Both Penguins captain Sidney Crosby and Capitals center Jay Beagle played in Game 7 of the 2009 ECS
My column centers on the Penguins’ Game 7 edge over the Capitals and how their veteran leaders plan to share their stories of winning in Washington in 2009.
The Capitals have not advanced past the second round since drafting Alex Ovechkin in 2004
The Penguins face tactical decisions and personnel matters for Game 7 against the Capitals, writes Jonathan Bombulie.
In a surprise move, Matt Murray returned to practice and will be the backup goalie for Game 7.
Matt Murray is taking morning skate pic.twitter.com/fX9nlpIty5
— Jonathan Bombulie (@BombulieTrib) May 10, 2017
— Charles Palla (@ChazPalla) May 10, 2017
Penguins Carl Hagelin (above) and Matt Cullen have impressive Game 7 resumes
On the Chipped Ice A.M. edition, Bombulie writes that Carl Hagelin and Matt Cullen have Game 7 pedigree.
A doctor cleared Penguins captain Sidney Crosby of concussion protocol after head-first hit into boards in Game 6, writes Bombulie.
Penguins captain Sidney Crosby crashed head-first into the boards in Game 6
Penguins search for smarter ‘space plays’ against Capitals, writes Bill West.
In the Penguins notebook, Jerry DiPaola writes that players stay loose despite urgency.
Tribune-Review photographer Chaz Palla has been honored by the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The above photo of Steelers coach Mike Tomlin screaming at an official, titled “Ear Full,” was selected as Photograph of the Year for the 2016 NFL season.
ON THE DIAMOND
The Pirates fell to the Dodgers in extra innings, writes Glenn Rabney.
In the Pirates notebook, Rabney writes that Gregory Polanco returned to right field.
Former Phillies star John Kruk shared advice with Pirates pitcher Jameson Taillon, who had surgery Monday for suspected testicular cancer
John Kruk has a message for Pirates pitcher Jameson Taillon: Don’t rush back from cancer treatments, writes Rob Biertempfel.
Former teammate Andrew Lambo confident Taillon will beat cancer, writes Biertempfel.
ON THE SOUTH SIDE
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) May 9, 2017
James Conner will wear No. 30 for the Steelers.