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Monday April 21 2014
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Matt Calvert scored in the second overtime and the Columbus Blue Jackets rallied from down 3-1 to win the first playoff game in franchise history, beating the Penguins 4-3 and knotting the series at 1-1.

After battling back from a 3-1 deficit to win the opening game of the series on Wednesday, the Penguins and Blue Jackets flipped the script on Saturday night.

04/19/2014 - 22:58
Tony DeFazio
It has been five years since the Columbus Blue Jackets last made the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Wednesday night, they showed no signs of rust. The seventh seed posted three goals on Marc-Andre Fleury but were unable to top Brandon Sutter and the Penguins as Pittsburgh won the series opener 4-3.

The Penguins entered the night with 1,154 games of playoff experience. Columbus had just 251, but it was veteran Jack Johnson who scored the first goal of the game.

04/16/2014 - 22:14
Joel Peretic
Jason Spezza's shootout goal lifted the Ottawa Senators over the Penguins 3-2 in the regular-season finale. The Penguins open the playoffs on Wednesday with 7th seed Columbus visiting the second-seeded Pittsburgh.

Whoever said this game doesn’t matter forgot to tell Penguins like Chuck Kobasew and Tanner Glass.

04/13/2014 - 23:42
Nate Marsh
Philadelphia's Mark Streit scored in overtime and the Flyers continued to own the Penguins in Pittsburgh with a 4-3 win at CONSOL Energy Center on Saturday afternoon.

James Neal recorded a goal and two assists and Kris Letang scored a goal of his own in the last minute of regulation to send the game into overtime, but the outcome was the same as its been nine...

04/12/2014 - 18:03
Nate Marsh
The Penguins took care of more than just the Detroit Red Wings Wednesday night, they also may have avoided a potentially worrisome first round playoff matchup with the club. By defeating the storied franchise 4-3 in a shootout, Pittsburgh helped their chances of securing a opening post-season series against the Columbus Blue Jackets this Spring.

Sporting a perfect regular season record against the Buckeye state's best, a series against Columbus would work nicely for the Penguins.

04/09/2014 - 22:11
Joel Peretic
Vokoun set to begin rehab assignment in AHL

Penguins defenseman Kris Letang, 26, will return to the lineup Wednesday night when the Penguins host the Detroit Red Wings at CONSOL Energy Center. Letang suffered a stroke 10 weeks ago.

04/09/2014 - 13:27
PSR Staff
A champion won't be crowned in the NHL for nearly two months, but the quest for hockey's holy grail begins now. Sixteen teams are lacing up their skates and preparing for the upcoming hunt for the Stanley Cup. Here are the four favorites.

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04/09/2014 - 09:27
Carley Thieret
The play of Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has a tremendous impact on every game the team plays. Whatever success the Penguins have in the Stanley Cup Playoffs will depend largely on the opposition’s ability to contain No. 87. But he is not doing it alone.

Here are four other Penguins whose postseason play will be crucial in determining how deep the Penguins can advance in the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

04/07/2014 - 22:45
Nate Marsh
Jussi Jokinen scored the shootout game-winner, Brandon Sutter added 2 goals & Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 39 shots to lead the Penguins over the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 #Pens

Prior to their late-night puck drop against Colorado Sunday, four of the Penguins’ top contributors were diagnosed with minor injuries restricting their availability, causing many Penguins fans to...

04/06/2014 - 22:56
Ryan Bertonaschi
Chris Kunitz scored the only goal as the Carolina Hurricanes dumped the Penguins 4-1 at CONSOL Energy Center Tuesday night.

Sidney Crosby scored his 100th point of the season when he assisted on Kunitz’s goal, but that was all there was to smile about for the home team.

04/01/2014 - 23:42
Nate Marsh
It’s all starting to make sense. The Steelers have not made the playoffs the past two seasons. Those two years have seen the team part ways with players who were integral to a sustained run of success that resulted in a pair of Super Bowl championships.
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The play of Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has a tremendous impact on every game the team plays. Whatever success the Penguins have in the Stanley Cup Playoffs will depend largely on the opposition’s ability to contain No. 87. But he is not doing it alone.
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A champion won't be crowned in the NHL for nearly two months, but the quest for hockey's holy grail begins now. Sixteen teams are lacing up their skates and preparing for the upcoming hunt for the Stanley Cup. Here are the four favorites.
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Pirates' righthander Charlie Morton put an exclamation point on his recovery from Tommy John surgery in 2012 with the best major league season of his career, posting 7-4 record with a 3.26 ERA.
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The newest crop of rookies will enter the NFL on May 8, when the 2014 NFL Draft gets underway at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The Houston Texans own the first selection, and it's a South Carolina defensive end who sits atop PSR's board.
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The Steelers’ offseason additions and subtractions have given a peek into what may be going on in the team’s South Side War Room as the team prepares for one of the deepest drafts in years. Several players have emerged as potential targets for the Black and Gold in 2014.
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Several local players could be off the board before the second round is completed on May 9. Pitt's Aaron Donald is the top prospect, but Penn State has a pair of players who expect to hear their names called early as well.
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The 2014 NFL Draft is shaping up to be one of the deepest in recent memory. But even in the deepest of drafts, there are studs, duds, snubs and flubs. How is one to know if a draft pick is worth cheering for, or if he should be booed mercilessly?
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