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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Chicago Blackhawks Connor Bedard is introduced before an NHL hockey game against the Vegas Golden Kights, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023, in Chicago.

Opinion | It’s not easy being no. 1

By Jameson Keebler, Senior Staff Columnist October 23, 2023
The pressure on Connor Bedard is harmful. Number one draft picks deserve time for development like everyone else.
Pittsburgh Penguins Jeff Carter, left, carries the puck behind the net as Columbus Blue Jackets Emil Bemstrom defends during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 13, 2023, in Columbus, Ohio.

Column | Keep the Penguins’ disappointing season in context

By Zack Gibney, Senior Staff Writer April 18, 2023
The Penguins' reign of dominance is finally over, as the team missed the playoffs for the first time in 16 years. But Senior Staff Writer Zack Gibney argues that Penguins fans should not take the team’s dominance for granted.
New York Yankees Gerrit Cole pitches to a Toronto Blue Jays batter during Wednesday’s game in New York.

Take 5 | Gerrit Cole’s potential turnaround, NBA Playoffs and more

By The Pitt News Staff April 14, 2022
In this week’s edition of the Take 5, The Pitt News Sports Desk takes a look at the Grizzlies’ NBA title chances, how Cale Makar is revolutionizing hockey and more. 
Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) hugs goaltender Matt Murray (30) following the NHL game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena Feb. 26, 2019 in Columbus, Ohio.

Penguins’ ice cracking under pressure

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer April 15, 2019
For the second year in a row Barry Trotz is showing he has what it takes to crack the Penguins’ ice. First with the Washington Capitals and now with the New York Islanders.
The Florida Panthers Frank Vatrano (72) is knocked to the ice by the Nashville Predators Matt Irwin (52) in the first period on Tuesday, April 3. (Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald/TNS)

4 predictions for the NHL playoffs

By Max Sirianni | Staff Writer April 11, 2018

After 82 games, the NHL regular season has officially ended, and the 16 teams that made the playoffs are ready to face off for the Stanley Cup. Playoff hockey is always full of surprises, so here are some...

Former NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel threw at University of San Diego’s Pro Day March 22. (K.C. Alfred/San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS)

Take 5: Rookies, rejection, re-entry

By The Pitt News Staff March 22, 2018

As professional sports seasons begin to wrap up, questions remain — who will win the NBA’s Rookie of the Year award? How will the Golden Knights fare in the NHL postseason? Will Johnny Manziel get...

The Houston Rockets James Harden looks on during the fourth quarter against the Miami Heat at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami on February 7, 2018. The Rockets are in Los Angeles to take on the Clippers on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. (David Santiago/El Nuevo Herald/TNS)

Take Five: Pirates, Pacquette and Rick Pitino

By The Pitt News Staff March 2, 2018

Spring break is upon us but the non-stop news cycle of the sports world takes no breaks. The Pitt News staff is back to round up this week’s best stories. Click here to see last week's takes. Cheapskates The...

The Edmonton Oilers Connor McDavid (97) reacts after scoring against the Anaheim Ducks during Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., on May 5, 2017. (Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

NHL needs to fix rules for goals

By Max Sirianni | For the Pitt News February 13, 2018

It is not uncommon to hear boos raining down from the stands when an official makes a penalty call on the ice. Fans are usually just annoyed that someone on their favorite team is headed to the box.   But...

Rookie goaltender Matt Murray (30) has the Pittsburgh Penguins in position to clinch the Stanley Cup on Thursday. (TNS)

‘Sully’ knows best: Coach rewarded for giving Murray second chance

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor June 7, 2016

Pittsburgh Penguins rookie goaltender Matt Murray has been far from perfect in the Stanley Cup Finals, but he still has his team one win away from lifting a fourth Stanley Cup trophy. With one more standout...

Sidney Crosby skates up ice against the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 5 during an Eastern Conference quarterfinal at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh on Saturday, April 26, 2014. The Penguins won, 3-1, for a 3-2 series lead. (Peter Diana/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/MCT)

Penguins push for Stanley Cup promised land after blockbuster offseason

By Jeff Carpenter / Staff Writer October 1, 2015

If memories of the Penguins’ 2009 Stanley Cup win seem distant, it’s because they are. It’s been six years since Pittsburgh beat Detroit to earn its third NHL Championship. Despite a playoff berth...

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