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 10 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) - 7:30 p.m. (Recap | Box Score) Wednesday, May 22 - Pittsburgh at Ottawa - 7:30 p.m. (TV: NBC Sports Network) Friday, May 24 - Ottawa at Pittsburgh - 7:30 p.m. (TV: NBC Sports Network) Sunday, May 26 - Pittsburgh at Ottawa…
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.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
This year, Plum High School students choreographed, sang and filmed their annual Penguins lip dub—only this year, it's a rip dub.
Plum High School students are supporting the Pittsburgh Penguins with their fourth-annual lip dub—only this year, it's a rip dub. A lip dub is a one-take video that shows students supporting the Pens in the hallways, classrooms and throughout the school. This year, students not only choreographed and filmed the sequence, they also sang. Students ripped LMFAO's "I'm Sexy and I Know It" and "Party Rock Anthem," recording their own versions—"I'm a Pens Fan and I Know It" and "Penguins Rock Anthem." Television production students rewrote the lyrics. The band A Lovely Crisis and five National Honor Society students sang the songs. What do you think about this year's video? ____________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter…
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Oakmont Council and the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation are teaming up to build a new rink at the park.
Oakmont resident and hockey enthusiasts might soon be able to play dek hockey at Riverside Park. Oakmont Council and the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation are teaming up to build a new rink at the park. The Penguins Foundation, Highmark and Citiparks got together to build 12 dek hockey rinks in the region over the next four years. Currently, there's a rink at Banksville Park. The rink at the Oakmont park will be located on the upper field (where the baseball field closest to the park and parallel to Riverview High School currently sits). The baseball field will be shifted toward the center of the field to make room for the dek hockey rink. A photo has been included in a pdf uploaded to the media section of this article. The multifunctional …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Anyone wearing Pittsburgh Penguins gear will receive a free cookie.
Wednesday, January 23
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 locations in New Kensington, Penn Hills, Monroeville, the Pittsburgh Mills and the Waterworks Mall. Are you excited the Pens are back on the ice? Are you planning to wear black and gold tomorrow—and get a cookie? Tell us in the comment section …
Saturday, January 12, 2013
High school students have been showing their love for the Pittsburgh Penguins since 2010.
In honor of the possible start to the Pittsburgh Penguins' season next weekend, WTAE is holding a poll featuring some of the hockey team's devoted fans—Plum High School students. The Pittsburgh TV station is asking readers on its website to vote for their favorite Plum High School Penguins lipdub. A lipdub is a one-take video that shows students supporting the Pens in the hallways, classrooms and throughout the school. Students have filmed videos and posted them to YouTube since 2010. To watch the videos and vote, click here. Voting ends Saturday, Jan. 19. ____________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Township manager Jerry Andree says facility still is far from a done deal.
Plans are in the infancy stage for the Pittsburgh Penguins to partner with UPMC on a cutting edge performance center and practice rink in Cranberry. "It's really going to be a one-of-the-kind in the country," said Penguins spokesman Tom McMillan. The proposed 150,000 square foot complex would be located in the Cranberry Woods business park off Route 228—near the newly-opened Hilton Garden Inn—and offer hockey-related training and injury treatment and prevention. McMillan said the facility would be similar in nature to the UPMC sports performance complex on Pittsburgh's South Side, which is used by the Steelers and the University of Pittsburgh and includes sports medicine, practice and training facilities With its attachment to an NHL team …
Friday, April 20, 2012
Plum resident and Oakmont businessman Seth DeSabato's interest in beards began just months ago. He's founded a new club in the hopes of connecting with others.
When Plum resident Seth DeSabato's wife started watching a show about beard competitions last year, he didn't think a whole lot about it. Fast forward to today, and DeSabato hasn't shaved in seven months and he has founded the Steel City Beard & Mustache Club, a Pittsburgh chapter of Beard Team USA. "My wife was watching 'Whisker Wars,' and she encouraged me to get into it," said DeSabato, who is an owner of CHi Signs & DeSigns in Oakmont. "We went to the National Beard and Moustache Competition in Lancaster, and it was a crazy good time. It was the weirdest, strangest thing I've ever seen in my life." Beard competitions are held all over the country. Competitors grow facial hair to showoff in different categories, such as freestyle, full …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Today is officially 'A Great Day for Hockey."
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The Pittsburgh Penguins, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl will hold a “Ground the Flyers” rally at the Allegheny County Courthouse Courtyard today at noon. Bob McLaughlin from the X Morning Show will emcee the event, Iceburgh the mascot is expected to attend, musical entertainment will be provided by the Kardaz Brothers and Turner’s Dairy and Snyder of Berlin will be providing some refreshments to attendees. The county executive and mayor have declared Wednesday “A Great Day for Hockey,” and they are encouraging fans to show their Penguins pride by donning the team’s colors to mark the first home game in the Stanley Cup Playoff against the Philadelphia Flyers. They are also asking those …
Thursday, April 5, 2012
The video will air at Pittsburgh Penguins games at the Consol Energy Center.
For the third year in a row, the Plum High School Mustangs are supporting the Pittsburgh Penguins with a lipdub video. A lipdub is a one-take video that shows students supporting the Pens in the hallways, classrooms and throughout the school—there's an extra scene at "the happiest place on Earth." This year's video is about 9 minutes long with about 4 more minutes of extra footage. It runs to "It's My Life" by Bon Jovi, "I Like How It Feels" by Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull, and "Heroes" by the Wallflowers. More than 200 students went to the high school to film on March 30. Special guests include Miss Pennsylvania Juliann Sheldon and Iceburg. _______________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign …