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Final: Penguins 3, Islanders 2, OT

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Looking ahead to faceoff …

Game: Penguins (18-9-1) vs. New York Islanders (8-15-4)

Time: 7:08 p.m.

Site: Nassau County Coliseum, Uniondale, N.Y.

TV, radio: Root Sports, MSG Plus (New York), 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. theplanisworking says:


    And, for our fave Muppet, Brandie…………………



  2. Bizrow says:

    Ditto to what Roger said

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  3. Bizrow says:

    BTW, its Tuesday, right???

  4. Wild Bill says:

    Hey Biz,, we had Dale Hemphill from Eugene, Oregon on the main thread today.

  5. Wild Bill says:

    These Island boys like to skate; we need to check ‘em to death. Go Pens!

  6. Bizrow says:

    Thanks, I will add Eugene to the list

  7. Bizrow says:

    I am going to try to better organize the listing, but right now I’m too dam lazy to check the mail :-)

  8. Jandy says:

    Haha! He shoots the net! He scires!!

  9. Jandy says:


  10. Jandy says:


  11. Jandy says:

    They’ve been losing, gonna come at us hard …

  12. theplanisworking says:



  13. Eric Bowser says:


    Not sure how much I’ll be posting tonight…. so far, Isles look nothing like the motivated quick team from last season.

  14. Jandy says:

    Good job, Wild One!

  15. Jandy says:

    Spoke too soon, Eric…

  16. Sarah says:

    Nice Letang. Good lord.

  17. Eric Bowser says:


    Shero needs to realize what he has done and make amends….

    Trade Letang > Engelland Sucks

  18. Brandie says:

    Glad to know my presence on the blog lingers…


  19. Milo Hamilton says:

    Piece of crap.

  20. Brandie says:

    UGH. Not good so far!

    2-0 Bad Guys! Injuries have depleted the grit!

  21. Jandy says:

    I was afraid this would happen…

  22. Brandie says:

    I hope that’s not directed to me! ;-)

  23. Brandie says:

    Is it safe to come out or am I going to take a puck to the head?

  24. Milo Hamilton says:

    Never. Just that goal.

  25. Jandy says:

    Brandecita! Good to see you :)

  26. Jandy says:

    You’re safe, but I’d like to take my size 9 wides to Tanger’s backside!

  27. Brandie says:

    Ooh! I love talk like that my feisty mama! He deserves it. Seems lazy and uninspired. He’s like…I got mine with the contract so I can relax. What a frustrating waste!

  28. Brandie says:

    Be careful going toward his backside…seems Letang is walking around weuith his a$$ on his shoulders these days!

  29. theplanisworking says:

    This is all my fault.
    I went to the store today and got Swiss cheese.
    Yes, Fleury was on sale.

    Off to the Pitt thread ——————–>
    Check in later.

  30. Jandy says:

    I’m tellin ya! So boneheaded these days, so frustrating!!!

  31. theplanisworking says:

    Back to say Hi Brandie!

    Pens need to SCIRE ! as I gave you a shout-out above.
    back to Pitt thread………..

  32. Jandy says:


  33. Sarah says:

    Good to know what 7+ mil gets us. Jeebus.

  34. Jandy says:

    5 on 3 PP and don’t score smh

  35. Sarah says:

    I’m no fan of line juggling but for Godsakes Disco.
    KCD not getting it done.

  36. Brandie says:

    Disco does show issues with adapting and adjusting. The man and his team are not infallible.

  37. Brandie says:

    Good evening Sarah, Jandy, and everyone!

  38. Sarah says:


  39. theplanisworking says:

    OK, what did I miss?
    Did we fire Bylsma yet?

  40. Sarah says:

    From your lips to God’s ears…..

  41. Jandy says:

    It would be a better evening if these Pens would scire ;)

  42. theplanisworking says:

    He shoots, he SCIRES !!!!!!

    GO KUMITZ !!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

  43. Jandy says:


  44. theplanisworking says:

    NEAL SCIRED !!!!!!!

  45. Sarah says:

    Interesting stat :
    Goals allowed within 10 secs of a giveaway.

    Guess which team leads the league?

  46. theplanisworking says:

    Florida? ;)

  47. theplanisworking says:

    How can the dump of all dumps, the Nassau masoleum, have better ice than Pittsburgh????

  48. Jandy says:

    right now it has better players than Pittsburgh too

  49. Jandy says:

    Oh. My. God.

  50. Jandy says:


  51. Brandie says:


  52. theplanisworking says:

    SID !!!!!!! :)

  53. Jandy says:

    eh…that was a BS call in my opinion…friggin refs

  54. theplanisworking says:

    I’M SCIRE !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  55. Jandy says:

    LOL! Ya nut

  56. Sarah says:

    Pens tied for top. Fla and EDM I think….

  57. theplanisworking says:

    I was just joking.
    Didnt know who was there.

    FIRE BYLSMA !!!!!!

  58. Jandy says:

    Malkin is feisty

  59. Milo Hamilton says:

    Malkin is stupid.

  60. Milo Hamilton says:

    Sorry, I don’t want to libel anyone. Malkin acted stupidly there. :)

  61. Jandy says:

    Thing of Beauty that save by Fleury!

  62. Jandy says:

    Oh I agree….which is usually what he does when he is feisty lol

  63. Jandy says:

    Tanger got away with that one…

  64. theplanisworking says:


    SID !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  65. Jandy says:


  66. Jandy says:

    that was Mario-esque :)

  67. Milo Hamilton says:

    That turned out to be a great night after all.

  68. Jandy says:

    just seems like it was done the hard way…

  69. Lad 9 says:

    Wow WOw WOW!! 87 is sick. That is all. Sweep for the local teams tonight. :)

  70. Jandy says:

    wow, that was fun and frustrating to watch at the same time

  71. Milo Hamilton says:

    Both games. Pens win. Pitt wins. Penn State loses. Perfect night.

  72. theplanisworking says:


  73. theplanisworking says:

    4AM comes quickly for you………… ;)

  74. Jandy says:

    that it does….good night everyone :*

  75. Wild Bill says:

    Alright, Milo – watch the less than subtle shots at the Lions.

  76. Wild Bill says:

    Got home from work late and all I saw was the third and the OT. Think I saw most to the best of it.

  77. theplanisworking says:

    Hippos cheer for Pitt.

    Gald to hear the “Penn State S***s” chant return tonight.


  78. Eric Bowser says:

    Superb effort by Malkin, Crosby and Neal but as Sid’s game-winner will be the story for most people, Fleury’s goaltending won the game.

  79. Wild Bill says:

    Your night, Hippo. Have your fun.

  80. Wild Bill says:

    The Flower in full bloom, eh Eric?

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