— Here is a breakdown of the National Hockey League game Thursday night between the Pittsburgh Penguins and visiting Montreal Canadiens at Consol Energy Center (capacity 18,387). Statistics through Sunday.
Time: 7 p.m.
TV: Root Sports Pittsburgh; Announcers - Paul Steigerwald and analyst Bob Errey.
Radio: Flagship - WXDX-FM 105.9; Locally - WLLF-FM 96.7, WISR-AM 680 and WJST-AM 1280; Announcers - Mike Lange and analyst Phil Bourque.
All-time series: Montreal leads, 120-56-25.
Last meeting: March 12 - Montreal 3, Pittsburgh 0.
Records: Montreal - 1-2-1, 3 points (fourth in Northeast); Pittsburgh - 3-1-2, 8 points (first in Atlantic).
Coaches: Montreal - Jacques Martin, third season (96-79-19, 651-532-119-75 overall); Pittsburgh - Dan Bylsma, fourth season (143-75-21).
Key players: Montreal - LW Max Pacioretty (third season, USA - 2 goals, 2 assists), C Tomas Plekanec (eighth season, Czechoslovakia - 2 goals, 2 assists) and LW Travis Moen (ninth season, Canada - 2 goals, 1 assists); Pittsburgh - C Evgeni Malkin (sixth season, Russia - 1 goal, 3 assists), D Kris Letang (fifth season, Canada - 1 goal, 5 assists) and C Jordan Staal (sixth season, Canada - 2 goals, 3 assists).
Goaltenders: Montreal - Carey Price (fifth season, Canada - 1-2-1, .880 save percentage); Pittsburgh - Marc-Andre Fleury (eighth season, Canada - 3-1-0, .907 SP).
Upcoming games: Montreal - Saturday, Toronto; Pittsburgh - Saturday, New Jersey, 7 p.m.
Notes: The Penguins traveled to Winnipeg on Monday and Minnesota on Tuesday for games, both of which finished too late to be included in today's Allied News.
Wise set for SRU Hall
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Former Grove City High athletic great Tom Wise has been selected as a 2014 inductee to the Slippery Rock University Athletic Hall of Fame.
Wise was former three-time All-American and three-time Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference champion track and field student-athlete at Slippery Rock.
As a Rock student-athlete, Wise claimed a fourth-place finish and two sixth-place honors in decathlon competitions at NCAA Division II national championships.
THE CHECKERED FLAG: Western Pa.'s Zeigler scores big
LAST FRIDAY, I headed west to Attica Raceway Park for the FAST “410” Sprint Cars and UMP Late Model “Summer Nationals Hell Tour” along with the first appearance by the UMP (E) Mods. A great field of 37 Late Models, 28 Sprints, and 23 E-Mods were on hand along with a packed house. Overcast conditions made for a fast 1/3-mile track that provided great racing all night long.
Craig Mintz picked up the win the last time I was at Attica on June 6, but shortly thereafter suffered a back injury that kept him out of action for a month. On Friday night, Mintz returned and led every lap of the 30-lap Sprint Car feature for his season’s third win. The Gibsonburg, Ohio driver’s victory was worth $3,000 and had to hold off a last lap slide job by Christopher Bell.
THE CHECKERED FLAG: Up and down week for Sodeman
LAST FRIDAY I headed south to add I-77 Raceway Park to my track attended list, which made for 162nd track all-time. I-77 is located south of Ripley, West Virginia just off Interstate 77. This season, I-77 moved from the crowded Saturday night line-up to Friday night racing and teamed up with Ohio Valley Speedway. I-77 normally runs Super Late Models, Semi-Late Models, E-Mods, Mod Lites, and 4-Cylinder Mini Stocks. With the Sprint Cars on the schedule, I decided to make the trip and they were joined by the Super Late Models, Semi-Late Models, and E-Mods.
NCAA Football: Rock 6-1 after 17-3 win over Cal U
Slippery Rock University rode a length-of-the-field scoring drive by its offense and a goal-line stand by its No. 1-ranked defense late in the first half of action Saturday to a 17-3 win over 14th-ranked visiting California (Pa.).
NFL: Steelers top Jags as Mendenhall makes return
Mike Tomlin isn’t ready to say the Pittsburgh Steelers are back. Not after watching his team sleepwalk through the second half against Jacksonville on Sunday.
IndyCar Racing: Crash takes Wheldon’s life
Every race car driver heads onto the track understanding this race could be the last and hoping it won’t be. On Sunday, IndyCar drivers got a harsh reminder when the worst happened to one of their own.
NHL: Sabres beat Penguins 3-2
The Buffalo Sabres have had trouble with the Pittsburgh Penguins whether Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin play or not.
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A breakdown of the National Hockey League game Thursday night between the Pittsburgh Penguins and visiting Montreal Canadiens.
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