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4 predictions for the NHL playoffs

4 predictions for the NHL playoffs

By Max Sirianni | Staff Writer

April 12, 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...

GALLERY: Penguins Stanley Cup Victory Parade 2017

GALLERY: Penguins Stanley Cup Victory Parade 2017

By Matt Hawley

June 14, 2017


Filed under Sports, Visual

An estimated crowd of 650,000 people gathered downtown on Wednesday morning to celebrate the Pittsburgh Penguins Stanley Cup victory for the second year in a row. The Penguins secured the cup with a score of 2-0 against the Nashville Predators on Sunday night. ...

Column: Crosby and Malkin: from disappointment to dynasty

Column: Crosby and Malkin: from disappointment to dynasty

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

June 13, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Early in the 2015-16 season, the Crosby-Malkin era was considered a disappointment. Now, it’s the best in Penguins history. When Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin came to Pittsburgh in 2005 and 2006, respectively, it marked a turnaround for an organization which had missed the playoffs every season since 2...

COLUMN: Pens’ goalie selection backed by Fleury’s inconsistency

COLUMN: Pens’ goalie selection backed by Fleury’s inconsistency

By David Leftwich | Staff Writer

May 23, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

After losing two of the first three games of the Eastern Conference Final, the Pittsburgh Penguins are back in the series thanks to a controversial decision by head coach Mike Sullivan. Through the first two rounds of the NHL playoffs, 32-year-old goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury seemingly solidified his star...

Pens 2016-17 season preview: The quest for ‘One for the Thumb’

Pens 2016-17 season preview: The quest for ‘One for the Thumb’

By Alex Butelli | For The Pitt News

October 12, 2016


Filed under Sports

As they raise their fourth championship banner at the newly renamed PPG Paints Arena Thursday night, the Pittsburgh Penguins will begin their quest for another title — their “One for the Thumb.” The Penguins open the defense of their 2016 Stanley Cup title at home with a Metropolitan Division m...

Fans pack Downtown for Penguins victory parade

Fans pack Downtown for Penguins victory parade

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

June 15, 2016


Filed under 2. Featured, Sports

A record-breaking crowd descended upon Downtown Pittsburgh on Wednesday to see the Pittsburgh Penguins parade through the streets with their fourth Stanley Cup. City officials expected a crowd of 375,000 people, which is about how many turned out in 2009, the last time the Penguins won the Cup. T...

Gallery: Penguins Win the 2016 Stanley Cup

Gallery: Penguins Win the 2016 Stanley Cup

By Matt Hawley and Kate Koenig

June 13, 2016


Filed under Visual

‘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. ...

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