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4 predictions for the NHL playoffs

4 predictions for the NHL playoffs

By Max Sirianni | Staff Writer

April 11, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

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 attempts at predicting the madness in an intense playoff format that teaches us to expect the u...

Take 5: Rookies, rejection, re-entry

Take 5: Rookies, rejection, re-entry

By The Pitt News Staff

March 22, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

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 arrested again? The Pitt News sports staff is back with a weekly roundup of the best in sports ...

Take Five: Pirates, Pacquette and Rick Pitino

Take Five: Pirates, Pacquette and Rick Pitino

By The Pitt News Staff

March 2, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

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 Major League Baseball Players Union filed grievances against the Oakland Athletics, Mi...

NHL needs to fix rules for goals

NHL needs to fix rules for goals

By Max Sirianni | For the Pitt News

February 13, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

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 the jeers are because of the controversy surrounding the NHL’s rule of goaltender interfer...

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

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

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

June 7, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

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 performance, Murray could be hoisting the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP along with it. ...

Penguins push for Stanley Cup promised land after blockbuster offseason

Penguins push for Stanley Cup promised land after blockbuster offseason

By Jeff Carpenter / Staff Writer

October 1, 2015


Filed under Sports

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 every year since, those playoff trips have ended once in the conference finals, twice in the qua...

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