Murray or Fleury? That’s the decision Penguins coach Mike Sullivan must make in goal
Penguins coach Mike Sullivan stays mum on starting goalie for Game 4 of Eastern Conference final, writes Jonathan Bombulie.
Penguins winger Jake Guentzel skates past the net after Evgeni Malkin broke a pane of glass at practice Thursday at the University of Ottawa
My column focuses not on the goalies but the Penguins’ need for a fast start in Game 4.
On the Chipped Ice A.M. edition, Bombulie writes that Penguins players sidestepped the goalie issue.
The line of Sidney Crosby, Jake Guentzel and Conor Sheary has the worst five-on-five goal differential (minus-6, three goals for, nine against) of any Penguins forward combination in the postseason
‘Sid and The Kids’ line struggling to finish scoring chances, writes Bill West.
Mike Hoffman scores on Marc-Andre Fleury in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference final
THREE PERIODS: Odd hops are common at Canadian Tire Centre, writes Bombulie.
Mark Streit logged 15 minutes and 30 seconds in Game 3 against Ottawa and finished with an assist, two shots on goal and a minus-1 rating in the 5-1 loss
In the Penguins notebook, West writes that Mark Streit could be the odd defenseman out.
ON THE SOUTH SIDE
Who ranks as the worst free-agent signing by the Steelers?
— Tribune-ReviewSports (@TribSports) May 18, 2017
The Steelers released tight end Ladarius Green after a failed physical, writes Chris Adamski.
Thank you Greg. Thank you for taking me under your wing and showing me how to be a Steeler. I'm grateful I was able to be a part of it
— Chris Boswell (@WizardOfBoz09) May 18, 2017
They also cut long snapper Greg Warren, which explains why they used a sixth-round draft pick on a player at that position.
ON THE DIAMOND
Josh Bell hit his fourth home run since last Friday, his first in the cleanup spot
Josh Bell’s blast helped the Pirates to a series win against the Nationals, writes Rob Biertempfel.
The @Pirates' third-base coach forgot his helmet.
— Cut4 (@Cut4) May 18, 2017
In the Pirates notebook, Biertempfel writes that John Jaso rewarded Clint Hurdle with a breakout series.
Biertempfel has the scouting report for Friday’s game against the Phillies.
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