Crosby & Malkin Will Make You Laugh in NHL All Star Video

Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin are evenly matched on the ice, but when it comes to this ad for the NHL All-Star Game, Malkin steals the show.

The NHL All-Star Game is in Los Angeles this year, and the league has “gone Hollywood” to promote the vent.

This amusing ad (above) has the players, including the Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin pretending to audition for the game. We think, in the end, Malkin steals the show. 

As for the actual game, they drop the puck at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, on NBC.


#Oscarnod: Fences

It's a safe bet which movie many Pittsburghers will be rooting for when the Oscars are handed out next month.

“Fences” the film adaption of August Wilson's Pultizer Prize-winning play has earned four nominations for the 89th annual Academy Awards.

Filmed in Pittsburgh, “Fences” is nominated for best picture and best adapted screenplay. Denzel Washington, a two-time Oscar winner who also directed the film, is nominated for best actor and Viola Davis is nominated for best supporting actress.

The making of “Fences” was no easy feat — it’s been in the works for 30 years. It focuses on the struggles that African-Americans faced in the 1950s by following the story of Troy Maxson, a former Negro League baseball player and trash collector in Pittsburgh's Hill District.

Washington said he was determined to make a film true to Wilson's vision.

"It came from the material. And it came from August. I was just trying to serve August the best I could," he said in a statement. "I felt a responsibility to not screw it up. When in doubt, go to the source, you know? If there are 25,000 words in the screenplay, 24,900 of them are August Wilson’s. I may have added a line or an ad-lib here or there, but it’s August’s words"

The Academy Awards will air live on Feb. 26 on ABC.

––Casey Kelly

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