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Final: Penguins 4, Blackhawks 3, shootout

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Looking ahead to faceoff …

Game: Penguins (0-1-1) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (1-0), preseason

Time: 8:08 p.m.

Site: United Center, Chicago

TV, radio: Root Sports, 105.9 The X

Here’s the official live summary.

Here’s TribLIVE’s Penguins pageRob Rossi is on the scene.

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. Vic says:

    Cant wait to see what the Wilkes Barre team does against the SC champs.

  2. Brandie says:

    Shout be interesting!

  3. defil21 says:

    Lets Go Baby Pens then!

  4. Barb says:

    Brandie I am so glad you’re here. Hipposter was on the look out for you on the Pirate blog.

  5. Brandie says:

    I was working Oh Bodacious one! Glad the Buccos one though I missed all the fun and games. :( Poulliot scores! 1-1!

  6. Barb says:

    I hate work but ya gotta do it. I get home from work around 3:20 and was able to see the last 2 innings.

  7. defil21 says:

    Dang you DTV blacking out the game! What am I going to do now? Watch Cheese steak Reid? BOO!!!

  8. Brandie says:

    Listening on I Heart Radio so I don’t keep the husband awake!

  9. Brandie says:

    Let’s work on being independently wealthy. We’ll have Disco Hippo get right on that for us!

  10. Barb says:

    Well that stinks. :(

  11. defil21 says:

    LOL nice. I hear Bortuzzo beat the crap out of a Chicago player.

  12. Eric Bowser says:

    Pouliot has some great offensive instincts and skills, plays the point on the power-play much like Brian Campbell as a top end skater, excellent passing skills and quality shot that gets on net.

  13. Barb says:

    Goal Vitale!

  14. Eric Bowser says:

    oh… look, a man in front of the net. Vitale scores on well executed 3on2

  15. Brandie says:

    Good observation. Will they let him lose to see what he can do with the big team or will there be random guest appearances depending?

  16. Brandie says:

    Tell us how you really feel?

  17. Barb says:

    What a concept!

  18. Brandie says:

    Yes he did. Just playing hockey must get awfully boring sometimes.

  19. Eric Bowser says:

    I don’t think Pouliot will play in the NHL this season because of the cap situation, ton of depth, and isn’t as refined defensively as Maatta and others in the organization like Despres and Dumoulin.

  20. Eric Bowser says:



  21. Barb says:

    Absolutely. You know if they let us coach we would never lose. HAHAHAHAHA.

  22. JohninOshkosh says:

    Just for consistency sake, I expect one of these in February when the Russian National Team beats the USA.

  23. Brandie says:

    A Bold Firin’! Consistent and well played Captain Bowser! Well Played indeed! What about this…


    Always a firin’, never a hirin’!

  24. Barb says:

    But never soff.

  25. Brandie says:

    I see. Better chance with a bit more seasoning. Good problem to have meaning too much depth!

  26. Brandie says:

    Yes that’s what you want in blankets and clothes, but never in Hockey Monsters!

  27. Eric Bowser says:

    THAT better not happen… lol

  28. Eric Bowser says:

    I’m undefeated….. LOL

  29. Brandie says:

    It’s The Crosby Show… Bring out those garish Dr. Huxtable sweaters!

  30. Eric Bowser says:

    Sid-KNEE Crozbee…….

    Yeah….. I know, lame… went down to his Sid-knee to score….

  31. DJ says:

    My prediction: Pouliot will be outshining Letang on the power play within one year.

  32. Barb says:

    Sid buried them at Wounded Knee!

  33. Brandie says:

    Good one Ms. Barb!

  34. Barb says:

    Thank you very much.

  35. Barb says:

    Boo short handed goal.

  36. Brandie says:

    Caught em’ flat. Thanks Pouliot!

  37. JohninOshkosh says:

    Wild lead the Jets 3-1 after two periods.

    It’s going to be the NHL’s new great rivalry.

  38. Barb says:

    Well I am going to call it a night. Catch you on the flipside.

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