Published on Friday, 06 May 2016 2:11 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
what-does-it-feel-like-to-score-an-overtime-goal-05-06-16 After losing Game 4 of their second round series against the Penguins in overtime Wednesday, Capitals coach Barry Trotz summed up the feeling on his end of the contest succinctly. "That’s why it’s sudden death. That’s what it feels like.” Obviously, the feeling for the Penguins collectively was much different. But what about the individual who ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 06 May 2016 1:15 pm by Scott Mervis
surprise-lauryn-hill-to-play-munhall-on-wednesday  This is very short notice, but Lauryn Hill will play her first Pittsburgh show in 17 years at Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall in Munhall at 8 p.m. May 11. Tickets range from $55 to $100 and are on sale now at Ticketfly.com, Librarymusichall.com, or by calling 1-877-4-FLY-TIX. The soulful singer/rapper from New Jersey is beloved for her ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 06 May 2016 10:08 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-powered-down-05-06-16Playoff StuffPenguins - Capitals -The Penguins have a 3-1 series lead despite going 0 for 14 on the power play.  -The Penguins could use two off days.  -In 12 NHL seasons, defenseman Trevor Daley has only been to the second round or beyond twice. He's not taking it for granted.  -How much will having the last change for faceoffs as ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 06 May 2016 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
the-butcherWell, it's official. Donald Trump is the "presumptive" GOP nominee. In any other election, this would be the time when the rest of the party would get behind their nominee. This isn't just any other election.  Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 05 May 2016 5:37 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
daley-appreciates-rare-postseason-success-05-05-16While defenseman Trevor Daley (right) is relatively new to the Penguins having joined them via trade from the Chicago Blackhawks in December, he's one of the most tenured veterans on this team having played in the NHL for parts of 12 seasons. One of a handful of players on the roster who played before the 2005-06 lockout, Daley's experience carries ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 05 May 2016 3:52 pm by Alex Iniguez
snoop-dogg-leveon-bell-steelers-rap-collaboration-juice-the-interview Rapper Snoop Dogg, noted Steelers fan, was filmed saying he would be open to a rap collaboration with Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell. Bell, who released his debut mixtape in March under the alias Juice, said in April he wanted to collaborate with Snoop Dogg and Mac Miller. It seems that could become reality, as long as Bell gets healthy and ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 05 May 2016 2:02 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-recapping-penguins-capitals-05-05-16Playoff StuffPenguins - Capitals -The Post-Gazette's recap from last night's game. “It’s been awhile. But that was definitely a big one.” - Captain/center Sidney Crosby on snapping an eight-game losing streak in overtime playoff games. -The Associated Press' recap. "That's a big win. Now we have to stick with it. We haven't done anything ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 05 May 2016 11:38 am by Scott Mervis
jasiri-x-receiving-doctorate-from-chicago-theological-seminary  You can call him Dr. X. Pittsburgh rapper/activist Jasiri X will be awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters from the Chicago Theological Seminary on May 13 at the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago. The degree is given to those who embodied the seminary's core value of “transformative leadership toward greater justice ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 05 May 2016 10:46 am by Alex Iniguez
gerrit-cole-pirates-penguins-beer-miller-lite-capitals-stanley-cup Pirates ace Gerrit Cole, perhaps blowing off steam after a rough outing Monday against the Cubs, drew some attention during the Penguins' 3-2 win against the Capitals Wednesday night. The 25-year-old from California appears to have quite the affection for hockey and all that comes with it, including beer. See, he's just like the rest of us. Cole ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 05 May 2016 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
green-eggs-and-tedTed Cruz dropped out of the GOP primary Tuesday night after a crushing defeat in Indiana. Now he can go back to something more productive like reading Dr. Seuss while trying to shut down the government.  Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 04 May 2016 10:12 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
postgame-thoughts-penguins-xx-capitals-xx-05-04-16 Observations from the Penguins' 3-2 overtime win against the Capitals in Game 4: The Capitals had an opportunity to tie this series. The table was set. The Penguins were playing without all-everything defenseman Kris Letang or his partner Olli Maatta. The Capitals staked out an early lead. They generated quality chances most of the game. This was ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 04 May 2016 8:51 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
jersey-hunt-capitals-at-penguins-game-3-05-04-16The best jerseys at tonight's Penguins-Capitals game: -Rough and tough No. 5s are popular. Ulf Samuelsson: -And Deryk Engelland: -No. 8 is popular. Brian Dumoulin: -Mark Recchi: -Ron Francis and Darius Kasparaitis: -Jordan Staal: -Bryan Rust: -Bobby Farnham Wilkes-Barre/Scranton: -Matt Murray: -Peter Taglianetti: -Jarkko ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 04 May 2016 7:02 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
pregame-thoughts-capitals-at-penguins-game-4-05-04-16 The Penguins lineup seems to be a jigsaw puzzle tonight. With center Eric Fehr, Bryan Rust and defenseman Olli Maatta each missing the morning skate and defenseman Kris Letang suspended, the Penguins will have a different team on the ice tonight. Trying to find out who replaces who is the major question. Fehr is the biggest question mark. He hasn't ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 04 May 2016 3:27 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
kuhnhackl-s-back-goal-was-no-accident-05-04-16  Goals are usually at a premium in the postseason. Defenses get tighter and goaltenders get sharper so scores tend to get smaller come April, May and June. As a result, the goals tend to get uglier. There aren't nearly many dangles off the left wing or tic-tac-toe passing plays leading to scores. There are plenty of ugly goals from the blue ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 04 May 2016 1:16 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
about-the-capitals-05-04-16A preview of the Capitals. When and where: 8:10 p.m., EDT. Consol Energy Center. TV: NBC Sports, CBC. Leading postseason scorer: Defenseman John Carlson, 9 points (3 goals, 6 assists). Last Game: 3-2 road loss to the Penguins in Game 3. Captain/left winger Alex Ovechkin (right) had a goal and an assist for the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 04 May 2016 12:00 pm by Brian Batko
hello-brian-batko-dukes-dispatches-duquesne-basketball-blog  Greetings, Dukes fans. It’s a pleasure to let you know I’m taking over for Craig Meyer on the Duquesne men’s basketball beat, as he heads up the road to Oakland to cover Pitt. It had become something of a dream of mine to be a full-time reporter writing about a college basketball team, and I intend to match your passion for Duquesne ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 04 May 2016 9:58 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-penguins-recall-oleksy-sestito-05-04-16Playoff StuffPenguins - Capitals -The Penguins recalled defenseman Steve Olesky (above) and defenseman Tom Sestito from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL. Olesky, 30, appeared in 63 AHL games this season and had 19 points (two goals, 17 assists) and a team-leading 123 penalty minutes. Sestito, 28, has played in 41 AHL games this season and had 14 ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 03 May 2016 10:40 pm by Mike White
a-look-at-the-case-of-five-football-players-who-transferred-from-ambridge  Just by sheer numbers, the case of the Ambridge football transfers was unusual. Maybe one of a kind. Within the past two months, five players left Ambridge and transferred to other schools. These weren’t just any players. The starting quarterback, the two leading rushers, the leading receiver and the only returning lineman all transferred. And ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 03 May 2016 6:56 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
letang-suspended-one-game-for-hit-on-johansson-05-03-16 Penguins defenseman Kris Letang was suspended one game by the NHL for his high hit against Capitals left winger Marcus Johnsson during Game 3 of their second round series Monday. The NHL's Department of Player Safety produced a video explaining the suspension: Patrick Burke, director the NHL's Department of Player Safety, states: “Johansson ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 04 May 2016 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
47-stopsThese Stanley Cup playoffs are pretty exciting. The Capitals outplayed the Penguins on Monday night. If not for one rookie goalie, all hope would have been lost. Now the rest of the team has to step up. GO PENS!    Read More and Comment