Published on Tuesday, 31 May 2016 5:52 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
speed-on-display-between-penguins-and-sharks-05-31-16 Sharks defenseman Brent Burns was pretty direct when asked about his reaction to seeing Penguins left winger Carl Hagelin get loose on a breakaway in the first period of Game 1 in the Stanley Cup Final Monday. “Oh [bleep].” Burns was pretty direct in how he defended the play as well.  He chased down Hagelin, a former winner of the NHL's ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 31 May 2016 3:49 pm by Andy Wittry
nick-bonino-harnarayan-singh-punjabi-stanley-cup-final-goal-call-game-1 Harnarayan Singh's Twitter profile photo Can you say Bonino 10 times fast? That's exactly what Hockey Night in Canada play-by-play broadcaster Harnarayan Singh did last night after Penguins center Nick Bonino scored the winning goal in Game 1, giving the Penguins a 3-2 victory. *Blesses your timeline* #BONINOBONINOBONINO@IceSinghHNIC @RandipJanda ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 31 May 2016 11:00 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-recapping-penguins-sharks-05-31-16Playoff StuffPenguins-Sharks -The Post-Gazette's recap from last night's game. “Keeping home ice in the series is going to be huge. So to come out with a win was very important.” - Left winger Conor Sheary. -The Associated Press' recap. "[Defenseman Kris Letang] put it right on my stick. It was a shot that wasn't my hardest shot by any ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 31 May 2016 2:27 am by Seth Rorabaugh
postgame-thoughts-penguins-xx-sharks-xx-05-30-16 First things first, right winger Bryan Rust is "day-to-day" with an "upper-body" injury according to head coach Mike Sullivan. At 4:47 of the third period, Rust entered the offensive zone on the right wing and attempted a pass. After he released it, Sharks center Patrick Marleau plastered him with a hit to the head with his right ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 30 May 2016 9:02 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
jersey-hunt-sharks-at-penguins-game-1-05-30-16The best jerseys at tonight's Penguins-Sharks game: -The always rare Deryk Engelland-Darius Kasparaitis pairing: -Andy Bathgate: -Jordan Staal: -Bryan Rust: -Bryan Trottier: -Luc Robitaille: -Matt Murray: -Conor Sheary: -Jaromir Jagr: -There are quite a few Sharks fans here. Mike Ricci! -Joe Thornton: -Logan ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 30 May 2016 7:29 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
pregame-thoughts-penguins-sharks-game-1-05-30-1 Center Sidney Crosby is used to drawing the top defensive matchups. Since the first game of his all-star career, he's drawn that kind of attention. This series won't be any different. He'll likely draw a defensive assignment he's quite familiar with in this Stanley Cup Final as well in Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic. Crosby played against ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 30 May 2016 1:13 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
about-the-sharks-game-1-05-30-16A preview of the Sharks. When and where: 8:10 p.m., EDT.  Consol Energy Center. TV: NBC, CBC. Leading postseason scorer: Center Logan Couture, 24 points (8 goals, 16 assists). Last Game: 5-2 home win against the Blues in Game 6 of the Western Conference final. Right winger Joel Ward (right) scored two goals for the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 30 May 2016 1:12 pm by
trump-posts-flurry-of-tweets-after-kristol-s-third-party-candidate-predictionLeading conservative Bill Kristol says Donald Trump will be challenged for the presidency by a impressive independent candidate with a “real chance” of beating the Republican nominee....Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 30 May 2016 9:30 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-daley-not-ruling-himself-out-05-30-16Playoff StuffPenguins - Sharks -"I’m not ruling myself out. Doctor-wise? I don’t know, we’ll see. No, I’m not going to rule myself out. There’s no way … I think that’s keeping me going.” - Trevor Daley (above) on his availability for the Stanley Cup final. -Being left off the United States' roster for the World Cup of Hockey is no big deal for ... Read More and Comment
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