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Bruins thinking about sweep
Sidney Crosby and the potent Penguins have been punchless.
Pittsburgh led the NHL in scoring in the regular season. It averaged 4.27 goals per game in the first two rounds of the playoffs. And it poured in 13 goals in the last two games of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Since then? No addition necessary.
Braves edge Pirates in 10 innings
ndrelton Simmons hit a game-ending double off Mark Melancon in the 10th inning, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 5-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.
Melancon (1-1) walked Dan Uggla to open the 10th. B.J. Upton struck out after fouling off an attempted sacrifice bunt. Melancon then hit pinch-hitter Reed Johnson with a pitch, bringing Simmons to the plate.
Tomahawks draft five players
Team Illinois forward Casey Linkenheld topped a group of five players drafted by the Johnstown Tomahawks in the NAHL Draft on Tuesday.
The Tomahawks also drafted goaltender Brett Young (Little Caesars U18), forward Forest Donvan (Belle Tire U18), defenseman Tristan Ramage (Pittsburgh Viper Stars) and blue-liner Brady Bender (Colorado Rampage).
Steelers teammates see stabbing as wakeup call
Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Mike Adams will play football again, perhaps as early as late July when the team reports for training camp.
Yet his teammates say the late night assault the 23-year-old endured early Saturday morning in the city’s South Side district should serve as a warning about the dangers of being in the wrong place at the wrong time, even if you are 6-foot-7 and 345-pounds like Adams.
Seven Northern Cambria athletes choose colleges
Alex Atkins was a standout defenseman for the Northern Cambria Colts and the Tribune-Democrat Defensive Player of the Year. Now, he will continue to play football and further his education at Division I Brown University. Atkins and six of his classmates have committed to continue their athletic careers in college.
- Local baseball in brief 6/5/2013
Bruins take 2-0 series lead over Penguins
Boston strong indeed.
Brad Marchand scored twice during a four-goal first period and the Boston Bruins routed the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-1 in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals on Monday night.
David Krejci, Nathan Horton, Patrice Bergeron and Johnny Boychuk also scored for Boston, which hardly broke a sweat while going up 2-0 in the best-of-7 series.
Pirates drop road game to Braves
Brian McCann, Jason Heyward and Freddie Freeman each hit a two-run homer, helping Kris Medlen and the Atlanta Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-2 on Monday night.
Medlen (2-6) pitched seven solid innings for his first win since April 9, ending a career-worst, five-game skid over his previous nine starts. The right-hander allowed an unearned run and seven hits, lowering his ERA to 3.14.
Arrest made in stabbing of Steelers tackle
Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Mike Adams is expected to make a full recovery after being stabbed during an attempted carjacking early Saturday morning.
Coach Mike Tomlin said Monday that the 23-year-old Adams understands how lucky he is that he was not more seriously hurt during the incident on the city’s South Side.
“Obviously, it’s an unfortunate situation, but he’s very blessed to be in the position that he’s in,” Tomlin said.
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