Has Mrs. Black-N-Gold got news for you. That's right, Black-N-Gold Nation, it's time for another edition of that internet sensation. It's time for Penguins, Steelers and Pirates. It's time for The Black-N-Gold News.
THE BLACK-N-GOLD NEWS
Our Penguins are on a roll. They made their first trip of the season across the state to faceoff with the Philly Flyers last Saturday night. Our Favorite Black-N-Gold Hockey Team emerged victorious, edging Philly 5-4. In that contest, both Cs Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin recorded 2 goals each. One of the goals for Geno was the 300th of his career. Congrats, Geno!
The Pens took their show on the road to the west coast on Wednesday. They downed the Anaheaim Ducks 5-1. That game saw the return of D Kris Letang to the lineup. Also, G Matt Murray made his season debut.
Prior to Wednesday's game, GM Jim Rutherford made a trade. Trader Jim sent G Mike Condon to the Ottawa Senators for a 2017 5th round pick.
Unfortunately, last night the Pens failed to find the win column. They did, however, come away with a point. They were edged by LA 3-2 in OT.
Tomorrow night they return to the scene of their Stanley Cup triumph of last spring when they road trip to San Jose. Faceoff for their showdown with the Sharks is set for 10:30pm EST. That's before we turn the clocks back (if they game is still on at 2am EST, do we get an extra hour of Pens hockey?). Let's Go Pens!!!!
Our Steelers have been practicing all week as they come off their bye. Our Favorite Black-N-Gold Football Team are gearing up for Sundays road trip. That's right, it's Baltimore week. And it looks like many of the walking wounded could return for the Steelers. DL Cam Heyward, T Marcus Gilbert and WR Markus Wheaton are expected to be available for this AFC North division matchup. QB Ben Roethlisberger and TE Ladarius Green have been practicing, as well. However, it's still not known if either Big Ben or Green will suite up on Sunday. The Steelers need a win to keep the lead in the divsion. Get ready for smash-mouth football. Let's Go Steelers!!!!!!
Our Pirates made some changes to the coaching staff this week. Kimera Bartee was named OF/Baserunning/1B coach. Joey Cora becomes the INF/3B coach. And former Pirates Tom Prince is now the bench coach. Former bench coach Dave Jauss will remain on staff in another capacity.
The World Series is over, now the offseason heats up. The hot stove will be brewing as players declare for free agency and tenders are offered to players. What will our Favorite Black-N-Gold Baseball Team do? Mrs. Black-N-Gold isn't sure. She just hopes the changes to the coaching staff aren't the only significant moves the Bucs make this offseason. Just be sure, that if/when anything happens, Mrs. Black-N-Gold will have you covered. Let's Go Bucs!!!!!