Teresa M. Walker The Associated Press Published 6:42 pm EDT, Saturday, June 10, 2017 NASHVILLE, Tenn. >> Pekka Rinne is a friendly, polite man off the ice. Slipping the puck past the Nashville Predators goaltender is one of the few ways to anger the 6-foot-5 Finn. Pucks bouncing past him on the NHL’s biggest stage infuriate him. Rinne chopped his stick against a goalpost not once, but twice after giving up a fifth and final goal a year ago when Nashville was ousted from the playoffs. That was just Game 7 in the second round. Now Rinne goes into the biggest game of his career Sunday night needing yet another home victory to force both the defending champs and the Stanley Cup Final to a deciding seventh game back in Pittsburgh. And Rinne spent the past 40 minutes stewing on the bench as the Penguins finished off a 6-0 rout Thursday night in easily Nashville’s worst playoff loss. “You have those thoughts that why (is) the puck getting deflected in off our … [Read more...] about Predators leaning on Pekka Rinne to force Penguins back to Pittsburgh
After tackling controversial subjects like fracking and air pollution, Brian Cohen was looking for a similarly urgent project for his loose collective of photographers based in Pittsburgh. Given the intense debate over borders, walls and fear of outsiders, the topic was obvious: human migration. It was a prescient choice, as in 2018 alone, President Trump reportedly dismissed Haiti, El Salvador and African nations as âs-holeâ countries, while James Comey, the F.B.I. director he fired, took to Twitter to invoke the idealistic lines from Emma Lazarusâs poem âThe New Colossusâ that grace the Statue of Liberty. Mr. Cohen again enlisted the National Geographic photojournalist Lynn Johnson, and the photographers Annie O’Neill and Scott Goldsmith, along with a newcomer, Nate Guidry, to make a photographic series about some aspect of the immigration issue in Pittsburgh. The resulting images and … [Read more...] about Migration Stories From the Stoops of Pittsburgh
7:00 AM ETEmily KaplanESPN CloseEmily Kaplan is ESPN's national NHL reporter.Phil Kessel is out, and Alex Galchenyuk is in. Do Sidney Crosby & Co. have another Stanley Cup run in them? And what further tweaks will GM Jim Rutherford make to the roster? Here's everything you need to know about the Penguins heading into the 2019-20 NHL season:The big question: Will the Galchenyuk-for-Kessel trade be worth it?The Penguins never found their stride last season, and their worst deficiencies were exposed in an ugly first-round sweep at the hands of the Islanders. GM Jim Rutherford knew he needed to make a change to the culture. So he sent Kessel, one of his most productive forwards, to Arizona. "It was just time to make a change with him," Rutherford said after the deal. "I tried to accommodate him with a place he wanted to go, so it worked out that way."In return, Pittsburgh got Galchenyuk, a 25-year-old who was the No. 3 pick in 2012 and is brimming with potential -- but has yet to … [Read more...] about Pittsburgh Penguins 2019-20 season preview: Are they still among NHL’s elite?
A Pittsburgh man and his girlfriend spotted the seventh alligator to turn up around the Allegheny River this year.George DeSavage told WTAE the couple saw the animal down by the river banks in the Lawrencville neighborhood of the city on Tuesday evening while they watched the sunset.To save the animal or another passerby from possibility getting hurt, DeSavage said he went down to the river and "grabbed" it. He said the animal was "calm" and showed signs of being accustomed to being handled and around humans. But DeSavage also told the station he doesn't recommend trying to pick up an alligator if you find one. Just call the cops, he said.The Humane Animal Rescue shelter in the Homewood neighborhood of Pittsburgh, which named the gator "Gus," believed it had previously been a pet. Gus remains in the care of the shelter.Other gator sightings have been made so far in the Pennsylvania city this year in nearby Carrick, Beechview, South Side and Shaler Township. Follow Emily & … [Read more...] about Seventh alligator this year found in Pittsburgh
/EIN News/ -- Results of Phase 1 Safety Study of SBP-101 for Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma PancreasFest is an International Conference of Physicians and Scientists Focused on Pancreatic Diseases MINNEAPOLIS, MN, July 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- – Sun BioPharma, Inc. (OTCQB:SNBP) a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing disruptive therapeutics for the treatment of patients with pancreatic diseases, announced the presentation yesterday of a poster reviewing the results of the Phase 1 Safety Study of its candidate drug, SBP-101, a polyamine metabolic inhibitor for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA) at PancreasFest in Pittsburgh, PA. PancreasFest is an international meeting of physicians and scientists committed to reporting and sharing research in pancreatic cancer and pancreatitis. The poster was presented by Michael Walker, M.D., Director of Pancreatic Research for Sun … [Read more...] about Sun Biopharma, Inc. Presents Poster at Pancreasfest in Pittsburgh, Pa.