The Latest: Penguins rout Predators 6-0 to take 3-2 Cup lead

Justin Schultz, Bryan Rust, Evgeni Malkin, Conor Sheary, Phil Kessel and Ron Hainsey scored for the defending champions, who got 24 saves from goaltender Matt Murray. Rinne got the hook after allowing three goals on nine shots in the first period, and Nashville backup Juuse Saros didn’t fare much better, giving up three goals in relief.

Game 6 is Sunday night in Nashville

Source: The Latest: Penguins rout Predators 6-0 to take 3-2 Cup lead

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2017 Stanley Cup finals — Pekka Rinne steals Game 4, Preds even series

 

A game-stealing performance by goalie Pekka Rinne against the Penguins in Game 4 has evened the Stanley Cup Final and could very well be the tipping point for the Predators.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Pekka Rinne made 23 saves, including at least three to keep his team in the game, as the Nashville Predators beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 in Game 4 to even the Stanley Cup Final at 2-2 on Monday.

What’s next: The series is all knotted up, and Game 5 is Thursday in Pittsburgh at 8 p.m. ET.

Source: 2017 Stanley Cup finals — Pekka Rinne steals Game 4, Preds even series

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D.A. To Withdraw Charges Against Catfish Throwing Suspect « CBS Pittsburgh

Charges against a man who threw a catfish on the ice during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final will be withdrawn.

During the second period, 36-year-old Jacob Waddell launched a dead catfish onto the ice following a stoppage in play.

Waddell was escorted from the building immediately. Yesterday, he was charged with disrupting the hockey game, disorderly conduct, and using the dead catfish to commit the other two crimes.

Source: D.A. To Withdraw Charges Against Catfish Throwing Suspect « CBS Pittsburgh

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Tiger Woods arrested for DUI in Florida

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Tiger Woods, who is rehabbing from back surgery, was arrested early Monday on a DUI charge in Florida. In a statement, Woods said the arrest stemmed from an “unexpected reaction” to a mix of prescribed medications.

The winner of 14 major championships who is recovering from April back surgery was released on his own recognizance at 10:50 a.m. ET after spending several hours in jail. He was booked at 7:18 a.m.

Source: Tiger Woods arrested for DUI in Florida

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2017 Stanley Cup finals — Penguins escape with Game 1 win of 5-3 over Predators. What’s next: Game 2, which takes place Wednesday (8 p.m. ET) at PPG Paints Arena.

Evgeni Malkin, Conor Sheary and Nick Bonino scored in the first and Sidney Crosby collected two assists in the opening period. Bonino later added an empty-netter to close the scoring. Goalie Matt Murray made 23 saves, while Rinne stopped seven of 11 Pittsburgh shots. The Penguins’ 12 total shots are the fewest ever by a winner in the Final.

Source: 2017 Stanley Cup finals — Penguins escape with Game 1 win

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Pittsburgh Penguins On To Nashville on Monday For Game One | Bleacher Report

Pittsburgh Penguins
Won NHL Conference Finals against Ottawa Senators 4-3
Game 7, Yesterday, 8:00 PM
PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Ottawa
Senators
2 – 3
Final/OT2
Pittsburgh
Penguins
1 2 3 OT2 Total
Senators 0 1 1 0 2
Penguins 0 1 1 1 3

Source: Pittsburgh Penguins | Bleacher Report

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Dunlap: 5 Keys To Game 7 For The Penguins « CBS Pittsburgh

Here are five things the Penguins must do if they want to march on and face Nashville in the Stanley Cup Final.

1. Score first: This isn’t a huge revelation and it holds true in most games.

2. Hit Erik Karlsson:— it is glaringly obvious the Senators’ star blueliner is playing hurt.

3. Have Guentzel show up: There was no better story through the early portion of the playoffs than Jake Guentzel.

4. Get a call once in awhile: What is a penalty and what isn’t? Is a guy allowed to punch Crosby in the face? Can people interfere with Evgeni Malkin? How about a butt-end of the stick to the chin? Is that permitted?

5. Tighten up the bench: It happened again in Game 6 in the final stretches of the third period, as the Penguins took a back-breaking too many men on the ice penalty.

Read Source: Dunlap: 5 Keys To Game 7 For The Penguins « CBS Pittsburgh

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2017 Stanley Cup — Pittsburgh Penguins young stars are filling the gaps

In Game 5 the Penguins were clicking on all cylinders.

The 7-0 rout, which moved Pittsburgh within one game of a return to the Stanley Cup finals, was a reminder of what the Penguins looks like at their best. It’s a mix of star power and key contributions coming from throughout the lineup. It’s winger Bryan Rust returning to action after an upper-body injury with jump, injecting the tired Penguins with a burst of energy they hadn’t felt in a while.

Sidney Crosby and the other Penguins stars can’t repeat all by themselves. Pittsburgh is a win away from a return trip to the Stanley Cup finals thanks to a next-man-up approach and newcomers like Carter Rowney who have shined this postseason.

Source: 2017 Stanley Cup — Pittsburgh Penguins young stars are filling the gaps

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Penguins break through against Senators, tie series with Game 2 win | ProHockeyTalk

Score was 1-0 with a Craig Anderson goal.

The Senators might have been accused of a “rope-a-dope” technique when it came to trying to counterattack, but they weren’t just leaning on the ropes when it came to the actual physical stuff. Dion Phaneuf delivered some huge hits, including one that possibly injured Bryan Rust, while Justin Schultz may also be hurt thanks to an innocuous Mike Hoffman

Source: Penguins break through against Senators, tie series with Game 2 win | ProHockeyTalk

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2017 Stanley Cup — Penguins send Capitals home again

Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury brought his game up a notch when his team needed it the most as the injury-riddled Penguins somehow again ended the Stanley Cup hopes of a talented Capitals team.

How it happened: The Capitals came out flying but Fleury was up to the challenge while his teammates found their legs. As the Capitals buzzed their way to a couple close calls, it was a play by the Penguins’ Jake Guentzel that raised the tension in Verizon Center by several notches. His patience with the puck in finding Bryan Rust for the first goal of the game in the second period revealed the kind of hockey sense that has made him a great linemate for Sidney Crosby. A dominant third period from the Penguins sealed it.

Source: 2017 Stanley Cup — Penguins send Capitals home again

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Snap Shots: Pens 3, Caps 2

* Marc-Andre Fleury has been and continues to be the Pens’ best player. He’s performing at such a high level so consistently, it’s been just incredible to watch. While I thought the Pens played a solid game overall, they did have stretches where they struggled to get out of their end. And of course, Washington is just a great team. They had the best regular-season record for a reason. They were going to get their chances, and when they did, Fleury was there to turn them aside with some incredible displays of athleticism. Head coach Mike Sullivan said it best after the game: “He has elevated his game at an important time. He’s a Stanley Cup-winning goaltender, and he’s showing it.”

Source: Snap Shots: Pens 3, Caps 2

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DoD: Military athletes can no longer defer commitment to play pro sports

The Defense Department had changed the policy last year so athletes could join Ready Reserve instead.

DoD officials released the news on Monday, four days after Air Force Academy athletes hoping to be drafted into the National Football League found out the Air Force wouldn’t approve waivers that would allow the cadets to join the Ready Reserve and sign with a football team.

Source: DoD: Military athletes can no longer defer commitment to play pro sports

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Shattenkirk nets OT winner for Caps; Crosby exits – NY Daily News

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kevin Shattenkirk scored 3:13 into overtime and the Washington Capitals overcame a late collapse in regulation to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 on Monday night in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

The Pittsburgh captain left just over 5 minutes into the game after getting cross-checked to the head by Washington’s Matt Niskanen.

Source: Shattenkirk nets OT winner for Caps; Crosby exits – NY Daily News

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Opportunistic Penguins take 2-0 series lead over Capitals | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Post-Gazette.com – WASHINGTON — Washington outplayed the Penguins for long stretches of Saturday’s Game 2 at Verizon Center, but failed to inflict enough damage where it really mattered: on the scoreboard. The Penguins were the much more opportunistic team, made the most of their chances and left here with a 6-2 win and a commanding, two-games-to-none lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal series.

Source: Opportunistic Penguins take 2-0 series lead over Capitals | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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The woman running 40 marathons in 40 days – BBC News

Mina Guli is attempting to complete a gruelling 1,600km (1,000 miles) feat across six continents.

She has run her marathons along the Colorado River in the US and Mexico, the Amazon River in Brazil, the Murray River in Australia, the Yangtze River in China and the Nile River in Egypt. She is due to finish the final leg on Monday along the River Thames in London.

Source: The woman running 40 marathons in 40 days – BBC News

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Giant Peanut-Shaped Asteroid to Pass Harmlessly by Earth Wednesday

Asteroid 2014 JO25 will streak past Earth April 19, coming within 4.6 times the distance from Earth to the moon.

A huge, shiny, peanut-shaped asteroid will safely swing by Earth tomorrow morning (April 19), coming within a distance of 1.1 million miles (1.8 million kilometers) of the planet — about 4.6 times the distance from Earth to the moon.

Source: Giant Peanut-Shaped Asteroid to Pass Harmlessly by Earth Wednesday

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