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Dynamic Duos hoping to carry the day in NHL playoffs

In this Dec. 18, 2014, file photo, Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87), and Evgeni Malkin (71) take the ice for a power play during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche in Pittsburgh. The Penguins' chances of upsetting the New York Rangers rely heavily on stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — They are megawatt talents so universally known in NHL towns that saying their names is not required, only their jersey numbers.

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Tigers shut down Pirates again in 1-0 victory

Detroit Tigers' Rajai Davis, left, celebrates with Miguel Cabrera after hitting a solo home run off Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Liriano during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — There’s nothing fancy about the way Alfredo Simon does his job. The Detroit Tigers right-hander doesn’t overwhelm batters with power or baffle them with deception. Instead, Simon just rears back and throws, trusting his defense to handle the bulk of the work.

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Burnett sharp in Pirates 2-0 loss to Tigers

Detroit Tigers starter Shane Greene watches a pitch to Pittsburgh Pirates' Francisco Cervelli during the third inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, April 14, 2015.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A.J. Burnett’s “homecoming” was everything he could have hoped for. Except for taking a tough-luck loss.

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Greene throws 8 strong innings as Tigers beat Pirates 2-0

Detroit Tigers starter Shane Greene watches a pitch to Pittsburgh Pirates' Francisco Cervelli during the third inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, April 14, 2015.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Not only does Shane Greene make pitching sound simple, he is making it look easy.

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Goaltender Fleury steadying force for erratic Penguins

In this Dec. 18, 2014, file photo, Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury warms up before an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalance in Pittsburgh. Two years ago, Fleury briefly lost his starting job in the playoffs. Now the goaltender might be the Penguins' best chance at upsetting the New York Rangers in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury tucked his hair behind his right ear and spent the next five minutes deflecting away praise much in the same way the Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender effortlessly turned aside 1,685 shots during a season unlike any of his 11-year career.

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