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Final: Blues 2, Penguins 1

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Looking ahead to faceoff …

Game: Penguins (11-5) vs. St. Louis Blues (10-2-2)

Time: 8:08 p.m.

Site: Scottrade Center, St. Louis

TV, radio: Root Sports, Fox Sports Midwest (St. Louis), 105.9 The X

Here’s the official live summary.

Here’s TribLIVE’s Penguins page. Rob 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.

66 Comments

  1. Go Pens!

    • Lets Go Pens!!
      HIT SOMEBODY !
      SHOOOOOT!
      FIRE BLYSMA!

      Whew…. I feel much better now!

      • :D

        Stole all my thunder……. but I appreciate this!

        • Well….. it’s nice to get some of that stuff outta the way ….
          2 beers into this already waiting on an 8 pm game… thinking about a huge bowl of popcorn (2 paks) with “real” melted butter…… gotta make that happen…

  2. Watching some of the Flyers game today and had a thought. Wouldn’t it constitute irony if Kimmo Timonen was a locker room cancer?

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  4. Can anyone tell me, besides the knuckle-draggers, why a fight is necessary the first thing? How is this going to score goals, or contribute to the win?

    Neanderthals, unite !!!

    • Yea …. sorta strange … 3 seconds in.. not really a lot of bad blood here aka Flyers.. ??

      • The NHL will never be taken seriously as long as that crap continues…………

        • Nah …hockey is such a geographical thing …. south ain’t never gonna be a hotbed… nobody down south grows up with it. Ya, some sunbirds in Fla etc. but not the right demographic for long term fans.
          That said – stupid fight- no real point that I can see.

    • The only use I’ve seen for a fight in my experience is to release tension.

      • Good evening Sarah!

        If they need to release tension 3 seconds into the game, they have problems. :)

        • Agreed….
          Neal looks strong … guy just bounced off him … cool.

        • Oh agreed. Fights 3 seconds are about messages.
          Sometimes they also serve to release tension though, and smooth out the rest of the game.

          Like when the pens went to Boston the first time after Cooke concussed Savard.

  5. Sweet PP goal…malkin to Jussi

  6. Nice hit by Englannd – maybe a bit high …. looked good to me…

  7. Good thing we scored. I didn’t want to lament again Letang settling the puck between the circles before letting it rip.

    Well, I guess I just did.

  8. Niskanen is a mess tonight. And Sid doesn’t seem like himself.

    • I commented upon that the last game. One sign is usually his face-offs. He’s not been good lately in the offensive and defensive zones.

      Speaking of the PP, maybe it’s just me, but it seems like we’ve lost the 10 draws. Precious time being frittered away.

  9. Crosby has looked lost in recent games.
    Any word of any injury??

  10. These guys are snakebitten!

  11. Waiting for Malkin to win this thing in a shootout.

  12. One thing about this game, the Pens have hit more guys tonight in any two minutes than they did in the entire Rangers game.

  13. Fluery with yet another oopsie.

  14. who paid off the &^%&&%% refs?

  15. If it wasn’t for Fleury, it would be at least 6-1

  16. FLEURY! Amazing save on a two-on-one!

  17. When Sid and Geno are on, Pens look good.
    But teams are figuring how to slow them, and we look awful.

    Bylsma needs to figure out how to solve this.
    Earn your money, Dan.

  18. Its early

    Many miles to go

    Pens will make the playoffs

    Not sweating yet, from this seat in the peanut gallery

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