Sid & The Kids shine as Penguins take 2-0 lead

Overhead ice shot

On the Chipped Ice A.M. edition, Jonathan Bombulie writes that the Penguins ‘just play’ as the Columbus series starts to turn ugly.

Crosby scores v CBJ

Crosby celebrates v CBJ

Sidney Crosby scores and celebrates against Columbus in Game 2 of their first-round series

‘Sid & The Kids’ line tallies two goals as Penguins take a 2-0 series lead over Columbus, writes Jonathan Bombulie.

Jake Guentzel goal vs CBJ

Rookie winger Jake Guentzel got his first NHL playoffs assist and goal against Columbus in Game 2

My column is on how Jake Guentzel’s goal turned the tide for the Penguins

The Penguins eagerly plugged Trevor Daley and Olli Maatta into a heavy defensive rotation, writes Bill West.

Carter Rowney hit on Dubinsky

Columbus forward Brandon Dubinsky drew a minus for his play in Game 2

PLUS-MINUS (+/-): Bill West breaks down the Penguins’ Game 2 win over Columbus.

West also writes that the Penguins’ young players are reaping the benefits of having roots in the city.

ON THE STEELERS

Art Rooney statue with flowers

A bouquet of flowers was placed in the hands of the Art Rooney statue outside Heinz Field in tribute to the passing of Steelers chairman Dan Rooney

Steelers chairman Dan Rooney remembered fondly by his beloved North Side, writes Joe Rutter.

Remembering Rooney: A gentleman to the end, writes Jerry DiPaola.

Steelers radio analyst Tunch Ilkin: Rooney was a man of humility, writes Jerry DiPaola.

Dan Rooney with Patricia 2

Steelers chairman Dan Rooney with wife, Patricia, in April 2015

Bishop David Zubik: Rooney was a ‘quintessential Pittsburgher.’

Rooney’s legacy transcends the Steelers organization, writes Tory Parrish.

Trib Editorial: Rooney was ambassador to the world

ON THE DIAMOND

Gerrit Cole and Josh Harrison v Cubs

Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole celebrates a sixth inning-ending out with Josh Harrison

The Pirates held off the Cubs to snap a four-game skid, writes Rob Biertempfel.

Ray Searage with Tyler Glasnow

After a rough first outing for Tyler Glasnow, Ray Searage simplified his approach

Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage aims to keep Tyler Glasnow focused, writes Biertempfel.

Biertempfel’s scouting report for Saturday’s game at the Cubs.

BLUE-GOLD GAME

Pitt players hungry to impress coaches in Blue-Gold game, writes Jerry DiPaola.

Pitt hires former standout Keith Gavin as wrestling coach, writes DiPaola.

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