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Final: Sabres 4, Penguins 2

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Looking ahead to faceoff …

Game: Penguins (35-10) vs. Buffalo Sabres (19-21-6)

Time: 7:38 p.m.

Site: Consol Energy Center

TV, radio: Root Sports, WXDX-FM 105.9

Here is the official live box score.

Here is TribLIVE’s Penguins page. Rob Rossi and Josh Yohe boldly predict Thomas Vanek will be chosen for Austria’s Olympic team.

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. Bizrow says:

    Lets go Jets

    Three reasons

    Could knock Washington and Ovie out of the playoffs
    Could knock the Rangers (the chant of 1940 still rings in my ears) out
    Dejan goes to Winnipeg

  3. tpbco says:

    PG reporting Geno, Tanger and the Flower all playing tonite.

    DK: Really? PG reporting? Or everyone typing exactly what Dan Bylsma just told everyone?

  4. Brandie says:

    Seconded, Mr. Pucknutz.

  5. Brandie says:

    All valid reasons.

  6. Brandie says:

    Let’s see how they do.

  7. tpbco says:

    Make that Letang, hopefully Tanger WILL play and propell the Jets to the win!

  8. Milo Hamilton says:

    You mean people are actually interested in this meaningless hockey game ? :)

    Sorry I couldn’t stick around to help earlier but I had a very important meeting that just happened to take place on a golf course.

  9. SJB says:

    lol I don’t know why when the Pirates are playing meaningful baseball in April. Who could care about a 1st place hockey team playing so well, only about a week away from starting the playoffs? We must be rubes ;)

  10. Pucknutz says:

    Well…… 2 good reasons anyway. :)

    One trick pony Ovie and the Caps out – love it.
    Rangers – NY team – nuff said.
    “Beat” guys need to go to the Peg. “Columnist” maybe not so much. Travel is expensive! :)

  11. Bizrow says:

    We like to grump about things? smile

  12. Pucknutz says:

    Milo, nice to see you have your priorities correct. “important meeting” on an golf course of course! LOL

  13. Milo Hamilton says:

    Business was conducted.

  14. SJB says:

    No offense Dejan, but the Trib online has been a little slow in it’s daily Pens updates and such. I had to wait for a personal email reply from Josh to know if Crosby even skated. Maybe twitter is a better place to get this info but for those of us who still refuse to be twits it’s the online paper for updates.

    I mean; Chipped Ice is still only letting us know Sid broke his jaw. Gee, I hope he’s alright.

  15. SJB says:

    Whose grumping? I smiled the whole time I typed that.

  16. JohninOshkosh says:

    You can hook a drive into the tall grass and then turn it into a par if you dig it out with a lofted club and follow with a good pitch or chip and putt. But if you muff a pitch or chip, you have lost a stroke nearly every time.

    -Harvey Penick

  17. Milo Hamilton says:

    Truer words were never spoken. Can’t figure out why guys hit bucket after bucket of balls with their driver when if you shoot 90, you use it 1.5% of the time.

  18. Brandie says:

    Let’s pass the hat then. Times are tough. I got a dime to get him started. :-)

  19. TJ says:

    Not that its any big news for anyone else but I’ve had a tremendous day today;

    First I got to read about #donbrennanspackage and then I just found out that I don’t have to relocate to Charlotte next month!!

    I know its hard to imagine beating that first one but let me tell ya I was not looking forward to charlotte sports!!!

  20. Bizrow says:

    I think the Trib will pay, except for any family, but what do I know?

  21. Bizrow says:

    Not me

  22. TJ says:

    Amen. Guys using their driver over and over at the range are trying to show off.

  23. Bizrow says:

    Chicks love the long ball???

  24. Bizrow says:

    + 1

  25. Pucknutz says:

    As long as I got plenty of “aiming oil” I don’t worry about the ball too much.!!
    Soothes the pain of not breakin 100! LOL

  26. JohninOshkosh says:

    You are a true “golfer” my friend.

  27. JohninOshkosh says:


  28. Brandie says:

    Good vibes your way.

  29. bob spagna says:

    Tj, you’re missing nothing. Kind of a “plastic” city. Weather’s better – – that’s about it.

  30. TJ says:

    Yeah I agree Bob; I’ve been down there quite often. We have our east coast headquarters down there. I did not want to hear about Duke and NC basketball 24/7

  31. Pucknutz says:

    Geno back – hope he is 100% healthy – like to see him have a good game.
    Gonna need him in a week or so even though the team has been playing well w/all the guys that have been out.
    Cup run is long and hard – gonna need everybody>
    GO PENS!

  32. Arriba Wilver says:

    Sorry I couldn’t participate in the discussion. I was out at the range with my driver.

  33. JohninOshkosh says:

    Early goal-three minutes in and the Caps lead the Jets 1-0.

    Frenzied crowd in DC.

  34. Pucknutz says:

    Where you pickin that up John, on TV somewhere??

  35. Arriba Wilver says:

    My graphite titanium Big Bertha driver.

  36. JohninOshkosh says:

    I bought the NHL package through my cable provider. Actually, my wife gave it and MLB’s package to me as Christmas gifts. I think she was trying to get rid of me in the evenings!

  37. Milo Hamilton says:

    Rockin’ the red (gag).

  38. JohninOshkosh says:

    Good stuff, AW:

    Been an avid golfer since I was wee. But all I ever do now is go to the range. Once in a blue moon I’ll actually play a round.

    Plenty of that “aiming oil” is consumed at the 19th hole, though.

  39. JohninOshkosh says:

    Their broadcast team is really pushing Ovie for the MVP too. Gag again.

  40. Pucknutz says:

    Maybe that will help! lol

  41. JohninOshkosh says:

    Refs reviewing a Jets shot. Looks like a goal to me.

  42. Brandie says:

    Actually, I love great pitching.

  43. JohninOshkosh says:

    Toronto says “No Goal” Score remains 1-0.

  44. Milo Hamilton says:

    I love that Don Cherry is on the fastest coaches to 200 wins list.

  45. Milo Hamilton says:

    Sidney Crosby is this year’s Masterton candidate. Would someone please check with Jack Edwards & see if that passes muster.

  46. Milo Hamilton says:

    Some poor team is going to trade a kings ransom for Ryan Miller this summer & think they’ve solved their goaltending issues. What a rude & expensive awakening that’s going to be.

    DK: Hasn’t been the old Ryan Miller for a while now.

  47. Brandie says:

    Some things are only learned the hard way.

  48. JohninOshkosh says:

    Washington intermission included an interview with Jim Craig. Looks and sounds good. He is 55 years old now!

    Washington win gives them the Southeast Division title. Win and they are in. Leading 2-0 at first intermission.

    Don’t like it, as a hockey fan, that Caps are going to get in, and the Red Wings might not.

  49. Jandy says:

    I’ll see your dime and raise you ten more dimes ;)

  50. Jandy says:

    Rather be a rube than a dube ;)

  51. Jandy says:

    You tell ‘em girl!

  52. Eric Bowser says:

    Tons of chances in the first period for the Penguins and after one period of play, tied 1-1.

  53. Jandy says:

    Great TJ, we want all us dumb fans to stick around here…so we can get enthused over meaningless hockey games :)

  54. Jandy says:

    Garage League

  55. Jandy says:

    hey! it’s Bowser~welcome home. :)

  56. Eric Bowser says:

    Hi Jandy – Thanks.

  57. Pucknutz says:

    Kane scores – 2-1 – GO JETS!!

  58. Brandie says:

    That might get him half way to Dahn-tahn .

  59. Brandie says:

    Winnipeg, watch out. DK is heading your way.

  60. Pucknutz says:

    Pens down to 4 D. Nasty high hit on Tanger, Orpik out don’t know why?

  61. Pucknutz says:

    4 -2 Caps – poop!

  62. J Walter Weatherman says:

    Not sure what Letang was doing there, other than trying to give himself a concussion.

  63. Jandy says:

    yeah and no call on that nasty hit.

  64. Eric Bowser says:

    Could someone get that puck into the goal for Dupuis, he’s getting all kinds of chances with Malkin and Iginla.

  65. Eric Bowser says:

    Ott gets 10 minute misconduct… what an idiot

  66. Brandie says:

    On to the thinking bench.

  67. J Walter Weatherman says:

    He definitely rivals Hartnell, Subban, and Neil as biggest d-bag in the eastern conference

  68. Brandie says:

    Ever think DK should sell this blog as a web based comedy called Sh*t the Blog Says?

  69. Brandie says:

    How much does biggest d-bag in the eastern conference pay?

  70. J Walter Weatherman says:

    A deserved knuckle sandwich

  71. Jandy says:

    lol it would prolly be the hottest rated one around

  72. Pucknutz says:

    Jets runnin outa time – light the afterburners – Go Jets!

  73. Brandie says:

    Point well taken.

  74. Brandie says:

    Who would play Dejan?

  75. JohninOshkosh says:

    Carrot Top

  76. Pucknutz says:

    4-3 6:39 left burn em up Jets!

  77. Eric Bowser says:

    Loving it…

    Iginla one-timer ties it 2-2…. wooo

  78. Eric Bowser says:

    really nice screen by Morrow

  79. Pucknutz says:

    IGGGY!!! shootin rockets!!

  80. Jandy says:

    haha yeah he had to duck so it didn’t hit him in the head :)

  81. Jandy says:

    and Bennett just misses

  82. Pucknutz says:

    5-3 Caps Final -Rats
    Caps are gonna get a high seed winnin SE.
    Oh well – Ovie will crack first round,

  83. Pucknutz says:

    Bennett lookin really good – gonna be tough to sit him.
    Are we just restin TK tonight or what?? Hmmmm…

  84. J Walter Weatherman says:

    Been a long time since Pens had a right-handed shot like Iginla’s. Adds another dimension to PP to have a dangerous one-time shot from that side. Should open up opportunities for Malkin and Neal on the other side.

  85. Jandy says:

    not sure but I’m not missing him lol

  86. Milo Hamilton says:

    Looks like a good goal to me.

  87. SJB says:

    The Pens lose to the San Diego Sabres. pffftt. Thank gawd they won’t see them in the playoffs.

    I do hope they don’t meet the Caps at any point. That’s the one team outside of Buffalo that can beat them right now.

    I hope Sid is ok knowing Ovie will win the scoring title.

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