Published on Monday, 24 November 2014 6:45 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
penguins-at-bruins-11-24-14PREGAME -Mike Johnston made some major changes to his first and second lines at today's morning skate. Basically, Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin have flip-flopped wingers. Crosby skated with Nick Spaling and Patric Hornqvist while Malkin worked with Chris Kunitz and Patric Hornqvist. -Given the fact that Crosby and Kunitz seem to have been joined ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 24 November 2014 6:09 pm by
sam-smith-speaksWhen Sam Smith, the outgoing speaker of the House, was asked Monday how he would advise Tom Wolf on working with the House, he paused."Well...I don't know, because first of January that question might be worth a whole lot of money to me," he said, provoking laughs from attendees of the luncheon of the Pennsylvania Press Club.But he responded...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 24 November 2014 2:56 pm by
pennsylvania-to-have-voice-at-nato-s-tableU.S. Rep. Thomas Marino, D-R-Lycoming, was elected to serve as one of five vice presidents of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, which is meeting in The Hague this week to do discuss trade agreements, tensions with Russia in Europe, energy production, world hunger and threats of the Islamic State.U.S. Rep. Mike Turner, R-Ohio, was elected ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 24 November 2014 2:29 pm by
in-oslo-sen-casey-speaks-out-for-afghan-womenU.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., was in Norway over the weekend, but he had another country on his mind – Afghanistan.“We must make clear to Afghan leaders that women’s rights are non-negotiable,” he said Sunday during a speech before the Oslo Symposium and Advancing Women’s Rights and Empowerment in Afghanistan.Mr. Casey, who has traveled to...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 24 November 2014 1:56 pm by Sam Werner
my-2014-ap-ballot-week-13Each week, I'll go through my AP Top 25 ballot and give a few thoughts on how I voted and how it compares to the overall poll results. Florida State just insists on making it as tough as possible on themselves. Once again, the Seminoles played down to their competition in a home game against Boston College and, once again, Jameis Winston and company ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 24 November 2014 1:28 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
about-the-bruins-11-24-14A preview of the Bruins. When and where: 7 p.m., EST, TD Garden. TV: Root Sports (Pittsburgh market), NESN (Boston market), NBC Sports (Rest of the United States), SportsNet, TVA. Record: 13-9-0, 26 points. The Bruins are in third place in the Atlantic Division. Leading Scorer: Center Patrice Bergeron, 16 points (5 goals, 11 assists). Last Game: ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 24 November 2014 10:55 am by Elizabeth Bloom
bethoven-st-vs-beethoven-stDriving through the area, I've often wondered about Bethoven St. in Polish Hill. Was it named after Beethoven? If so, why is his name misspelled?  Well, the Post-Gazette archives have a bit of local history about that musical street, as well as a few of Western Pa.'s other quirky names. Check out this PG article by Torsten Ove from May 8, 1998, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 24 November 2014 10:58 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-11-24-14Penguins -How do the Penguins rebound after back-to-back losses? -What do the Penguins do about Steve Downie (above) taking so many penalties? -Eric Hartzell made 38 saves for the Wheeling Nailers in a 2-0 shutout of the Elmira Jackals. -U.S. Steal is expected to build its headquarters on the site of the Civic Arena. -Happy 64th birthday to ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 24 November 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
wishboneI'm not sure who the winner will be in this cruel game, Highmark or UPMC. It seems like an economic loser for UPMC to boycott Highmark patients. Then again, they must be doing it because they think it will be profitable. I am sure who the loser will be: the patient.  Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 23 November 2014 12:06 pm by Mike White
sites-set-for-wpial-teams-in-state-playoffs-brumbaugh-s-winning-recordThe PIAA has finalized sites for its quarterfinal games next weekend. The four WPIAL champions will play in the quarterfinal games - three on Friday and one Saturday. In Class AAAA, Pine-Richland (13-0) plays State College (6-6), Saturday at Altoona's Mansion Park Stadium, 1 p.m. Yes, State College's record is an unimpressive 6-6, but the Little ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 23 November 2014 11:32 am by Barbara Vancheri
just-part-1-no-one-minded-for-123-million-hunger-games It was all “Hunger Games” all the time at the movies this weekend and the evidence is in the box office figures.    No one seemed to mind that ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1” covers just half of the final Suzanne Collins novel about a heroic teen named Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence). She volunteers to take the place of her ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 23 November 2014 11:50 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-11-23-14Penguins -The Post-Gazette's recap from last night's game. "For half the game, we played well. For the other half, they took it over." - Mike Johnston. -Newsday's recap. "If they want to take a bad penalty in a 2-1 game and give us a two-goal lead, we'll take that every time." - Islanders forward Matt Martin on Steve Downie taking an interference ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 22 November 2014 8:45 pm by Sam Werner
final-thoughts-pitt-30-syracuse-7 Pitt broke it's three-game losing streak Saturday with a 30-7 victory against former Big East and current ACC rival Syracuse. This was a game Pitt really should have won (they're just better than Syracuse), but also hardly guaranteed given how the past few have gone for the Panthers. Most importantly, this win keeps Pitt's faint bowl hopes alive as ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 22 November 2014 7:04 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
Published on Saturday, 22 November 2014 3:53 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
about-the-islanders-11-22-14  A preview of the Islanders. When and where: 7 p.m., EST, Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. TV: Root Sports, MSG Plus, City. Record: 13-6-0, 26 points. The Islanders are in second place in the Neapolitan Ice Cream Metropolitan Division. Leading Scorer: Center Brock Nelson, 18 points (9 goals, 9 assists). Last Game: 5-4 road shootout win, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 22 November 2014 2:38 pm by Sam Werner
game-day-pitt-vs-syracuse We're just under an hour away from Pitt's final home game of the season against Syracuse. The Panthers need a win today to keep any hope of bowl eligibility alive. This is a game they probably should win but, then again, there have been a lot of those that Pitt has lost this year. Here are a few pregame notes to get your day started... - Receiver ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 22 November 2014 10:48 am by Doug Oster
free-garden-books-and-more-sunday-with-dougI'm giving all of this stuff away on Sunday at 1 p.m. I've got lots of books, bulbs and other gardening bling to giveaway Sunday. I'm presenting "Preparing the Garden for Spring (things you can do now, for your best garden ever)." I'll also be cooking with oysters all as part of Wholey's Oysterfest in the Strip at 1p.m. Hope to see you ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 22 November 2014 12:01 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-11-22-14Penguins -The Post-Gazette's recap from last night's game. "Didn't really deserve to win the game. You can break it down in different ways, but, at the end of the day, we didn't deserve to win it." - Sidney Crosby. -Newsday's recap. "It's not the score you want to see. Especially from our end, the last thing we want to do is get in a shootout with ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 23 November 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
emperor-s-new-clothesThe GOP leaders of the do-nothing Congress are criticizing Obama for actually doing something about immigration reform. Meanwhile they refuse to do anything about immigration reform.  Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 21 November 2014 5:55 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
islanders-at-penguins-11-21-14PREGAME   5:41: Spaling sticks Nielsen on his wallet with a stiff check in the Islanders' left wing corner. 5:12: Scuderi chucks a wrister from the left point. It gets blocked. 4:47: Wow. Matt Martin races up the left wing and backhands a pass to Nielsen sneaking in off the left wing. Nielsen taps it off the near post and the pucks deflects ... Read More and Comment