Penguins coach Mike Sullivan (center) said assistants Rick Tocchet (left) and Jacques Martin have been ‘invaluable’
My column centers on Jacques Martin and Rick Tocchet, assistants who are providing Penguins coach Mike Sullivan invaluable assistance in the Ottawa series.
Penguins defenseman Chad Ruhwedel checks Ottawa’s Ryan Dzingel in Game 2
The Penguins defensemen have a key role in solving the Senators’ 1-3-1 zone, writes Bill West.
Penguins center Evgeni Malkin and Ottawa’s Bobby Ryan drew third-period penalties for fighting
On the Chipped Ice A.M. edition, Jonathan Bombulie writes that bad blood is in the eyes of the beholder.
Scott Wilson recorded four hits in one shift, 10 overall in Game 2 against Ottawa
The Penguins are getting their money’s worth from fourth-liners, writes Jerry DiPaola.
Evgeni Malkin: ‘It’s tough to play two games and score two goals’
Three Periods: Penguins, Senators surprised by lack of offense, writes Bill West.
In the Penguins notebook, Malkin downplayed his flare-ups with Phil Kessel.
Paul Steigerwald on Steve Mears: ‘I watched him and I thought, This is the going to be the guy to replace me’
— Steve Mears (@MearsyNHL) May 16, 2017
— Steve Mears (@MearsyNHL) May 17, 2017
The Penguins will have a new TV voice, as Murrysville native Steve Mears will replace Paul Steigerwald.
— WTAE-TV Pittsburgh (@WTAE) May 17, 2017
ON THE DIAMOND
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle pulled Chad Kuhl in the fifth inning after giving up six runs on 10 hits
Chad Kuhl just hit 100 mph on @ROOTSPORTSPIT
— Joe Block (@joe_block) May 16, 2017
The Nationals chased hard-throwing Chad Kuhl in beating the Pirates, writes Rob Biertempfel.
We keep raising our voices against the corruption on our country, no more kills!! pic.twitter.com/4yQ1C989xP
— Felipe Rivero (@Rivero43) May 12, 2017
In the Pirates notebook, Biertempfel writes that reliever Felipe Rivero is bringing awareness to the unrest in Venezuela.