Scenes and Stories from Stanley Cup media day; Mets beat Bucs, take series

Sidney Crosby SC Final

PK Subban SC Final

Predators winger Harry Zolnierczyk: ‘I would say there’s more media attention when P.K.’s out. I think people are very quick to notice when he’s out somewhere. Maybe Sid does a better job of dodging the public cameras and things like that’

The stars of the Stanley Cup Final — the Penguins’ Sidney Crosby and Predators’ P.K. Subban show different faces, writes Jonathan Bombulie.

Crosby won’t use Cup titles to compare his legacy with Mario Lemieux’s, writes Bill West.

Phil Kessel SC Final

P.K. Subban on Phil Kessel winning the Stanley Cup: ‘I was really, really happy for him to see him do it. He deserved it last year for sure’

Friends Phil Kessel and PK Subban are on ultimate collision course as Penguins meet Predators, writes Bombulie.

Patric Hornqvist SC Final

Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on Patric Hornqvist: ‘I’ve never met a player like him. He never has a bad day. We could lose 10 in a row, and he’d be in the locker room as if we’d won 10 in a row. He keeps things going in there. He’s given us everything we thought.’

My column centers on the 2014 draft-day trade between the Penguins and Predators, who swapped James Neal for Patric Hornqvist, a deal that was a win-win for the Pens.

James Neal offered his own account of the trade and Nashville’s Cup run to Rob Rossi at Upgruv, who also produced this media day video.

With Hornqvist a game-time decision, Jake Guentzel is a possible scratch, writes Bill West.

Mike Sullivan SC Final

Peter Laviolette SC Final

Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on similarities between Mike Sullivan and Peter Laviolette: ‘They’re passionate coaches, great motivators. Play an up-tempo game, a lot of things. The way Peter had his team play is what I saw in what Sully does’

The Penguins’ Mike Sullivan and Predators’ Peter Laviolette share more than Stanley Cup titles, writes Bombulie.

carrie underwood

Predators captain Mike Fisher wins best celebrity spouse, as wife Carrie Underwood sang national anthem before playoff opener

Bombulie analyzes the top performers for the Penguins-Predators Stanley Cup Final.

Malkin wonders what son will think of his NHL career, writes Bill West.

Bombulie asks, Will dream with Penguins continue for 40-year-old Matt Cullen?

The Penguins’ Trevor Daley savors a drama-free return to the Stanley Cup Final, writes West.

ON THE DIAMOND

Tyler Glasnow v Mets

Tyler Glasnow showed great control until the fourth and fifth innings, when he allowed five runs

The Mets got to Tyler Glasnow in the middle innings, defeat Pirates to take series, writes Chris Adamski.

In the Pirates notebook, Jameson Taillon was sharp in his first rehab start, writes Adamski.