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Final: Penguins 4, Flyers 1

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Looking ahead to faceoff …

Game: Penguins (5-1) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (1-6)

Time: 7:08 p.m.

Site: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia

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 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. What? No lineups?

    • Not from Dejan, he’s on vacation, silly :P

      • Yea I know……..just when I need his expertise the most.

        Though I’d say you’re filling in just fine.

        So who would the “Checking lines” be?

        • Our third and fourth lines are both checking lines right now. Glass-Vitale-Adams 4th line is great. They’ve also been scoring.

          By the way, Iceman posted the line-ups for Tuesday’s game.

        • Oh and Bowser is good for stuff too. He should be on this evening along with Sarah.

          • I won’t be around tonight. Son has football game out of town. So i’ll try to stay up to date thru my phone.

        • Brandon Sutter has been good defensively so far too. He’s third line.

          anyhoo, I gotta get done here at work so I can go home and cook dinner and watch the game. Remember, it’s 3 hours later here, Ryan.
          Maybe catch you later on :)

          • OH believe me, I remember. I’ve been here for almost 4 years and still can’t catch up.

            2 more months.

  2. Current Lineups I’m seeing for the game are as follows:

    Pittsburgh Penguins

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

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

    Marc-Andre Fleury

    Philadelphia Flyers

    Tye McGinn – Claude Giroux – Jakub Voracek
    Michael Raffi – Brayden Schenn – Wayne Simmonds
    Max Talbot – Sean Couturier – Matt Read
    Zac Rinaldo – Kris Newbury – Adam Hall

    Kimmo Timonen – Luke Schenn
    Mark Streit – Erik Gustafsson
    Nicklas Grossman – Braydon Coburn

    Steve Mason

  3. Good lord Engo again??? At least he’s not on D.
    Seriously are they shopping the guy?

  4. Tonight’s Pens-Flyers game is on TV nationally on NHL Network.

  5. Maybe I didnt explain myself very well this morning,
    maybe some people didnt understand me,
    maybe I was asleep having a nightmare about the Duck…………..

    regarding Sid, and his injuries…..

    I am not saying Sid is chronically injured. I am not saying he is another Chris Pronger.
    I am saying Sid does miss many games. That to me is injury prone.
    Him sliding into the boards a few years ago, missing games.
    The neck injury in 2011-12, missing games. The concussions.

    This is in no way shape or form criticizing Sid at all.
    I am just trying to point out he gets injured, and misses games, like any other NHL player. Maybe the way I explained it, it sounded like I was slamming him for injuries.

    I believe my original point was I want Sid healthy.
    Him putting up video game type numbers is secondary to his health.
    Hope this keeps Jandy from planting her 9 wides on my ample derriere.

    • It won’t save you.

      Fire Sid!


    • To be fair, Sid has had only a few injuries, but they’ve been long term, so as you say he has missed a good nbr of games.
      But they’ve been flukes and generally unavoidable. So I give him a pass….

      Some guys are just potato chips and any little thing puts them out a week or two, again and again….

      Sid is a monster , working out, getting in fantastic shape, absolutely meticulous.

      For him to miss the games he has missed, just the fickle cruel Hockey Gods IMO…..

    • Since the start of the 2010-11 season, Sid has dressed for 47% of the games. Not a criticism, just a fact.

      • Thank You, Milo.

        I wasnt criticizing Sid, either.
        Keeping him healthy is priority #1 for this team.

        • Yep. Like Sarah said, freakish stuff. A lot like Mario.

          • Well Mario did get Fitness Religion late in his career….but as for keeping in shape early on….not in Sid’s league. Heavy smoker even, when he first arrived. Unthinkable now.

            What was that funny remark he had about getting in shape for training camp?
            “I stop ordering fries with my club sandwich.”


  6. Good grief!

    Where I live, I can see the game on Root, CSN Philthy, or NHL network.
    This could be interesting……..

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  8. Anyone know a site to watch the game on computer? Just got to Atlanta and no NHL network in hotel. Thanks!

  9. BTW

    Re-upped my 20 game plan today

    A little over 400 a piece for two tickets for 3 rows back right where the RF usually plays.

    Our playoff deposit payed for half of it.

    New funky rules with changing tickets

    If I can’t give them to friends, Tickets for Kids gets em.

    The only “prenup” I have is we keep those tickets as long as I can get there

    14 days till I turn into a pumpkin at Beaver Valley

    Lets Go Pens

  10. Give me an I…..

    Those playing at home…. that’s now….

    FI_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

    I’m feeling sick already, not sure I will last the night….. Bylsma doesn’t make me want to even bother. Cannot stand the decisions of this coach and with Engelland.

  11. The only good thing I have to say about the Flyers is that I love Lauren Hart. Cancer survivor you know.

  12. Coatesey!!!!

  13. As Mike Therrien used to say – Adam Alls.

  14. Just watched a couple of the NBCSN’s “NHL Rivals” on my DVR.

    For some reason I’m in the mood for a fight.

  15. Deadspin posted that the Florida Panthers will televise the Red Sox game on TV’s in the arena during the Boston/Florida hockey game.

    Heckuva fan base they have down there in Sunrise.

    • Up until the late 80′s, the Dolphins were the only pro sports franchise in South Florida………… then they decided to put 3 other teams down there.

      South Florida is mostly northerners retiring.
      I hope you didnt expect any different outcome…….

  16. Now is where a bad team gives one up.

  17. So……………..
    How about those Pirate Hot Stove rumors????? ;)

  18. Jandy must have fallen asleep early or she and her hubby are pulling the tranny on their Shelby.

  19. If there’s one gripe I have with this team so far, it’s the PP.

    0/3 smh

  20. Friggin Schenn is trying for an Academy Award already…

  21. Lucky for Philly, Mason is good…

  22. Malkin makes me want to SCREAM!

  23. Good job, Bortuzzo!

  24. Too quick, but made me happy. :)

  25. JUSSI !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    FEET !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    SCORE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. FINALLY!! Juicy Jussi!

  27. Great assist for Malkin

  28. Malkin and Jokinen make it 1-0.

  29. Much better 2nd period than they’ve been playing recently, huh ?

  30. Outstanding play by Niskanen to keep puck in zone and eventually zone time turns into Jussi Jokinen goal.

  31. Hope you all are having a good game. Life is going to be rough for a while for me. I will not get into it here as the blog is a happy place.

    GO PENS!

  32. OH YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. Holy crap….. what an unreal shift by Penguins.

    Kunitz goal

    2-0 Pens

  34. Oh lawd….. Maatta kick pass….

    This kid better stick in the NHL

  35. Niskie doing a nice job with Simmonds on his back

  36. This would be a sweet early season 2 pointer pickup.

    • Indeed…would put us 10 points ahead of the Philthy Flyers lol

      • (with a nod to Milo)

        Current Metro Standings:

        Pittsburgh Penguins
        University of Cincinnati Bearcats
        Georgia Institute of Technology Yellow Jackets
        University of Louisville Cardinals
        University of Memphis Tigers
        Saint Louis University Billikens
        Tulane University Green Wave

        Oops, sorry. Wrong sport. Wrong decade.

  37. Whenever Fleury steps out of his crease, nothing good comes from it.


  38. uggggg, the dreaded last second goal for the cryers….

  39. That’s 100% on the goaltender.

  40. Dont’ know why Scuds left Simmonds free in front like that…

    Now, we need to get that goal back…

  41. By the way, is it Rob Scuderi, The Legend of Rob Scuderi, The Piece, or Scudsie that is the proper way to address him? Someone please advise.

  42. Leave it to me to post on a night where there is talk of fruit and tranny. Thank you for all the laughs. It is definitely needed and appreciated.

  43. The only way to let them back in the game was to um, let them back in the game.

  44. Here come the stupid penalties

  45. Sawx lead the Tiggers 3-0.

    So far, Joe Buck has apparently not set Tim McCarver on fire yet. Yet.

  46. The Flyers are playing desperate and that doesn’t bode well for the ‘guins.

  47. I would be remiss to mentioning this……

    on this day in both 1971, and 1979, the Pirates won Game 7′s of the WS, both in Baltimore.

    Resume hockey goofiness now……….

  48. That’s all she wrote!

  49. THE CROSBY SHOW !!!!!!!!!!

  50. YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  51. Crosby show! Get ur pudding pops!

  52. “And Mason doesn’t know whether to cry or wind his watch.”

  53. Sid the Kid strikes again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  54. How long do you think Craig Berube lasts behind the bench?

  55. GENO !!!!!!!

    Steigy with the non-funny football reference………

  56. “And the kitchen is closed.”

  57. The icing on the cake.

  58. You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here!

  59. Alright great game Pens. Well I think I will call it a night – Thursday that is and talk at cha later.

  60. Very, very, very satisfying.

  61. Great game by Flower. Much improved over last year.
    I am reserving judgement until the playoffs.

    Berube looks like he is going to punch someone.
    Couldnt happen to a nicer franchise.
    1975 Forever!!!

    I am going to listen to the Flyers postgame show, to see how they spin it.

    • They’ll probably whine about calls they didn’t get.

    • Bill Clement, who used to be a great hockey announcer, now Ed Sniders personal shill, hosts the Flyers postgame. He said the Flyers looked to be the better team (sigh), and were just a bounce away from winning(sigh).

      He did give much credit to Fleury, and even Crosby. Factoid………. Philthy is the first team since expansion in 1967, to go 8 straight games without scoring 3 goals in a game.

      Delicious !!!! :D

  62. Don’t know if anyone’s following the mess at Grambling, but Dirt Winston has been hired as their 3rd head coach this season.

  63. The philthy Flyers get to stew in their own juice for a week after this one. I do feel bad for Max, always number one in my heart.

  64. Good Night, Loonies.

    Happy to rub in Philthys misery !! :D

    (Brandie, good to have you in here tonight.)

  65. Nice team victory against the Flyers but didn’t like how Fleury’s venture outside the crease cost the team a goal and for much of the third period, Philadelphia was able to dictate the flow.

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