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Final: Penguins 3, Lightning 0

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Looking ahead to faceoff …

Game: Penguins (17-9-1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (16-8-1)

Time: 4:08 p.m.

Site: Tampa Bay Times Forum, Tampa, Fla.

TV, radio: Root Sports, Sunshine (Florida), 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, recently, 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 country's top four columnists by the AP Sports Editors. For 2012, he was named one of the country's top three columnists by the National Headliners. For 2013, he was named the state's top columnist by the Keystone Press Awards and top columnist in Western Pennsylvania by the Golden Quills.


  1. Bizrow says:

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    • 11/29/2013 1:36 PM

  2. Pucknutz says:

    Lets Go Pens!


    Don’t know where Plan is – might be enjoying the Holiday in his mud puddle – might just be slacking – but he hates it when I beat him here! LOL

  3. hockeymonster says:

    Hippos union deal always for holiday break.

    (Insert ice condition joke here)

  4. Jandy says:

    He was around this morning, don’t know where he is hiding!

  5. Mention the 1-3-1. He’ll be around.


  6. Brandie says:


    Sorry! Getting my orders mixed up due to being double helmet hit while fighting over the turkey wishbone!


    Best vibes to all, Pens and Steelers, who have been injured trying to advance the cause of team! Hit on Bell was scary, now Martin gone with a tibia! Yikes!

  7. scapper says:

    Now THAT’S funny stuff.

    I know it’s Pens-Bolts in a few, but for what it’s worth to any Pens fans, saw some of the Rangers-Broooons game today (that’s in honor of Bob Errey), and while I know we’re supposed to just hate Phila-York-Bost-ington, the hockey and sports fan in me just loves the Bruins. That’s such an easy team to root for when they’re not playing the Pens. While I don’t think I could ever root for any Boston team to win a championship, this Bruins team is about as likable as it gets.

    And now we return to our regularly schedule blog topic.

  8. hockeymonster says:

    Doh…meant allows not always…jandsters typo disease is contagious.

  9. theplanisworking says:

    I rushed home for the Pitt kickoff………. wish I hadnt.

    I will give you the victory today. :)

  10. theplanisworking says:

    Hippos union?
    Perish the thought.


  11. theplanisworking says:


  12. theplanisworking says:

    Shoot the net……… what did that poor net ever do to you?

  13. Brandie says:

    It looked at me funny!

  14. Brandie says:

    What’s up with Pitt? Looking a little slow…flat! 65 yard completion…looks like last night!

  15. theplanisworking says:

    KUMITZ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Brandie says:

    Good guys 1-0 over Lightning!

  17. hockeymonster says:

    Center lane drive

  18. theplanisworking says:

    KUNITZ TOO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

  19. Barb says:

    Good afternoon all. So where did they find that obscure penalty from? Wardrobe malfunction give me a break.

  20. Barb says:

    Brandecita hope your holiday was delish.

  21. Brandie says:

    Delightful too, just like you! Hope all is well with you! :-)

  22. Barb says:

    I am on vacation so everything is just wonderful. Have to go back on Monday.

  23. Jandy says:

    Tanger had that very same penalty called on him last season

  24. hockeymonster says:

    Ebbett looks like mad max reincarnated.

  25. Jandy says:

    Well that was supposed to be in response to Barb on Malkin’s wardrobe penalty

  26. Jandy says:

    He wears the number well :)

  27. theplanisworking says:


    now you can drool in peace. ;)

  28. Jandy says:


  29. Brandie says:

    Tight game thus far by the good guys. I want more scoring. I would feel more secure about the effort if more pucks found their way to the back of the net of Ben Bishop!

    Greetings Jandelion!

  30. Brandie says:

    We don’t need another Shero…
    We don’t need to know the way home!
    All We Want is Life Beyond…


  31. theplanisworking says:

    Must have been some damn good stuffing in your turkey! ;)

  32. Jandy says:

    Hey hey Brandelia!

  33. Jandy says:

    LMAO on the stuffing!

  34. Jandy says:

    We had some Oak Spring winery spiced apple wine yesterday. Yum! Complemented the stuffing well ;)

  35. Brandie says:

    Ha! Ha! You said Stuffing!

  36. Jandy says:

    Stuffing! Stuffing! Stuffing! ;)

  37. hockeymonster says:


  38. Pucknutz says:

    Better than Boones Farm Apple???
    Smooth on the way down – easy to drive the porcelain bus later!!

  39. Brandie says:

    Many people owe their very lives to sweet soul music and Boones!

  40. Jandy says:

    Waaayyy smoother!

  41. Brandie says:

    I love the fact the Pens are playing “annoying”hockey. By “annoying”, I mean they are collapsing on the Lightning and stopping everything being thrown at them. Not sofffff!

  42. Jandy says:


  43. Brandie says:


  44. Sarah says:


  45. Sarah says:

    Hi Peeps!
    Sorry to be offline…..busy bunny am I…..

  46. Brandie says:

    Hello Sarah Bunny!

  47. theplanisworking says:

    Sarah, this isnt Easter………. ;)

  48. theplanisworking says:

    next year, you are cooking for me.
    man, must have some good stuff !!!

  49. Sarah says:

    Sorry ur right! Busty bird possibly lol???

  50. Jandy says:

    Butter and stuffing!

  51. Sarah says:

    And in case anyone missed me….Borts STILL BEING BYLSMA’D????

  52. Jandy says:

    I want it all!

  53. Sarah says:

    Erm BUSY….Oy.

  54. Jandy says:

    Lmao! Sarah must have had Brandie’s stuffing ;)

  55. Pucknutz says:

    LOL, Brandie, I think I get your drift as to “owe their very lives……….”

    The sweet soul music (playing on the 8 track) and Boones were a dangerous combination at the submarine races…. but I do recall a number of people begging for some one to please shoot them after enjoying a bottle of the 99 cent beverage! They all survived to do it agin ! LOL

  56. Brandie says:

    And I want It Now!

  57. scapper says:

    Good point. It’s the same type of hockey I carp and whine and complain about when it’s stifling the Pens. But now? Carry on, boys!

  58. Pucknutz says:

    Bacon & butter- gifts from the Gods!!!!
    Beer too!

  59. Brandie says:

    99 cents is an indicator of high quality libation!

  60. Brandie says:

    Amen Brother Scap!

  61. Brandie says:


    For You Plan!

  62. theplanisworking says:

    Yep, “special” laced stuffing on the blog today!!!

  63. theplanisworking says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA !!!!!!!!!! :)

  64. Jandy says:

    Kunie with 2 goonies today !

  65. theplanisworking says:

    Nice win by the Pens today.
    See what happens when you dont try those assinine stretch passes, or forget to play D?

    Need to pick up another W tomorrow night. :)

  66. Brandie says:

    With what Plan?

  67. Pucknutz says:

    Nice workman like game by the Pens — not perfect – but hey 2 points.

  68. Jandy says:

    Shut out for Flower. Nice bounce back effort

  69. Jandy says:

    Who will be in goal tomorrow?

  70. Jandy says:

    Hell yeah!!

  71. Pucknutz says:

    Loud enough???

  72. Brandie says:

    Quality victory by our Bird Men! Despres acquitted himself nicely. I saw defense and players who actually, gasp, shot the puck! These type of games have a different feel to me when the finesse and tentative play are not present. Hockey does not have to be pretty. I think part of this team’s identity needs to be grit with a side of simplicity!

  73. Brandie says:

    Sarah the Busty Bird!

  74. Pucknutz says:

    Don’t know – but why not Zats?

  75. Jandy says:

    Woah! We’ll win for sure!

  76. Jandy says:

    I agree Puckers

  77. Jandy says:

    Lol Puckers that was shut out…not shout out lmao

  78. Jandy says:

    Amen Sistah!

  79. At least someone can win a game in Pittsburgh.


  80. Brandie says:

    My arm is going to fall off from this long distance past on the back for Fleury!

  81. Wild Bill says:

    Nothing like a nice, no drama win after the frustration of last night.

  82. Brandie says:

    So the excuse for Pitt and the Steelers is…They were Bylsma’d! A conspiracy is afoot!

  83. Jandy says:

    Is that past, pats, or paste?

  84. Brandie says:

    Well said Natural William!

  85. They were Tomlined. Speaking of something “afoot”.

  86. Jandy says:


  87. Jandy says:

    Woah! Slick one Spunkster!

  88. Wild Bill says:

    We better enjoy it, ’cause PSU will have their paws full tomorrow.

  89. Pucknutz says:

    Duh, guess I don’t read real good (I really read “shout out”) and I aint had no Boones Farm .
    In my defense I did know it was a “shutout” but just wanna HOLLER! LOL

  90. Not as slick as Mike. Even Flacco said he pulled his stunt. Wouldn’t you want to be in the same category as Flacco?

  91. Brandie says:

    Sharp Revvie! Sharp Indeed!

  92. Jandy says:

    let’s leave Flacco out of it. Can’t stand that.errr….yeah

  93. Brandie says:

    Could not agree more!

  94. That could end up like the OSU game. Wisconsin is every bit as tough as Ohio State.

  95. Brandie says:

    Ugh! It will be worse for me if Mr. Osh Kosh’s fudge did not come out right since it’s my fault he put marshmallow creme in the recipe because of my suggestion that Pitt will play in the Kraft Jet Puffed Marshmallow bowl. If that fudge failed and Wisconsin dominates, I will be able to feel his wrath all the way from Wisconsin! ;-)

  96. theplanisworking says:

    I’m not telling !

  97. theplanisworking says:


  98. theplanisworking says:

    Hate Brady and the Pats………

  99. theplanisworking says:

    Per ESPN, Tomlin sure to be fined.

  100. Sarah says:

    Peeps glad they win. But man I have a bee in my bonnet over Borts sitting.
    Is there ANY coach besides DB who would okay Engo over Borts?
    I mean seriously?

  101. Jandy says:

    Don’t need ESPN to tell us that lol

  102. theplanisworking says:


  103. Sarah says:

    Yes, thank you my dear.

    Arseholes can match Bylsma for stupidity.

  104. Not much wrath, if any, in that man, Brandelita.

  105. theplanisworking says:

    Sad thing is, it only took me one second to get his name.
    Thats how bad Torts is……

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