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On location: Avalanche 1, Penguins 0

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Looking ahead to faceoff …

Game: Penguins (7-1) vs. Colorado Avalanche (7-1)

Time: 7:38 p.m.

Site: Consol Energy Center

TV, radio: Root Sports, NBC Sports Network (U.S. national), TSN2 (Canada), RDS2 (Quebec), 105.9 The X

Here’s the official live summary.

Here’s TribLIVE’s Penguins pageRob Rossi, Josh Yohe and I are on the scene.

If you missed WPXI-TV’s Subway Final Word late last night — early this morning, actually — here was our segment on the Penguins’ hot start/lousy division …

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. GO PENS!!!!

    Pumpkin Cheesecake for everybody!
    (But Triple Chocolate Cherry sounds good too.) :D

  2. GO PENS!!!
    Ain’t done that for a while.

  3. Excellent early season matchup.

    The Av’s kids are exciting to watch.

  4. No Doc tonight.

    Kenny Albert and Regis on the national feed.

    Orpik tells Regis that Maata is “the hardest working 18 year old I’ve ever seen.”

    Crosby and Av’s Nathan MacKinnon both from Cole Harbour, Novia Scotia! Population of Cole Harbour: 25, 161. Amazing.

    Should be a fun game.

  5. Go Pens.

  6. Giggy came to play

  7. Since Roy is on the bench, how about Giguere/Fleury fight just for old times sake.

    gurgle, gurgle, pop pop (underwater bubbles floating to the surface ;) )

  9. I see the Penguins PP continues to be frustrating as he_double hockey sticks.

  10. 4 power plays to none, and there’s no score. And that’s no good.

  11. Giggy looks like 2007 all over again.

    4 PP’s, lots of shots, no goals.


  12. Daniel Bryan should play for the Red Sox. Yes. Yes. Yes.

  13. Conn Smythe and Stanley Cup winner in Av’s goal.

  14. Mark Madden has hijacked Rob Rossi’s twitter. Hurry up & read it before he deletes it. Priceless.

  15. What American players off the Pens do you think Bylsma will take with him to Sochi ?

    Orpik for sure, I would think. Anybody else ?

  16. And here we go.

  17. Crap penalty… Malkin had nowhere to go as Giguere was outside the crease.

  18. Rafael Landeskog.

  19. Who didnt see that one coming?

  20. Who is the only Penguins forward to play in all 9 games and not have a goal ?

  21. The Presidents Trophy is on the line here tonight.

  22. This is deteriorating rapidly.

  23. Would somebody PLEASE board Austin Mahone into next season????

  24. The French Canadian accent. Hands down my favorite.

  25. I’m not being entertained.

  26. Ha! Glass laughing at that clown, Downie lol

  27. Looking like Washington High School, currently 7-1, is going to have to forfeit it’s entire football season for using an ineligible player & be left out of the playoffs. Player transferred from Michigan after the 9th grade & then repeated the 9th grade at Washington. Meaning this is his 5th year playing,a no no. The WPIAL will let them know in the morning.

  28. Chris Conner – quiet room.

  29. dang that was nasty. Now the PP is 0/6
    Let’s try to make it 1/7 PLEASE!

  30. Looking at giggy, and the Avs PK tonight, I think it is safe to say the 1976 Canadiens PP wouldnt score tongiht.

    Pens could watch the film and learn a few things here.

  31. Avs are packing the house and blocking everything.

  32. Maybe we could try Spider 3 Y Banana ? Sorry, too much Gruden during commercials.

  33. Next time they play real stinky & win, remember this one.

  34. HA!
    Just saw my cousin and his 2 daughters right behind the bench.
    Maybe he can play?

  35. Flower has kept them in this game. Up to the rest to score…sheesh

  36. This team should never be shut out. Especially with 7 power plays.

    • Just one of those nights in an 82 game schedule. Even the 78 Habs didn’t win a quarter of their games.

      Now, if this game were played in April, I’d be borderline ER-bound. That’s what I love about pre-March hockey. I can just enjoy the hell out of it without all that March and playoff angst.

  37. Sometimes you just have to tip your helmet to their goalie.

    • Then shower it off ?

      • THIs one leaves a bad taste in the mouth

        • No matter how much anyone wants to “homer” tonight, Colorado was the better team tonight. Their PK was excellent, Giggy played out of his mind. Dont be fooled by the 34-14 shots on goal advantage……….. many shots went in to his chest.

          Bylsma should keep this film and learn from it. Textbook PK……. which would help the Pens later in the year.

  38. “If it weren’t for Fleury, they’d have gotten a point tonight!”

    “Bylsma once again has the PP all screwed up!”

    “‘Bout time for Shero to make a move of some sort!”


    My favorite segment of the Pens fan base.

  39. We’ll get ‘em next time! Night Loonies.

  40. That’s hockey.

  41. Reds to hire Bryan Price as manager. Alrighty then.

  42. Watching this Jeff Locke punt for Minnesota. I swear when he went to the sidelines, AJ Burnett was there waiting for him.

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