Game 2 for Pens-Preds; Coates out to show Steelers he can star at WR; Ray outduels Nova

Bonino celebrates G1 goal v Preds

Predators coach Peter Laviolette called Nick Bonino’s first goal ‘a nothing play’

My column centers on the Penguins’ puck luck in the Stanley Cup playoffs but asks how long it will last.

The Penguins are focusing on improving the breakout for Game 2 against the Predators, writes Jonathan Bombulie.

Kris Letang opened up about his off-ice role during the Penguins’ Stanley Cup playoff run, writes Bill West.

Matt Murray SC final

Matt Murray stopped 23-of-26 shots against Nashville in Game 1, his fifth-worst save percentage in 27 career playoff appearances

On the Chipped Ice A.M. edition, Bombulie writes that Penguins goalie Matt Murray has his hands full with Predators attack.

THREE PERIODS: Bombulie gives an inside look at the Penguins-Predators series.

Crosby G1 vs Preds

Penguins captain Sidney Crosby was among those who skated Tuesday at UPMC Lemieux Complex

In the Penguins notebook, West writes that Sidney Crosby enjoys optional skate opportunities.

ON THE SOUTH SIDE

Sammie Coates 2

Through five weeks, Sammie Coates had 19 catches for 421 yards and at least one reception of 40-plus yards in each game

A healthy Sammie Coates is out to prove he can still be a game-breaking receiver for the Steelers, writes Joe Rutter.

The Steelers released their training camp schedule, writes Rutter.

Daimion Stafford

At 218 pounds, Daimion Stafford is 10 pounds below his playing weight with the Titans last season

A slimmer Daimion Stafford is eager to compete for a safety spot with Steelers, writes Rutter.

ON THE DIAMOND

Ivan Nova v Arizona

Ivan Nova gave up three runs on six hits, walked one and struck out three in seven innings

Arizona’s Robbie Ray outduels Ivan Nova in two-hour, 10-minute game, writes Rob Biertempfel.

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In the Pirates notebook, Biertempfel writes that Chris Stewart goes to the DL and the Pirates call up Elias Diaz.

The scouting report for Wednesday’s Pirates-Diamondbacks game.