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Sunday column: Hey, why all the long faces?

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

dt.common.streams.StreamServer.clsUNIONDALE, N.Y. — The Sunday column from Game 6 of Penguins-Islanders tries to point out that having a rough first round in the Stanley Cup playoffs actually can be a good thing. But I somehow doubt many will agree.

You’ll also find on that same page, over to the right, full game highlights and postgame interviews.

Very curious to get your reaction to the game in general, and how it makes you feel about the club’s chances going forward.

Here’s our game story on Brooks Orpik’s overtime goal, by beat man Rob Rossi.

The Penguins found some unlikely heroes, by Chris Mascaro.

The Islanders have a tough time stomaching defeat, by Denis Gorman.

Expect sparks with the Senators in the next round, by Joe Starkey.

Flying back home in the early morning, and I’ll have another Penguins piece Monday. I’ll also be joining Rossi and the WPXI-TV staff on tonight’s episode of ‘The Final Word’ at 11:35 p.m.

But before I sign off, one last time …

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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.

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