    Malkin and a dumb penalty

  26. Jandy says:

    And Duper with a nice goal :)

  27. Jandy says:

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

  28. NastyNate82 says:

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

  29. J Walter Weatherman says:

    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.

  30. Papa Croz says:

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

  31. Jandy says:

    Doug Murray was one of the few who played well last night.

  32. J Walter Weatherman says:

    Missed the game last night. Maybe he just needs more time to gain familiarity.

  33. Jandy says:

    Last night’s game wasn’t as bad as this one, but it was nasty. Murray was rock steady

  34. Jandy says:

    Your boys are making the Pens look like high schoolers lol

  35. deb says:

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

  36. Pucknutz says:

    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!

  37. Pucknutz says:

    Well said Eric!

  38. Jandy says:


    Puckers, these guys frustrated me tonight!

  39. Jandy says:

    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?

  40. Jandy says:

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

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