Published on Monday, 02 May 2016 11:56 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
even-dressing-as-a-backup-was-more-normal-for-fleury-05-02-16  One of the more surprising developments with the Penguins' 3-2 win was a player who dressed but did not play. Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury made his "return" to the Penguins' lineup as the backup goaltender to Matt Murray tonight. It was the first time Fleury had dressed in any capacity since suffering a concussion March 31. After the game, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 03 May 2016 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
north-carolinaNot only does North Carolina have discriminatory bathroom laws, they also have discriminatory Voter ID laws to go with them.  Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 03 May 2016 2:17 am by Seth Rorabaugh
postgame-thoughts-penguins-xx-capitals-xx-05-02-16  Observations from the Penguins' 3-2 win against the Capitals in Game 3: First things first, right winger Bryan Rust left the game in the first period after blocking a pair of shots on his first and only shift of the game. Head coach Mike Sullivan did not have an update on his status and described his injury as "lower-body." Rust injury ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 02 May 2016 8:54 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
jersey-hunt-capitals-at-penguins-game-3-05-02-16The best jerseys at tonight's Penguins-Capitals game: -The original No. 3, Al MacNeil: -Rob Scuderi: -Mark Recchi: -Bob Errey: -Bill Guerin: -The man who scored the overtime goal against the Capitals in Game 5 of a 1995 Eastern Conference quarterfinal series against the Capitals, Luc Robitaille: -Michel Briere: -Kevin ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 02 May 2016 7:18 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
pregame-thoughts-capitals-at-penguins-05-02-16 A lot of attention has been directed to Capitals coach Barry Trotz's comments after today's morning skate. If you look at Twitter, it's a perfect illustration of what we think Trotz was doing. Here's the top trends in Pittsburgh at the moment: Trotz's has all of the spotlight on him at the moment. He deflected it off of defenseman Brooks ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 02 May 2016 2:47 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
about-the-capitals-game-2-05-02-16A preview of the Capitals. When and where: 8:10 p.m., EDT. Consol Energy Center. TV: NBC Sports, CBC. Leading postseason scorer: Defenseman John Carlson (right), 8 points (3 goals, 5 assists). Last Game: 2-1 home loss to the Penguins in Game 2. Goaltender Braden Holtby made 33 saves for the Capitals. Probable ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 02 May 2016 2:18 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
trotz-disappointed-in-orpik-s-suspension-but-disappointed-but-not-surprised-based-on-who-we-re-playing-05-02-16 Capitals coach Barry Trotz spoke with reporters after his team's morning skate. He expressed disappointment in the length of defenseman Brooks Orpik's three-game suspension for hitting Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta in the head during Game 2. He also fired back at critics who called Orpik a "predator" and even suggested Maatta was injured before ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 02 May 2016 1:18 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
orpik-it-was-a-bad-hit-05-02-16  Capitals defenseman Brooks Oprik spoke with reporters after this team's morning skate today at Consol Energy Center. It was the first time Orpik spoke publicly since he was suspended three games for hitting Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta in the head during Game 2. Towards the end of his media availability today, Orpik appeared to get ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 02 May 2016 9:09 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-orpik-suspended-05-02-16Playoff StuffPenguins - Capitals -Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik was suspended three games for hitting Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta (above, with center Nick Bonino) in the head. -Head coach Mike Sullivan said he is not optimistic Maatta will make a quick recovery.  -The Penguins' and Capitals' top lines have been going at it ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 01 May 2016 10:45 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
orpik-suspended-three-games-05-01-16 The NHL suspended Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik three games for a hit to the head of Penguins defneseman Olli Maatta which was described as "forceful, unacceptably high and excessively late." The NHL's explanation video: EN Says: Surprisingly, the NHL seems to have gotten this one right. Unlike Kris Letang's swing of a stick at the head of ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 02 May 2016 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
curb-appealGrowth in certain Pittsburgh neighborhoods is cause for celebration, but it is also cause for concern. As real estate prices go up, long-term residents can find it hard to deal with increases in real estate taxes.  Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 01 May 2016 7:40 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-recapping-penguins-capitals-05-01-16Playoff StuffPenguins - Capitals -The Post-Gazette's recap from last night's game. “To be able to come into their building, where they were successful all season, and steal one, that’s big.” - Center Eric Fehr. -The Associated Press' recap. "To play with five [defensemen] for as long as we had to ... that wasn't easy. They were the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 01 May 2016 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
campaign-hellJohn Boehner called Ted Cruz "Lucifer in the flesh" last week. For his part, Ted Cruz, in what appears a desperate move by a losing candidate, announced that Carly Fiorina would be his VP choice.      Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 01 May 2016 3:54 am by Seth Rorabaugh
postgame-thoughts-penguins-xx-capitals-xx-04-30-16 Observations from the Penguins' 2-1 win against the Capitals in Game 2: First things first, head coach Mike Sullivan provided a minimal update on defenseman Olli Maatta who left the game at 4:13 of the first period after being struck in the head by Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik. The hit in question: (Photos: Drew Hallowell/Getty ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 30 April 2016 9:06 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
jersey-hunt-penguins-at-capitals-game-2-04-30-16The best jerseys at tonight's Penguins-Capitals game: -Scott Stevens: -John Erskine: -Rod Langway: -Alex Ovechkin Team Russia: -Peter Bondra is popular in red: -And black: -Brooks Laich: -Dino Ciccarelli: -Alexander Semin: -Jim Carey: -Al Iafrate: -Semyon Varlamov: -Mike Green: -T.J. Oshie Team USA: -Donald ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 30 April 2016 6:07 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
pregame-thoughts-penguins-at-capitals-game-2-04-30-16 Left winger Conor Sheary spoke today about being kneed by Capitals right winger Tom Wilson and said he "kind of" had a Charley horse but indicated he's fine. He declined to comment on Wilson's fine from the NHL but said, "It was kind of a hockey play." We're eager to see what Chorney brings. He's a pretty quick skater who can keep up with the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 30 April 2016 12:32 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
about-the-capitals-game-2-04-30-16A preview of the Capitals. When and where: 8:25 p.m., EDT. MCI Center Verizon Center. TV: NBC, CBC. Leading postseason scorer: Right winger T.J. Oshie, 7 points (4 goals, 3 assists). Last Game: 4-3 overtime win in Game 1 Thursday. Oshie had three goals for the Capitals. Probable goaltenders: Matt Murray ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 30 April 2016 11:07 am by Mike White
knoch-s-geist-betters-his-record-throw-wins-penn-relays Knoch High School junior Jordan Geist keeps throwing the shot put farther, and keeps breaking records. A few weeks ago, Geist thew the shot put 72 feet, 9 1/2 inches. It was the longest throw ever by any high school shot putter in Pennsylvania and put Geist in the top 10 all-time nationally. On Friday, Geist competed at the Penn Relays in ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 30 April 2016 10:30 am by Scott Mervis
mr-smalls-makes-list-of-the-100-greatest-american-music-venues  Consequence of Sound has published a list of The 100 Greatest American Music Venues that will require you flipping through 10 pages to discover that Pittsburgh has … one. Mr. Smalls in Millvale, ranking No. 53 on the list, is described as “a saving grace for a Pittsburgh music scene that has always been desperate for sustainable midsize ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 30 April 2016 9:48 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-wilson-fined-04-30-16Playoff StuffPenguins-Capitals -Capitals right winger Tom Wilson was fined $2,403.67 for kneeing Penguins left winger Conor Sheary in Game 1. -EN Says: Given the NHL's generally lax attitude towards this stuff, it's surprising that the NHL went this far in disciplining Wilson. -Left winger Chris Kunitz (right) could miss Game 2 due to a ... Read More and Comment