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On location: Penguins 6, Canadiens 4

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Nous attendons avec impatience …

Le match: Penguins (32-10) vs. Canadiens de Montreal (26-11-5)

L’heure: 7:08 p.m.

Place: Consol Energy Center

TV, radio: Root Sports, TSN (Canada), RDS (Quebec), WXDX-FM 105.9

Il’y'a the official live box score.

Il’y'a TribLIVE’s Penguins page. Rob Rossi, Josh Yohe et moi sont ici. Et tu?

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. Let’s go Pens!

  2. Pens info kinda lax, given the game tonite. Any body home at the Trib this afternoon? The other paper at least reported from the morning skate today.

  3. We’re making a list and checking it twice

    Trying to log all the locations that Dejan Lunatics reside

    If you are new posting or haven’t signed in, please add a reply to this post with your current residence


  4. Wonder how many trips DK had to make to the language conversion site….

    DK: Took advanced French at Duquesne.

    • Hurrah for that Duquesne education!!!!

      Only two more courses . . . . . . . . . .

    • Tres bien! I haven’t had since jr. high. Not gonna say how long ago that was. Of course, will always know the lyrics to “Lady Marmalade”.

      When you traveled to Vancouver and Winnipeg, which language was mostly spoken? Did you break out your Francais?

  5. Tanner Glass…The Little Engine That Could. :-)

  6. What’s evryone think of Ovechkin & the Caps right now….haven’t been paying them much attention, but all of a sudden Ovie pushing 30 goals and Caps a solid 3 seed

    • They are hot right now, but got the #3 seed due in part to a weak division

      (as I duck, since Winnipeg is in the same one)

      I’d like to see the Jets make the playoffs though

      • Been saying for a month that they are going to be dangerous come May. Don’t be fooled by the weak division. They’re solid right now, and Ovechkin is back to being beastly Ovechkin. They’re always a hard team to play in the playoffs (unless they face Tampa!). I think that’s the team the Pens should fear the most.

        Oh wait, based on the last two seasons, I guess the team the should fear most is whoever they play in the first round.

      • I’m with you, I’d like to see the Jets get in too. Here’s hoping the Rangers tank!

    • I think there is a connection between Ovie’s beast mode and the fact that his tennis player fiancé, Maria Kirilenko (also Russian), was/is in the U.S.A. for most of March. Unfortunately the Ladies of pro tennis are off to other countries. Let’s see how/if Ovie keeps it together in the weeks to come.
      Also, have you seen a picture of his fiance, Maria? Talk about a “how did he swing that?” maneuver.

  7. No Malkin tonight.

  8. Ridiculous call.

  9. Bucs winning 1-0 also.

  10. 2,000 career K’s for AJ Burnett. :)

  11. I’m getting the feeling that Brenden Morrow is starting to feel comfortable in his new surroundings.

  12. DK: Man, Brenden Morrow is just competing out there. Shift to shift, lays it out. Wonderful hockey player, wonderful acquisition by Ray Shero and his advance scouts to see he still had something left.

  13. DK: Brendan Gallagher of Habs going off after blocking shot with left foot. Doesn’t look good. Would be huge loss if long term. Top rookie.

  14. So … any questions ?

  15. DK: Jarome Iginla’s 1,100th point. Really a pretty nice shot given the garbage ice.

  16. I’m trying to go back and forth between 2 games. My thumb isn’t in good enough shape and it’s aggravating my adult ADD. Best pick one and stick with it.

    • Multi tasking. Saturday night, I watched the Penguins game on the phone while at the Pirate game. My mom still tells me I’m going to scramble my brain. I fear it’s already happened.

  17. After missing an earlier goal, I flipped over just to see this one!
    I am getting better!

    Man, the Pens look good tonight.
    Really have a jump in their step.

  18. Bennet is a pretty smooth hockey player!

  19. No more could be or gonna be with Beau Bennett. He belongs. Right now.

  20. LOL, Sid and Geno will be healthy scratches!

  21. The Pens are playing well tonight, but the Habs goaltending has been atrocious.

  22. Hope and expect, the plan is working ( I do not think I’ve ever said those words before)

    Many miles to go, but the Pens throughout the organization have one goal, one mission

    From top to bottom.

    Complete, undeniable

    Can’t wait

  23. Just saw on Twitter that Steve McClendon visited GB today.
    If signed (and not matched), we would receive NO compensation.
    Let me get this straight….The Steelers are an “old” 8-8 team, but everyone wants their FA’s.
    Something strange about the fact that it’s been years since an offer was made to a restricted FA, and we now stand the chance of two Steelers being offered contracts by other teams.
    Very strange….

    Read more:

  24. Newest Pens injury: Shero dislocates shoulder patting self on back.

    At least I’m assuming, what with who has scored tonight. Unreal.

  25. Steigy just said it….this team is now initiating, not retaliating….love the way this team is built!

  26. Brenden Morrow with the Gordie Howe hat trick.

  27. Pens and Bucs both win !

  28. Just saw DK tweet about Morrow becoming a folk hero…..reminds me a bit of the WWGRD stuff….What Would Gary Roberts Do!!

    • Just noticed DK already hashtagged WWBMD

      • Guy does invaluable stuff on the ice even in games where he doesn’t show up on the score sheet…stuff that has been missing the last few playoff series. Guy is going to own his role this spring.

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