The Penguins needed only five games to dispose of the Columbus Blue Jackets in Round 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs, clinching the opening series at home with a 5-2 victory Thursday night. So with Columbus in the rearview mirror, the Pens will have almost a week to rest up and get ready for Round 2 against the Washington Capitals or Toronto Maple Leafs. We know a lot about the Pens right now and their journey ahead, and here’s another numbered list to prove it. It’s the five things we know about the Round 1 win.
CMU Buggy — a spring tradition that you really have to watch to understand — is today and Saturday. And two teams are hoping to add robots to this nearly 100-year-old tradition with self-driving buggies that don't need a human inside to steer and navigate turns. Learn more about their buggies and what it will take to make them race ready.
As Pennsylvania continues to lay the groundwork for its medical marijuana program, Pittsburgh will host a conference on the subject today and Saturday featuring experts, athletes and politicians. Ticket costs range from $50 to nearly $700 depending on how much access you want. Highlights include a discussion on children and cannabis, an appearance by ex-NFL player Ricky Williams and an edibles class led by Captain Kirk (no, not that one).
Celebrate Earth Day in Market Square. Come for local vendors with eco-friendly items, chalk art, yoga, live music and more. The celebration continues with the same hours on Saturday.
Where: Market Square at Forbes Avenue and Market Street (Downtown)
When: April 21, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Incline Likes
The Steelers’ 2017 schedule is out, and it starts with the Browns. Thank you, NFL, for an undefeated start to the year. After that … we’ll see. The Steelers are Super Bowl contenders no matter who they play, but to start the season this easy and stack the second half the way the NFL did is diabolical. And yet, five of the Steelers’ last seven games are at home. Check out the full schedule.
It's time for the weekly Power Rankings, and this week it includes Starling Marte, Jake Guentzel, excuses and a tattoo of Phil Kessel that would never not be No. 1. But also this disclaimer: Please let it be known that despite various rumors, the Power in these Rankings is achieved honestly and without any synthetic help. This column has never tested positive for anything. And now onto the Rankings.