Published on Saturday, 28 March 2015 2:11 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-03-28-15Penguins -"We play so bad right now." - Evgeni Malkin (right). -Malkin and Hornqvist are "really close" to returning to the lineup from undisclosed injuries according to Mike Johnson. -“That tunnel, man. I hate that tunnel." - Coyotes forward (the great) Joe Vitale on driving through the Fort Pitt Tunnel yesterday. -Mike Johnston's mother died. ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 27 March 2015 6:44 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
tippett-competition-structure-leading-to-less-offense-03-27-15Tuesday, Blues coach Ken Hitchcock offered his thoughts on on why offensive totals have dropped in the NHL this season. He blamed skating. Earlier today, Coyotes coach Dave Tippett, a former checking center in the 1980s and 1990s including one season with the Penguins, offered his thoughts on the decreased offense. Why do you think offense has ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 27 March 2015 6:25 pm by Barbara Vancheri
watch-southpaw-preview-here  The first trailer for “Southpaw,” shot in Pittsburgh by native Antoine Fuqua and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Forest Whitaker and others, is out. The movie will arrive in theaters July 31. This is not Pittsburgh as Pittsburgh although you might recognize some of the locations. Here is a link to my interview with Fuqua as he ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 27 March 2015 3:18 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
opportunity-with-coyotes-has-boosted-arcobello-03-27-14  Mark Arcobello became a trivia answer this season when he became the second player in NHL history to record a point with four different teams in one season. In addition to a brief stint with the Penguins in January and February, Arcobello has also played for the Oilers, Predators and now the Coyotes who claimed him off waivers from the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 27 March 2015 1:36 pm by Natalie Bencivenga
settingtheseen-a-simply-sweet-dayThis week's show was so much fun to film. In honor of Women's History Month, Sara and I visited the new headquarters of Simple Sugars in RIDC Park. The company was founded by Lani Lazzari when she was just 11 years old! After an appearance on ABC's "Shark Tank", billionaire (and Pittsburgher) Mark Cuban invested in her company, which now just ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 27 March 2015 8:18 am by Doug Oster
st-patty-s-day-peas-sprout-still-time-to-plantThis tiny pea seed sat in 16 degree temperatures, but still sprouted a few days later. Hurray for spring peas! Photo by Doug Oster It's always a risk planting peas on St. Patrick's Day, but one which usually pays off. I was thrilled to see this little pea seed begin to spout. It got very cold after the holiday, down to 16 degrees in my garden, but the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 27 March 2015 10:39 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-recapping-penguins-hurricanes-03-27-15Penguins -The Post-Gazette's recap from last night's game. “There’s not enough desperation for the importance of these games, especially when you’re missing guys. We all need to dig down and be a little bit better. We can’t accept an effort like this against a team that’s out of the playoffs.” - Sidney Crosby. -The Raleigh News & Observer's ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 27 March 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
yemenThe Middle East hotbed that seems to be imploding at the moment is the poor country of Yemen. The White House is still calling Yemen a good model for counterterrorism, while at the same time pulling all U.S. personnel out. Hmmm.  Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 26 March 2015 6:56 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
Published on Thursday, 26 March 2015 6:39 pm by Barbara Vancheri
Published on Thursday, 26 March 2015 2:26 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
about-the-hurricanes-03-26-15A preview of the Hurricanes. When and where: 7 p.m., EDT, Raleigh Entertainment & Sports ArenaRBC Center PNC Arena. TV: Root Sports, Fox Sports Carolina. Record: 26-36-10, 62 points. The Hurricanes are in last in the Neapolitan Ice Cream Metropolitan Division. Leading Scorer: Defenseman Justin Faulk, 45 points (14 goals, 31 assists). Last ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 26 March 2015 11:27 am by Barbara Vancheri
michael-keaton-on-snl-april-4   Pittsburgh native Michael Keaton will host “Saturday Night Live” for the third time on April 4.    Keaton received his first Oscar nomination — along with many prizes from his peers and critics — for best picture “Birdman.”    He next will be seen in “Spotlight,” the story of The Boston Globe’s Pulitzer Prize-winning ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 26 March 2015 11:02 am by Doug Oster
tour-the-spring-flower-show-at-phipps-with-dougDon't forget to look up in the Palm Court to see these colorful umbrellas. Photos by Doug Oster There's always something special about the Spring Flower Show at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. This year's theme is Spring Showers and it's a spectacular display filled with amazing combinations of flowers and more. Here's a segment from ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 26 March 2015 9:19 am by Mike White
state-basketball-playoffs-might-return-to-east-west-formatA number of times in recent years, two teams from the Philadelphia area have met in a state basketball championship. If the PIAA basketball steering committee has its way, such matchups will be a thing of the past, starting in the 2016-17 season. The PIAA basketball steering committee met Wednesday and voted, 8-5, to adopt a motion where the PIAA ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 26 March 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
candidate-cruzTo the delight of democrats and editorial cartoonists everywhere, Ted Cruz has launched his snowball's chance in hell 2016 Presidential Campaign. It will make this long, drawn-out slugfest a little more interesting ... at least until he drops out and becomes an also-ran.  Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 26 March 2015 9:38 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-03-26-15Penguins -Daniel Winnik is Sidney Crosby's latest winger. -“If you look at four or five guys, yeah, we’ve got to get their compete level up. But I was pleased with the response of the other guys.” - Mike Johnston on Tuesday's game against the Blues. -“As a league, we’ve let it slip; we’ve let it go too far and like anything else, it’s hard to take ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 25 March 2015 3:22 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
michalek-adjusting-to-blues-03-25-15  "All our Pittsburgh guys had big nights tonight." Those were the words of Blues forward Alexander Steen following Tuesday's 3-2 overtime win against the Penguins in Consol Energy Center. He was right. After falling being 2-0, former Penguins defenseman Robert Bortuzzo and forward Marcel Goc scored the Blues' first two goals in order to forge ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 25 March 2015 2:12 pm by Scott Mervis
drusky-to-hold-charitable-unity-concert  Drusky Entertainment promised an event that would address issues of race and social justice, and here it is. The promoter, along with Pittsburgh Artists for Social Change, present A Unity Concert to Benefit Afro American Music Institute on April 23 at Altar Bar in the Strip with: *Revered Deryck Tines and the Lincoln Larimer Senior Gospel ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 25 March 2015 10:03 am by Doug Oster
arugula-is-my-garden-obsession-and-the-seeds-have-sproutedArugula sprouts easily inside and then will thrive outside in cold weather. Photos by Doug Oster My obsession with arugula began in 2006 on a magical trip to Italy to celebrate 25 years of marriage. Sitting on the patio of a small family run trattoria, my wife and I were served antipasto salad which included fresh rocket. We didn't know what rocket ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 25 March 2015 10:40 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-03-25-15Penguins -The Post-Gazette's recap from last night's game. “We’re trending in the right direction. But that’s a game I think we feel we could have won. That’s a point we let slip away.” - Ben Lovejoy. -The St. Louis Post-Dispatch's recap. “The good thing is we didn’t really change anything. We didn’t give up too much before [falling behind]. There ... Read More and Comment