Stone, Duchene each score twice, Senators beat Penguins 6-4

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Mark Stone and Matt Duchene each scored twice and the Ottawa Senators beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-4 on Saturday night.

Duchene also had an assist for a three-point night, Brady Tkachuk and Cody Ceci added goals, and Craig Anderson made 31 saves. The Senators have won two straight to improve to 9-8-3.

Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby missed his second straight game because of an upper-body injury. The Penguins are 1-7-1 in their last nine and 7-8-3 overall.

Kris Letang, Zach Aston-Reese, Matt Cullen and Patric Hornqvist scored for Pittsburgh. Matt Murray allowed three goals on 10 shots in the first period, and Casey DeSmith gave up three goals on 15 shots in relief.

After struggling through the first two periods and finding themselves down four goals, the Penguins rallied early in the third when Aston-Reese put in his first of the season and Cullen followed to make it 5-3.

But Drake Batherson fed Duchene for a breakaway to make it 6-3. With just under four minutes remaining, the Penguins pulled DeSmith and were able to take advantage when Hornqvist tipped a shot past Anderson.

NOTES: Ottawa’s Max McCormick and Christian Jaros were healthy scratches. … Derick Brassard returned to the Penguins’ lineup after missing nine games with a lower-body injury. Brassard returned to Ottawa for the first time since being acquired by Pittsburgh on Feb. 23.

UP NEXT:

Penguins: Host Buffalo on Monday night.

Senators: Host Florida on Monday night.

OLSH Wins 1st WPIAL Football Championship 28-6 Over Rochester

(Matt Drzik/Beaver County Radio)

For Our Lady Of The Sacred Heart, it’s a feeling they’ve never felt before.

For the Rochester Rams, it’s a feeling of deja vu.

Like Week 3 of the season, the Rams couldn’t figure out Dan Bradley’s defense as the OLSH Chargers held off Rochester’s running attack en route to a comfortable 28-6 victory in the WPIAL 1A Championship at Heinz Field. For OLSH (12-1), it’s their first football championship in the nine years of their football program. Rochester’s strong season comes to an unfortunate end at 11-2; both losses coming at the hands of the Chargers.

OLSH will have a bye week before playing in the PIAA semifinals.

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Link for Aliquippa vs. Derry on WBVP, WMBA, and Trib-Live High School Sports Network

Beaver County Radio 1230 WBVP and 1460 WMBA’s Bob Barrickman and Tom Hays have the call from Heinz Field on the North Shore of Pittsburgh of this 2018 WPIAL Class 3A Championship high school football playoff game as the Aliquippa Quips  battle the Derry Trojans. Austin  Bailey will provide the Freedom United Federal Credit Union Sideline reports during the game.

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Link for Rochester vs. O.L.S.H. on WBVP-WMBA and Trib-Live High School Sports Network

Beaver County Radio 1230 WBVP and 1460 WMBA’s Bob Barrickman and Tom Hays have the call from Heinz Field on the North Shore of Pittsburgh of this 2018 WPIAL Class 1A Championship high school football playoff game as the Rochester Rams battle the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Chargers. Austin  Bailey will provide the Freedom United Federal Credit Union Sideline reports during the game.

If you are unable to listen to the broadcast and would like to hear it streaming live on the Trib-Live High School Sports Network click on the logo below at game time……