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Andre Burakovsky scored twice, Nicklas Backstrom got his sixth of the playoffs and the Washington Capitals beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 on Monday night to force a Game 7 in their taut Eastern Conference semifinal.

There are good nights, there are bad nights.

The Pittsburgh Penguins had themselves a bad night.

05/08/2017 - 23:08
Anthony Jaskulski
Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 36 shots, Justin Schultz scored the game-winner and the defending Stanley Cup champions held off the Washington Capitals 3-2 on Wednesday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Revenge is a puck best served blocked.

05/03/2017 - 23:07
Anthony Jaskulski
Despite losing Sidney Crosby early in the game, the Penguins roared back to force overtime with a pair of goals in the final two minutes, but Kevin Shattenkirk's OT goal gave the Caps a 3-2 win in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

If only it were as simple as an overtime loss.

05/01/2017 - 23:02
Anthony Jaskulski
Marc-Andre Fleury made 49 saves and Sidney Crosby and Scott Wilson scored 51 seconds apart in the third period, helping the Penguins eliminate the Columbus Blue Jackets with a 5-2 win in Game 5 of their first-round series on Thursday night.

The Penguins survived, and now they advance.

04/20/2017 - 22:35
Anthony Jaskulski
Pittsburgh has thus far dominated its series with the Blue Jackets, carrying a 2-0 lead heading to Nationwide Arena in Columbus for game three, Easter Sunday.

The stylings of John Tortorella hockey can, in some moments, hold some draconian measures for its opposition.

04/15/2017 - 04:32
Anthony Jaskulski
Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 39 of 40 shots, Sidney Crosby had a goal and two assists and the Penguins beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1 to take a 2-0 lead in the opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

A little deja-vu to make Yogi Berra enthusiasts blush.

04/14/2017 - 21:48
Anthony Jaskulski
After a pre-game injury to starter Matt Murray in Wednesday's 3-1 win over Columbus, the Penguins may have to rely on their oldest war horse the rest of the way to keep the Stanley Cup in Pittsburgh.

The trade deadline of 2017 came and went.  Marc-Andre Fleury remained.

04/13/2017 - 02:20
Anthony Jaskulski
Bryan Rust, Phil Kessel and Nick Bonino scored in a three-goal second period and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 31 of 32 shots as the Penguins opened their Stanley Cup defense with a 3-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday.

And with that the tone has been set.

04/12/2017 - 22:18
Anthony Jaskulski
Nick Bonino and Carter Rowney scored for the Pens, while Tristan Jarry stopped 22 of 25 shots in his NHL debut as the Rangers downed Pittsburgh 3-2 in the 2017 regular season finale.

The Penguins entered Sunday’s in New York game having already secured home-ice advantage for the first round of the playoffs against Columbus.

04/09/2017 - 22:12
Chris Brant
Connor Brown scored with 2:48 left to lift the Maple Leafs over the Penguins 5-3, clinching a playoff spot for Toronto.

After a relentless seven-goal attack Thursday night against the New Jersey Devils, the Penguins --who entered their final two regular season games with nothing to play for, having already clinched...

04/08/2017 - 21:57
Christian Strong
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The Chad Brown-trained, Javier Castellano-ridden Cloud Computing, a 13-1 long shot, took down the likes of Classic Empire and Kentucky Derby winner, and morning line favorite, Always Dreaming at the 142nd Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.
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Jockey John Velazquez rode Always Dreaming to victory on a muddy Churchill Downs track Saturday. The horse was the 9/2 co-favorite to prevail ahead of the race and glided to the win after a day of rain.
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The who, what, when, where and why for your Derby day betting (or non-betting) plans.
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Always Dreaming will have a hill to climb when trying to eclipse the second leg of the Triple Crown in Baltimore, as the 142nd running of the Preakness Stakes will include a crop of worthy competitors.
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