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Friday August 22 2014
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Here’s what we know: Mike Johnston wasn’t the Penguins’ first choice to replace Dan Bylsma this summer.

He might not have even been among the top 10 when new general manager Jim Rutherford started compiling his list of coaching candidates.

08/06/2014 - 15:10
Matt Jacobs
Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen departed for Washington, but the Penguins added defenseman Christian Ehrhoff, goaltender Thomas Greiss and forwards Steve Downie and Blake Comeau—and re-signed winger Marcel Goc—as NHL free agency got off to a fast start.

Orpik and Niskanen were joined by fellow blue-liner Deryk Engelland and three forwards—Jussi Jokenin, Tanner Glass, Joe Vitale—who all signed elsewhere on a busy opening day.

07/01/2014 - 17:30
Tony DeFazio
Acquire forwards Patric Hornqvist and Nick Spaling from Nashville Predators

The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired forwards Patric Hornqvist and Nick Spaling from the Nashville Predators in exchange for James Neal, it was announced by executive vice president and general...

06/27/2014 - 21:21
PSR Staff
The NHL handed out their annual awards at the end of June, and the Penguins' Sidney Crosby captured a hat trick, securing the Hart Trophy (MVP), Art Ross Trophy (scoring champ) and the Ted Lindsay Award (MVP as voted by the players).

The Pittsburgh Sports Report, of course, handed out our own awards for the 2013-14 season. PSR nailed all but one.

 

06/26/2014 - 18:44
Andrew Choynowski
Sidney Crosby evades the question as adeptly as he splits a pair of defensemen on an end-to-end rush. How is it possible that the most supremely talented hockey player on the planet for the better part of the last decade had won the Hart Trophy, given annually to the league’s most valuable player, just once prior to this year’s NHL Awards?

The question is guaranteed to stir up spirited debate. Just don’t ask Crosby. All you’ll get is a half-smirk and a call for “next question, please.”

06/25/2014 - 15:51
Matt Jacobs
Mike Johnston, whose long coaching resume includes eight seasons as an assistant/associate coach in the National Hockey League, has been named head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Johnston, 57, was assistant/associate coach of the Vancouver Canucks from 1999-2006 and associate coach of the Los Angeles Kings from 2006-08.

06/25/2014 - 12:47
PSR Staff
Benoit Pouliot and Martin St. Louis scored and Henrik Lundqvist made 40 saves as the Rangers stayed alive with a 2-1 win over the Kings at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday.

After beating the Rangers twice in overtime and winning another by shut-out, it was finally the Kings’ turn to lose a heart-breaker.

06/11/2014 - 23:13
Geoff Pfeil
Jeff Carter, Jake Muzzin and Mike Richards scored to lead the LA Kings over the Rangers 3-0 as the Kings took a 3-0 lead in the Stanley Cup Final.

It was the first time Kings’ goalie Jonathan Quick played at Madison Square Garden, and it’s safe to say he felt comfortable as he made 32 saves and shut out the Rangers on their home ice.

06/09/2014 - 21:59
Andrew Choynowski
Dustin Brown scored on a tip-in midway through the second overtime and the LA Kings rallied from a two-goal deficit to beat the Rangers 5-4 in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final.

After witnessing a bone-jarring 1st period of hockey and following a pair of LA Kings leave the bench to be attended to by trainers, play-by-play commentator Mike “Doc” Emrick reminded...

06/07/2014 - 23:02
Samuel Fatula
Western Pennsylvania continued its relative assault on the NHL in 2013-14. Two youngsters made their debuts, joining a small group of rising stars and established veterans already sailing through the league. Let’s catch up with Pittsburgh’s Puck-Movers.

Brandon Saad, LW, Chicago: Saad attended Pine-Richland High School before being drafted 43rd overall by the Blackhawks in 2011.

06/06/2014 - 14:54
Andrew Choynowski
Paul Chryst sat at a table in Greensboro, North Carolina, answering questions from the media. The third-year Pitt head coach was certainly anxious to wrap up the interview session and catch his plane back to Pittsburgh, but he was also at ease.
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The Steelers had a productive offseason, but nevertheless must replace several veterans. Here's a look at who's gone and how their absences may impact the team.
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Here’s what we know: Mike Johnston wasn’t the Penguins’ first choice to replace Dan Bylsma this summer.
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When Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco was called up from Triple-A Indianapolis June 10, he made an immediate impact, going on a 14-game hitting streak and adding a consistent bat at the top of the lineup.
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With a brand new playoff system in place this season, it doesn't matter who finishes No. 1 at the end of the regular season -- the top four teams will meet in a two-round tournament to decide the national champion.
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A quick glimpse at the 2014 Pitt football teams reveals some major red flags. A veteran quarterback and the program's all-time leading wide receiver have departed for the NFL.
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After 45 years of one head coach and two more of another, a different figure will be pacing up and down the sidelines at Beaver Stadium this season.
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The last two years have not been what WVU football fans were expecting. Ever since the Mountaineers made the switch to the Big 12, their success has slowly dwindled.
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