Published on Sunday, 19 April 2015 12:05 pm by Barbara Vancheri
furious-nears-300-million-in-north-america-crossed-1-billion-globally    By this time next week, “Furious 7” likely will have passed the $300 million mark in North America.  In 17 days, it hit the $1 billion mark globally — that happened on Friday — a record for the fastest ascent to that milestone, senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian of Rentrak says.    “Furious 7” picked up another ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 19 April 2015 5:28 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-recapping-penguins-rangers-game-2-04-19-15Playoff StuffPenguins - Rangers -The Post-Gazette's recap from last night's game. "We played under control. We were patient with the puck. We [made] the plays we had to make." - Sidney Crosby. -The (New York) Daily News' recap. “I wish I had an answer for you. I just don’t know.” - Rangers forward Rick Nash on his team going 1 for 7 on the power ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 19 April 2015 1:20 am by Seth Rorabaugh
penguins-rangers-game-2-postgame-04-18-15POSTGAME "They're a really good team. We knew that going in. We can't just look at what they did the last couple of weeks of the season. They had a great season for the most part. So we knew they were going to come in with more energy. And they have some really skilled players. You have to respect that." - Henrik Lundqvist on the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 18 April 2015 5:44 pm by Sam Werner
stats-and-notes-from-the-2015-blue-gold-gameAnd with that, Pitt's 2015 spring football season is in the books. The Panthers wrapped up their first spring under coach Pat Narduzzi Saturday with a 17-10 Blue Team victory. Here are the stats from today's game, with (B) or (G) to denote Blue or Gold team: Passing:(B)Chad Voytik: 11/25, 177 yds, 1 TD, 0 INT(G)Adam Bertke: 14/30, 162 yds, 1 TD, 1 ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 18 April 2015 4:00 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
penguins-at-rangers-game-2-04-18-14PREGAME -Crosby explained,"Yeah, I thought he was going to dump it [into the offensive zone]." -Patric Hornqvist had a pretty interesting thought on the Penguins' forecheck:   “We have to get our forecheck going. [Game 1] was not good enough. We were too spread out and that's why we didn't create a lot of scoring chances. We have to get that ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 18 April 2015 2:30 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
about-the-rangers-game-2-04-18-15A preview of the Rangers. When and where: 825 p.m., EDT. Madison Square Garden. TV: NBC, CBC, TVA. Leading postseason scorers: Center Derrick Brassard and defenseman Ryan McDonagh, 1 point (1 goal, 0 assists) each. Last Game: 2-1 home win in Game 1 Thursday. Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist made 24 saves for the Rangers. Probable goaltenders: ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 18 April 2015 1:08 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
hornqvist-on-lundqvist-we-didn-t-even-touch-him Yesterday, Rangers coach Alain Vigneault was critical of the Penguins for making contact with goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (above, with Penguins center Maxim Lapierre) during Game 1. Vigneault said, "There's a willingness to go there and disturb. There was a lot of stuff from certain of their players we knew that was going to happen after the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 18 April 2015 9:31 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-04-18-15Penguins -“We’re trying to shoot from everywhere, so, hopefully, we catch him off-guard." - David Perron on shooting against Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist. -“In that line, you had a good combination of guys with speed, they were good on the forecheck. Obviously, they scored the goal but I thought generally, the shifts they played, they really ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 18 April 2015 12:10 am by Doug Oster
pure-magic-in-the-colors-scale-and-blooming-tapestry-of-the-keukenhof-gardens After close to an hour on the road, our tour bus filled with myself and 26 other travelers arrived and the legendary Keukenhof Gardens. It was a good sign when our guide suggested to the bus driver to take a little spin around the bulb fields. As the intoxicating aroma of hyacinths filled the cabin we were awed by the rainbow of colors which ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 17 April 2015 9:27 pm by Barbara Vancheri
batman-v-superman-trailer Zack Snyder tweeted the teaser trailer for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice"  after a leaked version surfaced. He noted that his version is not blurry and not pirated. And yes you see Ben Affleck as Batman alongside Henry Cavill as Superman. Plans are proceeding for an IMAX debut with a few extra shots and perhaps a little swag. ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 17 April 2015 3:40 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
vigneault-unhappy-with-penguins-crashing-lundqvist-04-17-15 Just about every playoff series has some form of gamesmanship. The rules get skirted a little bit here to throw an opponent off. Coaches or players say something in the media to get under the skin of the other team or to get the officials' attention. Rangers coach Alain Vigneault offered the first chapter of gamesmanship today when he criticized the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 17 April 2015 2:55 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
rangers-miller-responds-to-challenge-04-17-15  Just over a year ago, Rangers center J.T. Miller was not in the good graces of head coach Alain Vigneault. After Miller was assigned the Hartford Wolf Pack, the Rangers' AHL affiliate, in April of 2014, Vigneault ripped into Miller, a first-round pick (No. 15 overall) in 2011.   "There needs to be more commitment from his part on the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 17 April 2015 12:58 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
lapierre-we-have-to-be-disciplined-04-17-15Center Maxime Lapierre (right, hitting Rangers defenseman Keith Yandle) was busy early on in last night's 2-1 loss to the Rangers in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. With the Penguins taking four penalties in the first period, Lapierre saw plenty of work on the penalty kill. Overall, he had 22 shifts for 11:47 of ice time, one shot and was ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 17 April 2015 11:59 am by Mike White
roundball-classic-starts-tonight-blackhawk-hires-lamenza-as-football-coachThe Roundball Classic is bigger than ever and starts tonight. The Roundball Classic has nothing to do with the old Dapper Dan Roundball Classic, except part of the name. But the Roundball is now the No. 1 event for Western Pa. basketball players - boys and girls. The entire event is held at Geneva College. The Roundball Classic banquet was last night ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 17 April 2015 10:11 am by Natalie Bencivenga
settingtheseen-monterey-bay-gets-a-makeoverI have a new obsession. It's called Sakari and I can't get enough of the vegan sushi! One of the city's staples, Monterey Bay Fish Grotto on Mount Washington, has undergone a major transformation and the results are fabulous. The restaurant has been completely renovated, and the banquet hall downstairs has become a new hotspot, Sakari. (You can order ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 17 April 2015 4:10 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-04-17-15Playoff StuffPenguins - Rangers -The Post-Gazette's recap from last night's game. “We can’t get scored on on the first shift, that’s for sure." - David Perron on Rangers forward Derick Brassard scoring 28 seconds into the game. -The (New York) Daily News' recap. “Oh, I was shaking." - Brassard on his goal. -Newsday's recap. "It's one step and one ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 17 April 2015 12:10 am by Doug Oster
of-mothers-tomatoes-and-gardens-rich-with-cherished-memories Time on a cruise ship allows for plenty of time to talk gardening. I met two gardeners separated by and ocean who both share a connection to the their mothers through tomatoes and time together digging in the dirt. Katarina Lutz Donatova is a tour guide on this trip. She grew up under communist rule in Czechoslovakia, which is now Slovakia and no ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 17 April 2015 12:06 am by Seth Rorabaugh
penguins-at-rangers-game-1-postgame-04-16-15POSTGAME   "You know they're going to have a push back for the next game and we're going to need to be ready. That's why we always enjoy this game. When you wake up the next day, it's already behind us. We have to look forward to the practice tomorrow and those little things we can do better. We're going to be really well prepared for Game 2, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 16 April 2015 5:50 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
penguins-at-rangers-game-1-04-16-15PREGAME -We'll be covering the live games a little differently for the time being. We'll give the live chat a go instead of the live blogs. We will have a postgame blog post. -The chat will be open at 7 p.m. Feel free to participate below: Live Blog Penguins - Rangers Game 1 chat   window.cilAsyncInit = function() ;(function() var e = ... Read More and Comment