Rob Rossi

Rossi: Penguins' biggest stars nowhere to be found 

Will it matter? The turnaround orchestrated by coach Mike Sullivan. The improvements made by general manager Jim Rutherford. The MVP-form rediscovered by captain Sidney Crosby. Prospects ...

Rossi: Fleury deserves to get nod in Game 5 

TAMPA, Fla. — The Penguins don't have a goaltending controversy. They have a franchise goaltender. And it should be an easy call for their coach ...

Rossi: Penguins' HBK Line hot away from ice 

TAMPA, Fla. So, this happened on a day between games in the Eastern Conference finals: The hockey team in Pittsburgh invited a professional wrestler from ...

Rossi: Unsung Dumoulin begins to emerge for Penguins 

Tampa, Fla. — No points. One shot. And he was on the ice for a couple of goals that went against the Penguins. With a ...

Rossi: Crosby's timing perfect for Penguins 

Right on time. But isn't that the way it's always been with Sidney Crosby? The Penguins are playing in Pittsburgh because he showed up right on ...

Rossi: Bad hits, and more bad from Pens' Big 2 

At least Ryan Callahan didn't waste any time. Fewer than three minutes had passed in the Eastern Conference finals and Tampa Bay's Callahan had already ...

Rossi: Five years later, can Crosby hit back? 

His wasn't the bad hit. It was the big hit, though. Felt throughout Pittsburgh. Heard in the most remote parts of the hockey universe. But ...

Rossi: These Penguins truly are Cup contenders 

Before they could continue, the Penguins had to collapse. They had to blow another 3-1 lead, had to see their season slipping away. How else were ...

Rossi: Crosby, Malkin need to score knockout 

It's spring. And in Pittsburgh, spring has come to mean one thing. Just as everything is coming to life, Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin are ...

Rossi: Penguins need Fleury in goal in Game 6 

WASHINGTON — Won't be fair. But it never was going to be fair. It is time, though. It's time for Marc-Andre Fleury. He should be in net ...

Rossi: Game 6 is 1 more chance for Penguins' Big 4 

Hockey heaven is a Game 7. But if you ask me, Game 6 is the one not to miss. That definitely will be the case ...

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