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Mike Prisuta's Sports Section

A weekly look at the games people are playing and the people who are playing them.
Penguins Good at Exploiting Predators' Few Mistakes

Penguins Good at Exploiting Predators' Few Mistakes

The Predators have taken to forcing things that aren’t there. Not often, but often enough to give the Penguins a sliver of room to exploit.

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Frightened about Game 7? You Should Be

Frightened about Game 7? You Should Be

A win will send the Penguins to the Stanley Cup finals for a second year in a row and re-write team history.

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Time Running Out for Penguins to Respond to Senators

Time Running Out for Penguins to Respond to Senators

The Penguins suddenly have a lot to sort out as they attempt to respond to another disappointing playoff loss.

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Pens' Game 7 Resurrection More a Reminder Than a Surprise

Pens' Game 7 Resurrection More a Reminder Than a Surprise

The Penguins are at their best when the stakes are high, which is what allows them to keep their heads when many around them are seemingly losing theirs.

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Capitals' Skill is No Match for Penguins' Will

Capitals' Skill is No Match for Penguins' Will

Patric Hornqvist's play in Game 4 is the perfect personification of what the Penguins had clearly dedicated themselves to becoming in the wake of losing Sidney Crosby.

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‘Use Him Like ‘Troy Polamalu’ – Steelers Should Jump on This Pick

‘Use Him Like ‘Troy Polamalu’ – Steelers Should Jump on This Pick

If Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers is still available, the Pittsburgh Steelers would be wise to make him their first-round pick in the NFL draft.

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A Life Well Lived: Dan Rooney's Humility and Humanity

A Life Well Lived: Dan Rooney's Humility and Humanity

Delivering the Homily at Rooney's funeral, Cardinal Donald Wuerl acknowledged a longstanding Rooney philosophical belief: “You can get anything done if you don’t care who gets the credit.”

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The Unknown Should be Embraced in the Chase for the Cup

The Unknown Should be Embraced in the Chase for the Cup

At some point, maybe a couple of times, the Pens are going to have to benefit from something that few if anyone anticipated, from something it would have been impossible for Mike Sullivan and his coaches to script.

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Pens Send Blue Jackets a Message That Resonates

Pens Send Blue Jackets a Message That Resonates

The Penguins’ ability Tuesday night to score gritty goals against the Blue Jackets is a development that will have an impact in both locker rooms.

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Penguins Uncertain About More Than Just Their Goalie

Penguins Uncertain About More Than Just Their Goalie

The Penguins’ inability to simplify their game of late has complicated things considerably.

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MultiStories: Three Times a Bust – The German National Bank

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What Unites Us In the Wake of the Tree of Life Tragedy

What Unites Us In the Wake of the Tree of Life Tragedy

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Pittsburgh Rings, Sings and Dances into the New Year

Pittsburgh Rings, Sings and Dances into the New Year

“Highmark’s First Night Pittsburgh” features 100 performances for kids of all ages and, of course, fireworks for everyone.

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The Mon Wharf Switchback Paves a Route to the River

The Mon Wharf Switchback Paves a Route to the River

The new ramp to the Monongahela River provides a way for bikers and walkers to access the riverfront.

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All the foodie news that's fit to blog
First Look: Seasons in Etna

First Look: Seasons in Etna

David Bulman’s hyper-local, 12-seat restaurant has the potential to become a dining destination.

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Apteka and Whitfield Team Up for a Vegan Christmas Meal

Apteka and Whitfield Team Up for a Vegan Christmas Meal

The latest installment of Bethany Zozula's Sharing Knives dinner series brings Apteak co-owners Kate Lasky and Tomasz Skowronski in for an Eastern European feast.

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Not just good stuff. Great stuff.
Fitness: Five Great Trails to Run in the Fall in Pittsburgh

Fitness: Five Great Trails to Run in the Fall in Pittsburgh

Don’t resign yourself to the gym treadmills just yet – fall is one of the best times of the year to get outside and pound the pavement, surrounded by falling leaves and the possibility of grabbing a hot latte on the way home.

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Love Sourdough? Find the Best There Is at These Five Bake Shops

Love Sourdough? Find the Best There Is at These Five Bake Shops

We dove into the local artisan bread scene to find the best places that bake naturally leavened bread in Pittsburgh.

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At Jergel's, It's Beers and Grub Near Some Rock and Roll

At Jergel's, It's Beers and Grub Near Some Rock and Roll

The Warrendale venue makes seeing a show feel like an easygoing night out.

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Five Essential December Events in Pittsburgh

Five Essential December Events in Pittsburgh

A creepy Christmas, Cleveland comics and more December happenings.

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Mike Prisuta's Sports Section

A weekly look at the games people are playing and the people who are playing them.
When I Realized the True Meaning of the Army-Navy Game

When I Realized the True Meaning of the Army-Navy Game

As Army veteran and Pittsburgh Steeler Alejandro Villanueva sees it, Army-Navy is football at its core in a setting that transcends the sport.​

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Trust in Roethlisberger Remains Steelers’ Best Option

Trust in Roethlisberger Remains Steelers’ Best Option

We’re about to find out if that late-game meltdown in Denver last week was an aberration or a revelation.

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The movies that are playing in Pittsburgh –– and, more importantly, whether or not they're worth your time.
The 400-Word Review: At Eternity's Gate

The 400-Word Review: At Eternity's Gate

It's a fair Vincent Van Gogh biopic, but fails to make a strong impression.

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The 400-Word Review: The Possession of Hannah Grace

The 400-Word Review: The Possession of Hannah Grace

It's tough to take a setting this creepy and waste it, but this limp possession flick manages to do just that.

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Everything you need to know about getting married in Pittsburgh today.
Overseas Adventures Lead to Pittsburgh Weddings

Overseas Adventures Lead to Pittsburgh Weddings

These couples made the trip that would take them from dating to engaged.

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On Theme Weddings with Style

On Theme Weddings with Style

These brides went beyond a color scheme for their wedding day to work in an entire theme.

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Weekly inspiration for your home from the editors of Pittsburgh Magazine
Historic Larimer Schoolhouse Will Graduate to Apartment Complex

Historic Larimer Schoolhouse Will Graduate to Apartment Complex

Federal funds will be used to turn to the vacant Romanesque-style building into 35 mixed-income apartments.

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Allegheny County Could Pay You to Convert Your Wood Burning Fireplace

Allegheny County Could Pay You to Convert Your Wood Burning Fireplace

In the hopes of reducing air pollution and improving indoor air quality — particularly for those with asthma — the county health department is conducting a program to convert open-hearth fireplaces into vented gas-burning appliances.

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