Crosby helps Penguins snap losing streak

Matt Murray vs Rangers

Penguins goalie Matt Murray makes this second-period save but gave up a goal with 11.6 seconds remaining in regulation

Sidney Crosby helps the Penguins snap their four-game losing skid in shootout, writes Jonathan Bombulie.

In the Penguins notebook, Bombulie writes that defenseman Ron Hainsey and winger Jake Guentzel returned against the Rangers.

IN MONTREAL

Jameson Taillon v Blue Jays

Jameson Taillon struck out two Blue Jays Friday at Olympic Stadium to close his spring with 12 in 15 1⁄3 innings and a 3.52 ERA over five starts

Al Oliver, Jameson Taillon give Montreal a distinct Pirates flavor, writes Sean Farrell.

https://twitter.com/Pirates/status/847978742064582657

In the Pirates notebook, GM Neal Huntington is ‘optimistic’ that Chris Stewart and Gregory Polanco will be ready for the opener.

ON CAMPUS

Cam Johnson dunks on UNC

Cam Johnson averaged 11.9 points a game as a sophomore and was a two-time All-ACC Academic Team pick

Pitt guard Cameron Johnson, the Panthers’ top returning scorer, asked for a release from his scholarship so he can transfer.

Keith Dambrot at Duq

Duquesne coach Keith Dambrot: ‘This isn’t going to be easy, but I’m going to give it everything I have’

Keith Dambrot promises to ‘give it everything’ in reviving Duquesne basketball, writes Jerry DiPaola.

https://twitter.com/duqedu/status/847764683339829251

My column on how Dambrot is making demands of the talk of big-time basketball back on the Bluff.