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Wild 4, Penguins 0

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Looking ahead to faceoff …

Game: Penguins (49-23-5) vs. Minnesota Wild (39-26-12)

Time: 8:08 p.m.

Site: Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minn.

TV, radio: Root Sports, 105.9 the X

Here’s the official live summary.

Here are TribLIVE’s Penguins page and our Chipped Ice blog.

Josh Yohe is covering for the Trib.

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. Brandie says:




  2. Barb says:

    Ah it’s good to be the QUEEN! :)

  3. theplanisworking says:

    Being I don’t have much hair, I guess I can’t scire.

    This injury thing is getting ridiculous. Tonight, Jussi. I guess Despres gets benched for that injury. Or bad hotel food. Or just because.

    Need a W. Playoffs in 2 weeks.

  4. Barb says:

    Okay which is it upper or lower body injury hmmmm?

  5. Karen22 says:

    Despres in the lineup…WHAT??!!

  6. theplanisworking says:


  7. Sam says:

    Olli hurt!

  8. Pucknutz says:


    Jussi and Olie takeing a rest… good. Zat in… good.
    Can’t seem to get too fired up about this game. Pens playoff seed locked up, just don’t need anyone else hurt.
    Like to see em working on… well I really don’t know …. maybe BB w/Sid. Martin/Orpik settling in again.

    Was gonna flip back and forth tween the Bucs and Pens but Consolidated has the other game on. Don’t know why.

    Potash out w/upper body injury! LOL
    Guys shoulda snow showered Errey on the warm up interview! :)

  9. Pucknutz says:

    Don’t think so, DB seemed to say just a rest.

  10. Pucknutz says:


  11. Pucknutz says:


  12. Jandy says:

    I know this game doesn’t mean a whole lot but those two goals…UGH

  13. Jandy says:

    Make that 3…

  14. Sam says:

    make it 3

  15. Pucknutz says:

    Three goals — is that a triple UGH? lol
    Sid gave em a talkin to on the bench a while back but…. I don’t see much changing.
    I think we are in for 4 more of these sleepers. Maybe some hittin on the Flyers next Sat, otherwise, sleepwalking…….

  16. Jandy says:

    YOu’d think these guys had more pride….this is embarrassing…

  17. theplanisworking says:

    Pens in playoff form, again.

    I was hoping for a good effort tonight.

  18. I think I’ll be sticking to the Pirates/Cardinals game on the MLB Network, although the Bucs continue to be mostly shut down by Joe Kelly as the bottom of the 5rh comes into view.

  19. DJ says:

    What time does the Pens game start tonight?

  20. Jandy says:

    This is depressing, Oh PUrple one

  21. Sarah says:

    That rumor about canceling practice and playing lacrosse true? They look like arse.

  22. Jandy says:

    whenever the real players show, if at all :/

  23. It started about about an hour ago and the Pens are already starting off badly enough versus the Miinesota Wild.

  24. DJ says:

    Have you’ve noticed I have bitten by tongue and not said a word about a certain D-man tonight?

  25. Sarah says:


  26. Sarah says:

    That -2 guy?

  27. Jandy says:

    And the sun set a bit ago.

  28. DJ says:

    Peter Puck for us.

  29. Jandy says:

    4-0 now

  30. DJ says:

    And initials like a bad odor?

  31. Jandy says:

    Be careful, it might bleed!

  32. Sarah says:

    Wow 7 saves on 11 shots. Beer league stuff.

  33. DJ says:

    Unfortunately for us.

  34. Sarah says:

    Definitely better cancel practice tomorrow !!! Maybe take the boys for ice cream!

  35. theplanisworking says:


    Depressing is the day before payday, with an empty fridge, empty gas tank, empty wallet, and the wife took the credit card. ;)

  36. theplanisworking says:


    Maybe they can get a special on binkies too?

  37. theplanisworking says:

    In honor of the Pens play tonight, and for Jandy, who is a dog lover, I present the following ………………………

    That sums it up.
    Just clustered. ;)

  38. Sarah says:

    There is something to be said for not taking the last few games of the season off, and actually coming into the playoffs with momentum.

  39. Sarah says:

    OMG hilarious!!!!

  40. theplanisworking says:

    With all the injuries, maybe AFLAC is just coasting in?

    You are right, Sarah. Oy.

  41. Jandy says:

    Yeah but I don’t have a wife :P

  42. Funny, Planetarium.

  43. Jandy says:

    That always makes me smile, Hipposter….:) :)

  44. DJ says:

    Jandhi, where’s HM?

  45. theplanisworking says:

    Thanks guys and girls.
    A clown car was an appropriate description of the Pens recent play.

    But, at least they will make the playoffs, so AFLAC came through on that.
    Yay AFLCA !! ;)

  46. Poz says:

    Just got home after a four hour drive. Turned the game on – threw up in my mouth. The excuses they give for this debacle will be more creative than their play on the ice.

  47. Jandy says:

    Dunno, he’s been very quiet lately. Must be busy writing for the blog he writes for

  48. Jandy says:

    embarrassing indeed

  49. Jandy says:

    Quack! ;)

  50. Sarah says:

    Hot goalie, desperate team, yes the Root guys have fired up the Excuse Wheel…sigh….

  51. theplanisworking says:

    Accountability, thy name is NOT Penguins.

  52. Sarah says:

    Hmmm, so coming up, Avs, Wings, Flyers….this could get ugly….

  53. It was definitely too cold for the Pirates offense tonight as well as for Liriano. Now as for the Pens, who were playing indoors, well, for one thing, as far as that goes, they have nothing to play for.

  54. Karen22 says:

    Poopy night for sports in the Burgh. :(

  55. Jandy says:

    sure is :(

  56. theplanisworking says:

    Agreed, Miss ++++

    Even the RiverPuppies lost.

    Oh well, the sun will rise tomorrow.

  57. Jandy says:

    Shut out. :sigh:

    Off to bed…night Loonies

  58. Sarah says:

    I guess that lacrosse game wore them out.
    Hey is it time for Moustache Boy??

  59. Gary says:

    “Dey say dey care, but dey don’ care.”

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