Penguins rough up Canadiens 6-4
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Brenden Morrow hasn’t even been in Pittsburgh for a month. At the rate he is going, the veteran forward should soon feel free to run for mayor.
Morrow scored two goals for the second straight game and dropped Montreal’s P.K. Subban in a third-period fight as the Penguins moved closer to clinching the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs with a 6-4 victory over the Canadiens on Wednesday night.
Acquired from Dallas on March 24, Morrow’s tenure with the Penguins got off to a slow start. He didn’t score until his seventh game with his new team but has now netted five goals in eight days.
“He was absolutely flying,” Pittsburgh forward Jarome Iginla said. “It was great.”
And certainly more than enough to overcome the loss of stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. The former NHL MVPs didn’t play as Crosby is still dealing with a broken jaw, and Malkin is nursing a lingering shoulder injury.
Their absences have allowed the aggressive moves made by Pittsburgh general manager Ray Shero the last 12 months to shine through.
“I think good habits are contagious, and everyone’s kind of got a good tradition here of winning habits,” Morrow said.
Penguins rough up Canadiens 6-4
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Brent Parrish doubled, singled and knocked in three runs and Brian Powell tossed a four-hitter to lift unbeaten Tri-State to a 9-3 victory over Cumberland in Pen-Mar-WV action Thursday at Holler Field.
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Post 13 eliminated, 5-4
Funkstown Post 211 used a three-run first inning and a pair of single-run innings, and limited the damage on Fort Cumberland Post 13’s 11 hits to notch a 5-4 victory to advance and eliminate the tournament host Thursday in the third round of the Maryland American Legion State Baseball Tournament at Hamilton Field.
Hold on a minute ... we know these guys
Tom Bosley says this isn’t the Garrett County revival of “Space Cowboys”. They’re just getting the band back together — Bosley, Don Stemple, Oren Yoder and Matt Redinger. They’ve been there, done that, and they’re ready, willing and able to be there and do it again.
Pee Wee football openings exist
The following teams of the Tri-State Pee Wee Football League have openings for players, ages 6 and not yet 12: Cumberland Cardinals, contact Norm Spencer, 301-697-0420; Cumberland Raiders, contact Chad Hamilton, 240-362-1800; Cresaptown Eagles, contact Dave Freeman, 240-727-0302; LaVale Lions, contact Ken Ward, 301-616-4773, and Ridgeley Hawks, contact Grant Shoemaker, 301-697-7657.
Players interested in playing for the Cardinals should report to Bowers Field Monday, Aug. 4, 6 p.m.
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