Kessel goal helps Pens even series with Ottawa

Kessel celebrates goal vs Sens G2

Phil Kessel celebrates his game-winning goal against the Ottawa Senators

Phil Kessel’s goal in the third period helped the Penguins draw even with Ottawa in the Eastern Conference final, writes Jonathan Bombulie.

Kessel shoots vs Sens G2

Kessel collects the puck after his shot is blocked by Ottawa’s Jean-Gabriel Pageau

My column is on Penguins winger Phil Kessel, whose frustration was caught on camera while fuming on the bench before coming through in the clutch with the game-winning goal.

On the Chipped Ice A.M. edition, Bombulie writes that Penguins coach Mike Sullivan has no problem with bench beefs.

Fleury save on Derick Brassard

Marc-Andre Fleury made 23 saves but went 18 minutes, 53 seconds between shots on goal against Ottawa

The Penguins defensemen buckled down to help Marc-Andre Fleury post his 10th career playoff shutout, writes Bill West.

PLUS/MINUS (+/-): West breaks down Game 2 of the Pens-Sens ECF.

Conor Sheary dives for puck v Sens G1

After scoring 53 points in the regular season, Conor Sheary has only three assists in the playoffs

In the Penguins notebook, winger Conor Sheary criticizes his own play, writes West.

Crosby vs Sens G2

Check out the Trib’s Game 2 photo gallery


Alex Bookser

Alex Bookser was an honorable mention All-ACC selection at right guard last season

Pitt’s Alex Bookser faces eight vehicular charges, including misdemeanor DUI, writes Jerry DiPaola.

Monty Boykins

Monty Boykins averaged 10.7 points a game as a junior at Lafayette in 2015-16

Pitt men’s basketball gets graduate transfer from Lafayette, writes DiPaola.