Published on Thursday, 17 April 2014 6:00 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
sharks-kings-preview-04-15-14Sharks vs. Kings Sharks Leading Regular Season Scorer: Joe Pavelski, 79 points (41 goals, 38 assists). Kings Leading Regular Season Scorer: Anze Kopitar, 70 points (29 goals, 41 assists). Sharks Expected Starting Goaltender: Antti Niemi, 39-17-7, 2.39 GAA, .913 SV%. Kings Expected Starting Goaltender: Jonathan Quick (below), 27-17-4, 2.07 GAA, .915 ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 18 April 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
putin-s-saloonWhy is it up to the USA to step in and fix the Ukraine situation? Because Europe is too busy worrying about the economic implications of going against Russia.  Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 17 April 2014 4:00 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
avalanche-wild-preview-04-15-14Avalanche vs. Wild Avalanche Leading Regular Season Scorer: Matt Duchesne, 70 points (23 goals, 47 assists). Wild Leading Regular Season Scorer: Jason Pominville, 60 points (30 goals, 30 assists). Avalanche Expected Starting Goaltender: Semyon Varlamov (right), 41-14-6, 2.41 GAA, .927 SV%. Wild Expected Starting Goaltender: Ilya Bryzgalov, 12-9-8, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 17 April 2014 2:27 pm by Doug Oster
an-hour-in-the-life-of-a-crocus-a-feast-for-insectsA honeybee covered in pollen flies from on 'Pickwick' crocus to another. Photos by Doug Oster The warmth of the spring sun shining on a patch of 'Pickwick' crocuses unfurled their blossoms inviting a host of insects to feast on pollen and nectar. There were European honeybees, native bees, flies, hoverflies and things I couldn't identify. Some would ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 17 April 2014 2:00 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
blues-blackhawks-preview-04-15-14Blues vs. Blackhawks Blues Leading Regular Season Scorer: Alexander Steen (right), 62 points (33 goals, 29 assists). Blackhawks Leading Regular Season Scorer: Patrick Sharp, 78 points (34 goals, 44 assists). Blues Expected Starting Goaltender: Ryan Miller, 25-30-4, 2.64 GAA, .922 SV%. Blackhawks Expected Starting Goaltender: Corey Crawford, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 17 April 2014 10:30 am by Seth Rorabaugh
rangers-flyers-preview-04-17-14Rangers vs. Flyers Rangers Leading Regular Season Scorer: Martin St. Louis, 69 points (30 goals, 39 assists). Flyers Leading Regular Season Scorer: Claude Giroux, 86 points (28 goals, 58 assists). Rangers Expected Starting Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist, 33-24-5, 2.36 GAA, .920 SV%. Flyers Expected Starting Goaltender: Ray Emery, 9-12-2, 2.96 GAA, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 17 April 2014 10:07 am by Diana Nelson Jones
photo-show-the-beautiful-and-the-haunting  A few years ago, photographer David Aschkenas invited me to view an exhibition of his work at the Jewish Community Center and I met him there to look at them.   The images mesmerized me. They were from Eastern Europe. They were stark; I remember them as black and white, or sepia.    They homed in on pieces of a scene and ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 17 April 2014 10:01 am by Doug Oster
hyacinth-loveHyacinths fill the garden with their sweet fragrance. Photo by Doug Oster 'Woodstock' is one of my favorite varieties.The intoxicating fragrance of hyacinths fills the air in late afternoon as the flowers give up their greatest gift. Spring wouldn't be the same without hyacinths. I have them growing along the sidewalk which leads to the front ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 17 April 2014 9:46 am by Admin
warm-up-moves-from-mayor-peduto-rich-fitzgerald  h/t thenextpittsburgh Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 17 April 2014 11:44 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-04-17-14Playoff StuffPenguins -Dave Moinari's recap from last night's game. “They’re a good team. They play hard and they have a good goaltender. They’re a well-balanced team. And it’s going to be a tough series.” - Brandon Sutter. -The Columbus Dispatch's recap. “I’ve seen him make that save 1,000 times. A thousand times. It’s one that got by him.” - Blue ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 17 April 2014 7:52 am by Barbara Vancheri
foxcatcher-to-play-at-cannes  Road trip anyone?  It’s official. The world will get its first look at “Foxcatcher” at the Cannes Film Festival. The lineup is being announced today and the movie shot in Western Pennsylvania is on the list. “Foxcatcher” stars Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Sienna Miller, Vanessa Redgrave and Anthony Michael ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 8:23 pm by Mike White
mckay-s-streak-continues-matijevic-s-streak-comes-to-an-endBlackhawk's Brendan McKay came into today with a pitching streak for the ages. Norwin's J.J. Matijevic had an unforgettable hitting streak. Only one of the streaks continued. McKay (pictured), a senior left-hander, shut out Central Valley, 8-0, and stretched his scoreless innings streak to 44 innings, dating back to last season. Eight more shutout ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 6:22 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
blue-jackets-at-penguins-04-16-14PREGAME 10:38: Murray chops a slapper from center point wide of the cage. 10:26: Jokineen challenges Murray one-on-one off the right wing but loses the puck on a nice poke check by Murray. 9:46: The Penguins can ice this game. Tyutin is called for tripping Fleury. You don't see that too often. Crosby, Malkin, Neal, Martin and Niskanen take the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 17 April 2014 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
subtle-hateThe USA should be a country where all races and religions can live in freedom and harmony. Unfortunately, that doesn't always happen.    Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 2:30 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
what-is-it-04-16-14  (Note: This is an updated version of something we've published at the start of the playoffs the past few seasons. It's something we get a lot of feedback on and we always enjoy writing it.) If someone were to ask us what the Stanley Cup playoffs mean to us, we'd have a hard time giving a simple, concise answer. -It's Bobby Orr leaping through ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 2:18 pm by Sharon Eberson
ed-piskor-s-hip-hop-family-tree-nominated-for-two-eisner-awards "Hip Hop Family Tree," the roots-of-the genre series by Munhall-based comic-book artist/writer Ed Piskor (right), has been nominated for two Will Eisner Awards: best reality-based work and best lettering. Winners of the annual awards, considered the Oscars of the comics world and named for the pioneering comics creator and graphic novelist Will ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 12:57 pm by Stephen J. Nesbitt
dukes-land-butler-transfer-rene-castroIndyStar.com Duquesne has secured the commitment of Butler transfer Rene Castro, a 6-foot-2 freshman point guard. Castro will sit out the 2014-15 season due to transfer restrictions and have three years of eligibility remaining. Castro, a Worchester, Mass., product, took an official visit to the Bluff in October 2012 and was strongly considering ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 12:35 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
about-the-blue-jackets-game-1-04-16-14A preview of the Blue Jackets. When and where: 7:30 p.m., EDT. Consol Energy Center. TV: Root Sports (Pittsburgh market); Fox Sports Ohio (Columbus market); NBC Sports Network (Rest of the United States); CBC. Leading regular season scorer: Ryan Johansen 63 points (33 goals, 30 assists). Last Game: 3-2 road win against the Panthers, Saturday. ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 10:30 am by Seth Rorabaugh
lightning-canadiens-preview-04-15-14Lightning vs. Canadiens Lightning Leading Regular Season Scorer: Ondrej Palat, 59 points (23 goals, 36 assists). Canadiens Leading Regular Season Scorer: Thomas Vanek, 68 points (27 goals, 41 assists). Lightning Expected Starting Goaltender: Anders Lindback, 8-12-2, 2.90 GAA, .891 SV%. Canadiens Expected Starting Goaltender: Carey Price, 34-20-5, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 8:24 am by Doug Oster
heirloom-bulb-for-an-old-house'Pickwick' crocus was released the same year my house was built. It's fun to grow things from that era. Photos by Doug Oster When I discovered 'Pickwick' crocus was released in 1939, the same year my house was built, I had to grow it. It doesn't hurt that it's one of the most beautiful flowers in the early spring garden. 'Pickwick' is also readily ... Read More and Comment