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
Published on Wednesday, 25 May 2016 12:10 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-recapping-penguins-lightning-05-25-16Playoff StuffPenguins - Lightning -The Post-Gazette's recap from last night's game. “They made a push. We bent, but we didn’t break.” - Right winger Phil Kessel. -The Associated Press' recap. "They had a certain mindset going into this tonight: 'We're going to leave it all out there and do everything we can to bring this back to ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 25 May 2016 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
brewed-on-grant-adaptive-reuseIf you have driven through the Strip or Lawrenceville lately then you've see all of the new construction. Who is going to be occupying all of those trendy, expensive lofts and condos? I guess we will see.  Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 25 May 2016 2:03 am by Seth Rorabaugh
postgame-thoughts-penguins-xxx-lightning-xxx-05-24-16 Observations from the Penguins' 5-2 win against the Lightning: The Penguins have three wins in this series. Center Sidney Crosby has all three game-winning goals in each of those contests. Sense a trend? After largely being inert in a deflating Game 5 loss, the Penguins' top players had their fingerprints all over a victory which extended their ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 24 May 2016 9:04 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
jersey-hunt-penguins-at-lightning-05-24-16The best jerseys at tonight's Penguins-Lightning game: -Radko Gudas:   -Boyles are popular. Brian: -And Dan:   -Brett Connolly: -Martin St. Louis is popular: -Fredrik Modin: -Nikolai Khabibulin: -Cory Conacher: -There are some Red Wings fans on hand. Current Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman: -And Nicklas ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 24 May 2016 6:46 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
pregame-thoughts-penguins-at-lightning-game-6-05-24-15Quite a bit was made out of center Evgeni Malkin's "guarantee" of there being a Game 7 the past 24 hours or so. Ditto (to a lesser degree), right winger Patric Hornqvist's "guarantee." Here is, word for word, what each player said: Malkin - "I believe my team. I believe myself. And we can get it back at Pittsburgh for sure." Hornqvist - "It's no ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 24 May 2016 11:48 am by Mike White
north-allegheny-baseball-coach-maddix-resignsNorth Allegheny still hasn't filled its boys basketball coaching position, which became vacant when highly successful coach Dave DeGregorio resigned in April. But now North Allegheny will also be looking for a baseball coach. Andy Maddix resigned Monday as North Allegheny's baseball coach. Maddix also was highly successful in his nine years at the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 24 May 2016 10:17 am by Scott Mervis
dinosaur-jr-launching-new-album-and-tour  Great news this morning for Dinosaur Jr. fans: Not only is there a new album on the way, but also an extended tour (that includes a date at Mr. Smalls on Oct. 9 -- tickets on sale at 10 a.m. June 3 at ticketweb.com; $25). J Mascis, Lou Barlow and Murph, who reunited in 2005, will release "Give a Glimpse Of What Yer Not" on Aug. 5 on ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 24 May 2016 1:12 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-05-24-16Playoff StuffPenguins - Lightning -So ... Marc-Andre Fleury or Matt Murray (right)? -“We’re coming back to Pittsburgh for sure.” - Center Evgeni Malkin. -Head coach Mike Sullivan believes in his team as it faces elimination. He has ever since he took over. -"If he’s looking for the next-best player or better play, sometimes he gets himself in ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 24 May 2016 12:35 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
about-the-lightning-game-6-05-23-16A preview of the Lightning. When and where: 8:10 p.m., EDT.  Ice Palace St. Pete Times Forum Tampa Bay Times Forum Amalie Arena. TV: NBC Sports, CBC. Leading postseason scorer: Right winger Nikita Kucherov, 19 points (11 goals, 8 assists). Last Game: 4-3 overtime road win against the Penguins in Game 5. ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 24 May 2016 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
gun-loverThe NRA endorsed Donald Trump last week. Trump gave a speech to the NRA membership where he not only bent over backwards to appease gun lovers, he also accused Hillary of wanting to take guns away from poor women who live in dangerous neighborhoods.    Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 23 May 2016 4:41 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
penguins-believe-going-into-game-6-05-23-16 Less than a week into Mike Sullivan's tenure as head coach, the Penguins, reeling from a mid-season coaching change and injuries, were blasted at home, 6-2 by the Bruins Dec. 18 in a game which wasn't as competitive as that lopsided score would suggest. After that game, Sullivan used that "B" word prominently. “I mean let's face it. There's a lot ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 23 May 2016 4:49 pm by Edgar Ramirez
trendsburgh-what-were-yinz-tweeting-n-at-this-week-may-23-27 (Dominique Hildebrand/Post-Gazette) Welcome to Trendsburgh! Every Monday-Friday at 4:30 p.m., we'll give you a quick recap of what was trending on Twitter and/or Facebook here in the 'Burgh and U.S. throughout the day. This week: May 23-27. Wednesday #NoahsArkPGH (Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette) It's baaaaack! Our Scott Mervis got to preview the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 23 May 2016 1:42 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-recapping-penguins-lightning-05-23-16Playoff StuffPenguins - Lightning -The Post-Gazette's recap from last night's game. The Penguins lost a game in which they were leading after two periods for the first time this season. -The Associated Press' recap. "It wasn't the best I have felt in a game. Still, I have been practicing a lot, so I should have been better." - Goaltender ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 23 May 2016 10:05 am by Scott Mervis
wiz-khalifa-wins-two-billboard-music-awards-gives-classy-speech  From Wiz Khalifa Twitter pageAfter having to settle for nominations for the Grammy and Golden Globe awards, and being snubbed by the Oscars, Wiz Khalifa won two Billboard Music Awards Sunday night for  “See You Again,” his collaboration with Charlie Puth on "Fast & Furious 7" soundtrack. The rap ballad, a tribute to the late Paul ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 23 May 2016 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
guilty-dogIf you ever look at FaceBook then chances are you've seen those "Guilty Dog" memes where pet owners post pictures of dogs that clearly know they are in trouble. Sometimes the pets have signs around their necks that say things like, "I just peed on the carpet." Ed Rendell looked a little like that after making his "there are more ugly women in America" ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 23 May 2016 3:20 am by Seth Rorabaugh
postgame-thoughts-penguins-xx-lightning-xx-05-22-16 Less than five minutes after this game ended, Marc-Andre Fleury sat in front of a cluster of reporters, microphones and cameras politely answering questions about a crucial and ugly overtime loss. As he usually does, he fielded every query honestly and earnestly. It was hardly an ideal situation for him but completed his postgame media obligations ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 22 May 2016 9:00 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
jersey-hunt-lightning-at-penguins-game-5-05-22-16The best jerseys at tonight's Penguins-Lightning game: -Chris Tamer: -Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins T.J. Kemp: -Christian Ehrhoff: -Nick Bonino: -No. 17 is popular. Bryan Rust: -And Petr Sykora: -Rick Tocchet: -No. 27 is popular. Alexei Kovalev: -Georges Laraque: -And Gilles Meloche: -Tom Barrasso: -Conor ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 22 May 2016 7:00 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
pregame-thoughts-lightning-at-penguins-game-5-05-22-16 Head coach Mike Sullivan has been pretty tight-lipped with any sort of injury or lineup information from even before the playoffs. Approximately two weeks before the postseason started, he started being brief with any of that content. So when he announced goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury would start tonight's Game 5 at his pregame press conference, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 22 May 2016 1:23 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
about-the-lightning-game-5-05-22-16A 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, 16 points (9 goals, 7 assists). Last Game: 4-3 home win against the Penguins in Game 4. Goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy made 35 saves for the Lightning. Probable ... Read More and Comment