• Pittsburgh Penguins' Bryan Rust, center is congratulated by teammates Evgeni Malkin, left, and Ben Lovejoy (12) after scoring against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of Game 7 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals, Thursday, May 26, 2016, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Penguins top Lightning 2-1 to advance to Stanley Cup Final

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bryan Rust scored a pair of second-period goals and Matt Murray stopped 16 shots to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals on Thursday night to send the franchise to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 2009.

  • Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Phil Kessel (81) celebrates Sidney Crosby's (87) goal during the second period of Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Tuesday, May 24, 2016, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    Game 7, spot in Cup final awaits Penguins and Lightning

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby is in no mood to get caught up in his own personal narrative, the one eager to attach whatever happens to the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals on Thursday against Tampa Bay to the superstar’s legacy.

  • Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Shelby Miller collects himself on the mound after giving up a three run home run to Pittsburgh Pirates' Gregory Polanco during the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Miller drops to 1-6 as Diamondbacks fall to Pirates 12-1

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Shelby Miller knows his job is to keep the ball in the strike zone and the ballpark.

  • Pittsburgh Pirates' Gregory Polanco, center, celebrates in the dugout after hitting a three run home run off Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Shelby Miller during the first inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Polanco drives in 5, Pirates crush Diamondbacks 12-1

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gregory Polanco hit a three-run homer and drove in a career-best five runs as the Pittsburgh Pirates rolled by the Arizona Diamondbacks 12-1 on Tuesday night.

  • Tampa Bay Lightning's Tyler Johnson, right, jumps on teammates Jason Garrison, center-left, and Nikita Kucherov center-right, as Ryan Callahan joins the celebration after Johnson scored the game winning goal in overtime of Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals, Sunday, May 22, 2016, in Pittsburgh. The Lightning won 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Johnson’s OT deflection lifts Lightning over Penguins 4-3

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tyler Johnson turned toward the net, wary of taking another shot to his already battered face.

  • Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray (30) makes a glove save on a shot by the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference Finals Wednesday, May 18, 2016, in Tampa, Fla. The Penguins won the game 4-2. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    Murray or Fleury? Penguins weighing options in goal

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan has been stressing for weeks his team has multiple goaltenders capable of taking the franchise to the Stanley Cup.