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On location: Penguins 5, Sharks 1

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Looking ahead to faceoff …

Game: Penguins (19-9-1) vs. San Jose Sharks (19-3-5)

Time: 7:08 p.m.

Site: Consol Energy Center

TV, radio: Root Sports, CSN (California), 105.9 The X

Here’s the official live summary.

Here’s TribLIVE’s Penguins page. Rob Rossi, Josh Yohe and I are on the scene. I’ll have a Friday column off this game.

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. Nevermind….. The thread is up

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    • 12/5/2013 6:43 PM



  3. Little dude, big voice.

  4. Anyone know if Uncle Niemi made it in for the game ?

  5. As horrible as we think the Pens PP is, its #1 in the league at 26%.

    I guess what the say about lies ans stats are true………

  6. Letang truly has become the master of the crisp, tape-to-tape pass. Unfortunately, those passes are usually his from his tape to an opponent’s tape, but they sure are crisp and on the money.

  7. Brandecita good to hear from you this fine evening.

  8. This game not on national television. I’m going to watch Carrie Underwood in “The Sound of Music.” See if it can make me tear up when “Edelweiss” is performed.

    Have to rely on you blokes regarding the Pens.

  9. See that tape-to-tape by Tanger? Not too sharp but right on the money.

  10. Now that was a good period of hockey. This one has potential.

  11. Wow what a fast first period.

  12. Mercy! We came about 15 inches away from another of Orpik’s tape-to-Sid’s-face shots. Whew.

  13. Some serious hitting going on out there. Orpik particularly nasty.

  14. Carrie Underwood is singing tonight?

    I didnt know it was Sunday Night Football……..

  15. Hey to all the Lunatics tonight :)

    Well we skated with them thru the first…let’s see what the second brings…

  16. 88 minutes of NHL hockey have been played around the league tonight. 2 goals have been scored.

  17. WOOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nice, we got the first goal….Brooksie!

  18. Blink!



  19. DUPER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. MEGNA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. MEGNA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  23. Hot dayum, how ’bout that FLower?

  24. Kunie got a goonie! 3-0!!!

  25. KUNITZ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    WOOOOOOOOOOO !!!!!!!

  26. The hills are alive with the sound of goal horns.

  27. These guys are on fire….bye bye Niemi

  28. KUNITZ AGAIN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    4-0 GOOD GUYS !!!!!!!

  29. Wow just wow. 3-0 good guys.

  30. 2 for Kunitz…how bout a….not saying it ;X no jinx!

  31. #Hertled.

  32. Haven’t seen this much scoring since Prom Night!

  33. Well now we have Megna going to the locker room. :(

  34. Why is Sid losing all those face-offs?

    Too bad Megna doesn’t have “hands.”

    Mikey Lange is calling a great game!

  35. This game is so fast-paced, it’s flying. Can’t believe 2 periods are over already

  36. Well that was an exciting second period!

  37. Have they announced on TV what happened to Dupuis?

    • Just started watching, Mr Groat, but I’m thinking you don’t hear unjury updates during broadcasts

    • So far, nothing on Pascal except that he left with a lower body injury. Hopefully, it isn’t serious. After all, it’s also day to day with Geno Malkin. Anyhow, the Pens somehow won last night after being outshot 45-30.

  38. TANGER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  39. Wow!! Tanger!!!

  40. LeTang!!!! The Drink of French Astronauts!

    Needs to be at the front of the net more often!

  41. Breaking: Tanger shoot net.

  42. 2nd penalty for Niskie tonight >:/<

  43. I think Elvis has left the building

  44. Kunitz going to the Olympics seems to be a hot topic. I do believe that it would be a good move for Team Canada, given his chemistry with Sid and his ability to finish (checks and goals). However, as a Pens fan and citizen of the USA, I’d rather him not get selected. His omission would give Team USA a better chance, and I’d like to see him rest during the Olympic break for the Pens stretch run. If the Pens don’t pick up more grit, they’re really going to need everything from Kunitz into the playoffs.

  45. Flower in full bloom again. Only goal against was scored by Engelland.

  46. Steigy just said that Flower has stopped 44 goals so far tonight. Great night.

  47. Behind 2 Chris Kunitz goals, and 44 stops by Marc-Andre Fleury, the Pens put on a good show tonight. Especially impressive was the fact that the Pens won despite Geno being scratched from the game, and the injuries to Megna and Dupuis.

  48. Great win by the boys tonight! I expected a bigger fight from the Sharks…wow…

  49. If we keep on losing forwards, Engo will have to go up front again. Then maybe Bortuzzo plays.

  50. RIP Nelson Mandela

  51. 4am comes too quickly…good night everyone :*

  52. Checking in from Greater Annapolis, MD. Let’s Go Pens!

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