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Penguins-Blue Jackets to Play Game Five Saturday at 7:00 p.m. at CONSOL Energy Center

NHL.com NEW YORK – The National Hockey League today announced updated start time information for the First Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs: The starting time for Game 5 of the series between the...
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Jerry Micco's sports chat transcript: 4.23.14

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Poll Question: Decisions, decisions: When the Penguins and Pirates are on at the same time, but different networks, which do you choose to watch?
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Maatta not a top rookie finalist

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Rossi) — COLUMBUS, Ohio – Olli Maatta’s rookie NHL season caught many people by surprise. It did not catch the attention of enough writers, though. Maatta is ...
  • New: 2 hr 54 min ago

Penguins Getting Scoring From Lesser Lights

NHL.com COLUMBUS -- No Sidney Crosby, Chris Kunitz, Evgeni Malkin nor James Neal in the goal column?No problem so far for the Pittsburgh Penguins, who hope to continue spreading the scoring if necessary...
  • New: 5 hr 4 min ago

Kovacevic: No science to solving power play

Pittsburgh Tribune (Dejan Kovacevic) — COLUMBUS, Ohio — It’s instructive, perhaps, that the NHL’s most revolutionary power play was anything but revolutionary in concept. It was 1981-82, three years before ...
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Penguins insider: Malkin found confidence in Game 3

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Rossi) — COLUMBUS, Ohio Evgeni Malkin found something late in Game 3. “Confidence maybe,” Malkin said after the Penguins’ 4-3 victory staked them to a 2-1 lead ...
  • 15 hr 55 min ago

Switch in pairings helps Penguins defensemen find their groove in Game 3 vs. Columbus

Pittsburgh Tribune (Josh Yohe) — COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Penguins’ stars haven’t made their mark in a first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against Columbus. Their blue line, however, is alive ...
  • 15 hr 55 min ago

Penguins notebook: Keeping poise is crucial for Columbus

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Columbus Blue Jackets took a realistic approach to being down, 2-1, in their first-round playoff series against the Penguins after twice blowing 3-1 leads.
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Penguins goaltender passes a major test in comeback win

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette COLUMBUS, Ohio — If there was a time for Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury to live up to his less-than-flattering playoff reputation of the past few years, it surely would have been early in...
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Blue Jackets notebook: Columbus wants another crack at playing with lead

Pittsburgh Tribune (Craig Merz) — COLUMBUS — Twice bitten, the Columbus Blue Jackets wouldn’t mind another crack at playing with a two-goal lead when they face the Penguins in Game ...
  • 16 hr 55 min ago

Ron Cook: Penguins' experience plays enormous role

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Columbus Blue Jackets wilted under the bright lights of Stanley Cup playoff hockey. They couldn’t handle the pressure of Game 3 of their first-round series Monday night...
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Power play triggers more confidence for Penguins

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette COLUMBUS, Ohio — It’s not that Mark Letestu lacks confidence in Columbus’ ability to kill penalties.
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NHL notebook: Avs lose defenseman Barrie for 4 to 6 weeks

Pittsburgh Tribune (From Wire Reports) — Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie is expected to miss four to six weeks after suffering a knee injury on a hit by the Wild’s Matt ...
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Penguins notebook: Gibbons skates, status for Game 4 still unclear

Pittsburgh Tribune (Josh Yohe and Rob Rossi) — COLUMBUS, Ohio — Forward Brian Gibbons skated without any apparent problem Tuesday, though it remains unknown whether he will return from his injury for Wednesday’s ...
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Penguins Roundup: 4/22/14

NHL.com The Penguins held an optional practice at Nationwide Arena Tuesday afternoon. Fifteen players took part, including injured forwards Marcel Goc (foot) and Brian Gibbons (undisclosed). “You saw some...
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Kovacevic: A fine finish, but much more needed

Pittsburgh Tribune (Dejan Kovacevic) — COLUMBUS, Ohio — “That cannon … wow, that thing is loud,” Marc-Andre Fleury was musing as he sat back in his stall Monday night, his ...
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Columbus goalie Bobrovsky fades late after starting strong vs. Penguins

Pittsburgh Tribune (Justin Boggs) — COLUMBUS, Ohio — Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky was in control for the first 39 minutes, 58 seconds Monday in Game 3 of a ...
  • 1 day 14 hr ago

Young Penguins defenseman keeps his cool

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette COLUMBUS, Ohio — Just try to find something that rattles Olli Maatta.
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Ron Cook: Orpik puts new spin on big goals

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette COLUMBUS, Ohio -- You expect the terrific spin move from Sidney Crosby, the great patience to drag the puck around a defender from Evgeni Malkin, the wicked wrist shot from James Neal.
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Blog Articles

Stempniak: 'It’s fun to have those expectations' - 04-23-14

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) —   If any one player is emblematic of how the Penguins roller coaster of a first-round series has gone, it's Lee ...
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Empty Netter Assists - 04-23-14

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) — Playoff Stuff Penguins - Blue Jackets -Welcome back Brian Gibbons ( above ) and Marcel Goc ... to an optional skate . -“ We seemed more organized. We created momentum instead of giving...
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Johnson: 'I haven’t had a Pittsburgh guy around me ' - 04-22-14

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) — Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson has made some history in his team's first round series with the Penguins when he ...
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Marshall: Metrics point to Crosby busting goal slump.

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Rossi) — Contributor Jesse Marshall examines advanced hockey metrics to forecast the end of Sidney Crosby's goal drought, which stands at eight Stanley Cup playoff games.
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Umberger 'not just happy to be here' - 04-22-14

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) —   Every NHL team's media guide has a section towards the back labeled simply, "Playoffs." Some teams such as the "Original" ...
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Empty Netter Assists - 04-22-14

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) — Playoff Stuff Penguins - Blue Jackets -Dave Molinari's recap from last night's game . “ It wasn’t the start we wanted. But we sort of ...
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Penguins at Blue Jackets - Game 3 - 04-21-14

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) — PREGAME {youtube}lv2Z7FQfXKE{/youtube} -On this space of the Internet, we've kind of adopted a wait and see attitude with Rob Scuderi with regards ...
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About the Blue Jackets - Game 3 - 04-21-14

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) — A preview of the Blue Jackets. When and where: 7 p.m., EDT. Nationwide Arena. TV: Root Sports (Pittsburgh market), Fox Sports Ohio ...
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Foligno eager to return for Blue Jackets - 04-21-14

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) — Entering this postseason, Blue Jackets forward Nick Foligno was one of the few players on this team's roster with any ...
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Niskanen: 'This time of year, those fancy plays just aren’t there' - 04-21-14

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) —   With a handful of Art Ross Trophy titles, it's not surprising the Penguins' power play was the NHL's best during ...
  • 2 days ago

Rossi: From Columbus, changes come to Pens-Jackets.

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Rossi) — An early look at Game 3 of an opening-round playoff series between the Penguins and Blue Jackets.
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Empty Netter Assists - 04-21-14

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) — Playoffs Stuff Penguins - Blue Jackets -They're ready for Game 3 in Columbus: The R Bar is not fond of ...
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Rossi: Pens look willing to give it away now.

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Rossi) — Giveaways, not hits, the most glaring statistical disadvantage for Pens as series shifts to Columbus. Also, Sunday #TribHKY links.
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Empty Netter Assists - 04-20-14

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) — Playoff Stuff Penguins - Blue Jackets -Dave Molinari's recap from last night's game . " We kind of shot ourselves in the foot and let ...
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Blue Jackets at Penguins - 04-19-14

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) — PREGAME {youtube}lv2Z7FQfXKE{/youtube} -During the second period of Wednesday's Game 2, Brian Gibbons had a shift on the penalty kill where he stole ...
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About the Blue Jackets - Game 2 - 04-19-14

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) — A preview of the Blue Jackets. When and where: 7 p.m., EDT. Consol Energy Center. TV: Root Sports (Pittsburgh market), Fox Sports ...
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Rossi: Pens look for rare home-ice hold.

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Rossi) — In past seven playoff series, Pens have swept Games 1 and 2 at home only once. Also, #TribHKY links.
  • 4 days ago
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Empty Netter Assists - 04-19-14

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) — Playoff Stuff Penguins - Blue Jackets -" It was a pretty physical game. But there wasn't that hate against each other ." - Jussi Jokinen on Game 1. -" They try to finish their hits...
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Bruins - Red Wings preview - 04-18-14

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) — Bruins vs. Red Wings Bruins Leading Regular Season Scorer: David Krejci ( right ), 69 points (19 goals, 50 assists). Red Wings Leading ...
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Little differences for Bennett between first and third line - 04-18-14

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) — Beau Bennett's performance in Game 1 against the Blue Jackets Wednesday was something of a rarity. A goal and an ...
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