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Kevin Dineen Not A Happy Coach After Florida’s 3-1 Loss To Pittsburgh

from George Richards of On Frozen Pond at the Miami Herald,

Despite having time to cool off, it was obvious Dineen was still fuming afterward.

Dineen was upset for Kopecky being flagged for what Pittsburgh's Chris Kunitz wasn't when he jabbed the puck past Jacob Markstrom in the second. Kopecky was trying to get a puck past Fleury -- just as Kunitz did to put the Pens on the board.

Dineen was also mad there was no call when James Neal jumped Erik Gudbranson after he checked Evgeni Malkin at the end of the ice. Malkin fell and slammed his head into the boards and stayed face-down on the ice for a few scary moments. Gudbranson wasn't penalized for what looked like a clean hit.

"It's frustrating, certainly when the game was decided on the tempo and that penalty was big at the end,'' Dineen said, "especially since there was a non-call for us when a guy attacks Gudbranson after a clean hit. And then they score a goal when they whack at our goalie three times.

"Our guy goes down and he doesn't blow the whistle. It's a tough one to take, but that's the nature of it. You have to understand where your place is and just go out and play the game.''

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As for Evgeni Malkin, the Penguins will probably have a better idea about his health status later today.  You can watch the Malkin indicent below...

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  Tags: evgeni+malkin, kevin+dineen

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Whoa, crappy and questionable officiating in a Brad Watson joint?  In the favor of the Pens?  Sounds like any other Friday to me.

Posted by HockeyinHD on 02/23/13 at 07:59 AM ET

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shorter Dineen ! WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Posted by Evilpens on 02/23/13 at 08:45 AM ET

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