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Final: Penguins 3, Senators 1

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Looking ahead to faceoff …

Game: Penguins (34-10) vs. Ottawa Senators (23-15-6)

Time: 7:38 p.m.

Site: Scotiabank Place, Ottawa

TV, radio: Root Sports, WXDX-FM 105.9

Here is the official live box score.

Here is TribLIVE’s Penguins page. Josh Yohe is skating down the Rideau Canal.

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.

153 Comments

  1. GO PENS !!!

  2. “It’s a Great Day for Hockey!”

  3. So lets get this right… No crosby, no malkin, no neal, no martin, no letang, no bennett, no fleury. Thats the starting line for any team in this league that is on the shelf.

    We got to make some predictions….

    Eric set the early over under on misconducts at 4.5

    I’m going to go with the OVER on that. I see Macintyre, vitale, glass getting the boot

  4. I don’t wanna see us start anything…but FINISH anything that does get started.

  5. I’m going to take the under.

    IMO, the fact that the sens need points is going to be the deciding factor, unless….

    1.) they have a serious bounty put up
    2.) somebody (on either team) does something really stupid, early
    3.) the score gets out of hand and the refs lose control

    • Agree w/ya tpbco. What I would like to see is – First shift Cookie is out someone starts some sh** – drop the gloves – little bit o rasslin – throw them both out.

      Sens save their “honor” and quiet the neanderthals, Cookie don’t back away from anything, and is out so no idiot can take a cheap shot at him later in the game. Don’t need no more injuries.

      Then the Sens can attempt to beat the team as TJ notes has an entire “starting line” out.
      Game on!

      GO PENS!!

      • That does seem to be the gentlemanly way to handle things. Then we all save face.

        • Golf is a “gentleman’s” game – hockey, not so much!

          But you got my point exactly!! lol

          • I wish we could call in missed penalties in Hockey like you can in golf. Nothing worse than a guy sitting at home who probably has never played a sub par round of golf in his life calling in to complain that a golfer broke a rule and should be DQ’d. Could you imagine the NFL hotline if fans could do that. Or if you could call in a missed ball or strike in baseball. Has to be one of the worse rules in sports. Right behind the previous rule that coaches could not challenge a scoring play since all scoring plays were reviewed and if you challenged the replay was taken away. Honestly who came up with that idea?

          • Here come the “gentleman”…

          • Puckers,you said it all….golf is a “game” but hockey is a sport!

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  7. Pretty jacked to see what, in the end, is a meaningless hockey game.

    • Amen John. I got my nachos and beer ice cold and ready to roll.

      I may have to use this post in a few years when I’m applying to be a contestant on the biggest loser after reading my above statement.

      But then I think back to when the NFL draft was a weekend event; spent all weekend on the couch chowing down on every unhealthy food imagineable. Its probably a good thing for me that they have spread it out over 3 days now. Gives me time to restock and perhaps pick a different menu for the 2nd or 3rd days.

  8. Cookie showing some poise – dumb penelty by the Sens!!!

  9. Looks like the hormones are controlling over the brain for the Senators so far. Hope the Pens can take advantage.

  10. Curious about something; Cooke draws the penalty but the faceoff was outside the offensive zone. What gives??

    Was it because the defensemen joined the scrum?

  11. Dang. Dustin Jeffrey getting it done. Pens 1-0.

  12. Brendan Morrow is good.

  13. IGGY !!!

  14. V – MAN !!

  15. Bortuzzo was having a good old time getting punched in the face.

  16. Ottawa announcers call out Cooke-say he will instigate but will not fight unless “absolutely cornered.” “Does it everywhere.”

  17. Matt Cooke is controlling this game. Sens were so concerned about him in the first period that they find themselves down 2-0.

    If this get to 3-nil or 4-nil, I might get Cooke out of there. If Bylsma gave the marching orders to Cooke not to mix it up, or if Cooke made that decision on his own, either way it has gotten into the Sens’ heads.

  18. Priceless image of smiling young girl slapping on the glass as Neil and Despres scrum in front of her.

  19. Despres just elbowed to head by Neil. Should get…wait for it…Shanabanned. What a Delta-Bravo (DB).

  20. I just love that Ottawa is taking themselves out of this game :)

  21. They should just play 4 on 4 the rest of the night. Can go two consecutive minutes in this game without someone going to the sin bin.

  22. Survive (literally) and move on.

  23. Jeffrey hit in face with stick. No penalty. Borque is about to blow.

  24. That second intermission can’t come too soon.

  25. This penalizing us is getting ridiculous.

  26. Gotta give Vokoun some love for standing on his head killing all these penalties right along with the PK

  27. Where is Bill McCreary and his mustache when you need them?

  28. This Neil character is a joke. I know Cooke deserves his dirty player reputation. He brought that upon himself, but Melnyk talking about how players like Cooke shouldn’t be in the league needs to look at his own bench. Neil tries to scrap with Orpik who doesn’t fight and then charges Despres in the head. What an absolute joke.

    Oh and someone needs to tell Neil that it isn’t working. 2-0 Pens.

  29. You do the Vokey Pokey and you turn them inside out…that’s what it’s all about …

  30. I was gonna say “poop” but crap works!
    Stiegy and Bob say the Jets won, jut a point between em.
    Love to see the Jets get in. Not so DK can have a paid semi vacation in the peg , just for the fans up there.

  31. GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  32. TK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. Murrry pounds a guy into the ice – Bobby says “He wasent brought in here to score goals and dance and look pretty” – Priceless!!

    Go Pens!

  34. 200th win for Bylsma :)

  35. Gotta be feelin good about this team. Played extremely hard in a essentially meaningless game. Never lost focus. V man is a gem.
    Long way to go but this team “is” on an mission.
    300 for the V man.
    Blysma gets the quickest wins.
    Go Pens Go!!

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