Capitals curse continues, as Penguins win Game 7

Penguins celebrate Game 7 v Caps

The Penguins defeated the Capitals in the Eastern Conference semifinal for the second straight year

Bryan Rust and Marc-Andre Fleury led the Penguins to a Game 7 victory over the Capitals, writes Jonathan Bombulie.

My column is on Fleury, who was phenomenal in securing a shutout to finish off the Capitals.

Penguins captain Sidney Crosby gets the last laugh in Game 7 victory, writes Bombulie.

Hornqvist goal vs Caps G7

Patric Hornqvist celebrates his third-period goal in Game 7 against the Capitals

On the Chipped Ice A.M. edition, Bombulie writes that Patric Hornqvist’s full-bodied effort powered the Penguins.

Schultz defends Game 7 v Caps

PLUS/MINUS (+/-): Penguins’ Hornqvist and Justin Schultz were among the Game 7 standouts, writes Bill West.

The Penguins-Senators Eastern Conference final series starts Saturday at PPG Paints Arena, writes Bombulie.

Dumoulin checks Ovechkin

Penguins defenseman Brian Dumoulin knocks Capitals star Alex Ovechkin off his skates

Check out Trib photographer Chaz Palla’s Game 7 photo gallery.

ON THE DIAMOND

Cody Bellinger hits 2-run HR off Chad Kuhl

The Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger hits a two-run home run off Chad Kuhl in the first inning

The Pirates’ offense struggled again, as the Dodgers complete sweep, writes Glenn Rabney.

In the Pirates notebook, the team is wearing wristbands to support Jameson Taillon.

ON THE GRIDIRON

Keion Adams

Linebacker Keion Adams is the second Steelers draft pick to sign

The Steelers signed seventh-round pick /a> Keion Adams.

Pat Narduzzi 2

Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi on early signing period: ‘If they’re committed, they should sign on that day. Here’s the thing it does for you: If they don’t sign on that day, I’m going to go recruit with their scholarship because they obviously aren’t committed’

Pitt’s Pat Narduzzi, Penn State’s James Franklin weigh in on college football’s early signing period, writes Jerry DiPaola.

James Conner v PSU

Pitt and Penn State played the first of a four-game series through 2019 this past fall

The Pitt-Penn State football rivalry won’t renew until 2026 at the earliest, writes DiPaola.