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Final: Penguins 3, Oilers 2

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Looking ahead to faceoff …

Game: Penguins (4-1) vs. Edmonton Oilers (1-4-1)

Time: 7:08 p.m.

Site: Consol Energy Center

TV, radio: Root Sports, 105.9 The X

Here’s the official live summary.

Here’s TribLIVE’s Penguins pageRob Rossi and Josh Yohe are 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 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. Expected Lines:

    Pittsburgh Penguins

    Chris Kunitz – Sidney Crosby – Pascal Dupuis
    Jussi Jokinen – Evgeni Malkin – Chuck Kobasew
    Dustin Jeffrey – Brandon Sutter – Harry Zolnierczyk
    Tanner Glass – Joe Vitale – Craig Adams

    Brooks Orpik – Paul Martin
    Rob Scuderi – Matt Niskanen
    Olli Maatta – Robert Bortuzzo

    Marc-Andre Fleury

    Edmonton Oilers

    Taylor Hall- Ryan Nugent-Hopkins – Ales Hemsky
    Ryan Smyth – Mark Arcobello – Jordan Eberle
    David Perron – Boyd Gordon – Nail Yakupov
    Luke Gazdic – Will Acton – Mike Brown

    Nick Schultz – Andrew Ference
    Ladislav Smid – Jeff Petry
    Justin Schultz – Anton Belov

    Devan Dubnyk

    • Yikes, looks more like a preseason roster.

      Did you run spell check over the Pens lineup?

    • I was watching some of the Washington-Edmonton game last night (between switching between MNF and Minnesota@Buffalo). Can recognize a couple of those.. obviously Ference used to be penguin/bruin. Eberle used to play for the sabers. Yakupov – russian first overall pick in 2012 and thinking of going back to Russia (KHL). Also saw stats on Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.. He has been struggling lately (-2) last night.

      Hopefully the penguins will come out fresh and sharp and knock the stuffing out of dubious Dubnyk.

  2. Let’s go, PENS!!

    Thought I’d try that out in the middle of my Pirates’ hangover.


  3. Ho hum. Another pitcher in the playoffs pitching a no no into the middle innings.

  4. Rested Pens playing a team on their third game in four nights. No excuse to get anything less than two points tonight.

  5. WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!
    A game thread!
    Now we dont have to talk about DK’s vacation til tomorrow!!!

    GO PENS! ;)

  6. Could someone please ask Les Miles what he thinks of Nail ?

  7. DUPER !!!!!!!!!!!


  8. I heard the Eberle Brothers didn’t get along.

  9. Missed the first 3.5 minutes of the period…. work called…

    nice to see a 1-0 lead against one of the worst run hockey teams.

  10. Seriously… why is Engelland playing again?

  11. WHAT a save by Fleury!

  12. Geno really? Dumb penalty.

  13. I needed to see one more game after the Tigers implosion the other night before I could draw any conclusions. I did. Series over.

    • They said on the broadcast that in three of Verlander’s last four starts, he’s lost 1 to zip. Talk about snake bitten.

    • Yeah, Verlander threw more than 120 pitches. He had to throw a shutout just to hope that the game got to extra innings.

      Tigers are toast. Hard for many clubs to get beyond that disaster the other night.

  14. Mount Bowser is about to explode…..

  15. Wasn’t somebody mentioning Deryk Engelland earlier ?

  16. Just a general observation. When the shots are 15-3, the score needs to be more than 1-0.

  17. HE SCORES!!!!!!

  18. LaBarbera’s a little leaky tonight.

  19. I get NHL Center Ice for free until 10/19. Not sure I’ll get this year. Pens are the Red Sox and Yankees of hockey. Always on NBCSN and NHL Network. I get my Wild through my local regional sports cable network.

    Should I get the package and not eat out until December or punt it ?

    • I have a buddy that has it. He’s single, no kids. I just happen to show up there Saturday nights so I can see Coaches Corner. Works out for me.

  20. That’s two games in a row. Just don’t make ‘em like they used to.

  21. How bout giving FLower a little help guys…clear the crease! SHEESH!

  22. FLA, TB, and EDM…. 3 straight games against bad teams and Penguins are playing sloppy.

  23. The Oilers had 16 shots in the 2nd period.

  24. Pens don’t seem to know what to do with a team that’s as fast or faster than they are.

  25. Might we get a double minor?

  26. GENO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. Score!!! That is what I’m talking about. Let’s go pens.

  28. Woot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. Why don’t they wear mouth cards?

  30. 3 minutes till victory.

  31. Whew!

  32. Pen win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. The miserable Flyers are next!

  34. Well, that was THE definition of winning ugly, but we will take it.

    Everyone have a great, wonderful, blessed, happy night.

    See everybody tomorrow, when we get to discuss DK’s vacation some more.


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