Columbus coach John Tortorella got the Blue Jackets back into their first-round series against the Penguins…
… 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.
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.
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.
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.’
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.
ON THE PIRATES
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 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
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.