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Final: Penguins 3, Panthers 1

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Looking ahead to faceoff …

Game: Penguins (31-10) vs. Florida Panthers (13-21-6)

Time: 7:38 p.m.

Site: BB&T Center, Sunrise, Fla.

TV, radio: Root Sports, Sunshine Network (Florida), WXDX-FM 105.9

Here is the official live box score.

Here is TribLIVE’s Penguins page. Josh Yohe just heard there’s a Primanti’s in Fort Lauderdale.

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:

    Game time? Gee wiz not yet, can’t wait to see the Pens play! Go Pens

  2. MadTurk says:

    same time? :-)

  3. MadTurk says:

    Browns over the Steelers???? Bite your tongue. I know what you mean when I spent 5 years in Columbus I had to go to a Damons to watch the games. There are a lot of Pittsburgh sports bars around as well.

  4. Pucknutz says:

    GO PENS !!

  5. Pucknutz says:

    Ya, only lost 2 games out of he last 20 – its workin!! LOL
    Sure I will take credit for it, Pens had nuttin to do w/it!!

    I got an original “green weenie” in reserve, not gonna wake the ghost of the Gunner unless absolutely, positively necessary though.!!!

  6. MadTurk says:

    I haven’t heard about the radio and such. Been back in PA since 2008. Always move away and end up back here. Live in CA for 10 years, east bay San Fran. They had a Poka festival every year and met hundreds on people from PA looking for updates on our teams. Steelers were the most popular of course but had lots of Pirates fans as well. Live in Florida a couple times as well. about 4 years total. Thought something was funny about that place, thought is was the cockroaches, maybe it was Drew, who knows? Illinios as well for a couple years long long ago.

  7. TJ says:

    So Malkin is out of this game because of SUNBURN???? Are you kidding me? How freaking selfish. I’m not calling his missing the game selfish its the fact that you can’t be responsible enough to know how to use sun screen.

    I seriously hope the Pens don’t miss out on the #1 seed because of a game lost to Florida tonight.

  8. Jandy says:

    Are you serious Teddy Bear???? Sunburn?????

  9. Dave G says:

    Banged up in Tampa the other night. Officially an upper body injury.

    Sunburn = outer body injury.

  10. Jandy says:

    Honestly. What is wrong now? Sheesh

  11. Dave G says:

    The Pens have been notorious over the years for losing focus when playing in Florida.

    Mario would tag along when he was injured to ‘support the team,’ most likely on a beach.

    Crosby is with traveling with them now. He doesn’t need to be there.

    Some things never change.

  12. Jandy says:

    Ok so then he is sunburnt?

  13. Dave G says:

    Pens say upper body injury.

  14. Jandy says:

    Yeah. And I’m Mother Theresa!

  15. Dave G says:

    Just saw a replay of Malkin checked awkwardly into the boards. Looks like he tweaked his right shoulder on the replay,

  16. Jandy says:

    That may be. Makes sense for him to sit out against the Panthers then

  17. Jandy says:


  18. Dave G says:

    Tanger slaps one in! 1-0 Pens

  19. Jandy says:


  20. Jandy says:

    Yes! Morrow!

  21. Dave G says:

    Morrow banks one in! 2-0

  22. Dave G says:

    Great pressure by the Pens, even without the big guys,

  23. Jandy says:

    Yeah and good thing cuz Florida is very tenacious

  24. TJ says:

    C’mon Dave don’t tell me you believe “upper body” injury. Go to the Post Gazette website. Says he got severe sun burn. Even Steigerwald and Errey quickly by passed the subject at the opening tonight

  25. TJ says:

    LOL the PG has changed its story because the Pens vehimately denied sunburn had anything to do with it. I’m willing to bet it was sun burn

  26. Jandy says:

    I actually believe it too. Hope it hurts! Lol

  27. Dave G says:

    I didn’t say that Malkin doesn’t have a sunburn, only that the Pens say its an upper body injury and he did seem to twist his right shoulder on a hit by Tampa the other night.

    Do I think they were out on South Beach or Haulover on their day off yesterday? You betcha

  28. TJ says:

    Beau Bennett 12 points in 22 games… Might be the least talked about player putting up points

  29. TJ says:

    Well ya got Crosby and Martin making the trip; you know it was one heck of a time.

  30. Jandy says:

    I’m betting Geno burns a heck of a lot easier than Sid does.

  31. Jandy says:

    Trust me I niticed

  32. Jandy says:


  33. Dave G says:

    Panthers pile into Fleury and score. 2-1 Pens

  34. Jandy says:

    And frigggin Upshall

  35. Dave G says:

    Fleury lost sight of the puck in the crease.

  36. Dave G says:

    Lost my picture. Technical difficulties.

    Maybe the guys in the truck are sunburned.

  37. Jandy says:

    WTH? Root Sports is whack. Technical difficulties I guess. Game isn’t showing. Just the score and no sound. Grrrrrrr!

  38. cherokee23 says:

    ditto……pirates game for a bit

  39. Dave G says:

    Delay due to power outage.

  40. Dave G says:

    Florida feed showing a hockey show during the outage.

  41. Jandy says:

    It’s back :)

  42. Dave G says:

    Back to action

  43. Dave G says:

    Not a power outage, as Root Sports reported. Just lost the video feed. The game continued.

  44. Dave G says:

    Power was lost to the production truck, but not inside arena. Just clarifying.

  45. Sarah says:

    Truly I don’t put Sid I the same category as Lemieux re tagging along. If he’s there I think he has a hockey related reason.
    Not a golf or suntan related reason.

  46. Dave G says:

    (smiling at that one)

  47. MadTurk says:

    Outer body sunburst?

  48. Dave G says:

    Pssst… the Pirates are winning 2-1 as well… bottom 7th

  49. Jandy says:

    pssst! Good news ;)

  50. Jandy says:

    Panthers on the PP on Cookie Highstick

  51. Jandy says:

    Rags beat Islanders 1-0

  52. theplanisworking says:

    Well, you do have her picture……………. ;)

  53. theplanisworking says:

    Yale wins 4-0.

  54. Dave G says:

    Now 3-1 Pirates top 8th

  55. Jandy says:


  56. MadTurk says:

    They called a penalty on that??? no way more shoulder and upper arm then an elbow.

  57. MadTurk says:

    Never lifted th elbow up.

  58. J Walter Weatherman says:

    Pathetic call

  59. Jandy says:

    Fleury got some help there from Murray

  60. Jandy says:

    nice effort by the PK

  61. Jandy says:

    Wow, Vitale is jacked!

  62. Jandy says:

    even is that Gbj thing is a foot taller lol

  63. Dave G says:

    Gudbranson cheap shot on Cooke with 1:48 left in third

  64. Jandy says:

    YES! Morrow empty netter!

  65. Jandy says:

    friggin tool

  66. Jandy says:

    I give Vitale credit for taking him on

  67. Jandy says:

    3 point game sweet!

  68. Dave G says:

    Empty netter for Morrow!

    Raise the jolly iceberg!

  69. MadTurk says:

    Like frosting on a cake. Now let’s go Pirates

  70. theplanisworking says:

    Hey, you rhymed !!! ;)

  71. theplanisworking says:

    I want to see that!!!

  72. Jandy says:


  73. Jandy says:

    lol me too!

  74. Sarah says:

    Wow! As a Cornellian, nice to see an Ivy team win it all!
    I will NOT go so far as to say go Yale though lol!!
    GO IVIES!!!

  75. Sarah says:

    Whoops that was a reply to plains working….my bad!
    GO IVIES!!!!

  76. cherokee23 says:

    just watched Bylsma give a pretty awkward answer about Malkin not playing…..he didn’t seem to pleased, saying(covering for him?) day to day…. upper boddy…..reaggravation. anybody know any more about the sunburn?

  77. MadTurk says:

    Yes it hurts and if you bump it it hurts more.

  78. MadTurk says:

    Forgot the smiley :-)

  79. MadTurk says:

    But I remembered the Jandy typo

  80. MadTurk says:

    Love the gravatar.

  81. cherokee23 says:

    Thanks…did that during 2nd intermission

  82. MadTurk says:

    If I was ever to put a bumper sticker on my vehicle that is what I woulod want. Would make a nie flag as well.

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