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Tuesday September 23 2014
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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
Jim Rutherford has been hired as new GM of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Dan Bylsma has been relieved of his duties as head coach.

Rutherford, 65, was general manager of the Carolina/Hartford franchise for 20 years and led the Carolina Hurricanes to the Stanley Cup in 2006.

06/06/2014 - 13:06
PSR Staff
Justin Williams scored early in overtime as the Kings beat the Rangers 3-2 in Game 1 to take a 1-0 lead in the Stanley Cup Final Wednesday night in Los Angeles.

The Kings have lost the first game of each series throughout the playoffs so far and it looked like the New York Rangers intended to continue that streak after winger Benoit Pouliot scored on a...

06/04/2014 - 23:28
Andrew Choynowski
When Sidney Crosby became the youngest captain ever to hoist hockey’s Holy Grail in June of 2009, the only problem facing the Penguins seemed to be a lack of available space in the trophy case.

How many Stanley Cups will Crosby’s Penguins pile up? Is this the NHL’s next dynasty? These were legitimate questions pondered by hockey pundits.

06/01/2014 - 23:07
Matt Jacobs
The NHL salary cap is rumored to be as high as $71 million in 2014-15, which could be a major factor in how the Penguins approach the offseason.

The biggest potential free agent losses for the Penguins this upcoming offseason are do-it-all forward Jussi Jokinen and top-four defensemen Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen.

05/22/2014 - 09:15
Tony DeFazio
The Pittsburgh Penguins have fired general manager Ray Shero. Head coach Dan Bylsma and the entire coaching staff will be evaluated by the new GM.

Ray Shero has been relieved of his duties as general manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins, it was announced today by co-owners Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle.

05/16/2014 - 11:40
PSR Staff
Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist made 35 saves as the Rangers beat the Penguins 2-1 in Game 7, capping their rally from a 3-1 series deficit and ousting the Penguins from the playoffs.

Despite a raucous home crowd, despite outshooting their opponents 36-20, despite 38-30 edge in faceoffs – another Penguins season ended on a disappointing note.

05/13/2014 - 22:19
Dan Sostek
The salary cap era in the NHL means that every team has to change personnel every season. With several unrestricted free agents on the docket this summer—and the possibility of even greater turnover than the team has seen in some time—many eyes are turned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to produce next years’ Penguins.

If there’s one position where the Penguins continue to have quality organizational depth, it’s defense.

05/12/2014 - 15:21
Nate Marsh
The Rangers scored two first-period goals and Henrik Lundqvist stoned the Penguins as New York forced a Game 7 with a 3-1 win over Pittsburgh on Sunday night at Madison Square Garden.

Those who claim momentum doesn't carry over from game-to-game in the Stanley Cup Playoffs--and that's a pretty large club--must have missed the opening 10 minutes of Game 6 of the Eastern...

05/11/2014 - 22:11
Tony DeFazio
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.
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Maryland-bound Franklin Regional senior Brett Zanotto rushed for 157 yards and a touchdown to lead the Panthers to a 34-20 win over visiting Indiana on Friday night.
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Visiting Hollidaysburg blanked Belle Vernon 7-0 in an overtime thriller at James Weir Stadium on Friday night.
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The Steelers traditional powerhouse defense has set a yearly standard for fans and pundits for decades. But an aging Pittsburgh defense has had a rocky time the last couple of seasons.
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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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