Pens try to clinch vs. CBJ, but Bucs swept by Cards

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Columbus coach John Tortorella got the Blue Jackets back into their first-round series against the Penguins…

Mike Sullivan

… so it’s up to Penguins coach Mike Sullivan to clinch in Game 5

My column on the chess match between the series coaches: It’s your move, Sully.

Rowney Cullen celebrate

Carter Rowney and Matt Cullen celebrate with Tom Kuhnhackl after his Game 4 goal

Matt Cullen’s line doing things the ‘right way’ for the Penguins, writes Bill West.

Fleury overhead v CBJ

Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury has faced 143 shots in four playoff games against Columbus

Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury amusing Penguins amid flurry of shots, writes Bill West.

Sidney Crosby v CBJ

Penguins captain Sidney Crosby isn’t interested in the series returning to Columbus

In the Penguins notebook, West writes that Sidney Crosby says the clincher is the ‘most difficult game.’

Jack Johnson

Columbus defenseman Jack Johnson has been among the best blue-line scoring threats in playoff history

In Three Periods, Jonathan Bombulie breaks down the Penguins and Blue Jackets in Game 5.


Gerrit Cole Dexter Fowler

Gerrit Cole surrendered a solo home run to Dexter Fowler in the third inning of a 2-1 loss to the Cardinals

Fowler’s homers were enough for the Cardinals to sweep the Pirates, writes Rob Biertempfel.

Josh Harrison HBP

Josh Harrison was hit by pitches in his final two plate appearances at Chicago and first two at St. Louis

In the Pirates notebook, Biertempfel writes that Josh Harrison is ‘still recovering’ from four straight plunks</a


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Pitt athletic director Heather Lyke on Kevin Stallings: ‘I’m excited about working with him’

Pitt athletic director Heather Lyke says the basketball program has ‘ways to go,’ but pledges her support for Kevin Stallings.