Penguins rookie winger Jake Guentzel celebrates his game-winning goal against Columbus on Sunday
Sidney Crosby on Jake Guentzel's performance pic.twitter.com/RBvmtpts3W
— Jonathan Bombulie (@BombulieTrib) April 17, 2017
Penguins rookie Jake Guentzel embraces high stakes, gritty play, writes Bill West.
— Charles Palla (@ChazPalla) April 17, 2017
On the Chipped Ice A.M. edition, a resurgent Marc-Andre Fleury has no time for nostalgia, writes Jonathan Bombulie.
Penguins winger Bryan Rust pushes the puck off the stick of Columbus forward Brandon Saad
My column on how the fourth win is the toughest to clinch a series.
Olli Maatta and Trevor Daley are 1-2 on the Penguins’ ice-time chart, each averaging around 22 minutes in the playoffs
Penguins defensemen Trevor Daley and Olli Maatta hit the ground running in returning from injuries, writes Jonathan Bombulie.
Zach Werenski celebrated his first-period goal against the Penguins in Game 3…
Playoff hockey… pic.twitter.com/4GNoLYVECu
— Zach Werenski (@ZachWerenski) April 17, 2017
… but a puck to the face has knocked him out of the playoffs
In the Penguins notebook, Bombulie writes that Columbus lost top defenseman Zach Werenski for the rest of the playoffs.
Brandon Dubinsky scored the tying goal in Game 3 but his line allowed three goals
In Three Periods, Bill West writes about the Brandon Dubinsky line getting mixed results.
A Chaz Palla photo gallery from the Penguins’ 5-4 overtime victory in Game 3.
ON THE STEELERS
— Chris Adamski (@C_AdamskiTrib) April 17, 2017
Funeral service for Rooney: ‘We’re going to give Dan a tremendous sendoff,’ writes Jerry DiPaola.
Randall Collins of the North Side sheds a tear after visiting the Champions Club at Heinz Field for the public viewing of the late Steelers chairman Dan Rooney
Scores visited Heinz Field to pay respects to Dan Rooney, writes Chris Adamski and Jerry DiPaola.
ON THE PIRATES
Ivan Nova pitches eight strong innings but Bucs lose to Cardinals, writes Rob Biertempfel.
In the Pirates notebook, Biertempfel writes that Gregory Polanco is ‘happy to be healthy’ and drives in the lone run in the loss.
Troy Simons averaged an NJCAA-best 26.3 points a game this past season at Polk State College
— Lobo Basketball (@UNMHoops) April 17, 2017
Junior-college transfer Troy Simons, a former Pitt commit, signs with New Mexico, writes Jerry DiPaola.