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Monday October 20 2014
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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
Marc-Andre Fleury secured his second straight shutout and Sidney Crosby scored his first goal of the 2014 postseason to propel the Penguins to a 2-0 victory over the Rangers and a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Fleury’s struggles in the playoffs have been well documented, to say the least.

05/06/2014 - 01:04
Geoff Pfeil
Kris Letang and Jussi Jokinen solved Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, Marc-Andre Fleury notched the shutout and the Penguins beat New York 3-0 to even their Eastern Conference semifinal series at one.

Goaltenders can steal playoff games, and great goaltenders can steal entire series.

05/04/2014 - 22:58
Tony DeFazio
Derick Brassard's overtime goal lifted the Rangers to a 3-2 win over the Penguins in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

Much of the media talk before the Penguins-Rangers Eastern Conference Semifinal game concerned the Rangers having to play three games in three different buildings over a four-day stretch.

05/02/2014 - 22:55
Tony DeFazio
There are nine players on the 2013-14 Penguins team that have their names on the Stanley Cup. All nine won the Cup with the Penguins in 2009; Craig Adams, Chris Kunitz and Rob Scuderi also won championships in Carolina, Anaheim and Los Angeles respectively.

The Stanley Cup is the oldest trophy in North American pro sports, one of the most difficult to earn and perhaps the most revered. The Cup is steeped in tradition; not only do...

05/01/2014 - 19:54
Tony DeFazio
Jussi Jokinen, Chris Kunitz and Kris Letang scored and the Penguins turned in their best performance of the postseason, taking a 3-2 series lead with a 3-1 win over Columbus.

After an epic meltdown in the waning seconds of Game 4, the Penguins collectively acknowledged that Saturday night's contest against Columbus was a pressure-filled, crossroads-type game for the...

04/26/2014 - 22:13
Tony DeFazio
Jussi Jokinen deflected Olli Maatta's third-period shot into the net for the game-winner as the Penguins capped a furious comeback from a 3-1 deficit to beat Columbus 4-3 and take a 2-1 series lead.

Before Monday, the Penguins were 7-2 all-time at the Blue Jackets’ Nationwide Arena.

04/21/2014 - 21:49
Ryan Bertonaschi
Matt Calvert scored in the second overtime and the Columbus Blue Jackets rallied from down 3-1 to win the first playoff game in franchise history, beating the Penguins 4-3 and knotting the series at 1-1.

After battling back from a 3-1 deficit to win the opening game of the series on Wednesday, the Penguins and Blue Jackets flipped the script on Saturday night.

04/19/2014 - 22:58
Tony DeFazio
It has been five years since the Columbus Blue Jackets last made the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Wednesday night, they showed no signs of rust. The seventh seed posted three goals on Marc-Andre Fleury but were unable to top Brandon Sutter and the Penguins as Pittsburgh won the series opener 4-3.

The Penguins entered the night with 1,154 games of playoff experience. Columbus had just 251, but it was veteran Jack Johnson who scored the first goal of the game.

04/16/2014 - 22:14
Joel Peretic
Domestic violence is awful. That’s something most of us can agree on, in black and white terms. Right? Wrong. Domestic violence, like so many problematic subjects, has shades of gray.
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Monessen (4-3) is fresh off a 52-22 loss to Jeanette and will need a win against either Clairton (7-0) or Springdale (4-3) to return to the WPIAL playoffs.
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Penn Trafford will look to continue to cement themselves as WPIAL Quad-A favorites as they take on an improved Plum side in a late season conference battle.
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There were plenty of changes throughout the league this offseason, but most of the movement should only make the West stronger as the Eastern Conference struggles to keep up.
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A starter since her freshman year of high school, Brenna Wise has made a name for herself throughout her conference, the greater Pittsburgh area and across the state of Pennsylvania.
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Western PA has long-provided the NFL with some of its top-end talent and that continues to be the case. As of the end of the September, 21 former WPIAL or Pittsburgh City League players graced NFL rosters.
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There is no shortage of great athletes to come out of the Mon-Valley, but perhaps no single institution has produced more great athletes than old Donora High School (now part of Ringgold). The WPIAL Hall of Fame has recognized the following Donora greats.
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Through five games, there are a few teams and a few players who have stood out above the rest.
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