Heading into tonight's Game 2, you might be relieved the Pens played so terribly in Game 1 and still won. Or you may be worried there's no way the Pens can play that bad and win again. Well, here are some expert opinions on where the Pens stand. First, Rich Miller dishes on how the Pens defy all playoff logic by continuing to win despite getting outplayed (and how that can't keep up). Next, Dave Lozo is back with a Stanley Cup Final mailbag. Yes, there are catfish references. And Star Wars. And Baywatch, even. And yes, Dave thinks the Pens get all the calls and wants fans to embrace being the heels of hockey.
Some of Dom Costa's constituents plan to hold a town hall Thursday — with or without the state representative. The event is being organized by 21st District Progressives, a grassroots group of concerned constituents who have been paying attention to Costa’s record “and don’t like what we see," according to member Melinda Ciccocioppo. Costa's office did not respond to request for comment.
Police are investigating after a woman found an anti-Semitic message and a swastika arranged from pine cones in Mt. Lebanon, KDKA reported. This is the third time in seven months that Mt. Lebanon police have investigated a public anti-Semitic message, per the Post-Gazette. In one of those incidents, a middle school student admitted to drawing a swastika. While Mt. Lebanon police Lt. Duane Fisher doesn't believe the incidents are related, he told the paper, "I wouldn’t be surprised if it was someone in the same age group that isn’t aware of the weight of their words and what they’re writing and the potential impact it has on people.”
Each Wednesday, practice Vinyasa Flow yoga on the pods. RSVP for the 6:30 or 7:30 p.m. class: email@example.com.
Where: Mt. Washington View Point
When: May 31, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
How much: $10 suggested cash donation
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In the Sweet Sixteen of the Ultimate Pittsburgh Food Truck bracket, voters made it clear — they’re passionate about tacos. More votes were cast for taco trucks than any other category. Elsewhere in the bracket, hot dogs reigned supreme in the Sandwiches n’at quadrant with Hott Dawgs and Franktuary advancing to the Elite Eight. So who will advance to the Final Four? You decide. Vote by 10 a.m. June 5.
As you have undoubtedly heard by now, a fan of the Predators threw a catfish on the ice at PPG Paints Arena during Monday's Stanley Cup Final game. What you may not know: the fish thrower, identified as Jacob Waddell, brought the dead creature from Tennessee, vacuum sealed it, then hid what remained in his compression shorts, the Tennesseean reported. Waddell has been charged with disorderly conduct, disrupting a meeting and possessing instruments of a crime, according to KDKA, which Nashville politicians say is much too harsh a punishment for a lil' fish-throwing. Even Mayor Bill Peduto asked for leniency in a statement even we'll admit is fishy: "I hope the predatory catfish hurler who got the hook last night is simply sentenced to community service, perhaps cleaning fish at Wholey's."