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: -In the video, NHL direct of the Department of Player of Safety Patrick Burke said:   “Capitals defenseman Brooks ... 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
Published on Friday, 29 April 2016 9:06 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
sharks-predators-preview-04-29-16Sharks vs. Predators  Sharks Leading Postseason Scorer: Defenseman Brent Burns (right), 8 points (5 goals, 3 assists). Predators Leading Postseason Scorer: Defenseman Shea Weber (below), 5 points (2 goals, 3 assists).  Sharks Expected Starting Goaltender: Martin Jones, 4-1, 2.18 GAA, .912 ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 29 April 2016 5:04 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
what-s-the-correlation-between-hits-and-puck-possession-04-29-16It's no secret the Penguins and Capitals have a contrast of styles when it comes to physical play. The Penguins play fast and are pretty up front about not being identified as an aggressive, tough team. Meanwhile, the Capitals are a physical squad and will initiate contact more often than not.  So it wasn't a surprise when the Capitals finished ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 29 April 2016 3:48 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
lovejoy-on-boudreau-04-29-16 The Ducks fired head coach Bruce Boudreau (above) today after his team was beaten in the seven games by the Predators in the first round of the playoffs. In parts of five seasons under Boudreau, the Ducks had a 208-104-40 record and won a division title all five seasons. But they never advanced past the conference final round and lost a Game 7 ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 29 April 2016 2:23 pm by Mike White
pirates-have-a-buddy-throwing-out-first-pitch-tonight"Buddy Ball" was a big hit this winter. Coach Buddy Valinsky built an extremely strong basketball team at Allderdice and Dragons made it to the state championship game in Class AAAA. Now, it's time for "Buddy Baseball." At least for one pitch. Buddy Valinsky, the Allderdice boys basketball coach, is throwing out the first pitch tonight at the Pirates ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 29 April 2016 11:05 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-recapping-penguins-captals-04-29-16Playoff StuffPenguins-Capitals -The Post-Gazette's recap from last night's game. “This game could have gone either way. It was an even game.” - Head coach Mike Sullivan. -The Associated Press' recap. "The ref called it a goal on the ice. I don't know how he could have possibly seen it from his angle. But I thought I had it, to be honest. ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 29 April 2016 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
iceberg-hillary Hillary's massive inevitability is beginning to show. Bernie may be going down, but he isn't going down without a fight.  Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 29 April 2016 3:28 am by Seth Rorabaugh
postgame-thoughts-penguins-xx-capitals-xx-04-28-16 Observations from the Penguins' 4-3 overtime loss to the Capitals in Game 1: First things first, left winger Chris Kunitz left the game in overtime after he was struck on the left side of his head by a puck while sitting on the bench. He did not return from the dressing room. Head coach Mike Sullivan did not have an update on his status. This game ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 28 April 2016 8:59 pm by Mike White
yokitis-leaves-vincentian-to-take-montour-jobMontour High School hired a new boys basketball coach tonight. By George, the Vincentian coach got the job.George Yokitis, who was extremely successful as Vincentian's coach the past four seasons, was hired at a school board meeting. He takes over for Will Saunders, who was not rehired after two seasons. Yokitis was 157-51 at Vincentian (.754 ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 28 April 2016 8:53 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
jersey-hunt-penguins-at-capitals-game-1-04-28-16The best jerseys at tonight's Penguins-Capitals game: -This is sharp. Calle Johansson: -This Kelly Miller fan is dealing with an "upper-body" injury: -Dale Hunter: -Don Beaupre: -Former Capitals goaltender Olaf Kolzig is popular in white: -Black: -And red:   -Former Erie Otters forward Andre Burakovsky: -Sergei ... Read More and Comment