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 The Pirates' Josh Harrison celebrates after hitting a two-run homer in the 7th inning against the Brewers at PNC Park.
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The Pirates' Josh Harrison celebrates after hitting a two-run homer in the 7th inning against the Brewers at PNC Park.

Pirates pound Brewers, 11-2

The Pirates couldn’t quite get to Yovani Gallardo Thursday night, but they managed to outlast him.


 The Penguins' Beau Bennett is congratulated by Jussi Jokinen, Brandon Sutter and Matt Niskanen after scoring against the Blue Jackets in the second period Wednesday night of Game 1 of this first-round series of the Stanley Cup Playoffs at Consol Energy Center.

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     Penguins winger Brandon Sutter scores the go-ahead goal on Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky in the third period of Game 1 of this first round series Wednesday night of the Stanley Cup Playoffs at Consol Energy Center.

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    Compared to recent playoffs, first-round opener looked and felt very different from its immediate predecessors.

    Gene Collier: Game 1 looked very different

    Compared to recent playoffs, first-round opener looked and felt very different from its immediate predecessors.

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