Published on Sunday, 29 May 2016 4:48 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
spaling-it-s-been-a-crazy-year-05-29-16 Penguins right winger Patric Hornqvist goes way back with center Nick Spaling. As prospects in the Predators' system, they were linemates with the Milwaukee Admirals as far back as 2008-09. They've been friends for nearly a decade. The only problem is they're no longer teammates. The Penguins dealt Spaling to the Maple Leafs last offseason as part ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 29 May 2016 9:39 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-automatic-hatred-05-29-16Playoff StuffPenguins - Lightning -“Probably when you see those guys in warm-ups." - Penguins right winger Patric Hornqvist (right) on when a "hatred" for the Sharks will develop. -“It just brought a new energy and a new message, I guess. Kind of allowed us to play to our strengths a little bit more. We played a lot faster and along with that we ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 29 May 2016 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
wait-timesVeterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald compared the trauma vets have faced at the hands of the VA with lines at Disney World. Real funny, Bob! People aren't dying in line for Space Mountain.  Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 29 May 2016 7:54 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
penguins-sharks-preview-05-28-16Penguins vs. Sharks Penguins Leading Postseason Scorer: Right winger Phil Kessel, 18 points (9 goals, 9 assists). Sharks Leading Postseason Scorer: Center Logan Couture, 24 points (8 goals, 16 assists). Penguins Expected Starting Goaltender: Matt Murray, 11-4, 2.21 GAA, .924 SV%. Sharks Expected Starting ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 28 May 2016 6:58 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
penguins-sharks-head-to-head-05-28-16  The Penguins and Sharks will open the Stanley Cup Final at Consol Energy Center Monday. The franchises have never met in the postseason. The Sharks lead the all-time series against the Penguins with an 18-12-3-2 record. This past regular season, the Penguins and Sharks met twice and split the two meetings. The Sharks won in Pittsburgh, 3-1, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 28 May 2016 4:12 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-penguins-and-sharks-similar-05-28-16Playoff StuffPenguins - Sharks -“It’s a team that’s very well-balanced, similar to us. And I think it’s a team that’s very dangerous. Similar to us.” - Defenseman Ian Cole on the Sharks. -“I’m so thrilled. I, I, I don’t even know what to say. This is a huge moment in my career." - Right winger Phil Kessel on reaching a Stanley Cup Final for the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 27 May 2016 4:14 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
san-jose-s-jones-is-really-composed-05-27-16The San Jose Sharks have reached the Stanley Cup final for the first time in franchise history. They did it with a first-time starter in net. After two seasons as the backup to all-star goaltender Jonathan Quick with the Los Angeles Kings, goaltender Martin Jones was acquired by the Sharks in an offseason trade through the Bruins. In his first season ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 27 May 2016 2:13 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-recapping-penguins-lightning-05-27-16Playoff StuffPenguins - Lightning -The Post-Gazette's recap from last night's game. The Penguins return to the Stanley Cup final. -The Associated Press' recap. "I'm in that mode where I'm getting the bounces and the breaks right now." - Right winger Bryan Rust. -The Tampa Bay Times' recap. "They deserved to advance. They played better ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 27 May 2016 1:46 pm by
perry-on-politics-donald-trump-is-a-pessimistThe United States Military Academy at West Point posted on Facebook the other day a photograph of one of its cadets, in full uniform, at its graduation ceremony, tears streaming down his cheeks. It went viral almost immediately....Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 27 May 2016 1:46 pm by
perry-on-politics-donald-trump-is-a-pessimistThe United States Military Academy at West Point posted on Facebook the other day a photograph of one of its cadets, in full uniform, at its graduation ceremony, tears streaming down his cheeks. It went viral almost immediately....Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 27 May 2016 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
hillary-s-new-hatEvery news report about the 2016 campaign mentions how unpopular both candidates are. Maybe Hillary should take a page from Trump's playbook by creating her own trucker's cap with a catchy slogan.  Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 27 May 2016 3:34 am by Seth Rorabaugh
postgame-thoughts-penguins-xxx-lightning-xxx-05-26-16 Observations from the Penguins' 2-1 win against the Lightning: Right winger Phil Kessel is a pretty low-key personality in his dealings with the media. He is usually brief and offers few words beyond the bare minimum wheather his team wins or loses. He's introverted and slow to reveal much in the way of a personality.  Tonight, the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 26 May 2016 8:58 pm by Alex Iniguez
steelers-ben-roethlisberger-wife-ashley-welcome-third-child-bodie Big Ben's family just got a bit bigger. Ben Roethlisberger and his wife, Ashley, had their third child, a boy named Bodie, Thursday night. The birth was announced on BigBen7.com. Bodie joins sister Baylee and brother Ben Jr. as members of the Steelers' quarterback's clan. As the website points out, and the photo proves, the birth came just in time ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 26 May 2016 8:53 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
jersey-hunt-lightning-at-penguins-05-26-16The best jerseys at tonight's Penguins-Lightning game: -Denis Herron: -Matt Niskanen: -Alex Goligoski: -No. 6 is popular. Trevor Daley: -And Ben Lovejoy: -Matt Cullen: -Jordan Staal: -Richard Park: -Nick Bonino: -Dave Tippett: -Randy Cunneyworth: -Craig Adams: -Phil Bourque: -Matt Murray: -Ken ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 26 May 2016 6:26 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
pregame-thoughts-lightning-at-penguins-game-7-05-26-16 Every playoff game is overly intense right? So what makes Game 7 different from any other game in playoff series? Five players from the Penguins and Lightning were asked if anything feels different heading into a Game 7 compared to a Game 1 or 2. Here are their answers: Penguins center Eric Fehr - “We know each other. We know what to expect from ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 26 May 2016 1:29 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
about-the-lightning-game-7-05-26-16A preview of the Lightning. When and where: 8:10 p.m., EDT.  Consol Energy Center. TV: NBC Sports, CBC. Leading postseason scorer: Right winger Nikita Kucherov, 19 points (11 goals, 8 assists). Last Game: 5-2 home loss to the Penguins in Game 6 Tuesday. Center Brian Boyle (right) had two goals for the Lightning. Probable ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 26 May 2016 9:16 am by
obama-world-leaders-are-rattled-by-trump-s-ignorance-love-of-tweetsISE CITY, Japan -- President Barack Obama said today that world leaders have been surprised by Donald Trump’s emergence as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee and remain uncertain “how seriously to take some of his pronouncements.”...Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 26 May 2016 9:53 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-there-s-no-feeling-like-playing-in-a-game-7-05-26-16Playoff StuffPenguins - Lightning -“There’s just no fun, there’s no atmosphere, there’s no feeling like playing in a Game 7. It is the ultimate." - Center Matt Cullen. -Three wins. Three game-winning goals by captain/center Sidney Crosby. -“When Sid’s playing that way, I think it certainly gives our bench a big lift." - Mike Sullivan on ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 26 May 2016 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
conspiracy-theoriesDonald Trump says a lot of crazy stuff that should have eliminated him as a candidate a long time ago. But this is America, where even a reality TV star who spews nutty conspiracy theories can win the GOP nomination. Yay.  Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 25 May 2016 2:58 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
seven-defensemen-a-normal-look-for-the-lightning-05-25-16For five of the six games in the Eastern Conference final, the Lightning has dressed 11 forwards and seven defensemen. Most teams only use this unusual alignment in the event of something along the lines of an injury or other player unavailability. The Penguins used 11 forwards and seven defensemen in Game 1 of their first-round series against the ... Read More and Comment