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Tuesday September 16 2014
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One topic that usually floats around the Pittsburgh Penguins organization is the discussion of goaltenders. Or more specifically, the next goaltender. As in the one after Marc-Andre Fleury.

The Pens go-to netminder for the past decade, Fleury is about to enter the final year of contract with no long-term deal forthcoming.

09/02/2014 - 21:35
Mallory Merda
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
I spent three days late last month visiting 18 high schools across the WPIAL. I drove 533 miles, took hundreds of photographs, shook hands with dozens of coaches, athletic directors and principals and climbed way too many stadium steps. I loved every minute of it, of course.
Editor's DeskFeature OneHigh School
Chartiers-Houston got on the winning side for the first time this season with a 21-14 win over visiting Western Beaver in the Week 3 CoGo's Feature Matchup.
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Ringgold knocked the Knoch Knights from the ranks of the unbeatens with a 20-12 win at Joe Montana Stadium on Friday night in the US Steel Game of the Week.
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The Pittsburgh Riverhounds 2014 season ended last Saturday much the same way their season started in the spring. With lots of promise, with much anticipation, but in the end, in a disappointing finish.
Feature FourSports Bites
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Twenty-two WPIAL football teams will have new coaches pacing the sidelines this season, including a few that will be featured in the CoGo's Feature Matchup this season.
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Several of the most coveted recruits throughout the WPIAL have already made their college decisions, most notably Sterling Jenkins of Baldwin. Others, like Central Valley's Jordan Whitehead, are still being recruited.
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Bill Cherpak misses the way it used to be. Back in the 80’s, when the current Thomas Jefferson High School coach was a player at Steel Valley, the recruiting process wasn’t publicized. It was low-key compared to the present.
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The Mon-Valley has put plenty of athletes on Division 1 football teams over the years, including several who made it to the NFL. There are a few Mon-Valley natives playing D-1 ball this season.
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