Wednesday, May 22, 2013
'The playoffs always get my blood pumping, but this year, I decided to put away my razor and get my facial hair growing by taking part in the Pittsburgh Penguins Beard-a-thon,' state Rep. Jesse White said.
If you have ever been in my office, both in my home district or in the State Capitol, the collection of photos, bobble heads and memorabilia has probably tipped you off to my love for the Pittsburgh Penguins. I have been a big-time fan since I was a child, and my season tickets, situated all the way up in the cheap seats, are my one true guilty pleasure in life. So as you can imagine, Penguins playoff time is one of my favorite times of the year. For those readers out there who number among the unconverted, the NHL playoffs consist of a backbreaking tournament to determine ownership of the Stanley Cup, the oldest and most coveted trophy in professional sports. To bring home the Cup, a team must win 16 games coming in the form of four best-…
Monday, May 20, 2013
Check here frequently for news and opinions on the second-round series.
The Pittsburgh Penguins' journey to a possible fourth Stanley Cup title and second in the past five years began with an NHL playoffs game on May 1 at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Today, the Penguins need nine more postseason wins in order to raise the cup, including two more against their second-round opponent—the Ottawa Senators. Second-Round Schedule Tuesday, May 14 - Pittsburgh 4, Ottawa 1 (Recap | Box Score) Friday, May 17 - Pittsburgh 4, Ottawa 3 (Recap | Box Score) Sunday, May 19 - Ottawa 2, Pittsburgh 1 (2OT) (Recap | Box Score) Wednesday, May 22 - Pittsburgh 7, Ottawa 3 (Recap | Box Score) Friday, May 24 - Ottawa at Pittsburgh - 7:30 p.m. (TV: NBC Sports Network) Sunday, May 26 - Pittsburgh at Ottawa - Time TBD (if necessary…
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Fans are also encouraged to bring video cameras or cell phones to film a Penguins version of the Harlem Shake led by the winner of the dance contest.
Allegheny County will host a rally in celebration of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ second-round playoff series against the Ottawa Senators. The event will take place at noon on Tuesday, May 14, in the courtyard of the Allegheny County Courthouse located at 436 Grant Street in downtown Pittsburgh. WDVE’s Val Porter will emcee the rally, which will feature the following five contests for Penguins fans: Winners of the costume, cheer, banner/sign and dance contests will be determined by audience vote. Prizes include rounds of golf for four at a county golf course, day passes to a county pool, Penguins shirts and rally towels. Fans are encouraged to bring video cameras or cell phones to film a Penguins version of the Harlem Shake led by the winner …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Game 4 was on Long Island on Tuesday night. See how media and fans are covering and reacting to the series.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Fans from Canonsburg, North Strabane and Cecil are invited to the 'Annihilate the Islanders Rally' in downtown Pittsburgh.
Allegheny County officials are planning an "Annihilate the Islanders Rally" before the Pittsburgh Penguins' first playoff game Wednesday, May 1. The rally begins at noon in the Allegheny Courthouse courtyard and includes giveaways from the Penguins and Turner's Dairy and an appearance from Iceburgh. Val Porter from WDVE will host the event and the Kardasz Brothers will perform live music. The best-of-seven playoff series against the New York Islanders begins at 7:30 p.m. at Consol Energy Center. The Pens won the regular-season series with the Islanders, 4-1. Share your Penguins pride. Upload photos of your Pens gear in the media box above. How do you think the Pens will do in the playoffs this year? Tell us in the comments below.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Each classroom was treated to a visit, autographs and more!
It was a phenomenal day at North Strabane Intermediate School recently as author Sigmund Brouwer and National Hockey League Hall of Fame superstar Bryan Trottier spent the day sharing stories and signing autographs. Trottier, a retired Canadian professional ice hockey centre, played 18 seasons in the NHL for the New York Islanders and Pittsburgh Penguins. Brouwer began the day at an assembly where he shared stories about what inspires him to write his books. Organizers said it was an interactive and motivational message that the students loved. "The giggles were in abundance as the students danced, sang, played the air guitar, and walked away with the message that we all need to have a dream and work hard to achieve it," school …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Eat'n Park is giving away free Smiley Cookies in honor of the start of the hockey season.
Eat’n Park is giving guests something to smile about today—especially if they’re wearing Pittsburgh Penguins gear. To celebrate the delayed start of the National Hockey League season, Eat’n Park is giving away free Smiley Cookies to anyone wearing Pens attires to the restaurants on Wednesday, Jan. 23. Wednesday also is the first home game of the season for the 2-0 Pens. To qualify for the free black-and-gold Smiley Cookie, made especially for the 2013 hockey season, any form of Penguins attire is acceptable. The Smiley Cookie promotion lasts all day on Wednesday at all area Eat’n Park locations, including the one in McMurray.
Saturday, July 21, 2012
The Canonsburg chocolate company announced the news on its Facebook page Friday.
Two famous names in the region are pairing up: Sarris Candies and the Pittsburgh Penguins. That's right: Sarris is now the official chocolate of the team. "Sarris Candies is pleased to announce that we are now the offcial chololate of the Pittsburgh Penguins!" the company posted on its Facebook page. "You will now be able to enjoy Sarris Candies at the Consol Energy Center starting this season."
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
'It's the ultimate Pittsburgh sports package.' — Dennis Gilfoyle, president of Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania and a Baldwin Borough resident.
Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania, an organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy, is sponsoring another raffle where the prize is a grown-up version of the "Golden Ticket." Junior Achievement has again assembled an extraordinary prize for Pittsburgh sports fans, as the winner of this fundraiser—determined by the Pennsylvania Lottery's evening Big 4 number on Aug. 30—will receive a pair of tickets to each of the following attractions: Raffle tickets will be sold by Junior Achievement through Aug. 30 for $50 each. "It's the ultimate Pittsburgh sports package," said Dennis Gilfoyle, president of Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania and a Baldwin Borough resident. Each ticket …
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Police officers from across the region will be at the Penguins-Hurricanes game on Tuesday night to collect donations to support the autistic son of fallen police officer John “David” Dryer.
‘Tis the season for giving, and sports fans attending the Tuesday's Penguins game at CONSOL Energy Center can do just that. The Western Pennsylvania Police Benevolent Foundation has joined forces with the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation to conduct a collection before the Pens face off against the Hurricanes on Tuesday. From 5 p.m. to 8, police from Washington, Allegheny West Moreland and Beaver counties will be stationed inside CONSOL’s gates, collecting donations to the David Dryer Memorial Fund. The fund was set up to support the 17-year-old autistic son of patrol Officer John “David” Dryer of the East Washington Police Department, who died in medical transit on Dec. 19 after he was shot and mortally wounded during a traffic stop the …