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Penguins put Kennedy back in lineup for Vitale

Jun 7, 2013, 7:57 PM EDT

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It’s unclear if Tyler Kennedy watched the last two games of the 2013 Eastern Conference finals in street clothes because he was injured or because the Pittsburgh Penguins were unhappy with his play, but he’ll be back in Game 4 on Friday.

(For what it’s worth, he’s been listed as a healthy scratch.)

The 26-year-old will replace Joe Vitale, who logged less than 10 minutes of ice time in a Game 3 that went to double overtime.

The Penguins list Kennedy on a line with Brenden Morrow and Craig Adams. Meanwhile, the defensive pairings stay the same.

As expected, the Boston Bruins will insert Kaspars Daugavins in the lineup for injured forward Gregory Campbell. He’ll skate with Rich Peverley and Tyler Seguin while Chris Kelly centers Daniel Paille and Shawn Thornton.

  1. villi5ed - Jun 7, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    The way Iginla and Morrow are playing, dress them both.

  2. villi5ed - Jun 7, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    BTW, what are all you diehard Penguin fans (cough, cough) gonna do (Two bailouts — TWO — or your franchise moves or expires) when your team (“your” team, yeah right) exits the playoffs?

    It is one thing to read smack from Leafs fans, Rangers fans, Habs fans, Flyers fans. But when you bump into the most
    front-running, abandon-at-the-first-sign-of-danger fan base in the history of the NHL AND they are running junk as if
    they have been there since 1917? What an effing joke.

    The next time this team hits the skids? Back to 9,659 average attendance at the new rink. Everyone will be bowling again, just like old times. You know it as well as I do, and you all ought to be ashamed of yourselves if for one instant you consider yourselves legitimate hockey fans.

    • killerpgh - Jun 7, 2013 at 9:11 PM

      What about Bruins Fans? Facts show the Bruins fans don’t show up in large numbers when “their” teams aren’t winning either.

      • villi5ed - Jun 7, 2013 at 9:19 PM

        TWO bailouts. TWO. One that came after a Stanley Cup was won. Ugly, miserable, embarrassing. I understand the desire to deny it and make it go away. But there is no other franchise in history with this laughable record. Own it, and then maybe you will start to get some respect.

      • killerpgh - Jun 7, 2013 at 9:34 PM

        You seem to be a real educated hockey fan….According to you no other franchise has 2 blemishes. Not even the Devils who have actually relocated twice in the franchise history. I’m guessing you are a “pink hat”.

  3. taintedlombardis - Jun 7, 2013 at 9:03 PM

    NBC shilling hard for the Pens during the first intermission. Did ya’ll know that Crosby has been explosive and that the refs screwed the Pens out of a 5 on 3? You can’t even make this shot up.

    • kmacle - Jun 7, 2013 at 9:09 PM

      no, no, no, you don’t understand…. Crosby fell down. That is the story here. He fell down – I mean all the way down – on the ice and everything. Amazing comeback. Never seen anything like it.

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