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Wednesday April 23 2014
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It is the worst case scenario, but it is also the one that played out last spring. Marc-Andre Fleury struggles early in the playoffs. Does Pittsburgh have a goalie who can replace him while realistically keeping the Penguins Stanley Cup hopes alive?

If the answer is Jeff Zatkoff, then that answer is no.

02/28/2014 - 10:46
Joel Peretic
There was no Olympic hangover for the five Pittsburgh participants on Thursday, just from every other Penguin. Sidney Crosby, Olli Maatta, Evgeni Malkin and Jussi Jokinen combined for seven points as the Penguins fell to the Canadiens 6-5 in a shootout.

A rusty Penguins squad surrendered the first goal of the game to Brendan Gallagher after a scramble in front of Marc-Andre Fleury. 

02/27/2014 - 22:49
Joel Peretic
The Olympic break for NHL players may not officially start until Sunday, but the Penguins decided to take theirs a bit early. New York scored in the first minute of the game and never looked back as they launched 41 shots to hold the Penguins off 4-3 in a shootout Friday night.

New York wasted little time getting to Marc-Andre Fleury. Benoit Pouliot crashed the net just a minute into the game and jammed home a Mats Zuccarello rebound to put the Rangers up 1-0 early.

02/07/2014 - 22:52
Joel Peretic
Buffalo Sabers interim head coach Ted Nolan said his team respected the Penguins too much in their 3-0 on January 27, and he would not make the same mistake again. After tonight’s game, maybe Nolan’s Sabres should respect them just a bit more.

The Penguins blew past the last-place Sabers in Buffalo 5-1, with Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin both recording a goal and an assist and goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury turning away 24-25 shots.

02/05/2014 - 23:32
Nate Marsh
Not even Craig Anderson's 47 saves could push the Ottawa Senators past the Penguins Monday night. Brian Gibbons scored the first power play goal of his career and James Neal ended it in overtime to lead Pittsburgh to victory.

Stephane Da Costa kicked off an uninspiring first period with just five minutes remaining in the frame.

02/03/2014 - 22:41
Joel Peretic
Olympic hockey is the greatest display of skill in the entire Winter Games. With a pool of participants unmatched in depth by any other event, the ice hockey competition undoubtedly displays the top athletes not just in their sport, but in any sport featured during the two week period.

There is no better hockey tournament in the world, but soon, the best players on earth may no longer be a part of it.

02/03/2014 - 19:37
Joel Peretic
Evgeni Malkin scored the lone goal and the Penguins lost to the Phoenix Coyotes 3-1 Saturday night in Glendale, Arizona.

A mother’s love wasn’t enough to push the Pens past the Coyotes, as turnovers and lack of execution lead to a 3-1 loss.

02/01/2014 - 23:49
Nate Marsh
Marc-Andre Fleury made 24 saves to register his fourth shutout and Chris Kunitz, Deryk Engelland and Tanner Glass scored goals as the Penguins beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-0 at CONSOL Energy Center on Monday.

The victory was the 15th in the Penguins last 16 games at home.

Sidney Crosby, who recorded an assist, has now scored in 16 consecutive games against the Sabres.

01/27/2014 - 23:24
PSR Staff
Kari Lehtonen made 24 saves for his second shutout in three games to lead the Dallas Stars to a 3-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night.

The Penguins traveled to American Airlines Center in Dallas to take on the Stars for the first time since a shootout victory in February of 2012.

01/26/2014 - 00:22
Carley Thieret
Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz each had a goal and two assists as the Penguins battled back from an early 2-0 deficit to defeat the New York Islanders by a score of 6-4 in Nassau Coliseum on Thursday night.

New York got their two early scores in the form of Michael Grabner and Brock Nelson, both beating Penguins goaltender Jeff Zatkoff on the left side.

01/24/2014 - 00:53
Carley Thieret
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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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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