The New York Rangers used Carl Hagelin’s overtime goal and spectacular goaltending by Henrik Lundqvist for a 2-1 victory over Pittsburgh on Friday night to advance in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
Derick Brassard scored twice, including New York’s first power-play goal in 10 games, and the Rangers avoided elimination with a 5-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Friday night.
Jussi Jokinen scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and the Pittsburgh Penguins topped the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-1 on Saturday night to take a 3-2 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series.
There have been a lot of questions surrounding Pirates pitcher — and free agent — A.J. Burnett since the Pirates’ season ended.
Pressure on the Pirates? Save it. There is zero, nada, zilch.
Pirates Broadcaster Greg Brown joined Starkey, Miller and Mueller for his weekly spot to preview Pirates-Cardinals Game 5 and what he makes of these young pitchers making major contributions like Gerrit Cole and Michael Wacha.
Steelers LB Larry Foote says despite being 0-4 the Steelers goals remain the same.
The other shoe dropped for A.J. Burnett on Friday afternoon. It was Gerrit Cole’s gigantic shoe, vehemently stomping out the possibility that Burnett should touch the baseball again in this best of five, National League Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Manu Ginobili ran onto the floor as fans stood and screamed. He went to the bench, and they chanted his name. The sights and sounds of so many San Antonio spring nights were back Sunday — and the real party might be just a few days away.
Eight playoff wins down, eight to go for Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Tomas Vokoun stopped 31 shots in his first playoff start in six years and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the New York Islanders 4-0 on Thursday night in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series.
The Pittsburgh Penguins return home tonight for Game 5 of their opening round series against the New York Islanders.
Pens fans will be able to buy tickets to game five of the playoffs starting Monday.
At some point in this series, some actual playoff hockey had to break out between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers. It did Friday night as the Penguins faced elimination once again, this time within the friendly confines of CONSOL Energy Center for Game 5.
The Pittsburgh Penguins emphatic win in Game 4 against the Philadelphia Flyers Wednesday night brings the series back here to Pittsburgh for Game 5 Friday night. The Pens are still facing elimination, but fans are slowly and cautiously beginning to believe again.