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Final: Bruins 4, Penguins 3, OT

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Looking ahead to faceoff …

Game: Penguins (15-9) vs. Boston Bruins (15-6-2)

Time: 7:08 p.m.

Site: TD Garden, Boston

TV, radio: Root Sports, NESN (Boston), 105.9 The X

Here’s the official live summary.

Here’s TribLIVE’s Penguins page. Josh Yohe 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. LETS GO PENS!!!



  2. Posted this on the other thread but:

    Forbes lists the Penguins franchise value at $480 million dollars, 8th in the NHL.

    Toronto is number one at $1.2 Billion dollars.

  3. Looking forward to this game! I decided to remain at home instead of following the team around. Everywhere I watched them outside of home, they lost. Dat’s ’nuff a dat. I concluded in my purely logical half-brain that I was jinxing the team.

    Etch it yinz jagoffs

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  5. What – nobody watchin this game ?????
    Prolly figuring out the 40 man rosters and stuff. :)

    DK: I’m watching through a throbbing headache from another round of root canal today.

    Does that count?

  6. Boy, James Neal really hustled back to help on that play, didn’t he? He was doing the Ovie Coast.

  7. Where’s Jandy? The pit bull have a baby or something?

    And Sarah must have a game of her own.

  8. Not the best start.
    Nobody on Smith there…………………. unreal.

    • Unreal … cummon Plan give the opposition a little bit of credit ….
      Tic-tac-toe tape to tape, one time slam… Ya unreal … nice play – bad guys!

      • Oh, no doubt great play by the Broons.

        But look at the replay…….. not one single Penguin on the weak side at all. Great play, bad D.

        Come on, Puckz…………

  9. I’m here.
    These are the teams we need to beat in the spring.
    Can we?

  10. Same ole fish Peeps.
    Early domination, zero goals.

    Couple eff ups, in our net….

  11. Anyone hear good reason why megna and/or harry z isn’t playing in place of sill and/or gibby?

  12. 1. Trend, Pens outplay team early, fail to score, fall behind.

    2. Sill over Menga? Really do not understand. What did he do except play well and look like a future NHL player.

    3. The biggest difference in teams is watching 3rd and 4 th lines. Bruins lines have a clear role and purpose for those lines and players who fit them. Yes injuries are a part but, other than Adams and Glass players do not fit. Sutter is a major disappointment to me, not strong and loses a lot of face offs at key times.

    4. Letang looks putrid.

    5. The organization does not have the best talent playing or on the current roster. The love for Nisskanen amazes me. Not that I don’t think he is trying but when Playoff teams like the Bruins go into the corner with him, he is simply too small to come up with the puck. Tonight 2nd goal was a direct result of that. To me, Harry Z would be up here on a line with Glass now. Menga over Sill any day of the week. Bortuzzo all day over #5 or Nisky. Pens are way too easy to play against.

  13. Blah period.

    Shoot, shoot, shoot… no goals.

    And as usual, 2 scoring chances and 2 goals for Boston. How many more times does this have to happen before you start to realize this team’s leadership and coaching not getting it done in those situations.

    Can we see more traffic in front of Rask?

    Orpik having a brutal game, Martin and Adams not exactly helping matters on the PK with their slow rotation.

    In case you were wondering, yes the Penguins dressed 18 skaters and 2 goalies. You might not be able to notice that with the no-nothings playing.

    Shero’s draft and development program being exposed and that was before all the injuries, now losing Bennett and Glass are going to hurt.

    • I find myself saying that about Orpik more and more, but I don’t trust my observations because I’ve seen only one live game so far, and that’s where you can really tell. Still, I find myself often wondering just what the heck is up with his game. Finally wearing down? Age? Or again, maybe I’m unfairly picking on him based only on what little I can see on TV.

    • Glass will be missed more than most think.

  14. I am not the astute hockey study, however,this game looks like the pattern I’ve seen on occasion this year. Pens come out strong, have chances, but don’t score. Opposition gets a chance and Pens are down after a period. As fans, we are left wondering, “What happened?”

    I suspect the team is thinking the same.

    I will watch, because I do, to see how the team responds.

    Sometimes it’s the grit that’s needed with the talent. Do the Pens have it?

  15. The Real Deal James Neal with a nasty shot to beat Rask.

  16. Catching game on nesn and they’re giving pens lots of credit for defense in neutral zone and speed they’re generating. Now all we need is a greasy goal in front of net.

  17. Pens averaging 2.83 goals per game. I want to say that’s unacceptable but it’s 7th best. This league is a mess.

  18. Listening to the game. I could care less that the Pens have more shots! Where are the points, man?

  19. The biggest issue with the Pens is that their 3rd and 4th lines are mediocre, at best, and probably closer to a disaster. When we’re talking about the merits of Sill, Megna, Engelland, Harry Z, etc. – that’s the problem. Those guys are borderline NHLers and none of them would sniff the Bruins roster.

    Remember when the Pens had Staal, Cooke, and Kennedy on the 3rd line? Yeah, compare that to this year’s team.

    Boston is a better team top to bottom and will be the team to beat in the East. Once again, it will be on Shero to fill in the voids at the trade deadline.

    • Seems we’re always wishfully thinking we might catch lightning in a bottle with our 3rd and 4th line forwards.

      The names change, but their play does not.

  20. Neal shoots high.

  21. Is Letang contributing anything offensively the last month or earning any of his contract?

  22. Engo’s horrible pass up ice that led to icing caused 3 GA. Bet he plays next game too…

  23. Um, no.

  24. WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    What a goal!!!
    0.2 seconds left!

    WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. Well now.

  26. Greasy goal at 19:59.08

  27. Like I told the Pitt people :), it’s Brandon Sutter time.

  28. these guys drive me nuts

  29. Great to get a point.

    What a pathetic defensive effort by Crosby tonight and that OT goal, Krug was his man.

  30. Oh well, like baseball……… you win 28, lose 28, its the middle 28 thats makes your season.

    Thats hockey I guess.

    Incredible goal at .02 seconds to get a point. Thats what matters.

  31. Need to win face-offs in the D-zone. Bergeron ate Sid for lunch tonight.

    Not terribly surprising they did not have Sid take the last OT face-off. Sutter “won” that one, trickles to right and then we lose it along the wall. Zero quick reaction by Pens.

    Might be the worst game of the season for Orpik. Won’t say “of the year” because I remember him the playoffs last spring. Love the man, but all good things come to an end.

  32. Looked like krug was sid’s responsibility. Need to see replay but looked like sid went for a skate instead of staying on krug.

    Center drive plays to the net and cross corner murphy dumps are 2 things I would work on.

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