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Penguins 5, Rangers 2

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Looking ahead to faceoff …

Game: Penguins (29-12-1) vs. New York Rangers (20-19-2)

Time: 7:08 p.m.

Site: Consol Energy Center

TV, radio: Root Sports, MSG2 (New York area), 105.9 The X

Here’s the official live summary.

Here’s TribLIVE’s Penguins page. Rob Rossi and Josh Yohe are 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:

    LETS GO PENS !!!
    NO INJURIES !!!!

    Did I ever mention before I hate the Rangers?
    Best chant of all-time…….. 1940! 1940! 1940!

    Wonder who Sid’s wingers will be tonight?

  2. theplanisworking says:

    Oh, and I found out today is National Chocolate Cherry Day !!

  3. So I’m guessing there won’t be an Orange Bowl thread.

  4. theplanisworking says:

    If you go to the Oh ho ho ho State…….
    oh, nevermind.

    It probably went to Winnipeg anyway…… ;)

  5. theplanisworking says:

    Scire a chocolate cherry?
    Yes please.

  6. brandie says:

    Go Pens!

    Take it to em Disco Kid!

  7. Pucknutz says:


  8. Jandy says:

    Lol. The ol’ 1-3-1 thread could come back ;)

  9. Jandy says:

    We had chocolate cherry cordial wine over the holidays….was a pleasnt surprise how good it was

  10. Now you’re talkin’.

  11. theplanisworking says:

    SCIRE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

  12. Jandy says:

    Kunie gots a goonie! Woop woop!

  13. Jandy says:

    Woop woop!

  14. Pucknutz says:

    Skate to skate to stick to net !!!!!! :)

  15. theplanisworking says:

    Wrong day.
    You know what I did the last time you did this.
    And I got plenty more where that came from.

  16. theplanisworking says:

    Wrong day.
    You know what I did the last time you did this.
    And I got plenty more where that came from.

  17. Jandy says:

    Pfffffffffttttttt!!!! :P

  18. Jandy says:


  19. theplanisworking says:

    Woop Woop ! ;)

  20. theplanisworking says:

    ANOTHER SCIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Brandie is our good luck charm, lol.

  21. Jandy says:

    Juiiicy Jussi!!

  22. theplanisworking says:



  23. theplanisworking says:

    And fail.

  24. Eric Bowser says:

    Real nice period by Penguins to take what the Rangers were giving and not be too aggressive in the neutral zone.

    Fabulous goal because of the move to spin off the defenseman along the board behind the net and make the pass to a wide open Jokinen.

    2-0 Pens…. and Engelland isn’t on D.

  25. Jandy says:

    Gotta say I like Engo on the wing

  26. Jandy says:

    What the heck was that supposed to be Hipposter??

  27. theplanisworking says:

    A Penguin.
    This platform wont accept that emoticon.

    I should try a camel………….. ;)

  28. Jim S. says:

    I enjoy 2-0 1st period leads. That is all.

  29. Pucknutz says:

    Ya , he looks good there !

  30. brandie says:

    The blog atmosphere is awesome!!!!!

  31. Jandy says:

    JUicy Jussi X2!!!!

  32. theplanisworking says:

    SCIRE YET AGAIN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Lundquist beaten like a rented mule.

  33. Jandy says:

    sure is Sistah :)

  34. Eric Bowser says:

    Brian Gibbons…. on fiya

    3-0 Jokinen again.

  35. theplanisworking says:

    < ^^ ^^ @
    || ||

    Best I could come up with……..

  36. Jandy says:

    I’m serious lol

  37. theplanisworking says:

    And fail again.

  38. Pucknutz says:

    Hey Jim, help an old fart out— “That is all” – — rattling around in my head – can’t place it – HELP!!! :)

  39. brandie says:

    About time the others stepped up.

  40. Pucknutz says:

    To cliche it up ” as a heart attack” …
    Me too! :)

  41. Jandy says:

    That started on the morning thread…”that is all”

  42. brandie says:

    Started on the first couple of seasons of M*A*S*H I think.

  43. theplanisworking says:

    The original that I can remember was in the Star Wars films, Darth Vader would say that when he was finished speaking, and he didnt want anyone sticking around.

    Or, it is just when Dejan doesnt want to be bothered with us….

  44. Pucknutz says:

    YA — Thats it !!!! Thought so but all the brain cell aint working at the same time !!! LOL
    Thank you Brandie – I woulda been walking around talking to myself till I remembered!!!

  45. Barb says:

    Good evening – great start. Let’s go Pens!

  46. brandie says:

    Figured I would be good for something some day. Mom and Dad would be proud.

  47. brandie says:


  48. brandie says:

    Greetings Jandstar!

  49. Jandy says:

    What is wrong with Maatta?

  50. hockeymonster says:

    Go gibby go

  51. brandie says:

    The Matter with Maatta? He is young. Could be tired. He will hang in there.

  52. Jim S. says:

    I just hear it a lot, Puck, and I sort of like it. I don’t actually know where it originally comes from. Plus, plan uses it from time to time, and he’s way cool

  53. theplanisworking says:

    Check’s in the mail, Jimmy………..

  54. Jandy says:

    hey hey,, it’ barb :)

  55. Barb says:

    Brandecita how goes it with you?

  56. Jandy says:

    nah, he’s turnin the puck over like crazy :/

  57. hockeymonster says:

    Teams are pressuring young d alot. They smell blood so they gotta be ready to move puck quick. Sutter playing well. He basically beat 2 guys in neutral zone when gibby setup Jussi. Gibby skating much better too.

  58. Barb says:

    Hey Jandy. Finally able to get off the phone to talk with my favorite peeps.

  59. Jandy says:

    That’s one quick Hobbitt!

  60. theplanisworking says:

    I am surprised that this motlet crew of posters hasnt come up with the following so far………………..

    Whats the matta with Maatta?

    Why, he went to WhatsaMaatta U ! ;)

  61. brandie says:

    It is okay. Nice game for our boys. Good to see you Ms. Barb.

  62. Jandy says:

    No, I expect that, and so does he…he’s just not himself tonight

  63. brandie says:

    Dude knows he has got to tighten that up. His ego is small enough that he will work on it.

  64. brandie says:

    Plan is on a roll. Look out!

  65. Barb says:

    Love Rocky and Bulwinkle. I live my own version of Fractured Fairytales.

  66. theplanisworking says:

    Speaking of peeps, did you know the Town of Bethlehem (USA) drops a 75 pond Peep on New Years?

    Thats a big Peep.

  67. theplanisworking says:

    My ex-wife is from a town that served as a railroad station on Rocky and Bullwinkle.


  68. Barb says:

    SCIRE!!!!! Sidney!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  69. theplanisworking says:

    CROSBY SCIRE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  70. Barb says:


  71. Jandy says:

    I don’t answer the phone in the evening lol

  72. brandie says:

    Time to pull out your Dr. Huxtable sweater.

  73. Jandy says:

    Pens are on fire!!!

  74. theplanisworking says:

    Well if Lucky was following along with the old 1-3-1, we just lost him.
    Oh ho ho ho State game just started.

  75. Barb says:

    I was born and raised in Monongahela. Went to school with Joe Montana long, long time ago.

  76. theplanisworking says:

    Last night I did.
    Too many moth holes in it.

  77. Jandy says:


  78. Pucknutz says:

    Flutter puck – that Crosby kid has some potential !

  79. brandie says:

    Monongahela is a fun word to say.

  80. Jandy says:

    Putter fluck?

  81. theplanisworking says:

    Well, not technically Monogahela.
    Forward Township/Elizabeth.
    They went frequently in to Monongahela and Charleroi.

    Small world.

    So when you went to school with Joe, the stadium was in Donora, right? Up on the hill?

  82. Wild Bill says:

    Flower was in full bloom in the second. Kept ‘em under control until we got it together again.

  83. hockeymonster says:

    He said fluck da puck

  84. Pucknutz says:

    LOL – Saint..
    What I was trying to say is….
    Puck was bouncing all over the ice ( fluttering if you will) …. Sid sticks it … flutters into the net …. way cool !!! :)

  85. theplanisworking says:

    Brandie, fo those who cant say Monogahela, they just say Mon City.

  86. Pucknutz says:

    Oh nooo…… what the he$$ did I start……. lol

  87. Jandy says:

    Yeah you two, I know this, was playin wit da werds ;)

  88. Jandy says:

    haha, love it!!

  89. brandie says:

    Penn Hills Cheerleaders are cheering at the Orange Bowl. My Alma Mater. Go Big Red. That is all.

  90. brandie says:

    Funkadelic y’all.

  91. theplanisworking says:

    Not to sound a little off, but why?
    Are they all going to Oh ho ho State?
    Were they in the orange parade?

  92. Barb says:

    Plan – yes we played football at Legion Field in Donora and basketball at Monongahela Gym. At that time Ringgold had two High School campuses before they built the “new” school in 1979.

  93. brandie says:

    Not sure. I am sure they would cheer for Pitt if Pitt played in a much bigger bowl than the Kraft Jet Puffed Marshmallow Bowl. Good thing that Pitt won their bowl though.

  94. Joni says:

    I saw Maatta touch/grab his shoulder and look up to what I assume was the box after he tripped himself up (post Callahan hopping over him, which was scary).

    Maatta was turning over pucks before that, sothat’s no excuse. I join Brandie in believing it is a combo of fatigue/age.

  95. Joni says:

    It may also be that I am wearing his jersey, and have done so since Christmas. I am taking it off now :)

  96. theplanisworking says:


  97. Barb says:


  98. Jandy says:

    woop woop!

  99. Joni says:

    All of these posts are meant to be further up… This is why I usually don’t chime in on game threads!

  100. theplanisworking says:

    Camels dont eat pizza……………

  101. brandie says:

    Says Who? Do Hippos Eat Pizza?

  102. theplanisworking says:

    Why yes they do.

  103. brandie says:

    No matter where you post, it’s good that you are here with us.

  104. Pucknutz says:

    Maybe a bit early – but … 4-1 … don’t need to see a lot of Sid rest of the way..
    Injuries .. ya know….

  105. Jandy says:


  106. Joni says:


  107. Barb says:


  108. theplanisworking says:

    What a wild series of plays that was!
    KUNITZ !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    And Lundquist is mad. :)

  109. Pucknutz says:

    Never mind.

  110. brandie says:

    Get him out of there. Saw the last bad injury. We need no repeats. That is all.

  111. Jandy says:

    i LOVE IT!!!!

  112. brandie says:


  113. radio wave says:

    Lundquist has given up three or more golds in nine of his last 10 games. And this is all after he signs his new big contract. He does not look Olympics ready. And it does not look like my Rangers are playoff worthy.

  114. brandie says:

    Oooh! He is off tonight. That is a concern.

  115. Barb says:

    Well this is not a good thing Crosby slugging it out with McDonough.

  116. Pucknutz says:

    Well… he is sitting …. cant get hurt in the box… but not a good thing… sluggin it!

  117. Jandy says:

    I’m proud of Sid

  118. brandie says:

    We said “Get him out of there”, but did they listen? Noooo!

  119. Jandy says:

    Sorry, radio :/

  120. theplanisworking says:

    Pens keep on chuggin’, even with injuries, and new players.
    Fleury looked good, and I like this new top line.

    That is all. ;)

  121. brandie says:

    SCIRE another one for The Disco Kid!

  122. Pucknutz says:

    PENS 5-2… nobody hurt … 2 points…
    Goodnight all yinz fultter-puckers word players … THAT is alll!!! :)

  123. Jandy says:


  124. brandie says:

    Sweet Dreams everyone,

  125. Jandy says:

    you too Sistah :)

  126. Barb says:

    Night all! Stay warm.

  127. Jandy says:

    you too Bodacious :)

  128. Good night Mary Ellen.

  129. Rob says:

    They need to sit your qb down. He is playing a gutsy game but they are going to get him killed.

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