Jake Guentzel scored twice in Pittsburgh's 4-1 win over Nashville Wednesday night, upping his playoff tally to 12, the most ever for an American-born rookie. Fellow rookie Matt Murray had 37 saves, and continues to keep the Penguins in games since replacing Marc-Andre Fleury, on pace to be just the second 24-or-under goalie to win two Cups. So who's the playoff MVP? No, it's not Sidney Crosby. It's probably Evgeni Malkin, who also scored in Game 2 and leads the playoffs with 26 points. We looked back at Game 2 and ran through the Pens stars to see who should, and who will, win the Conn Smythe trophy.
People are (finally!) talking about redistricting reform, and several Pennsylvania lawmakers are pushing their own reform proposals. But with the clock ticking and the 2020 census right around the corner, state Sen. Jay Costa of Allegheny County has an idea about how to fix Pa.'s congressional districts through legislation — not a constitutional amendment. “I believe that most folks object to the manner that congressional districts are drawn,” he told The Incline.
And the winning Bus Rapid Transit route is ... the longest one! TribLive reports that Allegheny County has selected a route that will connect Downtown to East Liberty, Homewood, Oakland and Wilkinsburg. Officials hope to begin construction of the system within two years so it can be operational by 2021.
Free(!) admission includes access to a full-day of "art, tech, workshops, talks, performances, awards, parties and opportunities to experience the newest trends in creativity and innovation," according to CREATE! Head to the innovation salon from noon to 5 p.m., an ideafest from 1 to 5 p.m., and a creative industry party ($50) at 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: August Wilson Center at 980 Liberty Ave. (Downtown)
When: June 1, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: $0 to $50
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Wholey’s Fish Market in the Strip District made it clear when it comes to catfish: “If you’re a Nashville fan, don’t ask.” They even threatened to check IDs. But what would happen if someone tried? Luckily for us at The Incline, one of our reporters moved to Pittsburgh from Knoxville, Tenn., and still had her Tennessee ID. So with her finger over the void stamp, she tried to buy a catfish. Here's what happened next.
Let's hope so, because it's basically here. And if all that catfish talk got you hungry, you'll want to check out Good Food Pittsburgh's guide to the strawberry festivals in the Pittsburgh area. The first takes place this Sunday at Rachel Carson Riverfront Park in Cheswick.