It was long past time for the Pirates to send a serious message to the Reds, but Charlie Morton did his part quite nicely Tuesday.
Gene Collier: As postseason meltdowns go, the one that ended inside TD Garden Friday night was slower, deeper and more mystifying.
Boston coach Claude Julien's career course might be worth scrutiny before Penguins decide whether to dump Dan Bylsma
Despite a much stronger performance, especially from goalie Tomas Vokoun, the Penguins still couldn't top the Bruins Wednesday night.
Ray Shero concedes this is the deepest team he has fielded since becoming Penguins GM, but he won't commit on the level of talent.
Pittsburgh-Detroit isn't exactly much of a rivalry in any sense, but Tigers vs. Pirates has been an absolute baseball treat.
The Penguins will show up for Game 1 Saturday (OK, it's official) after seven days off.
A deep, talented Penguins team is halfway to its ultimate goal of a Stanley Cup, and that's nothing to scoff at.
The feisty Penguins, not the Senators, had the look of a team on the brink of elimination in Game 5.
Coach Dan Bylsma served his team well when it needed him most in the first two rounds of the playoffs
Tomas Vokoun keeps Penguins rolling and Fleury is on the bench, but how long can it continue?
Gene Collier: Early momentum is difference in Game 2 victory against the Ottawa Senators.
Coach Dan Bylsma includes defense on his points of discussion list.
They were in no mood for negotiation, this contingent from Pittsburgh. Oh wait, that was the Pirates.
After Marc-Andre Fleury let in six goals, the PG columnist says Coach Dan Bylsma should go with backup Tomas Vokoun.
Islanders are bugging Penguins at nearly every turn
With as poorly as the Penguins played against the Islanders Sunday, it's something of a miracle they found a way to win.
Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov played a key role in turning around Game 2 and possibly the first-round series against the Penguins.
Kris Letang, along with fellow defenseman Paul Martin, helped spark the Penguins' rout by shutting down the Islanders' top weapons.
It's time to dream and, yes, worry as the Penguins begin the NHL playoffs tonight against the Islanders at Consol Energy Center.
The Penguins finished 18-6 at home, 18-6 on the road.
General manager Kevin Colbert and Steelers coach Mike Tomlin were pleasantly surprised that Jarvis Jones fell to them in the first round.
The Steelers have many needs, but they shouldn't pass up on one of several instant-impact receivers in the first round of the NFL draft.
Someday I'll tell you about the time I broke up A.J. Burnett's no-hitter. In fact, today will do just fine.
For better or worse, the Pirates coaching staff won't dwell on the team's strikeout woes -- and based on recent results, it may be working.
Saturday night witnessed a rare, sweet triumph for Yale against cross-town rival Quinnipiac.
The week looms as the best barometer of where Pirates are headed this season.
For the Mt. Lebanon native and Yale's top center, his love of hockey is linked to seeing a historic Lemieux goal.
"42," new biopic from Steelers ownership partner Thomas Tull's Hollywood production company, looks at one man's nearly unfathomable courage.
The Penguins front office's decision to stock up for a run at the Stanley Cup should not be taken for granted by fans, either.
The Lehigh Valley Ironpigs will go to bat for prostate cancer while providing unusual entertainment for its fans.
The Penguins will tell you they aren't getting ahead of themselves about their streak, but with the way they're playing, that's hard to do.
Finally, the Penguins and Philadelphia played a relatively mellow game ... until the Flyers lost their minds at the end, of course.
One month from now, the Steelers face a draft of crucial importance because, in short, they are one very needy team.
Wisely, the NFL owners approved a rule change that should lead to safer football.