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Thursday July 24 2014
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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
Friday night New York looked like they were playing for their playoff lives. A dominating two-goal first period followed by an impressive second frame counter attack was good enough to send the teams back to the Big Apple on Sunday. Derick Brassard scored a pair of goals and Henrik Lundqvist denied 31 shots for a 5-1 Blueshirts win.

Marc-Andre Fleury faced a flurry of shots over the game's first twenty minutes.

05/09/2014 - 21:42
Joel Peretic
Evgeni Malkin had a goal and an assist to lead a dominant Pittsburgh attack as the Penguins beat the Rangers 4-2 to take a 3-1 series lead in the Eastern Conference Semifinals

Malkin, skating often with Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz, got the scoring started early for Pittsburgh.

05/07/2014 - 22:30
Dan Sostek
With the score tied at 3, and his team in danger of falling behind the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1 in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, 19-year-old Olli Maatta stood at the left point and accepted a feed from Evgeni Malkin.

The rookie defenseman wound and rifled a shot toward the net.

05/06/2014 - 14:24
Tony DeFazio
I was in a minor league press box in Charlotte, NC, last month, taking in one of Gregory Polanco’s final triple-A games. A colleague, upon learning I was from Pittsburgh, approached me with a question.
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The season is nearing the halfway point and the Pirates are still treading water. After falling a season-high eight games under .500 in early May, the team has actually posted the best record in the National League since May 6.
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Steve Blass was signed by the Pirates as an amateur free agent in 1960 and made his major league debut in 1964. From 1968 through 1972, Blass was one of the National League’s best pitchers.
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It’s an odd thought for Sterling Jenkins. It’s still a year away, but after he finishes his senior year at Baldwin High School, he’ll be playing college football at Penn State.
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In Dr. Pat Farabaugh’s book “An Unbreakable Bond,” he tells the unedited story of Pittsburgh native and St. Francis (PA) grad Maurice Stokes and his NBA teammate, fellow Pittsburgher Jack Twyman.
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When Pittsburgh canine officer Rocco died in the line of duty in January, Chris Benson of created a design to pay tribute to the fallen officer. When The Black N Gold Girls shared his design on Facebook, their followers decided to help.
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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).
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Pittsburgh is city full of sports heroes and legendary figures. The list of Pittsburgh sports legends is long, but it begins with the following four men.
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