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 ... 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
Published on Friday, 17 April 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
gyrocopterA Florida postman decided to fly a gyrocopter under the radar, land on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol and attempted to deliver letters to Congress as a way of protesting the corrupting influence of money in politics.    Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 16 April 2015 4:05 pm by Craig Meyer
duquesne-searching-for-guards-transfers-in-2015-class The college basketball season officially ended nearly two weeks ago, but for programs around the country like Duquesne, the process of building toward the future doesn’t end with the confetti falling at the Final Four as ‘One Shining Moment’ plays on the jumbotron. Wednesday marked the start of the regular signing period, a month-long stretch ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 16 April 2015 3:40 pm by Dan Gigler
steel-casting-ep-1-draft-talk-with-jerry-micco-ray-fittipaldoIntroducing a new Post-Gazette Steelers podcast -- this week, sports editor Jerry Micco and Steelers beat writer Ray Fittipaldo talk about the NFL Draft and remember the greatness of Troy Polamalu.  Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 16 April 2015 2:29 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
about-the-rangers-game-1-04-16-15A preview of the Rangers. When and where: 7 p.m., EDT. Madison Square Garden. TV: Root Sports (Pittsburgh market), MSG (New York) market, NBC Sports (rest of the United States), CBC, TVA. Leading Regular season scorer: Left winger Rick Nash, 69 points (42 goals, 27 assists). Last Game: 4-2 road win against the Capitals Saturday. Former Penguins ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 16 April 2015 2:17 pm by Barbara Vancheri
new-star-wars-trailer-with-some-old-familiar-faces   New -- as of today, April 16, 2015 -- Star Wars trailer. Make sure you watch to the end, when you will see some familiar and old faces.      Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 16 April 2015 1:27 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
glass-happy-with-the-rangers-vigneault-04-16-15Last season, Tanner Glass watched most of the Penguins' second-round series against the Rangers from a press box or on television as he was a healthy scratch for five of the series' seven games. When Game 1 of this season's re-match in the first round begins tonight, he'll be watching the Penguins again but from his end of  the ice. Cut loose by ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 16 April 2015 12:00 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
penguins-rangers-preview-04-16-15Penguins vs. Rangers Penguins Leading Regular Season Scorer: Center Sidney Crosby (right), 84 points (28 goals, 56 assists). Rangers Leading Regular Season Scorer: Left winger Rick Nash (below), 69 points (42 goals, 27 assists). Penguins Expected Starting Goaltender: Marc-Andre Fleury, 34-20-9, 2.32 GAA, .920 SV% Rangers Expected Starting ... Read More and Comment