Rob Rossi

Rossi: Sullivan just what Penguins needed

A couple of weeks ago, Mike Sullivan sensed something was bothering the Penguins' most gifted player. "It was a tough time," Evgeni Malkin said of ...

Rossi: Kessel makes sweet sounds for Penguins 

Might happen next round. Could take until the Cup Final. Or perhaps we'll never see it again. But, as he devilishly grinned after the Penguins' ...

Rossi: Motivated Malkin answers challenge 

NEW YORK — The King was chased. Doesn't mean The King is dead. So before writing the New York Rangers' obituary by dismissing the player who ...

Rossi: Penguins goalie coach Bales' fingerprints all over series

NEW YORK Three games into a Stanley Cup playoff series involving the NHL's best player and its best goalie, an assistant coach is having the ...

Rossi: Penguins finally find themselves on right side of puck 

NEW YORK — Nobody should downplay what happened Tuesday night. Sidney Crosby tried, and I know why. Was only a couple of years ago that ...

Rossi: TV making it tough on paying customers

When it was released, the 2016 NFL schedule made me angry. Then it made me sad. Sports fans deserve better from their TV-beholden leagues. They deserve ...

Rossi: Bizarre series proves key for Penguins 

It was an accident. It wasn't an accidental goal. It happened in the last minute of the first period. And it may have ended a Stanley ...

Rossi: Stanley's coming back if Geno's back in form

The most valuable thing in hockey right now is Evgeni Malkin's elbow. It's the body part that will determine the next Stanley Cup champion. That's going ...

Rossi: A plea for the Flower to stay planted 

Marc, you're OK, right? Didn't look like it Monday. After slightly tilting your head while even more slightly shrugging your shoulders, I knew what you ...

Rossi: Playoff traffic will slow Penguins' roll

It only looks like the Penguins are built to score. They're actually built to skate. If allowed to skate, they might be built to break ...

Rossi: Brutal start leaves mark on Penguins-Capitals series

WASHINGTON — If their series opener is any indication, the Penguins and Capitals will be knocked out of the Stanley Cup playoffs in Round 2. Even ...

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