By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media
Morning, Lunatics …
>> The Tuesday column wonders what, if anything, will change for the Penguins with a Game 7 victory tonight. Other than the obvious, of course.
The Game 7 history of the Penguins is no point of pride, by beat men Rob Rossi and Josh Yohe.
Here’s a breakdown of that history.
Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin strikingly showed up at the podium yesterday afternoon — Crosby hates podiums, and Malkin just hates media sessions of any kind — and tried to give off a jovial feel. Jason Mackey was at Consol.
Here’s some of that session:
Rob Scuderi talks trust, by Yohe.
Deadline pickups Marcel Goc and Lee Stempniak hope to leave a mark, by Chris Adamski.
The Rangers have their own Game 7 history. Denis Gorman guarantees it.
Henrik Lundqvist squirts his way to a fine, by Yohe.
And in the other bracket, the Canadiens force a Game 7, by the Montreal Gazette.
Here’s Habs-Bs highlights from the NHL’s YouTube channel:
Here’s Rangers news from the New York Daily News.
>> Gerrit Cole could take another step toward ace status tonight in Milwaukee. Kevin Gorman reports. Quality line from Neal Huntington in this piece: ‘There are some guys in this league when they get sent out there, you expect to win. Gerrit certainly has that potential.’
Here’s what WPXI-TV’s Subway Final Word panel had to say about the series:
Here’s Brewers news from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Carlos Gomez and Aramis Ramirez are out, but Ryan Braun is coming back.
Here are official game highlights on MLB.com.
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