Penguins lose in Philly; Steelers lose LB to Pats

Malkin v Flyers

Evgeni Malkin and the Penguins were shut out in a 4-0 loss at the Flyers

The Penguins ended a five-game, eight-day road trip with a loss in Philly, writes Jonathan Bombulie.

In the Penguins notebook, Bombulie writes that bad weather changed the team’s travel plans. On the Chipped Ice blog, JB writes about the one play where the Penguins had a chance to score points.

Mark Streit 3

Mark Streit, on being traded from Flyers to Penguins: ‘It is certainly special going from Philly to Pittsburgh because it is such a big rivalry. It’s a special feeling. That’s all part of it’

Defenseman Mark Streit is playing a key role for the Penguins since his trade, writes Bombulie.

ON THE SOUTH SIDE

Justin Hunter

In 12 games with the Bills that included five starts, Justin Hunter had 10 catches for 189 yards and four touchdowns

The Steelers lost to the Patriots in the free-agent battle for linebacker Dont’a Hightower but signed wide receiver Justin Hunter, writes Joe Rutter.

Darrelle Revis 3

Free-agent cornerback Darrelle Revis said it would ‘be a dream come true’ to play for the Steelers

Charges from a South Side fight were dropped against former Pitt, N.Y. Jets star Darrelle Revis, writes Natasha Lindstrom.

Qadree Ollison

Qadree Ollison is the leading candidate to replace James Conner at running back

With spring drills starting today, Pitt football is looking for leaders, writes Jerry DiPaola.

In the Pitt notebook, DiPaola writes that Pat Narduzzi has added Florida assistants to his staff.

Jordan Whitehead

Safety Jordan Whitehead is one of three returning starters in the Pitt secondary

My column focuses on how Pitt is placing a priority on fixing its pass defense.

IN BRADENTON

Joey Cora works with Adam Frazier

Adam Frazier is one of a handful of Pirates who can play three or four positions

On a day when Phil Gosselin hit a grand slam, Chris Adamski writes about how the Pirates embrace super-utility players.

In the Pirates notebook, Adamski writes that Starling Marte is ready to return to the Dominican Republic lineup in the World Baseball Classic.

Adamski’s breakdown: Pirates 6, Orioles 5