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Thursday July 24 2014
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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.

St. Louis Blues

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
Sidney Crosby scored a pair of third-period goals and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 25 shots to lead the Penguins over the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 Sunday night at CONSOL Energy Center.

Crosby's two goals came in the final five minutes in a physical battle between two injury-riddled teams that saw the Blackhawks take another hit, in addition to their third consecutive loss.

03/30/2014 - 22:27
Tony DeFazio
The Penguins will not win the Stanley Cup this year. That is not opinion or overreaction. It is, according to the numbers, fact. Both the 2013 Chicago Blackhawks and 2012 Los Angeles Kings faired far better in the final stretch of the season than the Penguins are this year.

Statistically, at least, Pittsburgh stands little chance to win their fourth championship.

03/30/2014 - 19:31
Joel Peretic
Chris Kuntz and Beau Bennett scored to lead the Penguins over the Blue Jackets 2-1, clinching a playoff berth for the eighth consecutive season.

Bennett netted the game-winner goal in his first game since November 22, while Marc-Andre Fleury turned away 35 of 36 shots as the Penguins won in Columbus.

03/28/2014 - 22:52
Nate Marsh
Absent Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang, Paul Martin and a host of others, the Penguins found their losses too much to overcome against the Western Conference Los Angeles Kings Thursday night. The 2012 Stanley Cup champions picked up goals from Jeff Carter and Alec Martinez as they topped the shorthanded home team, 3-2.

The Penguins entered the night with the second best record in the Eastern Conference when surrendering the first goal.

03/27/2014 - 21:39
Joel Peretic
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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