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Ravens Ultimate Twitter Fail

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Hoo boy. Presented without comment. 

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Empty Netter Assists - 05-23-14

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

Penguins

-Another day. Another Penguin goes under the knife. Beau Bennett (above) is expected to be sidelined upwards of four months following wrist surgery.

-Olli Maatta's shoulder surgery is expected to sideline him four to six months.

-Does Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins head coach John Hynes stand a chance at becoming the Penguins' next head coach?

-Happy 73rd birthday to former Penguins forward Bryan Hextall, Jr. (right) Acquired in the 1969 offseason in a trade which sent Paul Andrea, John Arbour and Andy Bathgate to Vancouver of the WHL, Hextall, a member of one of hockey's great families, spent parts of five seasons with the Penguins. His first full season in Pittsburgh saw him help the Penguins reach the postseason for the first time in franchise history as he appeared in 66 games and recorded 31 points. During those playoffs, he appeared in 10 games and recorded one assist. In 1970-71, Hextall's saw action in 76 games and recorded 48 points. Hextall appeared in 78 games during 1971-72 and contributed 20 goals and 44 points while leading the team with five game-winning goals. He appeared in four postseason games that spring and recorded two assists. During 1972-73, Hextall played in 78 games and scored a career-high 54 points. After 37 games and nine points in 1973-74, Hextall was claimed off waivers by the Atlanta Flames. The son of Rangers hall-of-Famer Bryan Hextall, Sr. and father of a future Penguins rival, Flyers goaltender Ron Hextall, Bryan Hextall, Jr. appeared in 335 games for the Penguins and scored 186 points, 41st-most in franchise history. In 14 postseason games, Hextall recorded three assists.

-Happy 48th birthday to former Penguins forward Gary Roberts. Acquired at the 2007 trade deadline in a deal which sent Noah Welch to the Panthers, Roberts spent parts of two seasons with the Penguins. After scoring 13 points in 19 regular season games to finish the 2006-07 season, Roberts recorded four points in five postseason games. In 2007-08, Roberts appeared in only 38 games and scored 15 points due to various injuries. He recovered in time to appear in 11 postseason games and recorded four points as the Penguins advanced to the Stanely Cup final for the first time in 16 years. In the 2008 offseason, the rights to Roberts and Ryan Malone were traded to the Lightning in exchange for a draft pick. One of the most popular players in recent team history, Roberts appeared in 57 games for the Penguins and recorded 28 points. In 16 postseason games, Roberts recorded eight points.

-After the Jump: The Canadiens get back into the Eastern Conference final with an overtime win.

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McKay gets four-inning no-hitter, stretches scoreless streak as Blackhawk rolls

Written by Mike White on .

Blackhawk High School baseball pitcher Brendan McKay added to his historical streak tonight and his teammates gave him plenty of hitting support.
Blackhawk defeated West Mifflin, 15-0, in a WPIAL Class AAA semifinal at North Allegheny in a game that was stopped after four innings because of the 15-run rule. In high school, if a team is leading by 15 runs or more after three innings, the game is stopped.
McKay, a senior left-hander, pitched a four-inning no-hitter and stretched his consecutive scoreless innings streak to 69 innings, dating back to last season. It is the third-longest streak in U.S. high school baseball history. The second-longest steak is 72 1/3 innings and the national record is 80. McKay will pitch again Wednesday in the WPIAL title game.
McKay is 7-0 this year and has allowed only 10 hits in 45 innings. He has 101 strikeouts, including seven against West Mifflin.
"He didn't even have his best stuff tonight," said Blackhawk coach Bob Amalia. "He didn't have his usual pop on his fastball.
Blackhawk's offense was tremendous against West Mifflin - and McKay also was a big part of it. Blackhawk hit four home runs, one by McKay. Dante Parente hit a grand slam, Cody Bain a three-run homer and Chase Migliore a solo shot.
McKay finished with three hits, including a three-run double.

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Empty Netter Assists - 05-22-14

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

Penguins

-Olli Maatta will undergo shoulder surgery while defensive prospect Derrick Pouliot has already had shoulder surgery.

-Jayson Megna had a goal and an assist for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in a 5-4 win against the Providence Bruins in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series (above). Wilkes-Barre/Scranton won the series, 4-3. Peter Mannino made 21 saves in the victory.

-Goal of the Night (Season?): Brian Gibbons scored on a furious individual effort off a neutral zone faceoff:

-The rest of the highlights:

-The Penguins will face the St. John's IceCaps in the Eastern Conference final. The schedule:

Game 1 – Saturday, May 24 – Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at St. John’s, 6 p.m.
Game 2 – Sunday, May 25 – Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at St. John’s, 6 p.m.
Game 3 – Wednesday, May 28 – St. John’s at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 7:05 p.m.
Game 4 – Thursday, May 29 – St. John’s at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 7:05 p.m.
*-Game 5 – Saturday, May 31 – St. John’s at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 7:05 p.m.
*-Game 6 – Tuesday, June 3 – Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at St. John’s, 6:00 p.m.
*-Game 7 – Wednesday, June 4 – Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at St. John’s, 6:00 p.m.

All times listed as EDT.
*-If necessary.

-The Penguins held on to win despite nearly blowing a five-goal lead.

-After the Jump: The Blackhawks tie things up with the Kings.

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Post-Gazette Trout Photo Contest

Written by John Hayes on .

 Big Fish

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 WINNER: Nathan Quince, 17, Imperial.

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"On April 17, I caught a 26-inch rainbow that weighed 5 pounds 7 ounces at Raccoon Creek State Park on a Trout Magnet. I caught him on a 9-foot ultralight with 4-pound test line. The fight was incredible and lasted about 15 minutes."
- Nathan Quince

Photo by Deb Quince
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Ryan Duchi caught this 25-inch rainbow on Allegheny County's Pine Creek below Willow Run at around 4 p.m. on the opening day of trout season.

 

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Mark Accettulla of Oakmont caught this 24-inch 5-pound golden rainbow trout on Easter Sunday in Corey Creek, Tioga County.
Self-photographed using a tripod and time delay.

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He caught this 21-inch, 3 1/2-pound rainbow trout April 27.

 

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On May 8, Tim Warner, 13, of McDonald caught this 24-inch rainbow on Raccoon Lake using a Joe's Fly on an ultra-light spinning rod with 2-pound test line.
Photo by Shawn Lenhart.

 

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Phil Coffin caught this 22-inch 5-pound golden rainbow at Loyalhanna Creek.

 

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On opening day, Alyssa Harris of Butler caught two 21-inch rainbows at Deer Lakes using yellow PowerBait. She's pictured here with her sister Kali Harris (left) and dad Michael Harris.
Photo Robert Ventorini, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.

 

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This 21 3/4-inch, 4-pound 1-ounce rainbow was caught by Lou Davies III, 7, of Fayette City in the Virgin Run Lake outflow on May 4.

 

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Doug Leichliter of Greensburg released this 19-inch 2.4-pounder, caught on a spinner at Loyalhanna Creek.
Photo Dennis Irwin, Ligonier.

 

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Post-Gazette outdoors editor John Hayes released three lake trout May 11, including this 28-incher, during a Reel Obsessions guide trip on Lake Erie while researching a story on lake trout.

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He released two fat rainbows during a Wilderness Voyagers guide trip on the Youghiogheny River April 26 while researching a story on fracking in trout country.

 

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WINNER: First Opening Day, First Trout
Adrian Jerabek, 3, of Robinson caught his trout at Raccoon Creek.
"Saturday was the first of many opening days of the Pennsylvania trout fishing season for me and my 3-year-old son Adrian," said Kelly Jerabek, who took the photo. "He had a blast, but I think I had an even better time!"

 

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"My first trout, with help from my big brother Ty and my Dad."
Noah Troxell, 3, of Moose Creek, Clearfield County.
Photo Joel Troxell.

 

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On April 27, Lily Jester, 5, of Moon caught her first two trout on Montour Run using her pink Barbie fishing pole with the assistance of her dad Jason Jester.
Photo by Abigail Jester, 10.

 

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Ethan Murick, 3, of Franklin Park, during his first fishing trip at Dunlap Lake on the opening day of trout season, 2014.
Photo by dad Darren Murick.

 

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Kendra Onuska, 6, of Independence, Beaver County, landed this 21-inch golden rainbow trout on Easter morning while trolling on Raccoon Lake at Raccoon Creek State Park.
Photo by dad Steve Onuska.

 

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On the opening day of trout season, Jake Callahan, 13, of Cranberry caught this 20-inch brook trout at North Fork Creek near Richardsville, Pa.
Photo by Bill Callahan.

 

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Megan Russell, 14, of Valencia with one of a dozen trout caught on grubs and pressed eggs and released on Deer Run.
Photo by Jeff Russell.

 

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Nate Crum holds a trout, with his dad Jeff Crum in the background, during a Post-Gazette fly fishing bus trip to Ohiopyle/Meadow Run, May 10.

 

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TJ Rice, 12, of West Pittsburg, Lawrence County, c
aught his first career trout April 19 at Mahoning Sportsman's Association in Hillsville, Pa., using a small minnow.
Photo by Terry Rice.

 

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MacKenzie Crispin, 11, of Latrobe, caught her trout on a live minnow April 19 at lower Twin Lakes, Greensburg.

 

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Max Kaufer, 14, of Greensburg caught this 17-incher at lower Twin Lakes on Easter Sunday with a spinner.
Photo Bruce Kaufer.

 

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Luke Fotta, 15, of Ross released nine trout at North Park Lake, Allegheny County.

 

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First Trout
Despite high water on opening day, Chase Kean, 17, of Conneaut Lake, caught this 12-inch rainbow at Sandy Creek, Mercer County, on a spinner.


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Cole Roberts, 8, of Castle Shannon caught this 16-inch golden rainbow and 19-inch rainbow while fishing Marvin Creek in McKean County with his mom Christy Allison and stepfather JP Allison.
Photo Christy Allison

 

Artsy Shots

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WINNER: Greg Reynolds, Penn Township.
This rainbow trout was caught on Laurel Hill Creek at the lower Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only area near Humbert, Somerset County.

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A nice Meadow Run rainbow caught at the Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only area in Ohiopyle State Park, Fayette County.

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An extreme closeup of a steelhead from Elk Creek caught near Sterretania, Erie County.
Each fish was caught on flies using split bamboo fly rods, and released. Photographed using a Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1 point-and-shoot camera.

 

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15-inch tiger trout, Loyalhanna Creek, Westmoreland County.
Released and photographed by Doug Leichliter of Greensburg.

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Colorful 14-inch rainbow, released at Loyalhanna.
Photo Doug Leichliter

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Last-cast brookie, released April 21 at Loyalhanna.
Photo Doug Leichliter

 

 

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During a morning snowfall on April 15, Scott Kozelnik of Ross caught five rainbow trout at Pine Creek.
Photo by Scott Kozelnik.

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