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Friday October 31 2014
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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
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
Perennial regular season leaders rebuild, the West gets stronger, analytics take center stage and the draft is reconfigured. Here are four league-wide storylines to follow as the NHL season gets underway.
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Milan Smith scored a fourth-quarter touchdown and Penn Hills forced a late Woodland Hills turnover as the Indians topped the Wolverines 22-15.
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Bethel Park running back Alex Minton ran for 170 yards and two scored to lead the Black Hawks over Baldwin 26-13.
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New coaches, an infusion of younger players, a goalie entering a contract year, the makeover of Kris Letang... here are four storylines to follow as the Penguins start the 2014-15 season.
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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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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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