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Tuesday October 21 2014
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Patric Hornqvist scored a pair of goals, Marc-Andre Fleury made 34 saves and the Penguins knocked the Islanders from the ranks of the unbeaten with a 3-1 win Saturday night in Pittsburgh.

It’s not often a hockey game in October has the intensity of a playoff game in mid-April. This one did.

10/18/2014 - 21:37
Anthony Mendicino
Dallas scored twice in the final three minutes to beat the Penguins, who also lost winger Pascal Dupuis, who left the ice on a stretcher in the second period.

The quick-strike Penguins offense was off and running again, scoring a pair of early power-play goals, and the rout appeared to be on Thursday night at Consol Energy Center.

10/16/2014 - 22:18
Matt Jacobs
Perennial regular season leaders rebuild, the West gets stronger, analytics take center stage and the draft is reconfigured. Here are four league-wide storylines to follow as the NHL season gets underway.

How will the semi-rebuilds fair?

10/15/2014 - 08:41
Anthony Mendicino
There were plenty of changes throughout the league this offseason, but most of the movement should only make the West stronger as the Eastern Conference struggles to keep up.

1: Anaheim Ducks

10/12/2014 - 19:32
Anthony Mendicino
Pascal Dupuis had a goal and three assists, Sidney Crosby scored a pair of goals and the Penguins opened a new era under head coach Mike Johnston with a high-flying 6-4 win over the Anaheim Ducks.

Five minutes and 16 seconds.

10/09/2014 - 22:02
Matt Jacobs
New coaches, an infusion of younger players, a goalie entering a contract year, the makeover of Kris Letang... here are four storylines to follow as the Penguins start the 2014-15 season.

1. How will the younger players factor in this season?

10/07/2014 - 08:08
Anthony Mendicino
When Bill Guerin talks, it would seem prudent to listen. As a player, Guerin’s fiery locker room presence helped fuel the Penguins’ 2008-09 Stanley Cup run.

So, when Guerin, now an assistant general manager, was effusive in his praise of Penguins first-round pick Kasperi Kapanen during prospects development camp in July, the NHL took notice.

10/06/2014 - 21:48
Matt Jacobs
Ho hum! Another offseason snooze-fest for the Pittsburgh Penguins. OK. They did fire their general manager and head coach. They brought in NHL lifer Jim Rutherford to replace the ousted Ray Shero after an interesting, if not awkward, courtship of NHL TV analyst Pierre McGuire.

And, after clinging to Dan Bylsma much longer than some would have liked, eventually dispatched him in favor of former WHL mastermind Mike Johnston.

Yawn!

10/06/2014 - 21:45
Matt Jacobs
With a new front office, a new coaching staff and plenty of new faces on the bench, the 2014-15 will be a different group than the one that flamed out of the playoffs last spring. Here are a few players to keep your eye on.

Jayson Megna

10/06/2014 - 15:49
Anthony Mendicino
The Penguins didn’t have to go far when they added forward Sam Lafferty, a native of Hollidaysburg, PA, in the fourth-round of this year’s draft. Lafferty, standing at a sturdy 6-0 and 175-pounds, played in 25 games for Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts, where he notched 21 goals and 34 assists for 55 points.

Dave Weaver, the head coach of the Mid-State Mustangs, Lafferty’s youth program, spoke of Lafferty’s potential.

09/16/2014 - 11:54
Mallory Merda
Domestic violence is awful. That’s something most of us can agree on, in black and white terms. Right? Wrong. Domestic violence, like so many problematic subjects, has shades of gray.
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Clairton sophomore Lamont Wade ran for 272 yards and three touchdowns on 19 carries as the Bears routed Monessen 60-0 in the teams' first game since Monessen snapped Clairton's 66-game winning streak a year ago.
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Devin Austin had 217 yards rushing and Penn-Trafford held on to beat Plum 17-10, as the Warriors remained undefeated.
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There were plenty of changes throughout the league this offseason, but most of the movement should only make the West stronger as the Eastern Conference struggles to keep up.
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A starter since her freshman year of high school, Brenna Wise has made a name for herself throughout her conference, the greater Pittsburgh area and across the state of Pennsylvania.
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Western PA has long-provided the NFL with some of its top-end talent and that continues to be the case. As of the end of the September, 21 former WPIAL or Pittsburgh City League players graced NFL rosters.
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There is no shortage of great athletes to come out of the Mon-Valley, but perhaps no single institution has produced more great athletes than old Donora High School (now part of Ringgold). The WPIAL Hall of Fame has recognized the following Donora greats.
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Through five games, there are a few teams and a few players who have stood out above the rest.
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