It took seven games and two overtimes, but finally the Penguins took care of the Ottawa Senators. Chris Kunitz scored on a shot that fluttered over the shoulder of Sens' netminder Craig Anderson in the second OT, giving Pittsburgh a wild 3-2 win to get back to the Stanley Cup Final. "We don’t really look at it as back-to-back," Pens captain Sidney Crosby said after the game. "But this is what you work hard for all year to give yourself a chance to play. This situation, it’s not something that happens very often, so it’s a great opportunity for us." Check out Game 7's highlights, player quotes and look at the history of teams going back-to-back.
Both sides of the gun control debate had their say in Harrisburg this week, as lawmakers pushed legislation they say will make the state safer — for very different reasons. Pittsburgh's Dom Costa and other local Democrats are backing a universal background checks bill that would close a current loophole in the law. That's disturbing to some Allegheny County Republicans, namely Rick Saccone, who's trying to do away with concealed carry permits altogether. Find out where your state senator and rep. stand on this issue.
In a move that surprised even the mayor of Pittsburgh, two Allegheny County legislators — Republican Mike Turzai and Democrat Harry Readshaw — plan to introduce a bill to the state legislature that would put Pittsburgh's troubled water and sewer authority under the oversight of the Public Utility Commission. Mayor Bill Peduto said the city is "not opposed to additional state cooperation," but added that the bill "would need to assure residents of Pittsburgh that the water system remains a public asset."
|What||Celebrate all things Irish through music, food and dancing at the 27th annual Celtic Celebration. Other activities include an intro into Irish genealogy, cultural Hedge school, and a chance to hang out with Irish pups, such as setters, wolfhounds.|
|Where||Riverplex at Sandcastle at 1000 Sandcastle Dr. (West Homestead)|
|When||September 8, 2017 at 4:00 pm to September 10, 2017 at 5:00 pm|
|How much||Ticket prices vary|
|What||The Brass Roots, East Liberty Presbyterian Church's brass ensemble in residence, and organist Dr. Edward Alan Moore will play a free concert with a space theme. Hear selections from Richard Strauss' "Also Sprach Zarathustra," as well as pieces from "Star Trek," "Star Wars" and "Superman." Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra trombonist James Nova will serve as guest conductor.|
|Where||East Liberty Presbyterian Church at 116 South Highland Ave. (East Liberty)|
|When||May 26, 2017 at 7:30 pm|
The Incline Likes
A three-day weekend is upon us and festivals and food are all around. Good Food Pittsburgh created this roundup to get you from today to Sunday. (Monday: Hot dogs and hamburgers.) Pick from food trucks, Northside Sandwich Week, Kayafest, OpenStreetsPGH and more. Make your plans now (and don't blame us if you get hungry reading this).