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Penguins 6, Islanders 4

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Looking ahead to faceoff …

Game: Penguins (35-13-2) vs. New York Islanders (21-24-7)

Time: 7:38 p.m.

Site: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, N.Y.

TV, radio: Root Sports, NBC Sports (national), TSN2 (Canada), 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, 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.

Comments

  1. Bizrow says:

    Allright Lunatics, you are in trouble, I can type again

    • • Welcome Lunatics, if you don’t see your current location below, please add a reply to this post

    Dejan’s Lunatic Nation

    Afghanistan – skeetermc*
    Arizona – Tucson, Chandler, Phoenix, Sunnyslope, Davis-Monthan AFB*, Lake Havasu City
    • Argentina, Buenos Aries
    Arkansas – Rogers
    Alaska – Anchorage
    Australia – Mackay, Gold Coast, Geelong
    Brazil – Vitoria, São Paulo
    California – Bakersfield, San Francisco, UNION CITY, Los Angeles, Newport Beach, Hollywood, Huntington Beach, Yuba City, Solana Beach, Yorba Linda, Yuba City*, Edwards*, Long Beach, Modesto, Davis, Santa Monica, Solana Beach, Canyon Country, Burbank, West Hills, Encino
    Canada – Toronto, Winnipeg, Moncton – New Brunswick, Ontario – Muskoka, Perth – home of the Ottowa RedBlacks
    China – Beijing
    Crete – Vlites
    Colorado – Ft Collins, Estes Park*, Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs
    Connecticut – Cos Cob, Bridgeport, Wallingford, Norwalk, NEWTOWN
    Costa Rica
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    District of Columbia
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    Florida – Palm Harbor, Orlando, Valrico, Gainesville, Daytona Beach, Oviedo, Tampa, Jacksonville, Sarasota, Palm Beach Gardens, Cape Coral, Coco Beach (Major Nelson and Mary Ann), Niceville (Red Neck Rivera) and a*, St Petersburg, Pembroke Pines, Ft Lauderdale, Hallandale Beach, W Melbourne, Melbourne, St Johns, Wesley Chapel
    France – Strasbourg,
    Georgia – Marietta, Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Acworth, Savanna, Hoschton, Grayson, Newnan
    Germany – Leverkusen/Cologne, Ramstein*
    Hawaii – Honolulu
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    Ireland – Dublin
    • Israel – Ginot Shomron
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    Kentucky – Louisville, Bowling Green, Lexington, Georgetown
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    Massachusetts – Boston, Tyngsboro, East Gloucester*, 617 Strong*, Medford
    Mecca – Slienmann*
    Michigan – Kalamazoo, Eaton Rapids, Lansing, Ann Arbor, Mason, Battle Creek
    Minnesota – Yinzer, St Paul
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    Missouri – St Peters***
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    Pennsylvania – Downtown, Hopewell, Indiana, North Wales, Franklin Park, Forest Hills, Lansdale, Philadelphia, Du Bois, Reading, Crafton, Arnold, Wexford, Mt Lebanon, Canonsburg, Lancaster, Huntington, York, Boiling Springs, Philly suburbs, Morningside, Harrisburg, Lawrenceville, Bradford Woods, Norristown, Hanover, Clearfield, Sewickley, Plum Boro, Slippery Rock, Wilkes-Barre, Sharpsville, Bessemer, Greensburg, Washington, Imperial, South Side, Duncansville, Newville, Sheppton, Grove City, Butler, Allentown, Ross Township, Blairsville, Flood City (Johnstown), Overbrook, Danny’s Hoagies, Baldwin, Economy, Sharpsville, Erie, North Huntington, Bellfonte, West Mifflin, Kennywood, Pleasant Hills, Beechview (Mad Turk, No 200), Macgunie, Mechanicsburg, Uptown, Cambria County, Mon Valley, Salisbury, Coraopolis, Emsworth, Cranberry Twp, Garrett, O’Hara Township, McCandless Township, 115 Federal Street, Bethel Park, Harrison City, Penn Hills, Kittanning, Dover, Lebanon, Upper St Clair, Rennerdale, Oakland, Scranton, Moon (RMU), State College, Erie, Penn Twp, Stowe, Elizabeth, Hermitage, Easton, Carlisle, Finleyville, Belle Vernon, Madison, Sellersville, Waynesburg, Warren, Beaver Falls, Chambersburg, Green Castle, East Freedom, Leechburg, Banksville City, Ellwood City, Hollidaysburg, Bethlehem, Mars, Verona, Philipsburg, Phoenixville, Hippos Pond, Oil City, Verona, Hookstown, Squirrel Hill, Natrona, Charleroi, FREEDOM, Denver, Midland (the home of good food and many bars), Selinsgrove, Dormont, Scott Township, Blawnox, Arnold, Ligonier, Wells Tannery, Swoyersville, St Mary’s, Titusville, Shippingsburg, Sharpsville, Brookville, Mountain Top, Mt Joy, Bloomsburg, Portage, Carnegie, Homer City, Allepo Township
    The Philippines
    Rhode Island
    Serbia
    Singapore
    South Carolina – Duncan, Longs, Columbia, Bluffton, Greensville, Charleston, North Charleston
    South Korea – Seoul, Mike
    Sweden
    Switzerland
    Tennessee – Smithville, Nashville
    Texas – Tyler, San Antonio, Belton, Houston, Katy, Plano, El Paso, Cedar Park, Pleasanton
    United Kingdom – Haslemere
    Utah – Salt Lake City, Provo
    Uzbekistan
    Vermont – North Bennington
    Virginia – JAL, Hampton, Rescue, Richmond, Front Royal, Woodbridge, Suffolk, Warrenton, Springfield*, Virginia Beach, Fairfax, Arlington, Yorktown, Henrico, Aldie, Manassas, Newport News, Clifton, Glen Allen, Roanoke, Vienna, Alexandria, Lynchburg
    Washington – Seattle, Nine Mile Falls, Spokane, Sammamish
    West Virginia – Martinsburg, Morgantown, Wheeling, Mt Olivet, Huntington, Parkersburg, Clarksburg, Grafton
    Wisconsin – Madison, Oshkosh, Hortonville
    Wyoming – Caspar, Lander
    Unknown – killa_cam7*
    444 confirmed locations represented in the blog, and a couple of strange places
    Lunatic Nation Hall of Fame, people that have, in our opinion, made a difference, either thru talent or character or deeds.
    Nominations are always welcome
    Any Allegheny, Pirate, Crawford, Gray, Steeler or Penguin player in the League’s Hall of Fame, although if Jagr makes it some day, we gotta talk
    Stan “The Man”, from Donora
    Beano
    Lemonade Guy
    The Gunner, Mr Bob Prince
    The Great One, he stays regardless
    Mike Lange
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    Mike Emerick
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    Mario Lemieux, ditto to the Great One, he stays as an owner
    Chuck Noll
    Eddie Johnston, aka EJ
    Badger Bob
    Chuck Tanner
    Dick Groat, the best darn multi-athelete and announcer from Wilkinsburg/Swissvale
    Steve Blass
    Danny Murtaugh*
    Rocky Bleier*
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    All Servicemen and women that have been in battle, ever
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    Gary Sinise and the Lt Dan Band
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    • Tony Dorsett
    • Vince Lascheide
    • John Barbaro
    • Art McKennan
    • Mr Dirt Denardo
    First Responders***
    27 countries
    46 states, plus the District of Columbia, missing 4 states, North Dakota, South Dakota, Alabama, and Kansas
    Three planets, at least confirmed, and the Space Station
    Then there was that Cold day in Hell place
    Honorable mention, England – London – Lisa
    “Terrorists will always lose in America, the sooner they figure that out, the better”- truer words have never been spoken
    Asterisks denote confirmed hero’s, military, police officers or firemen/ladies
    • 1/23/2014 6:01 PM

    I’m psyched

    Frank says in my granddaughters lifetimes ( one is 6 the other is 2), the PBC will have a 100MM player

    Earth to Frank, drop the MD2020, we already have one in Cutch

    Hi, BTW, Frank

  2. Bizrow says:

    Dejan, please be careful over there

    I don’t think Lisa will be giving you a cab ;-)

  3. I too urge Dejan to watch his back in Sochi, and I will also be praying for the safety of our athletes who’ll be competing there as well.

  4. Brandie says:

    Amen to Mr. Thompson and Bizrow The Retired. Dejan, take great care.

  5. tpbco says:

    Biz-

    FYi, Per his obit…Steve “Dirt” DiNardo was also a Korean War Vet.

  6. And now I’d like to know if you all have any opinion about NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s announcement that he might allow marijuana to be used to treat concussions.

  7. Pucknutz says:

    LETS GO PENS !!!!

  8. He said on his rant yesterday he’s packing his Kevlar.

  9. The Pens have indicated that they will use Jeff Zadgeff as goalie tonight, so there’ll be no repetition of the near square off last night.

  10. scapper says:

    Or heck, maybe even “all” athletes, right?

  11. scapper says:

    NFL should have absolutely nothing to say about any marijuana use by its players. None. This is a league that tolerates (and tacity encourages, really) the use of PED’s. Almost every NFL arrest seems to involve alcohol. Most of them get by week to week because of ridiculously strong painkillers.

    And yet the league tests for and suspends guys who want to toke up now and then. Believe me, if you let these guys smoke more weed without having to worry about getting caught and suspended, you’ve have fewer arrests, less domestic violence and maybe even less drinking.

  12. Tom Boross says:

    Dropping you a line from Chesapeake, VA for your geography drill. THANK YOU for taking such a smart, grounded, reasonable, correct and righteous position on the NHL’s unnecessary fighting and players’ risk of long-term head & brain injury. You use your platform exceedingly well, and my family and I staunchly support your “provocative” position. Please continue to call out the NHL on their cro-magnon man safety philosophy and the “goon-ism” that needs to be eradicated from the greatest game on ice! Keep up the great work, good sir!

    DK: Thanks so much, Tom, and welcome to our little place. Biz will take down the hometown, and I’ll extend an open invitation to pop in anytime, whether for pucks or … well, whatever it is we do down here!

  13. Milo Hamilton says:

    Hayley Wickenheiser will carry the flag for Canada. Controversy nipped in the bud.

  14. theplanisworking says:

    First thing I had to do was google her.
    Then I had to try to think of why there would be a controversy.
    Then, I had to wonder if she would wear kevlar.

    Then, as I was typing this, Pens down 1-0.
    Now, I am exhausted. ;)

  15. theplanisworking says:

    I just wonder who DK will be sharing his toilet with over there.
    In case you haven’t heard, the toilets are doubled in Sochi. That, and no StarYucks will make an very interesting trip for our blog leader………….

  16. Milo Hamilton says:

    Breathe through your eyelids.

  17. Brandie says:

    That goes right up there with my husband’s father’s favorite saying from his baseball coach Nails Davis. If a player was injured, he would tell that player to “Rub some dirt in it!”

  18. JohninOshkosh says:

    Ralph Lauren really swung and missed on Team USA’s uniform.

    Looks like the Christmas sweaters my Gramma wore to the family Christmas….excep for the obnoxious corporate logo imprinted on it.

  19. theplanisworking says:

    Ha!
    Speaking of breathing through your eyelids…… imagine the poor AD at North Hills. New Castle asked for over 300 additional tickets for tomorrow night’s game. North Hills gym isn’t that large…… they remodeled it a few years back, and it’s nice, but small for a AAAA school. The 300 tickets are for buses to go to the game…… it doesn’t include the allotment they already received, or the lunatics that will drive down and buy them at the door.

    Breathe deep…………..

  20. Milo Hamilton says:

    Mine comes from Bull Durham so I think we’re on the same wavelength.

  21. theplanisworking says:

    Well, tied at 2!
    Now the real game can begin.

    Kunitz looking good so far…….

  22. Milo Hamilton says:

    Last time I had them for basketball, I got 2 pages of material before the game from fans just wanting to help out. Good stuff too.

  23. theplanisworking says:

    Yes. Very knowledgeable fans up there.

    Urban Meyer was at New Castle Tuesday night to see Malik Hooker. Caused a little bit of a stir……….

  24. Pucknutz says:

    Mr. Errey may be correct at this point …. calling a 6-5 game ….. run and gun so far…..

  25. Jandy says:

    444 and counting, all right!!!

  26. JohninOshkosh says:

    I’m going to miss the Coliseum. I really am. Last of the charmless dumps in professional sports. Always thought it was awesome that the Big City with all its Tiffany types and sophisticates on that “other” island had to endure the national shame of one of its professional teams playing way out on Long Island in that horrible ruin. I’m going to miss the Long Island ladies in their garish mascara.

    I was there once. Felt like I was in communist Eastern Europe. It was great.

  27. Jandy says:

    Kevlar, is that Russian for Starbucks??

  28. Milo Hamilton says:

    I met Meyer many years ago while he was here recruiting. Very forgettable.

  29. Jandy says:

    Bahahaha, Biz is on a roll! ;)

  30. Jandy says:

    I don’t wanna know!! ;X

  31. Jandy says:

    I totally agree, Scapper. Marijuana should be legalized and prescribed by prescription.

  32. Jandy says:

    *Zatkoff

  33. Brandie says:

    Looks like those sweaters were designed by Benetton for the Wal Mart Collection.

    Can I get A Roll Back?

  34. Jandy says:

    Hello Tom, and welcome to the Lunatic Asylum :)

  35. Brandie says:

    Good Evening Everyone. Looks like the makings if a real barn burner tonight.

  36. theplanisworking says:

    Yeah, I have always wondered about that. Didn’t really buy his “burnout” story……… and he just seems a bit duplicitous on TV……. but I do feel sorry for your encounter with him.

    I will say this……. from the reports I got, he seems to know how to glad-hand a crowd……

  37. Jandy says:

    I just hope the refs keep a lid on things tonight so it doesn’t get out of hand…

  38. JohninOshkosh says:

    Put those on lay away and forget about it

  39. theplanisworking says:

    You, the blog, or the game?

  40. Jandy says:

    all of the above ;P

  41. theplanisworking says:

    Good Evening, ladies.
    (And Brandie and Jandy). ;)

  42. Jandy says:

    Thank you, kind sir, and a good evening to you , too :)

  43. Pucknutz says:

    Evening ladies….. quite so far …. now it gets rowdy !!! LOL :)

  44. Wild Bill says:

    After the badminton discussion of this afternoon, I’m hoping the blog stays uncensored long enough for the Pens to get a win.

  45. Jandy says:

    Are YOU starting the shenanigans????

  46. Jandy says:

    LMAO! What’s wrong with badminton?

  47. Brandie says:

    What’s shakin’ Hipposter? Collecting box tops so Fran can order that $100 million dollar player and super swell decoder ring from Ovaltine?

  48. scapper says:

    Heck yes, and no need to even require prescriptions. To think that the NFL can suspend a player for this is such hypocrisy. Best thing for these guys would be easy, legal access to marijuana. It’d chill their uber-testoteroned, steroided selves right out, not to mention be better for their season-long aches and pains than all those pills they pop.

  49. Brandie says:

    Hey there Thrill Billy!

  50. Wild Bill says:

    Clearly it has its fans on this blog – or at least for the equipment.

  51. Pucknutz says:

    perhaps…

  52. Wild Bill says:

    Hey Brandie – cold enough upstate for ya?

  53. scapper says:

    Egg-zactly, Oshkosh. Wow. One look at those and Lindsey Vonn was probably glad she caught a knee. Saved her from a gaudy walk of shame.

  54. Brandie says:

    Good word, shenanigans. It’s like gettin’ up to doings or dawdling.

  55. Jandy says:

    Don’t forget the WOrld Series Championship in Cracker Jack!

  56. Brandie says:

    Any colder and I would be a Chocolate Jello Pudding Pop.

  57. scapper says:

    And we have another Egg-zactly for Oshkosh. Went there once. You nailed it. Won’t go back again. I’d sooner go to Philly wearing a “Bobby Clarke was a wuss” shirt than contend with the fan ugliness I encountered there. Just an awful fanbase in a cramped arena in desolate area. (But man, not a bad seat in the house and you’re right on top of the action.)

  58. theplanisworking says:

    Isn’t Shenanigans the NHL discipline guy?

  59. Brandie says:

    Those sweaters scream mall photography kiosk Glamour Shots!

  60. Jandy says:

    I rather like it ;)

  61. Jandy says:

    no that’s Shamahan ;)

  62. Wild Bill says:

    DK thinks so, Hippo.

  63. Jandy says:

    Holy Olli!!!!

  64. theplanisworking says:

    Mattaa!

    3-2 good guys……

  65. Brandie says:

    Do you mean Shamaham or is Shenanigans your nickname for Commissioner Bettman?

  66. theplanisworking says:

    Yes, he does.
    Actually, asleep at the wheel would be better.

  67. Pucknutz says:

    NUTZIE . That is correct…
    SHE NANNY GINS – almost sounds pornographic…. nuttin wrong w/dat….. hmmmm

  68. Brandie says:

    Awesome! Beaker is a keeper!

  69. Wild Bill says:

    Olli says “Whatsa Maatta U, Poulin?

  70. Brandie says:

    Like curling, badminton will sick you in.

  71. theplanisworking says:

    Frank needs to take a 20 year nap.

  72. Jandy says:

    Kinda like shuttlecocks eh?

  73. theplanisworking says:

    Do they still make those?

  74. Wild Bill says:

    Oh no, not again!

  75. theplanisworking says:

    No, there are other words for Bettman…….

  76. Jandy says:

    yeah like wanker

  77. Jandy says:

    Wild One, that’s just a birdie used in Badminton…what were YOU thinking??

  78. Jandy says:

    I knew it! :D

  79. Wild Bill says:

    I was thinking about those who will say THAT is not a sport.

  80. Jandy says:

    truth!

  81. Pucknutz says:

    Olli Määttä —– 3 umlauts — must be a good thing !!!
    If I could figure out how to do it ….. I would put at least 4 in Pucknutz !!!! coool !!! lol

  82. Jandy says:

    “They”….hmmmppfff!

  83. Jandy says:

    Puckers with 3 omelets…wow!

  84. Jandy says:

    Oh yeah, Niskie just rocked Hickey with a good hit

  85. theplanisworking says:

    he must like eggs…..

  86. Brandie says:

    I wish they did. :(

  87. Brandie says:

    Niskie gettin’ Frisky!

  88. Jandy says:

    and doin’ it well!

  89. Milo Hamilton says:

    Why isn’t Bortuzzo playing ? This Maata thing will never work.

  90. Barb says:

    Mattie getting battie.

  91. Wild Bill says:

    Milo, you nasty boy.

  92. Jandy says:

    I like Borts. Who would you sit to have him play, Milo?

  93. Jandy says:

    Bodacious!!!

  94. theplanisworking says:

    I think the Isles got dizzy from all those passes!
    I did……

  95. Milo Hamilton says:

    This power play stinks.

  96. Jandy says:

    TANGER!!!!!!!!!!!

  97. Wild Bill says:

    Pens toy with the Isles like a cat with a mouse.

  98. Pucknutz says:

    50 shots at least on that PP !!!! LOL

  99. Jandy says:

    I think the Pens got dizzy too!

  100. casper in a-town says:

    Wow. Great pass by 87 to 58. That was great puck control on that power play.

  101. Jandy says:

    51, but who’s counting?? ;)

  102. Barb says:

    Jandy it’s a pleasure to be here.

  103. Jandy says:

    hey hey casper!

  104. Milo Hamilton says:

    Just a little test to see if the monster is out there. :)

  105. Jandy says:

    We’re rockin again tonight :D

  106. casper in a-town says:

    Hey back! Hope all is well.

  107. Jandy says:

    haha, he’s prolly peekin in….here Monster, Monster. Monster!

  108. Jandy says:

    indeed it is…except for the cold…brrr! but I’m warm and toasty so all is well

  109. Barb says:

    Bill Haley would be proud that we are rockin’ around the clock. Tick Tock.

  110. theplanisworking says:

    I knew my NC talk above ^^^ would draw you out of hiding….

  111. Wild Bill says:

    In other good news, the Jackets lead the Flyers, 5 – 2 in the third.

  112. Jandy says:

    Oh yeah!! :D

  113. Brandie says:

    IT’S BARBALICIOUS!

  114. casper in a-town says:

    Yes, sir! I, like you, am a Canes (and NC) junkie.

  115. Brandie says:

    Greetings Casper The Friendly.

  116. Brandie says:

    Flyers as Losers = Self Fulfilling Prophecy.

  117. Milo Hamilton says:

    Maybe you guys can help me, does the school district’s border still stretch all the way down to Texas ?

  118. casper in a-town says:

    Greetings, Miss Brandie!

  119. casper in a-town says:

    Good one! It certainly did at one time, did it not? I think the school board shrunk the district’s borders a few years back.

  120. Bizrow says:

    Yes, but specially DK

  121. theplanisworking says:

    No, and I for one was highly upset at that caper. Put a permanent black eye on New Castle. In related news, the coach that was responsible for that is the new Superintendent of the school district.

    Milo, I certainly hope you aren’t saying that NC was the only school to ever do that? Like I said, it was a permanent black eye. I know of many other districts that “bend” those rules………. but didn’t go to Texas to do it.

  122. hockeymonster says:

    Jandstar, what’s the score?

  123. Barb says:

    Brandecita!!!!!! Keepin’ warm my friend?

  124. hockeymonster says:

    Growl. Mrs monster is driving me nuts. Be back later. ;)

  125. Wild Bill says:

    Holy crap, I’m having fun watching the Flyers gettin the rented mule treatment.

    Hartnell has gotten a haircut lately, and he still looks like a dork.

  126. Barb says:

    Well he is a dork just now looking the part.

  127. Milo Hamilton says:

    See Lincoln Park of current vintage. They need a recruiting coordinator.

  128. Brandie says:

    Hope you are keeping safe and warm and ready to watch the Lends wrap up this Butt whoopin’!

  129. Brandie says:

    Pens not Lends!

  130. Jandy says:

    Hey MOnster Mash, you were missed ;)

  131. Jandy says:

    Fartsmell will always be a dork lol

  132. Brandie says:

    Toasty Darlin’!

  133. Milo Hamilton says:

    Kunitz & Crosby both +3. Sid is 13 out of 17 on faceoffs.

  134. theplanisworking says:

    It’s funny you say that.

    That coach didn’t need to do what he did. He came from New York high schools, where one used to be allowed to recruit…… he was also on Pitt’s staff in the late 80′s.

    New Castle hasn’t pulled any of that since 1993……. again, see permanent black eye.

    In another note, I have said for years that the PIAA needs to do something with the “private”, or “charter” school issue. Public schools have to stay within borders, privates don’t. Also, Lincoln park is in the news for recruiting the Aloi kid from Ellwood City.

  135. Jandy says:

    And there’s a dang Genover

  136. Wild Bill says:

    On the other hand, Bobrovsky has now won nine straight. The Jackets could become a problem.

  137. Brandie says:

    Fartsmell?! Straight Outta Fifth Grade. I love it! :)

  138. Jandy says:

    LOL. Mr jandy is sucking the paint off the walls ;)

  139. Barb says:

    Oh bother…..I went to the fights and a hockey game broke out.

  140. casper in a-town says:

    Doing my best but it is flipping cold! Just walked my dog out in the back yard for like 5 minutes and I’m frozen. It’s gonna take me this entire 3rd period to warm up. This little donnybrook heated things up, though!

  141. Jandy says:

    Bob gives the Pens fits plenty of times…but i’d still rather the Jackets win than the Criers.

  142. Jandy says:

    Silly ol’ bear

  143. Barb says:

    Amen to that.

  144. Jandy says:

    LOL gotta confess I got it from FaceOffFactor…lol

  145. Brandie says:

    Geno has the talent. He does not need to make the spectacular play every time out. Those solid responsible plays are what turns this hockey gal on.

  146. Jandy says:

    Poop. Zats, can you stop a puck?

  147. Jandy says:

    Lotsa time here…Pens better settle.

  148. Brandie says:

    Gotcha on the cold. Got the coal heat crankin’.

  149. Milo Hamilton says:

    It’s like the AFC East, somebody has to finish 2nd.

  150. Brandie says:

    Or the Size 9 Wide Corrective Shoes Are Comin’!

  151. theplanisworking says:

    Now that was nice!
    Malkin from Neal.

  152. Wild Bill says:

    Was someone grousing about Malkin?

  153. Jandy says:

    GENO!!!!! Makes up for the Genover!

  154. Jandy says:

    I will do it again if he’ll get another goal like that :)

  155. Milo Hamilton says:

    The Leechburg girls scored 11 tonight. Things are looking up.

  156. theplanisworking says:

    They need a recruiting co-ordinator. ;)

  157. Brandie says:

    We seem to have this discussion every year about the Pens needing ti forge an identity and having the two biggest superstars in Sid and Genoa on the team.

    Nuts to that. Superstars alone do not win championships. If this team is going to forge an identity it will be based, in large part, on the contributions of the lunch pail kids, those who know their role, play hard, and play with disciplinE.

    I now return you to my regular blog silliness!

  158. Jandy says:

    truth!

  159. Wild Bill says:

    Z has not had a great game.

  160. Brandie says:

    Than you Wisconsin ‘s Finest!

  161. Jandy says:

    understatement

  162. Barb says:

    Well the Pens must have heard Bob Errey’s score prediction at the start because they certainly are trying to make it come true.

  163. Milo Hamilton says:

    Pretty crappy his last outing also.

  164. Jandy says:

    So add a backup goaltender to that wish list for a trade

  165. Jandy says:

    you tell ‘em DB!!!!

  166. Jandy says:

    somebody better buy the penalty kill drink

  167. Jandy says:

    make that several drinks

  168. Milo Hamilton says:

    And get their dog one too.

  169. Jandy says:

    He!! about now I need one too!

  170. Jandy says:

    or three!

  171. Milo Hamilton says:

    The linesmen were atrocious tonight.

  172. Jandy says:

    Amen! There’s the one we want!

  173. Jandy says:

    Yeah and they stunk too :D

  174. hockeymonster says:

    Even the empty netter ;)

  175. Jandy says:

    time for some ZZzZs night Lunatics!

  176. Wild Bill says:

    Z made a couple when it counted.

  177. theplanisworking says:

    Gooooooooooaaaaaaaaallllll !!

    Isles pesky as usual, but a W is nice.

  178. Milo Hamilton says:

    Michel Cormier & Derek Nansen. Awful.

  179. Pucknutz says:

    Sleep tight Pens fans …. W…. not real pretty but a fun watch…. Zats was not alllll that bad…. not a lottta help there…
    ont to the lone star…

  180. scapper says:

    Yes, all caffeine addicts, too. Here’s to safe travels and kick-a** columns.

  181. scapper says:

    I see on my scroll that Real Sports has segment on marijuana use in the NFL on this newest episode. Haven’t seen it yet, but can’t wait to see how they treat this issue. I’m telling you, people will look back at this era and wonder just what the heck this reefer madness was all about.

  182. Milo Hamilton says:

    80′s hockey at its best. :)

  183. scapper says:

    Lots of guys with multi-point games, but James Neal played a beast of a game tonight despite that one assist. He was relentless on the forecheck all night. Joy to watch.

  184. JohninOshkosh says:

    These high school posts remind me of Bob Hasis.

    Hope he is doing OK.

  185. Bizrow says:

    Fixed, thamks

  186. Bizrow says:

    Lucky, my friend, I read all the time that Kevlarwearing folks come home in bage

    Hopefully Dejan will be careful

  187. Bizrow says:

    Who’s got Slick Frank??

    Hi Frank, hope you are not in the top half tonight ;-)

  188. Sidney showed how he owns the Islanders and Jeff Zadkoff redeemed himself late in the game after that rough start, the Pens won, and now it’s on to Dallas on Saturday. Good night, all! It certainly is cold enough tonight down here in Florida.

 
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